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Introduction

Tarek El-Ariss

in Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181936
eISBN:
9780691184913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181936.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. The book draws on literary studies, media studies, and digital humanities, and focuses on the Arab world in a transnational context in ... More


Establishing Distance from Immigrant Muslims

Esra Özyürek

in Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162782
eISBN:
9781400852710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162782.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at how converted German Muslims seek to practice a so-called true Islam stripped of cultural accretions. In its indigenous German Muslim context, an Islam free of culture means an ... More


Islamization in Classical Arabic Central Asia

Christopher I. Beckwith

in Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines Islamization in Classical Arabic Central Asia. The Arab Empire founded by the prophet Muhammad expanded rapidly, defeating the Byzantine Empire and capturing Syria (637) and ... More


Music and Media in the Arab World

Michael Frishkopf (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162930
eISBN:
9781617970139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162930.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Since the turn of the twentieth century the dramatic rise of mass media has profoundly transformed music practices in the Arab world. Music has adapted to successive forms of media dissemination — ... More


Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals

Tarek El-Ariss

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181936
eISBN:
9780691184913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181936.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In recent years, Arab activists have confronted authoritarian regimes both on the street and online, leaking videos and exposing atrocities, and demanding political rights. This book situates these ... More


Reshaping the Narrative:: The Voices of Palestinian Women

Suheir Abu Oksa Daoud

in Palestinian Women and Politics in Israel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033624
eISBN:
9780813039268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033624.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter presents and analyzes Palestinian political women's narratives. The largely unheard voices of these women take on new lives. The chapter gives unique historical testimony to specific ... More


The History of Arab Cinema

Viola Shafik

in Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160653
eISBN:
9781936190096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160653.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The film medium was invented in the West at the end of the nineteenth century, by which time significant parts of the Middle East and Maghreb were already considered as British and French ... More


Caliphs and Clips

Michael Frishkopf

in Music and Media in the Arab World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162930
eISBN:
9781617970139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162930.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Most critics of Arab satellite channels focus on the impropriety and vulgarity of so-called singers and dancers from a religious or a strictly moral point of view. Most of the video clips broadcast ... More


Palestinian Women and Politics in Israel

Suheir Abu Oksa Daoud

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033624
eISBN:
9780813039268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033624.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Though equal rights protection is written into Israeli law, women are underrepresented in the political arena. This is especially true in the case of Palestinian women—only two in the entire sixty ... More


Conclusion: Transnational Solidarity and the Arab Uprisings

Carol Fadda-Conrey

in Contemporary Arab-American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479826926
eISBN:
9781479819027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479826926.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This concluding chapter outlines new directions in the field, such as the circulation of Arab American texts and other medium within transnational and translocal circuits. The current expansion of ... More


Introduction: Presenting and Representing Islam

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/9780226726182.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Ethnocentrism is a dirty word. To approach another culture solely from the judgmental perspective of one's own is both unwise and immoral. However, one cannot throw context out the door and not ... More


What (If Anything) Went Wrong? Personalism, Institutions, and the Unfractionated Self

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/9780226726182.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Two recent studies attempt to account for the Arab world's apparent failure to keep pace with the economic, political, and scientific innovations of the West. Bernard Lewis's What Went Wrong? focuses ... More


Introduction

Zohar Amar and Efraim Lev

in Arabian Drugs in Early Medieval Mediterranean Medicine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748697816
eISBN:
9781474430418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697816.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter traces the history of Arab medicine and science and how Greek, Indian, and Persian medical knowledge had come to Arab medical practices. It considers the Arab attitude to science, the ... More


Expecting the Unexpected: Cultural Components of Arab Governance

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/9780226726182.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Discussions about governance in the Arab world often revolve around the prospects for democracy. Either it is assumed that an electoral model based on competing political parties must cast up leaders ... More


Studying anthropology in Oregon: “How wonderful!”

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/9780226434759.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

At the University of Oregon, the Anthropology Department assigned the author a desk in a Quonset hut built during World War II. Near the Quonset hut, a statue commemorating “The Pioneer” overlooked ... More


Problematizing a Regional Context: Representation in Arab and Gulf Cities

Amale Andraos

in The New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479880010
eISBN:
9781479898855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880010.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Careful examination of architecture and building motifs in Arab contexts leads to rejection of nativist doctrine or what is or is not “Arab.” The region’s design traditions are, in fact, a result of ... More


Feminism and Femininity

Viola Shafik

in Popular Egyptian Cinema: Gender, Class, and Nation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160530
eISBN:
9781617970108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160530.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The status of women and the issue of gender inequality have been among the most negotiated and controversial of questions relating to modern Arab-Muslim culture. By reviewing and comparing Islamist ... More


Negotiating Dissidence: The Pioneering Women of Arab Documentary

Stefanie Van de Peer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696062
eISBN:
9781474434836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696062.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In spite of harsh censorship, conservative morals and a lack of investment, women documentarists in the Arab world have found ways to subtly negotiate dissidence in their films, something that is ... More


Why Portraits Hold No Meaning for Arabs

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/9780226726182.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

In most places and times, detailed portraits are not common in cultures of Islam, but in other moments and portions of the Arab world—especially in the medieval period in Iraq, to say nothing of ... More


Arab Autobiography in the Twenty-first Century

Valerie Anishchenkova

in Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748643400
eISBN:
9781474406321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643400.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Conclusion compares autobiographical modes analyzed in previous chapters through examinations of similarities and contrasts between them. The chapter draws conclusions about the evolution of modes of ... More


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