Mass Mediations: New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond
University of California Press, Sep 19, 2000 - Social Science - 378 pages
Offering a stimulating diversity of perspectives, this collection examines how popular culture through mass media defines the scale and character of social interaction in the Middle East. The contributors approach popular culture broadly, with an interest in how it creates new scales of communication and new dimensions of identity that affect economics, politics, aesthetics, and performance.
Reflected in these essays is the fact that mass media are as ubiquitous in Cairo and Karachi as in Los Angeles and Detroit. From Persian popular music in Beverly Hills to Egyptians' reaction to a recent film on Gamal Abdel Nasser; from postmodern Turkish novels to the music of an Israeli transsexual singer, the essays illustrate the multiple contexts of modern cultural production.
The unfolding of modernity in colonial and postcolonial societies has been little analyzed until now. In addressing transnational aspects of Middle Eastern societies, the contributors also challenge conventional assumptions about the region and its relation to the West. The volume will have wide appeal both to Middle Eastern scholars and to readers interested in global and cultural studies.
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Introduction Anxieties of Scale
Public Culture in Arab Detroit Creating ArabAmerican Identities in a Transnational Domain
The 68 Beat Goes On Persian Popular Music from Bazme Qajariyyeh to Beverly Hills Garden Parties
Saida SultanDanna International Transgender Pop and the Polysemiotics of Sex Nation and Ethnicity on the IsraeliEgyptian Border
Playing It Both Ways Local Egyptian Performers between Regional Identity and International Markets
JoujoukaJajoukaZahjoukah Moroccan Music and EuroAmerican Imagination
Nasser 56Cairo 96 Reimaging Egypts Lost Community
Consuming Damascus Public Culture and the Construction of Social Identity
Beloved Istanbul Realism and the Transnational Imaginary in Turkish Popular Culture Martin Stokes
Badia Masabni Artiste and Modernist The Egyptian Print Medias Carnival of National Identity
American Ambassador in Technicolor and Cinemascope Hollywood and Revolution on the Nile
The Golden Age before the Golden Age Commercial Egyptian Cinema before the 1960s
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
The Hairbrush and the Dagger Mediating Modernity in Lahore
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Abd al-Wahhab ACCESS Ahmad al-Din al-Ghayti al-Hilal al-Ithnayn al-Misri American Arab Detroit Arab-American Armbrust artistic audience authentic Badi'a Masabni Brian Jones Bulent Bulent Ersoy Cairene Cairo cassette commercial contemporary context critical Damascene Damascus dance Danna discourse economic Egypt Egyptian cinema Egyptian film elite ethnic festival film industry Flirtation of Girls foreign forms genre global Gysin historical Hollywood Husayn identity Iran Iranian Islamic Islamists Israel Israeli Istanbul Jajouka Lahore Layla Murad live mardomi Mehrban metropolitan Middle East Misr Mizrahi modern moral Muhammad Abd Muslim Najib al-Rihani Nasser 56 nationalist nightclubs nostalgia Old City Old Damascus Pakistan performance play political popular culture popular music produced programming recording ru-howzi Sa'ida sexual Sharaf singer singing social society songs southern Susu television theater tion tional traditional transnational Turkish Umm Kulthum urban vernacular village Wahbi Western women young youths Zaki