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

Cultural Encounters in the Arab World: On Media, the Modern and the Everyday
Tarik Sabry (author)

  • Hardback | In Stock | £59.00

  • Paperback | In Stock | £16.99

Description

In this groundbreaking book, Tarik Sabry is seeking out the terrain for best understanding the experience of being modern in transitional societies. He adopts a dynamic, ethnographically based approach to the meanings of 'modernness' in the Arab context and, within a relational framework, focuses on structures of thought, everydayness and self-referentiality to explore the process of building a bridge that rejoins the 'modern' in Arab thought with the 'modern' in Arab lived experience. In bringing together modernity as a philosophical category with the bridging spaces of Arab everyday life, Sabry is offering fresh methods of comprehending the question of what it means to be modern in the Arab world today.

Author Info

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'.

Review

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.
– Fatema Mernissi

offering fresh methods of comprehending the questions of what it means to be modern in the Arab world today.
– The Middle East

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Series: Library of Modern Middle East Studies

Hardback
ISBN: 9781848853591
Publication Date: 30 Sep 2010
Number of Pages: 240
Height: 216
Width: 134

Paperback
ISBN: 9781848853607
Publication Date: 30 Sep 2010
Number of Pages: 240
Height: 216
Width: 134

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