1st Edition

Mass Culture, Popular Culture, And Social Life In The Middle East

By Georg Stauth Copyright 1987
    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    314 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book presents a collection of papers having a common theme in the question of modernity and mass culture. Two papers discuss aspects of this theme in a general, global context, all the others are concerned more specifically with the regional context of the Middle East.

    1. Introduction Part I: Mass Culture: General Perspectives 2. Consumer Culture, Symbolic Power and Universalism 3. Sport as a Form of Mass Entertainment 4. Local Communities and Mass Culture 5. Consommation et decalages culturels en Egypte Part II: Features of Islam and Popular Culture 6. Components of Popular Culture in the Middle East 7. Mass Culture and Islamic Populism 8. Mass Culture and Islamic Cultural Production in 19th Century Middle East Part III: Popular Culture and the Nation State 9. Popular Culture and State Power 10. Life within the Informal Sectors: Tunesia and Egypt in the 1970s Part IV: Social Life and Popular Culture in Transition: Case Studies from Cairo 11. Popular Culture versus Mass Culture: The Social Dynamics in a Popular Cairene Quarter - A Case Study 12. Popular Culture and Consumerism in Underdeveloped Urban Areas: A Study of the Cairene Quarter of AI – Sharrabiyya


    Georg Stauth is Lecturer at the Sociology of Development Research Centre of the University of Bielefeld. He was Visiting Professor at the Ain Shams University Cairo in 1977/78, at the Cairo University in 1981. Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Flinders University, Adelaide (Australia), in 1985. Various publications on Egypt, Iran, Turkey (peasants and state) - Islam, social theory. Advisory Editor of Theory, Culture and Society. Sami Zubalda is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology of the Birkbeck College, University of London. Various Visiting Teaching Posts in the Middle East and France. Various books and publications on racism, Islam and Islamist movements and social theory. Co-Editor of Economy and Society.