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Mass Mediations – New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond - California Scholarship Online
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Mass Mediations: New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond

Walter Armbrust


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 approach popular culture broadly, with an interest in how it creates new scales of communication and new dimensions of identity that affect economics, politics, aesthetics, and performance. Reflected in these essays is the fact that mass media are as ubiquitous in Cairo and Karachi as in Los Angeles and Detroit. From Persian popular music in Beverly Hills to Egyptians' reaction to a recent film on Gamal ... More

Keywords: popular culture, mass media, social interaction, Middle East, communication, identity, economics, politics, aesthetics, performance

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780520219250
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520219250.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Walter Armbrust, editor

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