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Moroccan Noir

Moroccan Noir

Police, Crime, and Politics in Popular Culture
Jonathan Smolin, Moroccan Noir. Police, Crime, and Politics in Popular Culture, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, coll. « Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa », 2013, 308 p., ISBN : 9780253010650.
Notice publiée le 12 novembre 2013

Présentation de l'éditeur

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.

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Auteur

Jonathan Smolin

Jonathan Smolin is Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures at Dartmouth College. His publications include a translation of Abdelilah Hamdouchi's The Final Bet: A Modern Arabic Novel.

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