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Barriers to the broad dissemination of creative works in the Arab world

Author: Lowell Schwartz; National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2009.
Series: Rand Corporation monograph series, MG-879-OSD.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A growing body of creative works by Arab authors and artists counters the intellectual and ideological underpinnings of violent extremism. Unfortunately, many of these works are not widely disseminated, marginalizing the influence of these alternative voices. This monograph examines the barriers to the broad dissemination of such works, with a focus on Arabic literature, and suggests ways to overcome these barriers.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lowell Schwartz; National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
ISBN: 9780833047304 0833047302 9780833048837 083304883X
OCLC Number: 436945996
Notes: "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense... under contract W74V8H-C-0002"
"Rand National Defense Research Institute."
"MG-879-OSD"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: xv, 41 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Barriers to the distribution of media products in the Middle East --
Learning from history: the Cold War experience --
Policy recommendations.
Series Title: Rand Corporation monograph series, MG-879-OSD.
Responsibility: Lowell H. Schwartz [and others].

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A growing body of creative works by Arab authors and artists counters the intellectual and ideological underpinnings of violent extremism. Unfortunately, many of these works are not widely disseminated, marginalizing the influence of these alternative voices. This monograph examines the barriers to the broad dissemination of such works, with a focus on Arabic literature, and suggests ways to overcome these barriers.

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