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War and Memory in Lebanon

War and Memory in Lebanon

  • Author: Sune Haugbolle
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521199026
  • Category: History
  • Page: 260
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Sune Haugbolle's often poignant 2010 book chronicles the battle over ideas that emerged from the wreckage of the Lebanese civil war.

Civil War and Narrative

Civil War and Narrative

Testimony, Historiography, Memory

  • Author: Karine Deslandes,Fabrice Mourlon,Bruno Tribout
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319611798
  • Category: History
  • Page: 244
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This book explores the representation of intra-state conflicts. It offers a distinctive approach by looking at narrative forms and strategies associated with civil war testimony, historiography and memory. The volume seeks to reflect current research in civil war in a number of disciplines and covers a range of geographical areas, from the advent of modern forms of testimonies, history writing and public remembering in the early modern period, to the present day. In focusing on narrative, broadly defined, the contributors not only explore civil war testimonies, historiography and memory as separate fields of inquiry, but also highlight the interplay between these areas, which are shown to share porous boundaries. Chapters look at the ways in which various narrative forms feed off each other, be they oral, written or visual narratives, personal or collective accounts, or testimonies from victims or perpetrators.

Memory and Conflict in Lebanon

Memory and Conflict in Lebanon

Remembering and Forgetting the Past

  • Author: Craig Larkin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136490612
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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This book examines the legacy of Lebanon’s civil war and how the population, and the youth in particular, are dealing with their national past. Drawing on extensive qualitative research and social observation, the author explores the efforts of those who wish to remember, so as not to repeat past mistakes, and those who wish to forget. In considering how the Lebanese youth are negotiating this collective memory, Larkin addresses issues of: Lebanese post-war amnesia and the gradual emergence of new memory discourses and public debates Lebanese nationalism and historical memory visual memory and mnemonic landscapes oral memory and post-war narratives war memory as an agent of ethnic conflict and a tool for reconciliation and peace-building. trans-generational trauma or postmemory. Shedding new light on trauma and the persistence of ethnic and religious hostility, this book offers a unique insight into Lebanon’s recurring communal tensions and a fresh perspective on the issue of war memory. As such, this is an essential addition to the existing literature on Lebanon and will be relevant for scholars of sociology, Middle East studies, anthropology, politics and history.

Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction

Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction

  • Author: Syrine Hout
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748669175
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 224
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This book examines the phenomenon of the post-civil war Anglophone Lebanese fictional narrative.

The Routledge Handbook of the History of the Middle East Mandates

The Routledge Handbook of the History of the Middle East Mandates

  • Author: Cyrus Schayegh,Andrew Arsan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317497066
  • Category: History
  • Page: 440
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The Routledge Handbook of the History of the Middle East Mandates provides an overview of the social, political, economic, and cultural histories of the Middle East in the decades between the end of the First World War and the late 1940s, when Britain and France abandoned their Mandates. It also situates the history of the Mandates in their wider imperial, international and global contexts, incorporating them into broader narratives of the interwar decades. In 27 thematically organised chapters, the volume looks at various aspects of the Mandates such as: The impact of the First World War and the development of a new state system The impact of the League of Nations and international governance Differing historical perspectives on the impact of the Mandates system Techniques and practices of government The political, social, economic and cultural experiences of the people living in and connected to the Mandates. This book provides the reader with a guide to both the history of the Middle East Mandates and their complex relation with the broader structures of imperial and international life. It will be a valuable resource for all scholars of this period of Middle Eastern and world history.

Visualizing Secularism and Religion

Visualizing Secularism and Religion

Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, India

  • Author: Alev Cinar,Srirupa Roy
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 0472071181
  • Category: History
  • Page: 348
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An investigation of the role of religion in the formation of secular-national public spheres in the Middle East and South Asia

