Moroccan Noir Moroccan Noir

Moroccan Noir Moroccan Noir : Police, Crime, and Politics in Popular Culture Police, Crime, and Politics in Popular Culture

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Facing rising demands for human rights and the rule of law, the Moroccan state fostered new mass media and cultivated more positive images of the police, once the symbol of state repression, reinventing the relationship between citizen and state for a new era. Jonathan Smolin examines popular culture and mass media to understand the changing nature of authoritarianism in Morocco over the past two decades. Using neglected Arabic sources including crime tabloids, television movies, true-crime journalism, and police advertising, Smolin sheds new light on politics and popular culture in the Middle East and North Africa.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 308 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 025301073X
  • 9780253010735

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A very timely and well-framed book... opens up a new frontier of research in the domain of media and state.... fluid and successful in analyzing one of the most powerful institutions in the country since independence even without being able to enter its secret forts.--Aomar Boum, University of Arizonashow more

About Jonathan Smolin

Jonathan Smolin is Assistant Professor of Arabic at Dartmouth College. His publications include a translation of Abdelilah Hamdouchi's The Final Bet: A Modern Arabic Novel.show more

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