This timely work discusses the role of Arab transnational media in the emergence of a new pan-Arabism. McArabism, the author suggests, represents the convergence of local tribal identities with globalization and the forming, or reforming, of a new regional Arab identity. The book explores the emergence of McArabism and its impact on Arab society, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and new representations of the West and the Islamic and Arab World.
Khalil Rinnawi is a lecturer in the School of Media and the department of behavioral science at the College of Management in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He received his Ph.D. in Political Sociology from the Free University of Berlin. In addition to this book, he is the author of two other books and numerous scholarly journal articles.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgements Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 1. Literature Review Chapter 6 2. McArabism: Engagement, Globalization, and Localization in Arab Media Chapter 7 3. Emergence and Erosion: A Brief History of the Electronic Media in the Arab World and Structures Chapter 8 4. Arab Satellite TV Stations: Main Players and Classifications Chapter 9 5. Regulation and Control of the Transnational Media Chapter 10 6. McArabism Through Transnational Arab News: The Case of al-Jazeera Chapter 11 7. Pan-Arab Media: Implications and Effects Chapter 12 8. Conclusion Chapter 13 Appendix 1: Nilesat TV Channels Chapter 14 Appendix 2: Channels Available on Arabsat Chapter 15 Appendix 3: Channels Available on Nilesat Banquet Chapter 16 Appendix 4: List of Governmental TV Stations Chapter 17 Appendix 5: Channels Available on ART Chapter 18 Bibliography Chapter 19 About the Author Chapter 20 Index