Mass Mediations: New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond

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ILLUSTRATIONS
1. Ahmad Zaki as Gamal Abdel Nasser /163
2. Ahmad Zaki in 'Atif al-Tayyib's Didd al-hukuma (Against the Government, 1992) /165
3. Nasser (Ahmad Zaki) praying for the nation in Nasser 56 /167
4. The iconic Nasser outside a corner shop in a popular district of Cairo /169
5. The Piano Bar /184
6. The Piano Bar /185
7. Old Damascus: Café al-Nawfara /193
8. The Omayyad Palace Restaurant /195
9. The Sheraton Hotel: Café al-Nawafir /196
10. Badi'a Masabni advertisement /245
11. Badi'a Masabni in costume from the production of Yasmina /250
12. Badi'a Masabni advertisement /252
13. Badi'a Masabni chairing her first majlis ta'dib /253
14. Badi'a Masabni's second majlis ta'dib /255
15. Badi'a Masabni's third majlis ta'dib /256
16. Editorial staff of al-Ithnayn /261
17. Advertisement for The Flirtation of Girls /294
18. Layla Murad /305
19. Confrontation in the nightclub, from The Flirtation of Girls /307
20. Najib al-Rihani in The Flirtation of Girls /309
21. Advertisement for The Flirtation of Girls /314

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Preface ix
  • Note on Transliteration xi
  • One - Anxieties of Scale 1
  • Notes *
  • Two - Creating Arab/american Identities in a Transnational Domain 32
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  • Three - Persian Popular Music from Bazm-E Qajariyyeh to Beverly Hills Garden Parties 61
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  • Four - Transgender Pop and the Polysemiotics of Sex, Nation, and Ethnicity on the Israeli-Egyptian Border 88
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  • Five - Local Egyptian Performers Between Regional Identity and International Markets 120
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  • Six - Moroccan Music and Euro-American Imagination 146
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  • Seven - Reimaging Egypt's Lost Community 161
  • Notes 179
  • Eight - Public Culture and the Construction of Social Identity 182
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  • Nine - Mediating Modernity in Lahore 203
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  • Ten - Realism and the Transnational Imaginary in Turkish Popular Culture 224
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  • Eleven - The Egyptian Print Media's Carnival of National Identity 243
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  • Twelve - Hollywood and Revolution on the Nile 269
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  • Thirteen - Commercial Egyptian Cinema Before the 1960s 292
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  • References 329
  • Contributors 355
  • Index 359
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