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Mass Media Modernity and Development

Mass Media  Modernity  and Development Author Fayad E. Kazan
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105005187294
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 291
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Explores whether media content or media exposure cultivates modernity in the Arab Gulf States.



Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab States Today

Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab States Today Author Sebastian Maisel
ISBN-10 9780313344428
Release 2009-02
Pages 600
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Provides information about the states in the Persian Gulf, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, and Oman, focusing on the land, people, religion, culture and traditions, institutions, and economy of each.



Mass Media

Mass Media Author James B. Martin
ISBN-10 1590332628
Release 2002
Pages 279
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Mass media has become an integral part of the human experience. News travels around the world in a split second affecting people in other countries in untold ways. Although being on top of the news may be good, at least for news junkies, mass media also transmits values or the lack thereof, condenses complex events and thoughts to simplified sound bites and often ignores the essence of an event or story. The selective bibliography gathers the books and magazine literature over the previous ten years while providing access through author, title and subject indexes.



The Culture of Al Jazeera

The Culture of Al Jazeera Author Mohamed Zayani
ISBN-10 9781476612010
Release 2017-09-29
Pages 214
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In the mid 1990s, the emir of Qatar conceived the idea of a satellite channel that would further the progressive image he hoped to establish for his small Arabian/Persian Gulf state. At the same time, a short-lived partnership between the BBC and a Saudi company had left a handful of BBC-trained Arab journalists and broadcasters up for grabs. That was the inception of Al Jazeera—a satellite channel which changed forever the face of Arab broadcasting with its uncensored news and bold talk show programs. The September 11 attacks on the United States and the war on terrorism vaulted Al Jazeera to international prominence but also turned it into a source of controversy. Despite the controversy—or perhaps in part because of it—in less than a decade the channel has transformed itself from an obscure regional news broadcaster to a multi-channel, multi-lingual, multi-service global enterprise. This book’s in-depth look at Al Jazeera examines whether its global success reflects particular organizational strengths. It explores whether Al Jazeera is merely a fad thriving on the thirst for free speech in the Middle East, or a new medium whose success will be sustained by its organizational culture and model. This work delves deep into the culture, workings and challenges of this powerful media organization to provide insights on its achievements, its future, and the true measure of its success.



The Information Revolution and the Arab World

The Information Revolution and the Arab World Author
ISBN-10 1860642098
Release 1998
Pages 236
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Academics and representatives of government and business have co-operated to produce this multi-layered exploration of the current state of the information and communication revolution and its effect on Arab states and societies. The book offers an analysis of a variety of technological themes. These themes include global telecommunications trends and policies and their implications for national development; the information superhighway and education, business, the media, and finance; cultural imperialism and the widening of the information gap; and the impact of satellite DBS TV on terrestrial television broadcasting in the GCC states.



Mass Media in the Middle East

Mass Media in the Middle East Author Yahya R. Kamalipour
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032098215
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 333
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Knowledgeable Middle Eastern media experts unfold little known but timely information about the region and compendiously discuss communication philosophies, newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, motion pictures, media regulations, ownership patterns, news agencies, new technologies, external media services, and the role of media in national development in 21 country chapters. Undergraduate and graduate students, educators, researchers, journalists, international media consultants, and media specialists will find this premier handbook an invaluable resource.



Arab Mass Media

Arab Mass Media Author William A. Rugh
ISBN-10 0275982122
Release 2004
Pages 259
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Examining the economic and organizational structure and operation of Arab mass media, Rugh (president, America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc.) categorizes Arab print media into five subtypes, describing and analyzing them in separate chapters. Syria, Sudan, Libya, and pre-2003 Iraq



Popular Culture and Political Identity in the Arab Gulf States

Popular Culture and Political Identity in the Arab Gulf States Author Alanoud Alsharekh
ISBN-10 9780863568626
Release 2012-07-15
Pages 208
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As the Gulf assumes an ever more important identity in the global political economy, we see the emergence of a new popular and political culture underpinning its increasingly self-confident national identities. This volume explores the new dynamism of the Gulf, reflected not just in high-rise buildings and booming stock markets, but also manifested in the realms of art, ideas and expression, and their relationships with political authority. Contributors include figures instrumental to the emergence of these new identities, including artists, broadcasters and cultural commentators.



Childhoods at the Intersection of the Local and the Global

Childhoods at the Intersection of the Local and the Global Author Afua Twum-Danso Imoh
ISBN-10 9781137283344
Release 2012-10-23
Pages 207
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Childhoods at the Intersection of the Local and the Global examines the imposition of the modern Western notion of childhood, which is now deemed as universal, on other cultures and explores how local communities react to these impositions in various ways such as manipulation, outright rejection and acceptance. The book discusses childhoods in different regions of the world and boasts a range of contributors from several academic disciplines such as Sociology, Social Work, Education, Anthropology, Criminology and Human Rights, who are experts on the regions they discuss. The book argues against the notion of a universal childhood and illustrates that different societies around the world have different notions of childhood. This book is recommended reading for students, scholars and practitioners working with children in the Global South as well as internationally.



De Westernizing Media Studies

De Westernizing Media Studies Author James Curran
ISBN-10 9781134650330
Release 2005-07-05
Pages 352
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De-Westernizing Media Studies brings together leading media critics from around the world to address central questions in the study of the media. How do the media connect to power in society? Who and what influence the media? How is globalization changing both society and the media?



