Images of Enchantment Visual and Performing Arts of the Middle East
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Description: This book brings a new approach to the study of the arts of the Middle East. By dealing in one volume with dance, music, painting, and cinema, as experienced and practiced not only within the Middle East but also abroad, Images of Enchantment breaks down the artificial distinctions -- of form, geography, 'high' and 'low' art, performer and artist -- that are so often used to delineate the subjects and processes of Middle Eastern artistic culture. The eighteen essays in this book cover themes as diverse as Bedouin dance, the music of Arab Americans, cinema in Egypt and Iran, Hollywood representations of the Middle East, and contemporary Sudanese painting. The contributions come from scholars and critics and from the artists themselves. Together, they present a wide-ranging and holistic view of the arts in their social, political, anthropological, and gender contexts.
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Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Publication date: 10/1/1998
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
|A Note on Transliteration|
|Changing Images and Shifting Identities: Female Performers in Egypt|
|Women's Performance in Ritual Context: Weddings Among the Rashayda of Sudan|
|Folk Music and Dance in the Arabian Gulf and Saudi Arabia|
|A Procession through Time: The Zaffat al-'Arusa in Three Views|
|Asmahan: Arab Musical Performance and Musicianship under the Myth|
|Performance, Political Identity, and Memory: Umm Kulthum and Gamal 'Abd al-Nasir|
|Western Classical Music in Umm Kulthum's Country|
|The Music of Arab Americans: Aesthetics and Performance in a New Land|
|Beyond the Performance|
|Gender and Politics in Contemporary Art: Arab Women Empower the Image|
|The Artist's Voice|
|Imagery and Invention: Sudanese at Home and in the World Conversations with Mohamed Omer Bushara and Musa Khalifa|
|Image and Experience: Why Cinema?|
|Victims or Actors? Centering Women in Egyptian Commercial Film|
|Iranian Cinema under the Islamic Republic|
|Reverse Imagery: Middle Eastern Themes in Hollywood|
|Farida Fahmy and the Dancer's Image in Egyptian Film|
|Terrorism and Kabab: A Capraesque View of Modern Egypt|
|Notes on Contributors|