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Everyday Arab identity : the daily reproduction of the Arab world / Christopher Phillips.

Author/Creator:
Phillips, Christopher, Ph. D., author
Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (225 p.)
Series:
Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics
Routledge studies in Middle Eastern politics ; 47
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Subjects:
Arab nationalism -- Case studies.
Arabism -- Case studies.
Arab nationalism -- Syria.
Arabism.
Arab nationalism -- Jordan.
Arab countries -- Politics and government -- 1945 -- -Case studies.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Whether through government propaganda or popular transnational satellite television channels, Arab citizens encounter a discourse that reinforces a sense of belonging to their own state and a broader Arab world on a daily basis. Looking through the lens of nationalism theory, this book examines how and why Arab identity continues to be reproduced in today's Middle East, and how that Arab identity interacts with strengthening ties to religion and the state.Drawing on case studies of two ideologically different Arab regimes, Syria and Jordan, Christopher Phillips explores both t
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures and tables; Note on translation and transliteration; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Map of Syria and Jordan and the Levant; Introduction: Everyday Arabism; 1 Defining Arabism: contemporary Arab identity and the state; Arabism today: contested identity; Arabism and state nationalism; Everyday Arabism: theory and methodology; Conclusion; 2 Building Arabism: identity-building in Syria and Jordan; Building Syria and Jordan; Personality cults and identity-building; Second generation cults in Syria and Jordan; Conclusion
3 National Arabism: flagging identity on state televisionTelevision in Syria and Jordan; A week of television; Conclusion; 4 Transnational Arabism: Arab satellite television's new discourse; The satellite television debate; New Arabism and satellite news; Arabism and satellite entertainment shows; Satellite sport and Arabism: a case study of Al-Jazeera's coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games; Conclusion; 5 Receiving Arabism: everyday opinions from Syria and Jordan; Methodology; Arab, state and religious identity; Everyday personality cults; State television
Transnational Arab satellite televisionConclusion; Conclusion: Arabism's future; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-203-09674-6
1-283-84432-X
1-136-21961-7
OCLC:
821176421
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203096741 doi