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Published: 10 November 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372455-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7245-5
...III 4 Rebellious ­Matter The Poetics of Ritual Space in a Turko-­Syrian Border Town bridget purcell In the hours before dawn on August  27, 2011, some thirty thousand men, ­women, and ­children had gathered at Balıklıgöl, the ritual complex at the...
Published: 18 August 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372660-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7266-0
Published: 05 April 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002192-015
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0219-2
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By miriam cooke
Published: 24 July 2007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9056-5
... my meetings with Syrian intellectuals; Elisabeth Boyi and Bob and Mary Layne Gregg at Stanford University and Elizabeth Thompson and Farzaneh Milani at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville for inviting me to to discuss Syrian film; Monika Kaup at the...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399292-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9929-2
... exoti• cally different yet somehow familiar. Challenges to the stereotypes of Arabs came from the tens of thou• sands of Syrians and Lebanese who began entering Brazil quietly in the late nineteenth century. Whether these non-European, non-African im• migrants could become Brazilian was the...
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By miriam cooke
Published: 24 July 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390565-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9056-5
..., 4, 41, 87–92; legacy of, American Cultural Center in Syria, ACCS (continued) Ataturk, Kemal, 40 118; Syrian cultural events in, ʿAttar, Najah al-, 27, 116 45–47 auteur cinema in Syria, 107, 172n.3 Amiralay, ʿUmar...
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-119
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
... Chronology of Events 1830 French invade Algeria. 1834 Egyptian-Syrian War. 1842 Spanish Civil War. 1850 Mohammed-Ali dies. Abbas Pasha succeeds him. 1853 Crimean War. 1854 Viceroy approves De Lesseps plan for Suez Canal. Act of Concession...
Published: 24 July 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390565-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9056-5
... that such a regime is so repressive that writers of conscience are either in jail, like Faraj Bairaqdar, or in exile, like Zakaria Tamer (b. 1931) and many, many others. In 1992, the critic Jean Fontaine reduced the whole of Syrian literature to nightmare, “overwhelmed by a sense of betrayal...
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By miriam cooke
Published: 24 July 2007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9056-5
... Action Party, the proliferation of independent media outlets, and even a reconstructed banking system. On 27 September 2000 the London-based daily al-Hayat published “The Statement of 99.” The ninety-nine in question were Syrian intellectuals, artists, and pro- fessionals who...
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By miriam cooke
Published: 24 July 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390565-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9056-5
... 1970 Khalil Brayez, a former captain and intelligence officer in the army, was imprisoned for writing two novels (The Fall of the Golan and From the Golan Files) critical of the Syrian army’s performance during the 1967 War. He was released twenty-eight years later in May 1998...
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By miriam cooke
Published: 24 July 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390565-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9056-5
... scene, and I was particularly interested in women writers. Although Syrian writers in exile are well known, those who have remained inside are little known abroad. Soon after arriving in Damascus I met with some women writers. Colette al- Khuri and Ulfat Idilbi were pioneers of...
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By miriam cooke
Published: 24 July 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390565-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9056-5
... of a Cham Palace Hotel some- where outside town. The chic and famous of Syrian high society and glamorous international filmmakers and actors were there for the premiere of Suʿud al-matar (Rising rain) by one of Syria’s best-known directors, the Alawite ʿAbd al-Latif ʿAbd al-Hamid...
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By miriam cooke
Published: 24 July 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390565-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9056-5
.... Berkeley: University of California Press. Adnan, Taha. 2004. “Al-shaʿir al-suri Faraj Bairaqdar: ʿAdad al-siyat allati talaqqaituha yuʿadil ʿadad al-kalimat allati katabtuha” (The Syrian poet Faraj Bairaqdar: The number of whiplashes I received is equal to the number of words I wrote). Al-Quds al...
Published: 25 February 1988
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381501-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8150-1
... BNTHIST ETHICS AND THE SPIRIT OF STATE CAPITALISM Patronage and the Party in Contemporary Syria • Yahya M. Sadowski Does the Ba'th party still lnatter in Syrian politics? This question has...
Published: 24 July 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390565-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9056-5
... what outsiders have to say because they are not involved. So, what 66 chapter four is this ‘culture’ of which the regime speaks? Is it a Syrian culture? Is it specific to this regime? What is the gap between them? Aren’t we faced with a situation where the regime is telling us, ‘I am more...
Published: 24 July 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390565-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9056-5
... pale Damask silk. The intricate pattern of the Isfa- han carpet was visible through the glass-topped coffee table, with its silver bowls of pistachio nuts and sugarcoated almonds. Ulfat Idilbi is considered the grande dame of Syrian literature and women’s culture. In 1954, she...
Published: 13 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394815-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9481-5
... evolving anticolonial Arab nationalist discourse, it was also a manifesto of sorts for the Syrian—and, more broadly, Arab—middle class, which had like- wise emerged over the course of the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth and whose members had begun to regard themselves as a class similar...
Published: 13 December 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393467-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9346-7
... early 1990s, Syrian popular culture has witnessed a renewed interest in the visible past. Under the rubric of what is called al-‘awda ila al-tarikh (the return to history), cultural forms such as television serials focusing on the recent past, filmed in historical settings, are eagerly con- sumed...
Published: 25 February 1988
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381501-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8150-1
... for Syria's support, overlooked Syria's manipu• lation of Lebanon, the country's internal structural weaknesses, and the regional view of the Assad regime. This rather myopic dismis• sal of crucial realities resulted in Syrian military and political con• trol of Lebanon. Lebanon The Syrian...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399292-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9929-2
... identity was cracked open. The give-and-take shows that elite discourses on race and ethnicity were surprisingly flexible under specific conditions. The expansion of national identity to include Syrian-Lebanese and nikkei allowed the Brazilian elite to enrich itself at the modest cost of the anger...