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Culture and hegemony in the colonial Middle East /
Yaseen Noorani.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
description
x, 245 p.
ISBN
0230623190 (hbk.), 9780230623194 (hbk.)
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
0230623190 (hbk.)
9780230623194 (hbk.)
contents note
Sovereign virtue and the emergence of nationality -- Classical virtue and sovereign authority -- Classical virtue and collective sovereignty -- The death of the hero and the birth of bourgeois class publicity -- Order, agency, and the economy of desire : Islamic reformism and Arab nationalism -- The political economy of tyranny and enslavement : al-Kawakibi -- The nation without qualities : Sati' al-Husri -- The moral transformation of femininity and the rise of the public-private division -- Fiction, hegemony, and the aesthetic dimension of citizenship -- Excess, rebellion, and revolution : Egyptian modernity in the "trilogy" of Nagib Mahfuz -- Epilogue.
catalogue key
7129433
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Yaseen Noorani is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona. He is the co-editor of Counterhegemony in the Colony and Postcolony (Pagrave,2000) and has published articles in a number of academic journals, including The International Journal of Middle East Studies, The Journal of Arabic Literature, and Centennial Review.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text is a study of the nature and origin of nationality and modern social ideals in the Middle East, particularly Egypt, in the late 19th to mid-20th centuries. Noorani challenges dominant assumptions about the emergence of modernity.
Main Description
This book is a study of the nature and origin of nationality and modern social ideals in the Middle East, particularly Egypt, in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries.
Main Description
This work is a study of the nature and origin of nationality and modern social ideals in the Middle East, particularly Egypt, in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Bringing together writings on political and social reform with literary works, Noorani challenges dominant assumptions about the emergence of modernity. It shows that while nationalist, liberal, and democratic ideals emerged in the Middle East under European influence, these ideals were nevertheless created out of existing cultural values by reformers and intellectuals. The central element of this process, the book argues, was the transformation of virtue into nationality.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Sovereign Virtue and the Emergence of Nationalityp. 23
The Death of the Hero and the Birth of Bourgeois Class Statusp. 49
Order, Agency, and the Economy of Desire: Islamic Reformism and Arab Nationalismp. 71
The Moral Transformation of Femininity and the Rise of the Public-Private Distinction in Colonial Egyptp. 107
Fiction, Hegemony, and Aesthetic Citizenshipp. 149
Excess, Rebellion, and Revolution: Egyptian Modernity in the Trilogyp. 171
Epiloguep. 209
Notesp. 213
Bibliographyp. 235
Indexp. 243
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