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The Resource Reality television and Arab politics : contention in public life, Marwan M. Kraidy

Reality television and Arab politics : contention in public life, Marwan M. Kraidy

Label
Reality television and Arab politics : contention in public life
Title
Reality television and Arab politics
Title remainder
contention in public life
Statement of responsibility
Marwan M. Kraidy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What does it mean to be modern outside the West? Based on a wealth of primary data collected over five years, Reality Television and Arab Politics analyzes how reality television stirred an explosive mix of religion, politics, and sexuality, fueling heated polemics over cultural authenticity, gender relations, and political participation in the Arab world. The controversies, Kraidy argues, are best understood as a social laboratory in which actors experiment with various forms of modernity, continuing a long-standing Arab preoccupation with specifying terms of engagement with Western modernity. Women and youth take center stage in this process. Against the backdrop of dramatic upheaval in the Middle East, this book challenges the notion of a monolithic "Arab Street" and offers an original perspective on Arab media, shifting attention away from a narrow focus on al-Jazeera, toward a vibrant media sphere that compels broad popular engagement and contentious political performance
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kraidy, Marwan M.
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.8.R43
LC item number
K73 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Communication, society and politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reality television programs
  • Reality television programs
  • Television viewers
  • Public opinion
  • Politik
  • Massenmedien
  • Arabische Staaten
Label
Reality television and Arab politics : contention in public life, Marwan M. Kraidy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: beyond al-Jazeera -- Screens of contention: the battle for Arab viewers -- Voting Islam off the island? Big brother in Bahrain -- The Saudi-Lebanese connection -- Contesting reality: Star academy and Islamic authenticity in Saudi Arabia -- Gendering reality: Kuwait in the eye of the storm -- A battle of nations: Superstar and the Lebanon-Syria media war -- The "new Middle East"? Reality television and the "independence Intifada" -- Conclusion: performing politics, taming modernity
Control code
316233014
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 252 pages
Isbn
9780521749046
Lccn
2009010065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)316233014
Label
Reality television and Arab politics : contention in public life, Marwan M. Kraidy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: beyond al-Jazeera -- Screens of contention: the battle for Arab viewers -- Voting Islam off the island? Big brother in Bahrain -- The Saudi-Lebanese connection -- Contesting reality: Star academy and Islamic authenticity in Saudi Arabia -- Gendering reality: Kuwait in the eye of the storm -- A battle of nations: Superstar and the Lebanon-Syria media war -- The "new Middle East"? Reality television and the "independence Intifada" -- Conclusion: performing politics, taming modernity
Control code
316233014
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 252 pages
Isbn
9780521749046
Lccn
2009010065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)316233014

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