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Kraidy, Marwan M. 1972-

Works: 34 works in 149 publications in 2 languages and 4,707 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: P96.I5, 302.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Marwan M Kraidy
Hybridity, or the cultural logic of globalization by Marwan M Kraidy( )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marwan M. Kraidy analyses the ways hybridity, the interaction of people and media from different cultures, has been used throughout history, from the first century AD to today, offering an enlightening look at cultural mixture
Reality television and Arab politics : contention in public life by Marwan M Kraidy( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to be modern outside the West? Based on a wealth of primary data collected over five years, Reality Television and Arab Politics analyzes how reality television stirred an explosive mix of religion, politics, and sexuality, fueling heated polemics over cultural authenticity, gender relations, and political participation in the Arab world. The controversies, Kraidy argues, are best understood as a social laboratory in which actors experiment with various forms of modernity, continuing a long-standing Arab preoccupation with specifying terms of engagement with Western modernity. Women and youth take center stage in this process. Against the backdrop of dramatic upheaval in the Middle East, this book challenges the notion of a monolithic "Arab Street" and offers an original perspective on Arab media, shifting attention away from a narrow focus on al-Jazeera, toward a vibrant media sphere that compels broad popular engagement and contentious political performance
Global media studies : ethnographic perspectives by Patrick Murphy( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Global Media Studies explores the theoretical and methodological threats that are defining global media studies as a discipline. Emphasizing the connection of globalization to local culture, this collection considers the diversity of modes of reception, reception contexts, uses of media content, and the performative and creative relationships that audiences develop with and through the media. Through ethnographic case studies from Brazil, Denmark, the UK, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey and the United States, the contributors address such questions as what links media consumption to a lived global culture; what role cultural tradition plays globally in confronting transnational power; and how global elements of mediated messages acquire class, regional and local characteristics."
The politics of reality television : global perspectives by Marwan M Kraidy( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the industrial history of the global migrations of reality television is well established, there has been less consideration of the theoretical & methodological implications of this expansion. This book considers ways in which these migrations test our understanding of reality television across the globe
The naked blogger of Cairo : creative insurgency in the Arab world by Marwan M Kraidy( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Uprisings spread like wildfire across the Arab world from 2010 to 2012, fueled by a desire for popular sovereignty. In Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, and elsewhere, protesters flooded the streets and the media, voicing dissent through slogans, graffiti, puppetry, videos, and satire that called for the overthrow of dictators and the regimes that sustained them. Investigating what drives people to risk everything to express themselves in rebellious art, "The Naked Blogger of Cairo" uncovers the creative insurgency at the heart of the Arab uprisings. While commentators have stressed the role of social media, Marwan M. Kraidy shows that the essential medium of political expression was not cell phone texts or Twitter but something more fundamental: the human body. Brutal governments that coerced citizens through torture and rape found themselves confronted with the bodies of protesters, burning with defiance and boldly violating taboos. Activists challenged authority in brazen acts of self-immolation, nude activism, and hunger strikes. The bodies of dictators became a focus of ridicule. A Web series presented Syria's Bashar al-Assad as a pathetic finger puppet, while cartoons and videos spread a meme of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak as a regurgitating cow. The rise of digital culture complicates our understanding of the human body in revolutionary times. As Kraidy argues, technology publicizes defiance, but the body remains the vital nexus of physical struggle and digital communication, destabilizing distinctions between "the real world" and virtual reality, spurring revolutionary debates about the role of art, and anchoring Islamic State's attempted hijacking of creative insurgency."--Provided by publisher
Global media studies by Toby Miller( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global Media Studies is unique in its coverage of places, peoples, institutions, and discourses. Toby Miller and Marwan M. Kraidy provide a comprehensive how-to guide on the study of media, going far beyond the established English-language literature by drawing on the best methods and research from around the world. They look at political economy, global policymaking and governance, and the past and present manifestations of cultural imperialism. In addition to providing a survey of the field, the book introduces a new form of textual analysis with a special focus on reality television, as well as models of audience research. The authors include original analyses of the US, European, Latin American, and Arab worlds, and case studies of mobile telephony, the impact of US media, and reality television. This original and uniquely global textbook will be an essential resource for students of global media and international communication
