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LEADER 00000cam 2200481 a 4500 001 316233014 003 OCoLC 005 20160819012749.0 008 090316s2010 enk b 001 0 eng 010 2009010065 020 9780521769198 020 0521769191 020 9780521749046 020 0521749042 035 (OCoLC)316233014 040 DLC|beng|cDLC|dBTCTA|dYDXCP|dC#P|dCDX|dMEAUC|dUKM|dMNW |dMIX|dTULIB|dOCLCO|dOCLCA|dOCLCQ|dOCLCO|dCHVBK|dOCLCQ |dCCX 043 ma----- 049 CCXC 050 00 PN1992.8.R43|bK73 2010 100 1 Kraidy, Marwan M.,|d1972- 245 10 Reality television and Arab politics :|bcontention in public life /|cMarwan M. Kraidy. 260 Cambridge ;|aNew York :|bCambridge University Press, |c2010. 300 xvi, 252 pages ;|c24 cm. 336 text|btxt|2rdacontent 337 unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 338 volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 490 1 Communication, society and politics 504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-244) and index. 505 0 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. 520 "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."--Publisher description. 650 0 Reality television programs|zArab countries|xHistory and criticism. 650 0 Reality television programs|xPolitical aspects|zArab countries. 650 0 Television viewers|zArab countries|xAttitudes. 650 0 Public opinion|zArab countries. 650 7 Public opinion|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01082785 650 7 Reality television programs|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01091252 650 7 Television viewers|xAttitudes|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01147133 651 7 Arab countries|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01240128 830 0 Communication, society, and politics. 910 AST 201608
 3rd FL Film/TV Library Books
 PN1992.8.R43 K73 2010