Monarchies and Nations: Globalisation and Identity in the Arab States of the Gulf

Monarchies and Nations: Globalisation and Identity in the Arab States of the Gulf

by Paul Dresch
     
 

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By combining the views of anthropologists, political scientists and others, this book explores how the citizen populations of the Arab states of the Gulf define themselves in a wider context. The Gulf provides extreme examples, not only because these polities are so dependent on transnational flows of wealth and imagery, but because at home the citizen work-force

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By combining the views of anthropologists, political scientists and others, this book explores how the citizen populations of the Arab states of the Gulf define themselves in a wider context. The Gulf provides extreme examples, not only because these polities are so dependent on transnational flows of wealth and imagery, but because at home the citizen work-force is often out-numbered by migrant-labor. The resultant identity-construction embraces an acute yet singular nationalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848858664
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
03/19/2013
Edition description:
New
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Dresch is a lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford.
James Piscatori is Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

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