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Cairo PopYouth Music in Contemporary Egypt$
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Daniel J. Gilman

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816689279

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816689279.001.0001

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“A Poem Befitting of Her”

“A Poem Befitting of Her”

Ambiguity and Sincerity in Revolutionary Pop Culture

Chapter:
(p.167) 4 “A Poem Befitting of Her”
Source:
Cairo Pop
Author(s):

Daniel J. Gilman

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816689279.003.0005

Ethnographic account of how the January 25 uprising was set in motion, and how public discourse and political rhetoric altered after Mubarak’s ouster. Strategically ambiguous music videos that memorialized revolutionary martyrs. General ambiguity of post-uprising popular culture

Keywords:   popular music, youth, nationalism, Middle East, Arab world, Egypt, sex and gender, sexuality, revolution, race studies

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