Instant Nationalism: McArabism, Al-Jazeera, and Transnational Media in the Arab World

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University Press of America, 2006 - History - 196 pages
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Instant Nationalism: McArabism, al-Jazeera, and Transnational Media in the Arab World discusses the role of Arab transnational media, in particular the Qatar-based al-Jazeera, in the emergence of a new pan-Arabism. The book argues that through context and technology a new pan-Arab identity known as McArabism is being formed. McArabism, the author suggests, represents the convergence of local tribal identities with globalization and the forming, or reforming, of a new regional Arab identity. This book also explores the impact of this new identity on Arab society, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and new representations of the West and the Islamic and Arab World.
 

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Contents

Literature Review
1
McArabism Engagement Globalization and Localization in Arab Media
7
Emergence and Erosion a Brief History of the Electronic Media in the Arab World and Structures
25
Arab Satellite TV Stations Main Players and Classifications
49
Regulation and Control of the Transnational Media
73
McArabism through Transnational Arab News the Case of alJazeera
97
PanArab Media Implications and Effects
127
Conclusion
151
Channels Available on Arabsat
161
Channels Available on Nilesat Banquet
165
List of Governmental TV Stations
167
Channels Available on ART
169
Bibliography
171
About the Author
179
Index
181
Copyright

Nilesat TV Channels
155

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Khalil Rinnawi is a lecturer in the School of Media and the department of behavioral science at the College of Management in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He received his Ph.D. in Political Sociology from the Free University of Berlin. In addition to this book, he is the author of two other books and numerous scholarly journal articles.

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