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Visual culture in the modern Middle East : rhetoric of the image

Author: Christiane J Gruber; Sune Haugbolle
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This timely book examines the power and role of the image in modern Middle Eastern societies. The essays explore the role and function of image making to highlight the ways in which the images "speak" and what visual languages mean for the construction of Islamic subjectivities, the distribution of power, and the formation of identity and belonging. Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East addresses aspects of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christiane J Gruber; Sune Haugbolle
ISBN: 9780253008848 0253008840 9780253008886 0253008883 9780253008947 0253008948
OCLC Number: 793571887
Notes: "The contributions were first presented at the April 2009 conference "Rhetoric of the Image: Visual Culture in Political Islam," held in Magleaas, Denmark"--Acknowledgements.
Description: xxvii, 343 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. "Moving" images --
Images of the Prophet Muhammad in and out of modernity : the curious case of a 2008 mural in Tehran / Christiane Gruber --
Secular domesticities, Shiite modernities : Khomeini's illustrated Tawzih al-Masail / Pamela Karimi --
Memory and ideology : images of Saladin in Syria and Iraq / Stefan Heidemann --
"You will (not) be able to take your eyes off it!" : mass-mediated images and politico-ethical reform in the Egyptian Islamic revival / Patricia Kubala --
Part 2. Islamist iconographies --
The Muslim "crying boy" in Turkey : aestheticization and politicization of suffering in Islamic imagination / Özlem Sava --
The new happy child in Islamic picture books in Turkey / Umut Azak --
Sadrabiliyya : the visual narrative of Muqtada al-Sadr's Islamist politics and insurgency in Iraq / Ibrahim Al-Marashi --
The martyr's fading body : propaganda vs. beautification in the Tehran cityscape / Ulrich Marzolph --
Part 3. Satirical contestations --
Pushing out Islam : cartoons of the reform period in Turkey (1923-1930) / Yasemin Gencer --
Blasphemy or critique? : secularists and Islamists in Turkish cartoon images / John VanderLippe and Pinar Batur --
Naji al-Ali and the iconography of Arab secularism / Sune Haugbolle --
Part 4. Authenticity and reality in trans-national broadcasting --
Arab television drama production and the Islamic public sphere / Christa Salamandra --
Saudi-Islamist rhetorics about visual culture / Marwan Kraidy.
Responsibility: edited by Christiane Gruber and Sune Haugbolle.
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