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Consumerist Orientalism: The Convergence of Arab and American Popular Culture in the Age of Global Capitalism
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Consumerist Orientalism: The Convergence of Arab and American Popular Culture in the Age of Global Capitalism (Hardback)

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In a postmodern world of globalised capital, how does the concept of Orientalism inform understandings of cultural exchange? In this detailed and wide-ranging examination, Arab popular culture is explored in its relation to American culture and capitalism. Offering new insights on Edward Said's longstanding theoretical lens, Consumerist Orientalism presents an updated conceptual framework through which to understand the intercultural relationship between East and West, exploring a wide range of cultural production; from an Oscar-nominated Jordanian film to Turkish-Arab soap operas and Arab-diaspora rap. Drawing on key contemporary critical thinkers and in-depth cultural analysis, the relationship between capitalism, postmodernism and Orientalism is explored with fresh insights, making this essential reading for students of Middle Eastern culture, globalisation and postcolonial studies.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary theoryHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyMiddle Eastern historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPopular culture Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 17/10/2019 ISBN-13: 9781838600679  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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M. Keith Booker is Professor of English at the University of Arkansas, USA. His recent publications include Star Trek: A Cultural History (2018), Tony Soprano's America: Gangsters, Guns, and Money (2017) co-authored with Isra Daraiseh and Mad Men: A Cultural History (2016) with Bob Batchelor. Isra Daraiseh is Assistant Professor of English at the Arab Open University, Kuwait. She is co-author of Tony Soprano's America: Gangsters, Guns, and Money (2017) with M. Keith Booker. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies from the University of Arkansas in 2015.

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