Popular Culture and Nationalism in Lebanon

Popular Culture and Nationalism in Lebanon
Author: Christopher Stone
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-09-12
ISBN: 1135980152
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Popular Culture and Nationalism in Lebanon Book Excerpt:

Based on an award-winning thesis, this volume is a pioneering study of musical theatre and popular culture and its relation to the production of identity in Lebanon in the second half of the twentieth century. In the aftermath of the departure of the French from Lebanon and the civil violence of 1958, the Rahbani brothers (Asi and Mansour) staged a series of folkloric musical theatrical extravaganzas at the annual Ba‘labakk festival which highlighted the talents of Asi’s wife, the Lebanese diva Fairouz, arguably the most famous living Arab singer. The inclusion of these folkloric vignettes into the festival’s otherwise European dominated cultural agenda created a powerful nation-building combination of what Partha Chatterjee calls the ‘appropriation of the popular’ and the ‘classicization of tradition.’ The Rahbani project coincides with the confluence of increasing internal and external migration in Lebanon, as well as with the rapid development of mass media technology, of which the Ba'labakk festival can be seen as an extension. Employing theories of nationalism, modernity, globalism and locality, this book shows that these factors combined to give the project a potent identity-forming power. Popular Culture and Nationalism in Lebanon is the first study of Fairouz and the Rahbani family in English and will appeal to students and researchers in the field of Middle East studies, Popular culture and musical theatre.

Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict

Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
Author: Nenad Miscevic,Nenad Miščević
Publsiher: Open Court Publishing
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780812694154
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays approaches the problems and strengths of nationalism from a number of philosophical perspectives. The contributors craft a definition of nation/nationalism that emphasizes the cultural and sociopolitical ties uniting members of a country rather than merely their place of origin.

Rethinking the Middle East

Rethinking the Middle East
Author: Efraim Karsh
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780714654188
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking the Middle East Book Excerpt:

Karsh contends that the influence of the Great Powers has not been the primary force behind the Middle East's political development, nor the main cause of its famous volatility.

Practicing Transnationalism

Practicing Transnationalism
Author: Eileen T. Lundy,Edward J. Lundy
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 1477309306
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practicing Transnationalism Book Excerpt:

In the first decade of the twenty-first century, American studies programs began to spread in the Middle East. During a time of rising anti-American sentiment, ten major programs were established in the region. What impulses propelled universities in the Middle East to establish these centers and programs? What motivated students to take courses and pursue degrees in American studies? In part, American studies programs developed as a way to “know the enemy,” to better understand America’s ubiquitous influence in foreign relations, technology, and culture; however, some programs grew because residents admired the ideals set forth as American, including democracy and free speech. Practicing Transnationalism investigates these issues and others, using the experiences and research of the editors and contributors, who worked either directly in these programs or as adjunct to them. These scholars seek to understand what American power means to people in the Middle East. They examine the challenge of developing American studies programs in a transnational paradigm, striving to build programs that are separate from and critical of American imperialism without simply becoming anti-American. In the essays, the contributors provide context for how the field of American studies has grown and developed, and they offer views of cultural interactions and classroom situations, demonstrating the problems instructors faced and how they worked to address them.

Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age 1798 1939

Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age 1798   1939
Author: Albert Hourani
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1983-06-23
ISBN: 1107717116
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age 1798 1939 Book Excerpt:

Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age 1798–1939 is the most comprehensive study of the modernizing trend of political and social thought in the Arab Middle East. Albert Hourani studies the way in which ideas about politics and society changed during the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries, in response to the expanding influence of Europe. His main attention is given to the movement of ideas in Egypt and Lebanon. He shows how two streams of thought, the one aiming to restate the social principles of Islam, and the other to justify the separation of religion from politics, flowed into each other to create the Egyptian and Arab nationalisms of the present century. The last chapter of the book surveys the main tendencies of thought in the post-war years. Since its publication in 1962, this book has been regarded as a modern classic of interpretation. It was reissued by the Cambridge University Press in 1983 and has subsequently sold over 8000 copies.

