Islamism And Cultural Expression In The Arab World by Abir HamdarIslamism And Cultural Expression In The Arab World by Abir Hamdar

Islamism And Cultural Expression In The Arab World

EditorAbir Hamdar, Lindsey Moore

Hardcover | April 28, 2015

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Whereas most studies of Islamism focus on politics and religious ideology, this book analyses the ways in which Islamism in the Arab world is defined, reflected, transmitted and contested in a variety of creative and other cultural forms. It covers a range of contexts of production and reception, from the early twentieth century to the present, and with reference to cultural production in and/or about Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, the Gulf, Lebanon and Israel/Palestine. The material engaged with is produced in Arabic, English and French and includes fiction, autobiography, feature films, television series, television reportage, the press, rap music and video games. Throughout, the book highlights the multiple forms and contested interpretations of Islamism in the Arab world, exploring trends and tensions in the ways Islamism is represented to (primarily) Arab audiences and complicating simplistic perspectives on this phenomenon. The book considers repeated and idiosyncratic themes, modes of characterisation, motifs, structures of feeling and forms of engagement, in the context of an ongoing struggle for symbolic power in the region.

Abir Hamdaris a Lecturer in Arabic at Durham University, UKLindsey Mooreis a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Lancaster University, UK
Title:Islamism And Cultural Expression In The Arab WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:294 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.7 inPublished:April 28, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041552184X

ISBN - 13:9780415521840


Table of Contents

Introduction Abir Hamdar and Lindsey Moore Part 1:Symbolic Power, Representation and Reception  1. Islam in Arabic Literature: The Struggle for Symbolic PowerSabry Hafez  2. Managing Religion in the Name of National CommunityLila Abu-Lughod 3. Islamically Marked Bodies and Urban Space in Two Egyptian FilmsWalter Armbrust  4. Piety, Youth and Egyptian Cinema: Still Seeking Islamic SpaceJoel Gordon Part 2: Types, Tropes and Teleologies 5. 'Those who cure you will kill you': The Doctor and the Terrorist in Arab Fiction and FilmAbir Hamdar 6. 'Ostentatious Veils' in the Moroccan WeekliesTel Quel and Nichan Loubna Bijdiguen 7. 'Drives in the Name of Freedom': Desire and Death in North African Islamization PlotsLindsey Moore 8. Islamism, Capitalism and Mimetic Desire in the Terrorism Novel: Fantasy and DreamCaroline Rooney Part 3: National, Regional and International Frames 9. Al-Manar and Hizbullah: Creative Instances in Propaganda WarfareZahera Harb 10. Video Games as Civilizational Configurations: US-Arab EncountersMohammed Ibahrine 11. Rap and Islamism in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia: Local Idiosyncrasies and Global ReverberationsSouad Halila 12. Towards a New Language: Liberating Arab Artists from Islamist DiscoursesOmar Kholeif 13. Stateless Confederations: Revolutions of Islamic Consciousness in the Arab WorldAmmar Naji