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Arab TV-Audiences

Negotiating Religion and Identity

Edited By Ehab Galal

Today the relations between Arab audiences and Arab media are characterised by pluralism and fragmentation. More than a thousand Arab satellite TV channels alongside other new media platforms are offering all kinds of programming. Religion has also found a vital place as a topic in mainstream media or in one of the approximately 135 religious satellite channels that broadcast guidance and entertainment with an Islamic frame of reference. How do Arab audiences make use of mediated religion in negotiations of identity and belonging? The empirical based case studies in this interdisciplinary volume explore audience-media relations with a focus on religious identity in different countries such as Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, and the United States.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataArab TV-audiences : negotiating religion and identity / Ehab Galal (ed.). – 1 Edition.   pages cm ISBN 978-3-631-65611-21. Television broadcasting–Arab countries. 2. Religion on television–Arab countries. 3. Islam–Social aspects–Arab countries. I. Galal, Ehab, editor.  HE8700.9.A65A73 2014  384.550917’4927–dc23


This publication has received financial support from the Danish Council for Independent Research – Humanities (FKK).

ISBN 978-3-631-65611-2 (Print)E-ISBN 978-3-653-04835-3 (E-Book)DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-04835-3© Peter Lang GmbHInternationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenFrankfurt am Main 2014All rights reserved.PL Academic Research is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH.

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