Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Men and Popular Music in Algeria the Social Significance of Rai

by Marc Schade-Poulsen

  • ISBN: 9780292777408
  • ISBN10: 029277740X

Men and Popular Music in Algeria the Social Significance of Rai

by Marc Schade-Poulsen

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
  • Publish date: 07/01/1999
  • ISBN: 9780292777408
  • ISBN10: 029277740X
used Add to Cart $8.75
You save: 65%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
new Add to Cart $25.30
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description: Rai music is often called the voice of the voiceless in Algeria, a society currently swept by tragic conflict. Rai is the voice of Algerian men, young men caught between generations and classes, in political strife, and in economic inequality. In a ground-breaking study, anthropologist Marc Schade-Poulsen uses this popular music genre as a lens through which he views Algerian society, particularly male society. He situates rai within Algerian family life, moral codes, and broader power relations.

Schade-Poulsen did his research in the 1990s in clubs, in recording studios, at weddings, and with street musicians. He describes the history of rai, which emerged in the late 1970s and spread throughout North Africa at the same time the Islamist movement was growing to become the most potent socio-political movement in Algeria.

Outsiders consider rai to be Western in origin, but Schade-Poulsen shows its Islamic roots as well. The musicians do use Western instruments, but the music itself mixes Algerian popular songs and rhythms with the beat of American disco, Egyptian modalities, Moroccan wedding tunes, and the songs of Julio Iglesias. The lyrics deal with male-female relationships but also with generational relationships and the problems of youth, as they struggle to find a place in a conflicted society.

The study, in its innovative approach to music as a template of society, helps the reader understand the two major movements among today's Algerian youth: one toward the mosque and the other toward the West.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Hippo Books
Location: Toledo, OH
Condition: Acceptable
Noticeably used book. Text is legible but may be soiled and have binding
[...]
Price:
$1.67
Comments:
Noticeably used book. Text is legible but may be soiled and have binding
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$8.48
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Powell's Books
Location: Portland, OR
Condition: Very Good
Price:
$17.26
Comments:
Seller: Book Culture Inc.
Location: New York, NY
Condition: Acceptable
May have highlighting, underlining, or margin notes. Textbooks may not include access codes. Shipped from a real independent book store in Manhattan.
Price:
$20.20
Comments:
May have highlighting, underlining, or margin notes. Textbooks may not include access codes. Shipped from a real independent book store in Manhattan.
Seller: One Stop Shop Bookstore
Location: Memphis, TN
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Price:
$25.05
Comments:
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).