Reality Television and Arab Politics Contention in Public Life

ISBN-10: 0521749042

ISBN-13: 9780521749046

Edition: 2009

Authors: Marwan M. Kraidy

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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, fuelling 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.
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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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 Syrian-Lebanese media war
The 'new Middle East'? reality television and the 'independence intifada'
Conclusion: performing politics, taming modernity
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