By Peter Wien
Arab nationalism has been one of many dominant ideologies within the center East and North Africa because the early 20th century. despite the fact that, a transparent definition of Arab nationalism, whilst a subject matter of scholarly inquiry, doesn't but exist.
Arab Nationalism sheds mild on cultural expressions of Arab nationalism and the occasionally contradictory meanings connected to it within the technique of identification formation within the sleek international. It offers nationalism as an experienceable set of id markers – in tales, visible tradition, narratives of reminiscence, and struggles with ideology, occasionally in culturally refined varieties, occasionally in totally vulgar kinds of expression. Drawing upon a number of case stories, the booklet transcends a traditional heritage that reduces nationalism within the Arab lands to a trend of political upward push and decline. It bargains a glimpse at ways that Arabs have built an identifiable shared nationwide tradition, and it significantly dissects conceptions approximately Arab nationalism as an simply graspable secular and authoritarian ideology modeled on Western principles and visions of modernity.
This ebook bargains a wholly new portrayal of nationalism and a vital replace to the sphere, and as such, is necessary studying for college kids, students and policymakers seeking to achieve a deeper realizing of nationalism within the Arab world.
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Arab Nationalism: The Politics of History and Culture in the Modern Middle East by Peter Wien