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- DescriptionIn the wake of recent upheavals across the Arab world, a simplistic media portrayal of the region as essentially homogeus has given way to a new though equally shallow portrayal, casting it as deeply divided along ethnic, linguistic, and religious lines. The essays gathered in Mirities and the Modern Arab World seek to challenge this representation with a nuanced exploration of the ways in which ethnic, religious, and linguistic commitments have intersected to create mirity communities in the modern era. Bringing together the fields of history, political science, anthropology, sociology, and linguistics, contributors provide fresh analyses of the construction and evolution of mirity identities around the region. They examine how the category of mirity became meaningful only with the rise of the modern nation-state and find that Middle Eastern mirity nationalisms owe much of their modern self-definition to developments within diaspora populations and other transnational frameworks. The first volume to upend the conceptual frame of reference for studying Middle Eastern mirity communities in nearly two decades, Mirities and the Modern Arab World represents a major intervention in modern Middle East studies.
- Author BiographyLaura Robson is associate professor of history at Portland State University. She is the author of Colonialism and Christianity in Mandate Palestine.
- PublisherSyracuse University Press
- Date of Publication30/04/2016
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleMiddle East Studies Beyond Dominant Paradigms
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSyracuse University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight653 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Edited byLaura Robson
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