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Cairo Pop: Youth Music in Contemporary Egypt

Daniel J. Gilman


This book represents the first scholarly engagement with shababiyya, the genre of popular music that dominates consumption in the Arab world in general and Egypt in particular. This genre is hugely popular among the contemporary youth generation of Egypt, yet scorned and ignored by their elders and scholars alike. The book analyzes the changing trends in musical tastes in Egypt over the last fifty years, and reveals a shift in the underlying aesthetic criteria of music reception that influences, among other things, the kind of political rhetoric to which these youth are receptive. The book is ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816689279
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816689279.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel J. Gilman, author