Communication and power in the global era : orders and borders( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book re-visits how we think about communication and power in the global era. It takes stock of the last fifty years of scholarship, maps key patterns and concepts and sets an agenda for theory and research. The book addresses such questions as:How are national and cultural identities re-fashioned and expressed in the global era?How can we best understand the emergence of multiple and sometimes antagonistic modernities worldwide?How are political struggles fought and communicated on the local-national-global nexus? How do we integrate emerging media environments in global communication studies?Bringing together essays from a range of internationally renowned scholars, this book will be useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students on Media and Communication Studies courses, particularly those studying globalisation and global media.Contributors: Hector Amaya Paula Chakravartty Andrew Crocco Myria Georgiou Le Han Anikó Imre Koichi Iwabuchi Marwan M. Kraidy Sara Mourad Patrick D. Murphy Tarik Sabry Paddy Scannell Piotr M. Szpunar Guobin Yang Barbie Zelizer "--
Arab television industries by Marwan M Kraidy( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, Arab television has undergone a dramatic and profound transformation from terrestrial, government-owned, national channels to satellite, privately owned, transnational networks. The latter is the Arab television that matters today, economically, socially and politically. The resulting pan-Arab industry is vibrant, diverse, and fluid - very different, the authors of this major new study argue, from the prevailing view in the West, which focuses only on the al-Jazeera network. Based on a wealth of primary Arabic language sources, interviews with Arab television executives, and the authors' personal and professional experience with the industry, Arab Television Industries tells the story of that transformation, featuring compelling portraits of major players and institutions, and captures dominant trends in the industry. Readers learn how the transformation of Arab television came to be, the different kinds of channels, how programs are made and promoted, and how they are regulated. Throughout, the analysis focuses on the interaction of the television industry with Arab politics, business, societies and cultures. -- Back cover
American studies encounters the Middle East by Alex Lubin( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the field of American studies, attention is shifting to the long history of US engagement with the Middle East, especially in the aftermath of war in Iraq and in the context of recent Arab uprisings. This collection of essays focuses on the cultural politics of America's entanglement with the Middle East and North Africa, making a crucial intervention in the growing subfield of transnational American studies
Communicating history : the mnemonic battles of the 2011 Arab uprisings by Omar Al-Ghazzi( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a historically-cognizant approach, I suggest that many of the political controversies in the period under study in the Arab world represent mnemonic battles about the past and the future, which echo a political repertoire from the era of the Arab Nahda (awakening), the cultural and political movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when ideas about modernity and nationalism were first theorized and popularized in the Arab region. I contend that since the Nahda, a desire to make a new future history has been contrasted with a forked past history, one to be discarded as deviant, and another to be resurrected as originary. This conceptualization of history has dominated modern political and cultural expressions of collective aspirations in the Arab world. My dissertation explores how communicative practices during the 2011 uprisings and their aftermath echoed and provided new iterations of this conception of history and how that exploded in battles, literally and metaphorically
The media globe : trends in international mass media by Lee Artz( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Media Globe, a diverse group of scholars follows emerging patterns in media beyond the United States, identifying the issues and the potential impacts on democratic communication. The authors assess the current tensions between global media practices and cultural norms, further considering alternatives in global communication that could better integrate with these norms and practices. Given the rapid global consolidation of media and the reform of its regulatory agencies, this reassessment is a timely read
New directions in Latin America ; Arab television: beyond Al Jazeera ; The Lee Hamilton commentaries : Congressional hearings are too often about spin ; The Lee Hamilton commentaries : Five years after 9/11 by Andrew D Selee( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program #784 : Title: Directions in Latin America. "From Mexico to Chile, Latin America is experiencing a season of electoral change. Throughout the region pressure is being exerted by restive populations bent on putting more responsive governments in power. The result is a renewed emphasis on populism. Whether this signifies a more leftist orientation in regional governance is a question often posed by outside analysts. Andrew Selee and Felipe Aguero explain how current traditions fit within a venerable tradition of Latin American populist politics."--Track sheet
Hybridity The Cultural Logic Of Globalization by Marwan M Kraidy( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intermingling of people and media from different cultures is a communication-based phenomenon known as hybridity. Drawing on original research from Lebanon to Mexico and analyzing the use of the term in cultural and postcolonial studies (as well as the popular and business media), Marwan Kraidy offers readers a history of the idea and a set of prescriptions for its future use.Kraidy analyzes the use of the concept of cultural mixture from the first century A.D. to its present application in the academy and the commercial press. The book's case studies build an argument for understanding the importance of the dynamics of communication, uneven power relationships, and political economy as well as culture, in situations of hybridity. Kraidy suggests a new framework he developed to study cultural mixture-called critical transculturalism-which uses hybridity as its core concept, but in addition, provides a practical method for examining how media and communication work in international contexts
