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Music and Media in the Arab World

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Description for Music and Media in the Arab World Hardback. A collection of essays that examine televised music and the controversial genre of the music video. It addresses the key issues of contemporary Arab society - gender and sexuality, Islam, class, economy, power, and nation - as refracted through the culture of mediated music. It is suitable for the study of contemporary Arab society and culture. Editor(s): Frishkopf, Michael. Num Pages: 304 pages, 27 b/w illustrations. BIC Classification: 1FB; AVG; JFCA. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 228 x 152 x 28. Weight in Grams: 748.

Since the turn of the twentieth century the dramatic rise of mass media has profoundly transformed music practices in the Arab world. Music has adapted to successive forms of media dissemination—from phonograph cylinders to MP3s—each subjected to the political and economic forces of its particular era and region. Carried by mass media, the broader culture of Arab music has been thoroughly transformed as well. Simultaneously, mass mediated music has become a powerful social force. While parallel processes have unfolded worldwide, their implications in the Arabic-speaking world have thus far received little scholarly attention.

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About Michael Frishkopf (Ed.)
Michael Frishkopf is professor of music and associate director of the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology at the University of Alberta, Canada. His research centers on the Arab music industry, Sufi music, and sound in Islamic ritual.

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