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Author Salameh, Franck

Title Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East : the Case for Lebanon
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, 2010


Description 1 online resource (319 pages)
Contents Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 01. Arabism and Its Rivals; Chapter 02. Swarming Memories, Clashing Identities: The Case for Lebanon; Chapter 03. Lebanon's Myths and Legends; Chapter 04. Saïd Akl: The Architect of the Spirit of the Nation; Chapter 05. Particularism as Template; Chapter 06. Linguistic Lebanonism; Chapter07. Toward a Lebanese Alphabet, Toward a New Middle East; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary Since the West's very early flirtations with the modern Near East, and especially in the past 100 years of East-West relations, there has been considerable difficulty in understanding and defining the Middle East, the Arab world, pan-Arabism, Arab nationalism, and Middle Eastern identities in general. The Western impulse of conflating national identity with language, state, and ethnicity--often subsuming Arabic language into Arab ethnicity--has contributed to this misunderstanding and misreading of the region. For, while the Middle East can be accurately referred to by way of the generic "Arab w
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-283) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Arabic language -- Social aspects -- Lebanon
Group identity -- Lebanon
Language and culture -- Lebanon
National characteristics, Lebanese.
Arabic language -- Social aspects
Group identity
Intellectual life
Language and culture
National characteristics, Lebanese
Sprache -- Identität -- Libanon.
Identität -- Sprache -- Libanon.
Arabische Sprache -- Nationalbewusstsein -- Libanon.
Nationalbewusstsein -- Arabische Sprache -- Libanon.
Kulturelle Identität -- Libanon.
Nationenbildung -- Libanon.
Kulturelle Identität.
SUBJECT Lebanon -- Intellectual life
Subject Lebanon
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780739137406