Writing the modern history of Iraq [electronic resource] : historiographical and political challenges / editors, Jordi Tejel ... [et al].

Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, 2012.
1 online resource (578 p.)
Iraq -- Historiography.
Iraq -- Politics and government.
Electronic books.
The modern history of Iraq is punctuated by a series of successive and radical ruptures (coups d'etat, changes of regime, military adventures and foreign invasions) whose chronological markers are relatively easy to identify. Although researchers cannot ignore these ruptures, they should also be encouraged to establish links between the moments when the breaks occur and the longue durée, in order to gain a better understanding of the period.Combining a variety of different disciplinary and methodological perspectives, this collection of essays seeks to establish some new markers which will open
CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Introduction Riccardo Bocco and Jordi Tejel; 1. Dealing with the Past: Methodological Issues Peter Sluglett; Advice from the Past: 'Ali al-Wardi on Literature and Society Orit Bashkin; Representations of the Iraqi Intellectual; Wardi's Complaint; Words of Advice; Writing the History of Iraq: the Fallacy of "Objective" History Johan Franzen; The Sectarian Master Narrative in Iraqi Historiography Reidar Visser; How the Sectarian Master Narrative Works; Three Kinds of Imposition of Sectarian Themes; How the Sectarian Master Narrative can be Counterbalanced
Electronic references Beyond Political Ruptures: Towards a Historiography of Social Continuity in Iraq Peter Harling; The 2003 Rupture/Transition; Tribal "Loyalties"; Sunni Arab Trends; An Intra-Shi'i Struggle; What the Civil War Revealed; Conclusions; Electronic references; 2. The Monarchist Era Revisited Jordi Tejel; What did it mean to be an Iraqi during the Monarchy? Hala Fattah; From Forty-One to Qadisiyyat Saddam: Remarks on an Iraqi Realm of Memory Peter Wien; Forty-One in Perspective; Engineering Public Memory Under Qasim; The Ba'th and the Mosul Spring Festival; Qadisiyyat Saddam
Khayr Allah Tulfah and the Four Officers Conclusion; Building the Nation through the Production of Difference Sara Pursley; Masculine Time, Feminine Space, and Arab Unity: Sati' al-Husri and the Schooling of Iraqi Girls in the 1920's; Learning by Doing: Pragmatist Philosophy and the Differentiated Curriculum; What the School Builds the Home Destroys: The Gendering of Education, 1932-1952; Unfit for Marriage and Motherhood: The Crisis of Girls' Education and the Age of Development, 1952-1958; 3. Rethinking the Ba'thist Period Hamit Bozarslan
Digging the Past: The Historiography of Archaeology in Modern Iraq Magnus T. Bernhardsson The International Period 1808-1921; The National Period 1921-1941; The Independence and Sanctions Periods 1941-2003; The Period of Fragmentation, 2003-present; Totalitarianism Revisited: Framing the History of Ba'thist Iraq Achim Rohde; Comparative Perspectives; Recovering or Inventing Public Opinion and Dissent in Ba'thist Iraq; State-Society Relations in Liberal and Authoritarian Systems; Conclusion; How to "Turn the Page" Fanny Lafourcade; The Central Role of Ahmad Chalabi
A Specific Narrative on the Ba'th EraWhat is de-Ba'thification?; The Excesses of de-Ba'thification; The Emergence of an Alternate Voice; A Minority Discourse; The de-Ba'thification Issue and the Iraqi Civil War; The Battle turns Parliamentarian; The 2008 Law, a Victory for Opponents of de-Ba'thification Reform; Revenge vs Reconciliation; Electronic references; 4. Dealing with Victimhood: Whose Memories of Mass Violence? Between Oral and Official History; Fragmented Memory, Competing Narratives Karin Mlodoch; Introduction; Traumatic Memory, Fragmented Memory
"With our Husbands gone our Lives have Disappeared": Experiences, Memories and Narratives of Women Survivors of the Anfal in Germyan
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Tejel, Jordi.
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