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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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“The Hardest Thing to Say”

“The Hardest Thing to Say”

Taxonomies of Aesthetics

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(p.125) 3 “The Hardest Thing to Say”
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Cairo Pop
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Daniel J. Gilman

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816689279.003.0004

The aesthetic qualities of high-prestige artists sometimes figured as shababiyya. Exceptionality as a form of prestige but also of marginalization. The limits of taxonomy as a useful theoretical tool, and its role in maintenance of power structure. Political implications of new aesthetic criteria in music.

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

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