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|Title:||The 'Aura' of home: Fairouz and the arab diaspora of Doha, Qatar||Authors:||Issa, Dima||Affiliations:||Department of Mass Media and Communication||Keywords:||Arab diaspora
|Issue Date:||2019||Part of:||Middle east journal of culture and communication||Volume:||12||Issue:||1||Start page:||109||End page:||126||Abstract:||
In Arabic restaurants, sitting rooms and cars around the world, her voice filters through the airwaves, transporting listeners to narrow alleyways, cobblestones and the Mediterranean Sea, to a time of innocence and peace, determination and war, stability and acceptance. Her songs, melancholy memory and patriotic love shape Arab heritage and offer a focal point for identity construction. For many Arabs in the diaspora, Fairouzs music is a tool of expression, a proxy for nostalgia and a call for resistance. Through a theoretical framework that combines affect, the mnemonic imagination and migration, I highlight the preliminary findings of my PhD research. This research involves a series of interviews with members of the Arab diaspora living in Doha, Qatar. I examine the role Fairouzs music played in the lives of these interview subjects.
|URI:||https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/1664||Open URL:||Link to full text||Type:||Journal Article|
|Appears in Collections:||Department of Mass Media and Communication|
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