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Author Gilman, Daniel J., 1978- author

Title Cairo pop : youth music in contemporary Egypt / Daniel J. Gilman
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 256 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: good music, bad music, and youth music -- 1. "My patience is short": youth talk about Grandpa's music -- 2. "Oh, my brown-skinned darling": sex, music, and Egyptian-ness -- 3. "The hardest thing to say": taxonomies of aesthetics -- 4. "A poem befitting of her": ambiguity and sincerity in revolutionary pop culture -- Epilogue: on the counter-revolution
Summary Cairo Pop is the first book to examine shababiyya, the dominant popular music of Egypt that plays incessantly in Cairo, even while Egyptian youth joined in mass protests against their government. Daniel J. Gilman, who lived in Cairo at the time of the revolution, analyzes the relationship between massmediated popular music, modernity, and nationalism in the Arab world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Music and youth -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History -- 21st century.
Music -- Social aspects -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History -- 21st century.
Popular culture -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History -- 21st century.
Popular music -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 145294279X (electronic bk)
9781452942797 (electronic bk)