Mediating the Uprising : narratives of gender and marriage in Syrian television drama / Rebecca Joubin.Material type: TextSeries: The politics of marriage and gender : global issues in local contextsPublisher: New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2020Description: xxxv, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781978802667; 9781978802674Subject(s): Sex role on television | Sex on television | Marriage on television | Masculinity on television | Women on television | Television programs -- Social aspects -- Syria | Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011- -- InfluenceDDC classification: 791.45/653 LOC classification: PN1992.8.S44 | J67 2020
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : New Directions in Television Drama Amid an Uprising -- Mediating the Uprising -- Socio-Political Satire in the Multi-Year Syrian Sketch Series Buq'at Daw' (Spotlight): Artistic Resistance via Gender and Marriage Metaphors, 2001 to 2017-- The Rise and Fall of the Qabaday (Tough Man): (De)constructing Fatherhood as Political Protest -- The Politics of Love and Desire in Post-Uprising Syrian and Transnational Arab Television Drama -- The Politics of Queer Representations in Syrian Television Drama Past and Present -- Appendix 1. Charts of Miniseries for Ramadan 2011-2018 -- Appendix 2. Table of Percentages of Miniseries 2011-2018 -- Appendix 3. Chart of Miniseries for Ramdan 2019 -- Appendix 4. Table of Percentages of Miniseries 2019.
"Mediating the Uprising: Narratives of Gender and Marriage in Syrian Television Drama shows how gender and marriage metaphors inform post-uprising Syrian drama for various forms of cultural and political critique. These narratives have become complicated since the uprising due to the Syrian regime's effort to control the revolutionary discourse. As Syria's uprising spawned more terrorist groups, some drama creators became nostalgic for pre-war days. While for some screenwriters a return to pre-2011 life would be welcome after so much bloodshed, others advocated profound cultural and social transformation, instead. They employed marriage and gender metaphors in the stories they wrote to engage in political critique, even at the risk of creating marketing difficulties for the shows or they created escapist stories such as transnational adaptations and Old Damascus tales. Serving as heritage preservation, Mediating the Uprising underscores that television drama creators in Syria have many ways of engaging in protest, with gender and marriage at the heart of the polemic"-- Provided by publisher.