The Ethical Soundscape: Cassette Sermons and Islamic Counterpublics

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An essential aspect of what is now called the Islamic Revival, the cassette sermon can be heard in most Middle Eastern cities, punctuating the daily routines of many men and women. Charles Hirschkind shows how these tapes provide the means by which Islamic ethical traditions recalibrate 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. Focusing on Cairo's popular neighborhoods, Hirschkind highlights the ...

The Ethical Soundscape: Cassette Sermons and Islamic Counterpublics 2009, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231138192

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The Ethical Soundscape: Cassette Sermons and Islamic Counterpublics 2006, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231138185

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