Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East: The Case for Lebanon
By: Franck Salameh (author)Paperback
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Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East differs from traditional modern Middle East scholarship in that it reevaluates the images and perceptions that specialists-and Middle Easterners themselves-have normalized and intellectualized about the region, often with a patronizing rejection of the legitimacy and authenticity of non-Arab Middle Eastern peoples, and a refusal to attribute the Middle East's pathologies to causes outside the traditional Arab-Israeli and post-colonial paradigms.
Franck Salameh is assistant professor of Near Eastern Studies at Boston College.
Introduction: Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East; The Case for Lebanon Chapter One: Arabism and its Rivals Chapter Two: Swarming Memories, Clashing Identities; The Case for Lebanon Chapter Three: Lebanon's Myths and Legends Chapter Four: Said Akl; The Architect of the Spirit of the Nation Chapter Five: Particularism as Template Chapter Six: Linguistic Lebanonism Chapter Seven: Towards a Lebanese Alphabet, Towards a New Middle East Conclusion
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