Mass Culture and Modernism in Egypt / Edition 1

Mass Culture and Modernism in Egypt / Edition 1

by Walter Armbrust, Armbrust
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521484928

ISBN-13: 9780521484923

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This path-breaking study of Egyptian popular culture provides fresh and vital insights into the long struggle of modern Egypt to define its identity. Walter Armbrust examines Egyptian television, recorded music, the press, and the cinema, revealing the delicate balance between conservative nationalist imagery and a modernist ethic. However, this balance has been put…  See more details below

Overview

This path-breaking study of Egyptian popular culture provides fresh and vital insights into the long struggle of modern Egypt to define its identity. Walter Armbrust examines Egyptian television, recorded music, the press, and the cinema, revealing the delicate balance between conservative nationalist imagery and a modernist ethic. However, this balance has been put in question both by producers and consumers of the media, reflecting a sense that the way modern Egypt is represented does not reflect the real experience of Egyptians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521484923
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series, #102
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
896,299
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The white flag; 3. The split vernacular; 4. The gifted musician; 5. Classic, clunker, national narrative; 6. Popular commentary, real lives; 7. 'Vulgarity'.

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