New Old Damascus Authenticity and Distinction in Urban Syria

ISBN-10: 0253217229

ISBN-13: 9780253217226

Edition: 2004

Authors: Christa Salamandra

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An ethnographic exploration of consumption & social dynamics in a Middle Eastern city, this volume argues that in deploying & debating representations of historical Damascus, the people of Syria dispute the past & criticise the present.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 12/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Christa Salamandra is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Lehman College, City University of New York.

Introduction: A Return to the Old
"His Family Had a House in Malki, So We Thought He Was All Right": Socio-Spatial Distinction
"That Color Looks Great on You": Consumption, Display, and Gender
Old Damascus Commodified
Ramadan Lived and Consumed
Conservation, Preservation, and Celebration
Conclusion: Weapons of the Not-So-Weak
Epilogue: Of Hubble Bubbles and Cell Phones
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