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The 6/8 Beat Goes On: Persian Popular Music from Bazm-e Qajariyyeh to Beverly Hills Garden Parties

Walter Armbrust (ed.)

in Mass Mediations: New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219250
eISBN:
9780520923096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219250.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies popular music in the Iranian community of Los Angeles. It describes the community as an “exile community,” where the members cannot regularly move back and forth between their ... More


Good Music, Bad Music, and Youth Music

Daniel J. Gilman

in Cairo Pop: Youth Music in Contemporary Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689279
eISBN:
9781452949260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689279.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The introductory chapter lays out the ideas and subject matter of the book. I review the names and summarize the qualities of the major genres of pop music produced and consumed in Cairo. I explain ... More


Cairo Pop: Youth Music in Contemporary Egypt

Daniel J. Gilman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689279
eISBN:
9781452949260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689279.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book represents the first scholarly engagement with shababiyya, the genre of popular music that dominates consumption in the Arab world in general and Egypt in particular. This genre is hugely ... More


“The Hardest Thing to Say”: Taxonomies of Aesthetics

Daniel J. Gilman

in Cairo Pop: Youth Music in Contemporary Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689279
eISBN:
9781452949260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689279.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The aesthetic qualities of high-prestige artists sometimes figured as shababiyya. Exceptionality as a form of prestige but also of marginalization. The limits of taxonomy as a useful theoretical ... More


“My Patience Is Short”: Youth Talk about Grandpa’s Music

Daniel J. Gilman

in Cairo Pop: Youth Music in Contemporary Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689279
eISBN:
9781452949260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689279.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Political history of modern Egypt to provide context on nationalism and modernity. Generation gap for aesthetic standards in pop music. ‘Abd al-Ḥalim Ḥafiẓ’s influence on contemporary pop music ... More


“Oh, My Brown-Skinned Darling”: Sex, Music, and Egyptianness

Daniel J. Gilman

in Cairo Pop: Youth Music in Contemporary Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689279
eISBN:
9781452949260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689279.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The aural and visual aesthetic criteria of shababiyya. The role of sexuality and seduction in shababiyya. Sexuality and race as components of Egyptian national identity. Beginnings of racialized ... More


“A Poem Befitting of Her”: Ambiguity and Sincerity in Revolutionary Pop Culture

Daniel J. Gilman

in Cairo Pop: Youth Music in Contemporary Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689279
eISBN:
9781452949260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689279.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Ethnographic account of how the January 25 uprising was set in motion, and how public discourse and political rhetoric altered after Mubarak’s ouster. Strategically ambiguous music videos that ... More


On the Counterrevolution

Daniel J. Gilman

in Cairo Pop: Youth Music in Contemporary Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689279
eISBN:
9781452949260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689279.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Review and analysis of post-2011 events in Egypt, including 2013 coup d’état. Role of new aesthetic criteria in shaping political rhetoric for both the public at large and the power brokers seeking ... More


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