Pop Culture Arab World!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

Pop Culture Arab World!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

by Andrew Hammond
     
 

ISBN-10: 1851094490

ISBN-13: 9781851094493

Pub. Date: 11/19/2004

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Pop Culture Arab World! is the first volume to explore the full scope of Arab cultural life since World War II. The book reveals a homogeneous yet richly diverse culture across the Arab nations.

In-depth chapters feature radio/TV (particularly the satellite revolution, which has fostered a shared Arab identity), the press (vibrant and controversial),

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Pop Culture Arab World! is the first volume to explore the full scope of Arab cultural life since World War II. The book reveals a homogeneous yet richly diverse culture across the Arab nations.

In-depth chapters feature radio/TV (particularly the satellite revolution, which has fostered a shared Arab identity), the press (vibrant and controversial), cinema (once thriving, now in crisis), music (the beating heart of modern Arabness), theater (a largely assimilated Western import), popular religion, belly dance (originating in the Arab world), Western consumerism, sport, and the Arabic language (for Muslims, the tongue of God's final revelation). At a time when almost all we see of the Middle East is violence, oppressive nationalism, dangerous zealotry, and despair, this book is a vivid reminder of the humanity of the region's diverse people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851094493
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/19/2004
Series:
Popular Culture
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

1Overview : the Arab world today1
2Television and radio47
3The press83
4The cinema industry112
5Music and Arabpop141
6Theater173
7Popular religion194
8Belly dancing235
9Consumerism255
10Sport286
11The Arabic language312

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