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Author Salameh, Franck, 1962-

Title Language, memory, and identity in the Middle East : the case for Lebanon / Franck Salameh
Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2010


Description 1 online resource (xxv, 291 p.)
Contents Arabism and its rivals -- Swarming memories, clashing identities : the case for Lebanon -- Lebanon's myths and legends -- Saïd Akl : the architect of the spirit of the nation -- Particularism as template -- Linguistic Lebanonism -- Toward a Lebanese alphabet, towards a new Middle East
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-283) and index
Notes English
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Subject Language and culture -- Lebanon
Arabic language -- Social aspects -- Lebanon
National characteristics, Lebanese.
Group identity -- Lebanon
HISTORY -- General.
Arabic language -- Social aspects
Group identity
Intellectual life
Language and culture
National characteristics, Lebanese
SUBJECT Lebanon -- Intellectual life
Subject Lebanon
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020739903
ISBN 9780739137406