MA ELAK ELLA HAIFA EPISODES
I also recall very well that the designer who was eliminated at the end of that episode had made her entire outfit out of pita bread one simply does not forget that. The Syrian-produced Star Interview is a far cry from the Lebanese material. Feb 18, Rea Haddad. The writers who contributed most of the Syrian-produced material were not high-flying paparazzi journalists, but young student amateurs brought in to form what was called the Star Team. Carole herself, whilst deeply involved in harnessing the operation of this corporatism to certain professed ends, is not some grand manipulatrice commanding events from on high, duping those below her so as they consume without reflexion and partake inexorably in her domination. Star Zaman charts institutional, social, architectural, and technological history in twentieth-century Syria whilst Double Star displays a young Syrian professional complete with a familiar inventory of personal details — age, profession, studies, hobbies — and a handy slogan for life.
Firstly, the Syrian economy is struggling to find alternatives to the oil revenues and Soviet financial support so crucial in previous decades. In it, more than twenty writers from the team face the camera smiling and laughing; this is a really positive image which speaks cheerful youth, confidence, and fulfilment. This points to two further features of the privatization of symbolic production: Due to college exams, the writers were not contributing as much to the magazine as at other points of the year. Syrian-produced brands which imitate global brands. Beirut, Lebanon – Pfizer Trip His view sees the family as the correct framework for socialization and morality right into early adulthood — indeed up until a shaab has married and started a family of his own.
More commercial freedom entails more space for commercial symbols brandswhich suggests that brands, and their managers, are accumulating a growing power in shaping social life in Syria. A particular thank you to Walter Armbrust whose support and supervision have been invaluable.
Similarly, the national-regime vision and the private-corporate vision differ on both method and content episods the social instruction which renders the individual effective and useful. He has set himself up to defend patriarchal values from within the magazine.
For example, one issue shows Lebanese singer Tina relaxing with friends on a yacht wearing nothing but a bikini and sarong, a view of lavish celebrity culture and female exposure far removed from anything Star Syria would produce Figure 8. So, for example, to find an appropriate sportsperson for Sport StarCarole asks if anyone has a friend who plays the chosen sport.
Certainly, the period, which is far from complete, has seen a growing chorus of international political pressure mount on the am, and on Bashar al-Asad in particular, all of which is worthy of comment. Perhaps the high-culture role assigned to her by the magazine as youthful national icon, and the fact that her image does not overtly attempt to arouse the reader explain his view.
The corporatism described in this chapter is one more case of the privatization of authoritarianism. Mobilizing Musalsals to the Defence of National Canons. Moreover, the ways in which these opposing discourses and modes of representation are physically ellz in the magazine suggest that Star is designed to reassert a vision of national confidence in the face of growing pressures on youth consciousness from Lebanese and global media production.
Undoubtedly, these pages focus predominantly on Lebanese stars. These writers were recruited from a variety of sources. He had taken it upon himself, with his close friend Hafa, to conduct some research on why students prefer certain English Language Schools in Damascus over others, and subsequently wrote an article which was partly published in the national newspaper Tishriin.
Feb 22, Beirut. The magazine collects and orders these symbols, whilst also creating epiaodes own and recycling others particularly from the internet which it claims as its own. This core group of domestic companies, including United Group UG which runs Starjoined forces to sponsor the website www. Other analyses of power structures in Syria have used gender, ethnicity, and religious affiliation to understand Syrian episores.
Not only by telling the story, but also by appearing at the meeting wearing her new pink pyjamas, this Star writer was actively contesting parental norms.
It’s also very possible to have all 12 of these thoughts at once. The third Lebanese section which Star News incorporates into the Syrian Magazine is a longer feature of perhaps four pages on the career of a specific Western star.
Feb 19, Tanya Maalouf. Studies of authoritarian regimes have pointed to the significance of jokes in reminding those who tell and share them of their shared flak of involuntary obedience to authority over them.
One of the central components of achieving this aim is the interplay between the Western-oriented Star News and the Syrian-produced material which contains it. Part of this endeavour seeks to combat the classless adaptability of satellite popular culture by generating a new national confidence in a kind of national high culture packaged as popular culture.
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Two of the women are smiling, the others look at the camera unflinchingly but without firm expressions. Regime rhetoric defined Syrians as the steadfast defenders of the Palestinian cause and of Pan-Arab nationalism. Due to college exams, the writers were not contributing as much to the magazine as at other points of the year.
Hailing from a government school, he considers himself special because he is a strong learner and self-starter. A study of Star Syria is not only pertinent to the prevailing cultural and political order; it can also contribute to an understanding of the broader historical narrative of the modern Middle East.
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A uniform is a social signifier which marks men as soldiers in the national army first and individuals second. As high cultural production is often linked to the national cause, the contest between elite-high and mass-low cultural visions elucidated by Twitchell in the Western episdes  is all the more dramatic in the Middle East where national identities remain emergent and malleable.
The thesis that ritualistic consumption of national media plays a central role in building national identity was most famously made by Benedict Anderson for print capitalism in the European context. This role is an ideological one. I watched the play and I loved the acting of Latifa in it…. Men are displayed at work, writing, phoning, using the computer, commanding the wpisodes space; women are seen as the providers of a warm domestic space. It is in the context of this partial economic liberalization that Star has emerged.
Actors epiaodes time and time again the importance of study in harnessing acting talent. Clearly, Carole felt her authority dlak her message of encouragement for youth empowerment within the family to be under threat. One result of censorship is that domestically-produced publications are scrutinized intensely.
In addition, Fayruz clearly straddles generation and gender divides. During our discussion in Inhouse, he gave me some indication of which images he finds most offensive by ranking a series of photographs within a single issue on a scale of one acceptable to ten totally unacceptable Figure In the vast majority of issues, Star Interview is a three- or four-page article which turns the spotlight on actors who are considered important because they have appeared in national television productions, particularly musalsals, although directors, a singer, a dancer and a rock band have made appearances.
Star Zaman charts institutional, social, architectural, and technological history in twentieth-century Syria whilst Double Star displays a young Syrian professional complete with a familiar inventory of personal details — age, profession, studies, hobbies — and a handy slogan for life.
It would be inaccurate to claim that Ahmed respects all forms of authority at all times; he openly opposes Carole and he even behaves in ways his parents disapprove of. Indeed, they are hard to achieve in an economy which largely avoided the infitah policies that oversaw the privatization of state-owned industries, like banking and mining, in Egypt.
The magazine is led by a general manager, but it is Carole as chief editor who relates most directly to the team of amateur writers. By juxtaposing Syrian- and Lebanese-produced material, the magazine itself becomes a site of that contest. There is a long legacy of import substitution, the practice of imitating foreign brands or products domestically so as to generate jobs and revenue at home.
The writers who contributed most of the Syrian-produced material were not high-flying paparazzi journalists, but young student amateurs brought in to form what was called the Star Team. Because of this, Star comes in for intense social scrutiny, and those involved in its production know it.
This can be explained by the fact that the magazine sets them up as national heroes, role models to be emulated, young winners making a good job of it.
Underlying this view is the idea that inevitably a youth magazine should be, indeed can only be, functionally didactic.