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New Book: Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora

The book highlights the fraught and ambivalent situation of Arabs/Muslims in the Americas, where they are at once celebrated and demonized, integrated and marginalized, simultaneously invisible and spectacularly visible. The essays cover such themes as Arab hip-hop's transnational imaginary; gender/sexuality and the Muslim digital diaspora; patriotic drama and the media's War on Terror; the global negotiation of the Prophet Mohammad cartoons controversy; the Latin American paradoxes of Turcophobia/Turcophilia; the ambiguities of the bellydancing fad; French and American commodification of Rumi spirituality; the reception of Iranian memoirs as cultural domestication; and the politics of translation of Turkish novels into English.
 
Howard, Philip N. and Hussain Muzammil M. , Democracy's Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring. Oxford University Press, Mar 2013 abstract full text

Book: Arab Cultural Studies: History, Politics and the Popular

This book seeks to both showcase and further develop innovative research and debates on contemporary Arab cultural production. Popular culture in the form of cinema, popular music, literature, visual media and cyber-cultures, both local and imported, enjoy a central role in Arab cultural life, and the contributors to this innovative collection showcase the tremendous cultural output emerging from the Arab world. They present sensitive, conceptual readings whilst remaining mindful of the place of this work within a wider framework that seeks to prevent isolationist readings of cultural phenomena.

New Book: Women and Turkish Cinema: Gender Politics, Cultural Identity and Representation

This book focuses on women and Turkish cinema in the context of gender politics, cultural identity and representation. The central proposition of this book is that enforced depolticisation introduced after the coup is responsible for uniting feminism and film in 1980s Turkey. The feminist movement was able to flourish precisely because it was not perceived as political or politically significant. In a parallel move in the films of the 1980s there was an increased tendency to focus on the individual, on women’s issues and lives, in order to avoid the overtly political.
 
Adiloglu, Fatos; Uludas, Burcu Alarslan, Islamic Gardens with a Special Emphasis on the Ottoman Paradise Gardens:The Sense of Place between Imagery and Reality. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, volume: 1, issue: 4, October - 2011 abstract full text PDF
 
Galal, Ehab; Spielhaus, Riem, Covering the Arab Spring: Middle East in the Media – the Media in the Middle East. Global Media Journal - German edition, Volume 2, No. 1 Spring / Summer 2012 abstract full text PDF
 
Larsson, Göran, Book Review: Die Fotografie im Osmanischen Reich. CyberOrient, Vol. 5, Iss. 2, 2011 abstract full text
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