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Author: Keren Zdafee
The Egyptian caricature is generally studied as part of Egyptian mass culture, and mainly discussed in the context of Egypt's anti-colonial resistance to British foreign rule, as part of the forging of a “national style". In Cartooning for a Modern Egypt, Keren Zdafee foregrounds the role that Egypt’s foreign-local entrepreneurs and caricaturists played in formulating and constructing the modern Egyptian caricature of the interwar years, that was designated for, and reflected, a colonial and cosmopolitan culture of a few. Keren Zdafee illustrates how Egyptian foreign-local caricaturists envisioned and evaluated the past, present, and future of Egyptian society, in the context of Cairo's colonial cosmopolitanism, by adopting a theoretical, semiotic, and historical approach.
The French invaded Algeria in 1830, and found a landscape rich in Roman remains, which they proceeded to re-use to support the constructions such as fortresses, barracks and hospitals needed to fight the natives (who continued to object to their presence), and to house the various colonisation projects with which they intended to solidify their hold on the country, and to make it both modern and profitable. Arabs and Berbers had occasionally made use of the ruins, but it was still a Roman and Early Christian landscape when the French arrived. In the space of two generations, this was destroyed, just as were many ancient remains in France, in part because “real” architecture was Greek, not Roman.
In: The Military and Colonial Destruction of the Roman Landscape of North Africa, 1830-1900
In: The Military and Colonial Destruction of the Roman Landscape of North Africa, 1830-1900
In: The Military and Colonial Destruction of the Roman Landscape of North Africa, 1830-1900
In: The Military and Colonial Destruction of the Roman Landscape of North Africa, 1830-1900
In: The Military and Colonial Destruction of the Roman Landscape of North Africa, 1830-1900
In: The Military and Colonial Destruction of the Roman Landscape of North Africa, 1830-1900
In: The Military and Colonial Destruction of the Roman Landscape of North Africa, 1830-1900