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Adam Smith and the Dark Nightingale: on twentieth-century sentimentalism

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This article reconsiders sentimentalism in the light of the writings of Adam Smith and the career of Abd al-Halim Hafiz, Egypt's 'Dark Nightingale' and film-star crooner of the 1950s and 60s. It explores competing representations of emotionality, the limits of enchantment, and the contemporary politics of nostalgia and melodrama in Egyptian public culture. Eighteenth-century sentimental theory provides a critical and productive angle on twentieth-century popular musical culture, angles that t...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S1478572207000461

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Music Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Twentieth-century music Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
2
Pages:
201-219
Publication date:
2006-09-05
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EISSN:
1478-5730
ISSN:
1478-5722
URN:
uuid:5807426c-8bf8-42eb-868d-5e28532f815c
Local pid:
ora:10050
Language:
English
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