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Being modern in the Middle East : revolution, nationalism, colonialism, and the Arab middle class / Keith David Watenpaugh.

Author/Creator:
Watenpaugh, Keith David, 1966-
Publication:
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2006.
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 325 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
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Subjects:
Arab nationalism.
Middle class -- Arab countries.
Revolutions.
Social conflict -- Arab countries.
Civil society -- Arab countries.
Contents:
Introduction : modernity, class, and the architectures of community
An eastern Mediterranean city on the eve of revolution
Being modern in a time of revolution : the revolution of 1908 and the beginnings of middle-class politics (1908-1918)
Ottoman precedents (I) : journalism, voluntary association, and the "true civilization" of the middle class
Ottoman precedents (II) : the technologies of the public sphere and the multiple deaths of the Ottoman citizen
Being modern in a moment of anxiety : the middle class makes sense of a "postwar" world (1918-1924) - historicism, nationalism, and violence
Rescuing the Arab from history : halab, Orientalist imaginings, Wilsonianism, and early Arabism
The persistence of empire at the moment of its collapse : Ottoman-Islamic identity and "new men" rebels
Remembering the great war : allegory, civic virtue, and conservative reaction
Being modern in an era of colonialism : middle-class modernity and the culture of the French mandate for Syria (1925-1946)
Deferring to the AŹ»yan : the middle class and the politics of notables
Middle-class fascism and the transformation of civil violence : steel shirts, white badges, and the last Qabaday
Not quite Syrians : Aleppo's communities of collaboration
Coda : the incomplete project of middle-class modernity and the paradox of metropolitan desire.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-316) and index.
ISBN:
0691121699 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
61162277
Publisher Number:
9780691121697