Arab media and US policy : a public diplomacy reset by Marwan M Kraidy( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights through the lens: a study of the institutionalization and professionalization of video activism by Sandra Ristovska( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This turn to video is therefore providing an institutional locus that supports the emerging professionalization of video activism by human rights groups. Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and WITNESS are developing tactics and strategies for video that play to the modalities of journalism, the law and advocacy as a way of better tapping into the channels through which human rights receive fuller recognition and restitution. Through video production, standards and training, they move video activism away from its long-held status as an occupational craft into a proxy profession that puts human rights videos into institutional service. As video’s power as a human rights tool rests upon its ability to serve as a platform for voice, this dissertation also analyzes the effects of the proxy profession on the voice of video activism
The boundaries of the public: Mediating sex in postwar Lebanon by Sara Mourad( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation examines the mediation of non-normative genders and sexualities in contemporary Lebanese public culture since the end of the civil war in 1990. Through a critical analysis of television performances, literary texts, digital media productions, and narrative films and interviews with cultural producers, I demonstrate how media discourses on sexuality engender the public sphere through the construction and contestation of ideal masculinity and femininity. The confessional television talk shows, feminist films, and autobiographical digital and print queer publications collected here are genres that unsettle distinctions between the private and the public, the personal and the political. Through their circulation, these representations produce social discourses that reveal the centrality of sex and gender in the articulation of individual, collective, and national identities. They are public interfaces where the recognition and contestation of social difference unfolds, but they are also cultural artifacts that record and document the otherwise unspoken and invisible violence of normativity on dominated subjects. I conclude that processes of mediation shape the visibility of non-normative subjectivities and give cultural representations their social meaning, revealing what a repressed discourse on sexuality – one I characterize as infrapolitical – can tell us about the mechanics of power in society
Data epistemologies / surveillance and uncertainty by Sun-ha Hong( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation is thus a critical diagnosis of the contemporary faith in ‘raw’ data, sensing machines and algorithmic decision-making, and of their public promotion as the next great leap towards objective knowledge. Surveillance is not only a means of totalitarian control or a technology for objective knowledge, but a collective fantasy that seeks to mobilise public support for new epistemic systems. Surveillance, as part of a broader enthusiasm for ‘data-driven’ societies, extends the old modern project whereby the human subject – its habits, its affects, its actions – become the ingredient, the raw material, the object, the target, for the production of truths and judgments about them by things other than themselves
Global media studies by Toby Miller( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touching paranoia: a black feminist autoethnography on race, desire, and erotic massage by Jasmine Salters( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Despite declarations of a “post-race” America, race and racism continue to pervade all aspects of American life and society—from our laws and language to our daily interactions and erotic desires. Drawing on five years of ethnographic research at a Black-owned adult massage studio in Los Angeles County, California, Touching Paranoia focuses on the experiences of erotic masseuses of color (Black, Latina, Filipina, and mixed-race) to examine the ways race and racism infiltrate our intimate encounters and fantasies, and how women of color—who exist at the intersection of race, gender, class, and the economy—navigate and negotiate prejudice in an industry and larger society built on their devaluation. As an underground racialized and gendered sexual marketplace in which conscious and unconscious racial bias is expressed as “personal preference” and discrimination is unrestrained by laws and political correctness, the author finds that the commercial sex industry serves as a fruitful space to explore how the legacy of slavery continues to haunt and shape our erotic lives—from our sexual preferences to our preoccupation with and paranoia about interracial relations and Black sexuality, which remains enveloped in racist mythologies, fantasies, and distortions. Responding to calls of Black feminist theorists such as Cathy Cohen and Evelynn Hammonds to expand discussions of Black women’s sexuality beyond assault, injury, and exploitation, the author adapts theories from feminism (with a focus on critical race feminism, Black feminisms, and sex-radical feminism), performance studies, sex and sexuality studies, and Marxism to create a new Black feminist interpretive framework—sex-radical Black feminist Marxist feminism—attentive not only to a history of racial trauma and oppression, but the complexities and contradictions of Black female sexuality, pleasure, and subjectivity. She also advocates Black feminist autoethnography (BFA) as methodological and theoretical intervention in communication studies. Ultimately, Touching Paranoia maintains that the commercial sex industry is a critical site for the production of knowledge about race, sexuality, desire, paranoia, and the daily realities of women of color in “post-race” capitalist America, while also making the case for the erotic, touch, humor, and storytelling as potential sites of resistance, belonging, and increasing consciousness
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1 edition published in 2012 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Global media studies : ethnographic perspectives Global media studies
Reality television and Arab politics : contention in public lifeGlobal media studies : ethnographic perspectivesThe politics of reality television : global perspectivesGlobal media studiesArab television industries
Alternative Names
Kraidy, Marwan 1972-

Kraidy, Marwan M.

Kraidy, Marwan M. 1972-

Marwan M. Kraidy amerykański specjalista komunikacji społecznej i mediów arabskich

Marwan M. Kraidy US-amerikanischer Hochschullehrer und Sachbuchautor

크레이디, 마완 1972-

크레이디, 마완 M. 1972-

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Korean (1)