Arab Nationalism

Arab Nationalism
Author: Peter Wien
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2017-02-10
ISBN: 1315412195
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arab Nationalism Book Excerpt:

Arab nationalism has been one of the dominant ideologies in the Middle East and North Africa since the early twentieth century. However, a clear definition of Arab nationalism, even as a subject of scholarly inquiry, does not yet exist. Arab Nationalism sheds light on cultural expressions of Arab nationalism and the sometimes contradictory meanings attached to it in the process of identity formation in the modern world. It presents nationalism as an experienceable set of identity markers – in stories, visual culture, narratives of memory, and struggles with ideology, sometimes in culturally sophisticated forms, sometimes in utterly vulgar forms of expression. Drawing upon various case studies, the book transcends a conventional history that reduces nationalism in the Arab lands to a pattern of political rise and decline. It offers a glimpse at ways in which Arabs have constructed an identifiable shared national culture, and it critically dissects conceptions about Arab nationalism as an easily graspable secular and authoritarian ideology modeled on Western ideas and visions of modernity. This book offers an entirely new portrayal of nationalism and a crucial update to the field, and as such, is indispensable reading for students, scholars and policymakers looking to gain a deeper understanding of nationalism in the Arab world.

Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History, Modern
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Politics and War in Lebanon

Politics and War in Lebanon
Author: Mordechai Nisan
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2015-05-31
ISBN: 1412856337
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics and War in Lebanon Book Excerpt:

Lebanon is an exceptionally misunderstood country; its religious politics are typically misrepresented and denigrated in Western political commentary. Politics and War in Lebanon offers a lucid examination of Lebanese society and politics. Mordechai Nisan examines Lebanon in its own termson its own cultural turf. He then points to the causes of political disintegration in 1975 and explores the capacity of Lebanon to recover and retain its unique national poise. Avoiding disorienting Western stereotypes, Nisan presents Lebanon in its own native frame of reference, as a multi-ethnic country that operates according to its immutable and enigmatic political forms. Lebanon is different from other Arab countries, as demonstrated through its very complex electoral system, its tradition of cross-elite cooperation, and its special sense of Lebanese national identity that differentiates it from its overbearing Syrian neighbor. Nisan explores intra-Maronite Christian feuds, identifies Syria’s occupation strategy, analyzes the violence of the Palestinians, and studies Israel’s failed policy strategy and the role of Hezbollah in the Lebanese power equation. Lebanon is caught between its special historical identity as a country ofpoise, creativity, and liberty and the interminable warfare in the streets and villages of the country. Although its future appears dim, its resilience enabled it to prevail in the past, and may yet continue to do so.

Civic Discourse and Digital Age Communications in the Middle East

Civic Discourse and Digital Age Communications in the Middle East
Author: Leo A. Gher,Hussein Y. Amin
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1567504736
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Investigates compelling, timely questions for today's communication professionals.

Liberalism and Its Discontents

Liberalism and Its Discontents
Author: Francis Fukuyama
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2022-05-10
ISBN: 0374606722
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liberalism and Its Discontents Book Excerpt:

A short book about the challenges to liberalism from the right and the left by the bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order. Classical liberalism is in a state of crisis. Developed in the wake of Europe’s wars over religion and nationalism, liberalism is a system for governing diverse societies, which is grounded in fundamental principles of equality and the rule of law. It emphasizes the rights of individuals to pursue their own forms of happiness free from encroachment by government. It's no secret that liberalism didn't always live up to its own ideals. In America, many people were denied equality before the law. Who counted as full human beings worthy of universal rights was contested for centuries, and only recently has this circle expanded to include women, African Americans, LGBTQ+ people, and others. Conservatives complain that liberalism empties the common life of meaning. As the renowned political philosopher Francis Fukuyama shows in Liberalism and Its Discontents, the principles of liberalism have also, in recent decades, been pushed to new extremes by both the right and the left: neoliberals made a cult of economic freedom, and progressives focused on identity over human universality as central to their political vision. The result, Fukuyama argues, has been a fracturing of our civil society and an increasing peril to our democracy. In this short, clear account of our current political discontents, Fukuyama offers an essential defense of a revitalized liberalism for the twenty-first century.

Middle East Record Volume 1 1960

Middle East Record Volume 1  1960
Author: Yitzhak Oron
Publsiher: The Moshe Dayan Center
Total Pages: 581
Release: 1960
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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New Internationalist

New Internationalist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Developing countries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Al Raida

Al Raida
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Women
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Contemporary Thesaurus of Search Terms and Synonyms

The Contemporary Thesaurus of Search Terms and Synonyms
Author: Sara D. Knapp
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 682
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9781573561075
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Contemporary Thesaurus of Search Terms and Synonyms Book Excerpt:

Whether your search is limited to a single database or is as expansive as all of cyberspace, you won't find the intended results unless you use the words that work. Now in its second edition, Sara Knapp has updated and expanded this invaluable resource. Unlike any other thesaurus available, this popular guide offers a wealth of natural language options in a convenient, A-to-Z format. It's ideal for helping users find the appropriate word or words for computer searches in the humanities, social sciences, and business. The second edition has added more than 9,000 entries to the first edition's extensive list. Now, the Thesaurus contains almost 21,000 search entries! New or expanded areas include broader coverage of business terms and humanities-including arts literature, philosophy, religion, and music.

