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Mass MediationsNew Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond$
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Walter Armbrust

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520219250

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520219250.001.0001

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Sa‘ida Sultan/Danna International

Sa‘ida Sultan/Danna International

Transgender Pop and the Polysemiotics of Sex, Nation, and Ethnicity on the Israeli-Egyptian Border

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(p.88) Four Sa‘ida Sultan/Danna International
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Mass Mediations
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Walter Armbrust
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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520219250.003.0004

This chapter considers an instance of transnational media flow that is nonhierarchical but rather horizontal between two nonmetropolitan nations, from Israel to Egypt, and studies the impact of Sa'ida Sultan, a transsexual singer who became popular through underground cassette tapes. It also discusses a transnational phenomenon through national categories, and shows that Sultan serves to mark important borders between and within the two societies.

Keywords:   transnational media flow, Israeli-Egyptian border, Sa'ida Sultan, transsexual singer, underground cassette tapes

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