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Rethinking Nationalism in the Arab Middle East - Israel Gershoni

Rethinking Nationalism in the Arab Middle East

By: Israel Gershoni (Editor), James P. Jankowski (Editor)

Paperback Published: 6th December 1997
ISBN: 9780231106955
Number Of Pages: 408
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Today's discourse on nationalism is engaged by dynamic theoretical models derived from studies in literary criticism, cultural anthropology, socioeconomics, and psychology. This is the first book of its kind to apply this new theoretical framework to the Arab Middle East. The essays include Beth Baron on the image of women in Egyptian nationalist iconography; Fred Halliday suggesting an instrumentalist approach to nationalism and applying it to the case of Yemen; Rashid Khalidi on the formative era of Palestinian nationalist identity; and Emmanuel Sivan's analysis of contemporary Islamicist interpretations of Arab nationalism.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Narrativity I: Mechanics of Historiography: How Academics Construct Nationalist Historyp. 1
Rethinking the Formation of Arab Nationalism in the Middle East, 1920-1945: Old and New Narrativesp. 3
The Formation of Yemeni Nationalism: Initial Reflectionsp. 26
The Tropes of Stagnation and Awakening in Nationalist Historical Consciousness: The Egyptian Casep. 42
Narrativity II: Mechanics of Ideology: How Nationalists Construct Nationalist Historyp. 63
The Arab Nationalism of George Antonius Reconsideredp. 65
The Imposition of Nationalism on a Non-Nation State: The Case of Iraq During the Interwar Period, 1921-1941p. 87
Nationalist Iconography: Egypt as a Womanp. 105
Discursive Competitions: The Interplay of Rival Nationalist Visionsp. 125
Nationalizing the Pharaonic Past: Egyptology, Imperialism, and Egyptian Nationalism, 1922-1952p. 127
Arab Nationalism in "Nasserism" and Egyptian State Policy, 1952-1958p. 150
Polycentrismp. 169
The Formation of Palestinian Identity: The Critical Years, 1917-1923p. 171
The Palestinians: Tensions Between Nationalist and Religious Identitiesp. 191
Arab Nationalism in the Age of the Islamic Resurgencep. 207
Nationalist Diffusion from the Bottom Up: Other Voicesp. 229
The Other Arab Nationalism: Syrian/Arab Populism in Its Historical and International Contextsp. 231
Arab Workers and Arab Nationalism in Palestine: A View from Belowp. 249
The Paradoxical in Arab Nationalism: Interwar Syria Revisitedp. 273
Notesp. 289
Glossary of Arabic Termsp. 337
Works Cited in the Textp. 341
Contributorsp. 355
Indexp. 359
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ISBN: 9780231106955
ISBN-10: 0231106955
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 6th December 1997
Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.34  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.54