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Introduction: Anxieties of Scale

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/9780520219250.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter discusses mass mediation and its implications for the scale of social action, for sociological analysis, and for the character of modern societies, considering the role of ... More


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

Walter Armbrust (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219250
eISBN:
9780520923096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219250.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Offering a 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 ... More


Tariq Ramadan

Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This review of Tariq Ramadan’s The Arab Awakening: Islam and the new Middle East was published in the Times Literary Supplement, 12 October 2012 – at a time when there were still hopes that the “Arab ... More


The Sermon as Public Discourse

Patrick D. Gaffney

in The Prophet's Pulpit: Islamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084711
eISBN:
9780520914582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084711.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The era following World War I was characterized throughout the Middle East by a growing anti-colonial sentiment. The attempt to fuse the primordial ties represented by Islam with the loyalties ... More


An Invitation to Laughter: A Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World

Fuad I. Khuri

Sonia Jalbout Khuri (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226434766
eISBN:
9780226434759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434759.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

For the author of this book, a distinguished career as an anthropologist began not because of typical concerns like accessibility, money, or status, but because the very idea of an occupation that ... More


Junk Democracy: Middle East Meets Middle America

in Varieties of Muslim Experience: Encounters with Arab Political and Cultural Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226726168
eISBN:
9780226726182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226726182.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the problematic elements of the West's encounters with Arab culture by presenting a story of a dispute on the author's block between a man from the Middle East and the other ... More


Teaching in Beirut: “Sir, keep this information to yourself”

in An Invitation to Laughter: A Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226434766
eISBN:
9780226434759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434759.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The author started his career at the American University of Beirut (AUB) on October 1, 1964. After twenty-three years of active service, he resigned on October 15, 1987. He had always fancied a ... More


Lawrence of Arabia: A Film's Anthropology

Steven Caton

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210820
eISBN:
9780520919891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210820.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Combining ethnography, film criticism, and extensive knowledge of the Middle East, this book presents an examination of the classic film, Lawrence of Arabia. The book is interested in why this epic ... More


Establishing an Arab association for the social sciences: The tyranny of consensus

in An Invitation to Laughter: A Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226434766
eISBN:
9780226434759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434759.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Feeling confident of his position at the American University of Beirut, the author turned to lobbying for anthropology in the Middle East. Of the many local and international institutions and ... 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


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


“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


“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


“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


“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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