Through a Local Prism

Through a Local Prism : Gender, Globalization, and Identity in Moroccan Women's Magazines

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In Through a Local Prism, Loubna H. Skalli explores the forces of global cosmopolitanism, European and American, as they collide with local definitions of self, gender, and community in the Arab and Muslim culture. Since the late 1980's, Morocco, a post-colonial Muslim country, has faced dramatic political, economic, and sociocultural changes. Utilizing Moroccan women's magazines, Skalli explores the tensions and intersections between global forces and local traditions with close attention to their impact on gender definitions among Arab Muslims. Drawing on communication, media, and cultural theories, Skalli's research redefines culture, gender, and national identity in the context of the globalized world. The focus on the Middle East makes this book of great interest to scholars and students of cultural studies, communications, and women's studies.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 214 pages
  • Lexington Books
  • MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739131257
  • 9780739131251

About Loubna H Skalli

Loubna H. Skalli a former professor at Ibn Tofail University, Morocco, teaches in the School of International Service at American University, Washington D.C.show more

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[I]n its approach to globalization and localization dynamics in a very focused, careful, and situated way, this is a splendid and necessary study that . . . will ably stand at the forefront of global cultural theory and cultural studies work; it cuts across the new European Studies as well as emerging formations of Arab studies to do some innovative reflection and intervention into cultural identity and media debates . . . this is an outstanding work of serious and thorough scholarship....--Rob Wilson, University of California at Santa Cruzshow more