The Politics of Violence, Truth and Reconciliation in the Arab Middle East

The Politics of Violence, Truth and Reconciliation in the Arab Middle East

  • Author: Sune Haugbolle,Anders Hastrup
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317969073
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 156
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In the last five to ten years, pressure for political liberalisation, and the growth of civil society and independent media, inside Arab countries have prompted the debate about violent events in the postcolonial period. This book features studies of six Arab countries in which legacies of political violence have been challenged through various initiatives to promote "truth-telling" and transitional justice. The analysis departs from a liberal, teleological understanding of truth and reconciliation as a linear process from trauma through memory to national healing. Instead, the articles highlight how the interplay between state-orchestrated initiatives (such as Truth and Reconciliation committees and ministerial committees); civil society actors (including former political prisoners, investigative journalists and NGOs); and external actors (such as transnational NGOs, state sponsored dialogue initiatives, the UN and the EU) is creating a new political field. The book examines the extent to which this field challenges the Arab nation-state’s monopoly on history and violence, and asks whether public narratives of violence, memory and justice consolidate or challenge political legitimacy of current regimes. This book was published as a special issue of Mediterranean Politics.

Minority Rights in the Middle East

Minority Rights in the Middle East

  • Author: Joshua Castellino,Kathleen A. Cavanaugh
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191668885
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 456
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Within the Middle East there are a wide range of minority groups outside the mainstream religious and ethnic culture. This book provides a detailed examination of their rights as minorities within this region, and their changing status throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The rights of minorities in the Middle East are subject to a range of legal frameworks, having developed in part from Islamic law, and in recent years subject to international human rights law and institutional frameworks. The book examines the context in which minority rights operate within this conflicted region, investigating how minorities engage with (or are excluded from) various sites of power and how state practice in dealing with minorities (often ostensibly based on Islamic authority) intersects with and informs modern constitutionalism and international law. The book identifies who exactly can be classed as a minority group, analysing in detail the different religious and ethnic minorities across the region. The book also pays special attention to the plight of minorities who are spread between various states, often as the result of conflict. It assesses the applicable domestic legislative instruments within the three countries investigated as case studies: Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, and highlights key domestic remedies that could serve as models for ensuring greater social cohesion and greater inclusion of minorities in the political life of these countries.

Lebanon Adrift

Lebanon Adrift

From Battleground to Playground

  • Author: Samir Khalaf
  • Publisher: Saqi
  • ISBN: 0863568343
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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Lebanon today is at a fateful crossroads in its eventful socio-cultural and political history. Imperiled by unsettling transformations, from postwar reconstruction and rehabilitation to the forces of postmodernity and globalism, it remains adrift. In this landmark study, Samir Khalaf explores how ordinary citizens, burdened by the consequences of an ugly and unfinished war, persisting regional rivalries, mounting economic deprivation and diminishing prospects for well-being, find meaning and coherence in a society that has not only lost its moorings and direction, but also its sense of control. Khalaf argues that a mood of lethargy and indifference prevails, with a growing tendency for the Lebanese to seek refuge in religiosity, communalism and cloistered spatial identities, or temporary relief in the allure of mass consumerism. 'Timely and provocative ... Samir Khalaf offers an empirically rich and theoretically broad survey of Lebanese society.' Craig Larkin, University of Exeter 'Samir Khalaf is the foremost scholar writing on Lebanese politi and society today. This book re-affirms his stature with its keen observations, eloquent prose and impassioned arguments about the escapist and narcissistic maladies afflicting postwar Lebanon.' Akram Khater, North Carolina State University 'A skilled sociological reading of contemporary Lebanon by a master of the discipline.' Augustus Richard Norton, Boston University and University of Oxford

Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion

Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion

Two Thousand Years of Christian Missions in the Middle East

  • Author: Eleanor H. Tejirian,Reeva Spector Simon
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231511094
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion surveys two thousand years of the Christian missionary enterprise in the Middle East within the context of the region's political evolution. Its broad, rich narrative follows Christian missions as they interacted with imperial powers and as the momentum of religious change shifted from Christianity to Islam and back, adding new dimensions to the history of the region and the nature of the relationship between the Middle East and the West. Historians and political scientists increasingly recognize the importance of integrating religion into political analysis, and this volume, using long-neglected sources, uniquely advances this effort. It surveys Christian missions from the earliest days of Christianity to the present, paying particular attention to the role of Christian missions, both Protestant and Catholic, in shaping the political and economic imperialism of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Eleanor H. Tejirian and Reeva Spector Simon delineate the ongoing tensions between conversion and the focus on witness and "good works" within the missionary movement, which contributed to the development and spread of nongovernmental organizations. Through its conscientious, systematic study, this volume offers an unparalleled encounter with the social, political, and economic consequences of such trends.