Rethinking Nationalism in the Arab Middle East / Edition 1

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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, with essays by Beth Baron, Fred Halliday, Rashid Khalidi, and Emmanuel Sivan.

Columbia University Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231106955
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 9/22/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 1,286,989
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Israel Gershoni is professor of history at Tel Aviv University.

James Jankowski is professor of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Narrativity I: Mechanics of Historiography: How Academics Construct Nationalist History 1
1 Rethinking the Formation of Arab Nationalism in the Middle East, 1920-1945: Old and New Narratives 3
2 The Formation of Yemeni Nationalism: Initial Reflections 26
3 The Tropes of Stagnation and Awakening in Nationalist Historical Consciousness: The Egyptian Case 42
Pt. II Narrativity II: Mechanics of Ideology: How Nationalists Construct Nationalist History 63
4 The Arab Nationalism of George Antonius Reconsidered 65
5 The Imposition of Nationalism on a Non-Nation State: The Case of Iraq During the Interwar Period, 1921-1941 87
6 Nationalist Iconography: Egypt as a Woman 105
Pt. III Discursive Competitions: The Interplay of Rival Nationalist Visions 125
7 Nationalizing the Pharaonic Past: Egyptology, Imperialism, and Egyptian Nationalism, 1922-1952 127
8 Arab Nationalism in "Nasserism" and Egyptian State Policy, 1952-1958 150
Pt. IV Polycentrism 169
9 The Formation of Palestinian Identity: The Critical Years, 1917-1923 171
10 The Palestinians: Tensions Between Nationalist and Religious Identities 191
11 Arab Nationalism in the Age of the Islamic Resurgence 207
Pt. V Nationalist Diffusion from the Bottom Up: Other Voices 229
12 The Other Arab Nationalism: Syrian/Arab Populism in Its Historical and International Contexts 231
13 Arab Workers and Arab Nationalism in Palestine: A View from Below 249
14 The Paradoxical in Arab Nationalism: Interwar Syria Revisited 273
Notes 289
Glossary of Arabic Terms 337
Works Cited in the Text 341
Contributors 355
Index 359
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