The Balkanization of the West

The Balkanization of the West
Author: Stjepan Mestrovic
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004-08-02
ISBN: 1134882602
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Balkanization of the West Book Excerpt:

Passionate, vigorous and uncompromising this book takes the lid off the confused Western response to the Balkan war. The author raises a series of timely and acute questions about the future of postmodernism and postcommunism. The author claims that the Balkan war has de-railed the movement for unification in Europe. The Islamic world has seen that the West is quite willing to bomb Muslim targets, from Iraq to Somalia, but absolutely unwilling to wage a `just war' to save the Bosnian Muslims. He concludes that the Balkan war is a key catalyst in the unravelling of the West.

Islamic Fundamentalism and Islamic Radicalism

Islamic Fundamentalism and Islamic Radicalism
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1987-10
ISBN: 9780941375078
Category: Islam and politics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Middle East Forum

Middle East Forum
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Middle East
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nationality and Nationalism

Nationality and Nationalism
Author: Athena S. Leoussi,Steven Grosby,Steven Elliott Grosby
Publsiher: I.B. Tauris
Total Pages: 1344
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nationality and Nationalism Book Excerpt:

Tauris Guides to International Relations series: This new series provides scholars, students and practitioners with an essential resource to the field of contemporary industrial relations. Each set is devoted to a core area of international relations and brings together the most important articles around that theme. There is a general introduction to each set together with individual introductions setting each article in context. This 4-volume set offers a carefully selected anthology of the most important theoretical and empirical literature in the field. It includes translations of little-known but major texts on nationality and nationalism from German and French sources and articles devoted to individual cases of nationality/nationalism in Europe, Asia and the rest of the world. Geographical coverage includes material drawn from Europe, Asia, Africa, USA, Russia, and other countries. A particular innovation is the consideration given to the Arts-visual, musical, and literary, in the expression and crystallization of national consciousness and national self-definitions. Materials are drawn from both the social sciences and the humanities and include primary documents, secondary analytical texts, and previously untranslated material. This set will be indispensable to scholars and students in politics and international relations, law, geography, sociology, history.

The Republic of Lebanon

The Republic of Lebanon
Author: Raphael Patai
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 639
Release: 1956
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Lebanon
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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IR

IR
Author: James M. Scott,Ralph G. Carter,A. Cooper Drury
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN: 1506397077
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IR Book Excerpt:

Now publishing with CQ Press, the Third Edition of IR: International, Economic, and Human Security in a Changing World explores the most current issues affecting the global community by analyzing how global actors seek international, economic, and human security. Award-winning scholars and authors James M. Scott, Ralph G. Carter, and A. Cooper Drury combine thought-provoking examples with practical learning tools to give you context and help you develop an understanding of not just what happens, but why and how it happens. Assuming no prior knowledge about international relations, the text provides you with a framework to understand what conditions behavior in the international arena—the challenges of anarchy, diversity, and complexity permeate the multitude of events that comprise of our world today. You will be able to make sense of the complicated events and interactions of world politics and come away with a broader view of the world’s geographical and political landscapes. New to the Third Edition: New discussions of key international trends and developments such as the shifts in power and leadership, the nature of and challenges to international order, the backlash against globalization and the rise of populism around the world. New and updated tables, charts, maps, and photographs illustrate important political events and players and bring concepts to life for today’s students. New and updated “Spotlight On” stories look at recent events happening in China, North Korea, Russia, and other countries to help students apply important concepts to real-world scenarios. New and updated “Theory in Action” examples feature contemporary theories about feminism, leadership, and more to demonstrate how ideas are directly translated into current policy and action. New and updated “The Revenge of Geography” feature with current issues such as “The Shrinking World,” turmoil in the African Great Lakes region, and more to demonstrate how a country’s borders and geography influences its relationships with neighboring countries. New and updated “Foreign Policy in Perspective” discussions explain how the dynamics of international relations have changed, putting into context the recent behavior and motivations of Russia’s interactions with its neighbors, Brexit, sanctions on North Korea, and more.