Tribal Modern

Tribal Modern Author Miriam Cooke
ISBN-10 9780520957268
Release 2014-01-21
Pages 210
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In the 1970s, one of the most torrid and forbidding regions in the world burst on to the international stage. The discovery and subsequent exploitation of oil allowed tribal rulers of the U.A.E, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait to dream big. How could fishermen, pearl divers and pastoral nomads catch up with the rest of the modernized world? Even today, society is skeptical about the clash between the modern and the archaic in the Gulf. But could tribal and modern be intertwined rather than mutually exclusive? Exploring everything from fantasy architecture to neo-tribal sports and from Emirati dress codes to neo-Bedouin poetry contests, Tribal Modern explodes the idea that the tribal is primitive and argues instead that it is an elite, exclusive, racist, and modern instrument for branding new nations and shaping Gulf citizenship and identity—an image used for projecting prestige at home and power abroad.



Greening the Media

Greening the Media Author Richard Maxwell
ISBN-10 9780199939282
Release 2012-05-11
Pages 256
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You will never look at your cell phone, TV, or computer the same way after reading this book. Greening the Media not only reveals the dirty secrets that hide inside our favorite electronic devices; it also takes apart the myths that have pushed these gadgets to the center of our lives. Marshaling an astounding array of economic, environmental, and historical facts, Maxwell and Miller debunk the idea that information and communication technologies (ICT) are clean and ecologically benign. The authors show how the physical reality of making, consuming, and discarding them is rife with toxic ingredients, poisonous working conditions, and hazardous waste. But all is not lost. As the title suggests, Maxwell and Miller dwell critically on these environmental problems in order to think creatively about ways to solve them. They enlist a range of potential allies in this effort to foster greener media--from green consumers to green citizens, with stops along the way to hear from exploited workers, celebrities, and assorted bureaucrats. Ultimately, Greening the Media rethinks the status of print and screen technologies, opening new lines of historical and social analysis of ICT, consumer electronics, and media production.



Oman Reborn

Oman Reborn Author Linda Pappas Funsch
ISBN-10 9781137502018
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 245
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The Sultanate of Oman is one of the few "good news" stories to have emerged from the Middle East in recent memory. This book traces the narrative of a little-known and relatively stable Arab country whose history of independence, legacy of interaction with diverse cultures, and enlightened modern leadership have transformed it in less than fifty years from an isolated medieval-style potentate to a stable, dynamic, and largely optimistic country. At the heart of this fascinating story is Oman’s sultan, Qaboos bin Sa’id, friend to both East and West, whose unique leadership style has resulted in both domestic and foreign policy achievements during more than four decades in office. Exploring Oman from a historical perspective, Funsch examines how the country’s unique blend of tradition and modernization has enabled it to succeed while others in the region have failed. Accounts of the author’s own experiences with Oman’s transformation add rich layers of depth, texture, and personality to the narrative.



The Evolving Arab City

The Evolving Arab City Author Yasser Elsheshtawy
ISBN-10 9781134128204
Release 2008-05-27
Pages 328
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Today cities of the Arab world are subject to many of the same problems as other world cities, yet too often they are ignored in studies of urbanisation. This collection reveals the contrasts and similarities between older, traditional Arab cities and the newer oil-stimulated cities of the Gulf in their search for development and a place in the world order. The eight cities which form the core of the book – Rabat, Amman, Beirut, Kuwait, Manama, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh – provide a unique insight into today’s Middle Eastern city. Winner of The International Planning History Society (IPHS) Book Prize.



Archives Museums and Collecting Practices in the Modern Arab World

Archives  Museums and Collecting Practices in the Modern Arab World Author Sonja Mejcher-Atassi
ISBN-10 9781317178835
Release 2016-05-23
Pages 248
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Collecting has a long tradition in the Middle East but the museum as a public institution is relatively new. Today there are national museums for antiquities in most Arab countries. While in some cases the political and social climate has hindered the foundation of museums, with existing collections even destroyed at times, the recent museum boom in the Gulf States is again changing the outlook. This unique book is the first to explore collecting practices in archives and museums in the modern Arab world, featuring case studies of collecting practices in countries ranging from Egypt and Lebanon to Palestine, Jordan, Iraq and the Gulf, and providing a theoretical and methodological basis for future research. The authors are also concerned with investigating the relationship between past and present, since collecting practices tell us a great deal not only about the past but also about the ways we approach the past and present conceptions of our identities. Collections can be textual as well, as in the stories, memories or events selected, recalled, and retold in the pages of a text. As interest in memory studies as well as popular and visual culture grows in the Arab World, so collecting practices are at the heart of any critical approach to the past and the present in that region. The book will be of great interest not only to scholars and students of the modern Arab world but also to professionals in museums and collections in the region, as well as around the world.



A History of the Arab Peoples

A History of the Arab Peoples Author Albert Habib Hourani
ISBN-10 0674010175
Release 2002
Pages 565
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Chronicles the history of Arab civilization, looking at the beauty of the great mosques, the importance attached to education, the achievements of Arab science, the role of women, internal conflicts, and the Palestinian question.



A History of Future Cities

A History of Future Cities Author Daniel Brook
ISBN-10 9780393078121
Release 2013-02-25
Pages 457
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An exploration of four cities that reflect a blend of Eastern and Western cultures traces the historical threads connecting St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai while discussing their conflicted embrace of modernity.