Cultural Encounters in the Arab World: On Media, the Modern and the Everyday

Author:   Tarik Sabry
Publisher:   I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Volume:   v. 89
ISBN:  

9781848853607


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   30 September 2010
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Tarik Sabry
Publisher:   I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Imprint:   I.B. Tauris
Volume:   v. 89
Dimensions:   Width: 13.40cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.295kg
ISBN:  

9781848853607


ISBN 10:   1848853602
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   30 September 2010
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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'Tarik Sabry is the perfect 'modern Sinbad' navigating back and forth between different countries, cultures and languages, enriching them and himself. In the 1001 Nights there are two Sinbads: a sedentary one (al-bari) who is rather boring and not so successful. The other is a sea-navigator (al-bahri) who has an exciting life precisely because he masters the art of communicating with the Other. Tarik's book reflects this art.' - Fatima Mernissi; 'In this ambitious, wide-ranging first work Tarik Sabry examines contemporary Arab culture from a double perspective. He seeks to rescue contemporary Arabic intellectual thought from a preoccupation with its heritage and tradition and to refocus it on the profane culture of everyday life. He has written an absorbing account of the encounters with modernity for young Arabs of North Africa in market places and cafes, in queues for visas outside Western embassies, on a bridge in Cairo where lovers meet, and in the responses of young Berber tribesmen to 'Baywatch' and Pamela Anderson. It is a beautifully written, passionately engaged account of the many-sided, contradictory meanings of The West as object of desire and distrust in the Maghreb today.' - Paddy Scannell


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Tarik Sabry is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Theory, University of Westminster. He is co-editor of the 'Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication'.

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