The Resource The ethical soundscape : cassette sermons and Islamic counterpublics, Charles Hirschkind

The ethical soundscape : cassette sermons and Islamic counterpublics, Charles Hirschkind

Label
The ethical soundscape : cassette sermons and Islamic counterpublics
Title
The ethical soundscape
Title remainder
cassette sermons and Islamic counterpublics
Statement of responsibility
Charles Hirschkind
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Charles Hirschkind's unique study explores how a popular Islamic media form - the cassette sermon - has profoundly transformed the political geography of the Middle East over the last three decades. An essential aspect of what is now called the Islamic Revival, the cassette sermon has become omnipresent in most Middle Eastern cities, punctuating the daily routines of many men and women. Hirschkind shows how sermon tapes have provided one of the means by which Islamic ethical traditions have been recalibrated to a modern political and technological order - to its noise and forms of pleasure and boredom, but also to its political incitements and call for citizen participation. Contrary to the belief that Islamic cassette sermons are a tool of militant indoctrination, Hirschkind argues that sermon tapes serve as an instrument of ethical self-improvement and as a vehicle for honing the sensibilities and affects of pious living. Focusing on Cairo's popular neighborhoods, Hirschkind highlights the pivotal role these tapes now play in an expanding arena of Islamic argumentation and debate - what he calls an "Islamic counterpublic." This emerging arena connects Islamic traditions of ethical discipline to practices of deliberation about the common good, the duties of Muslims as national citizens, and the challenges faced by diverse Muslim communities around the globe. The Ethical Soundscape is a brilliant analysis linking modern media practices of moral self-fashioning to the creation of increasingly powerful religious publics
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
297.7/4
Index
index present
LC call number
BP170.85
LC item number
.H57 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cultures of history
Label
The ethical soundscape : cassette sermons and Islamic counterpublics, Charles Hirschkind
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-264) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; NOTE ON TRANSCRIPTION; [1] INTRODUCTION; [2] ISLAM, NATIONALISM, AND AUDITION; [3] THE ETHICS OF LISTENING; [4] CASSETTES AND COUNTERPUBLICS; [5] RHETORICS OF THE DA 'IYA; [6] THE ACOUSTICS OF DEATH; [7] EPILOGUE; NOTES; WORKS CITED; INDEX
Control code
ocn144440125
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 270 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231510882
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/cttgtg13
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24266851
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)144440125
  • pebcs0231510888

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