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Other Iraq Pluralism and Culture in Hashemite Iraq

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ISBN-10: 0804773661

ISBN-13: 9780804773669

Edition: 2009

Authors: Orit Bashkin

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The Other Iraqdeconstructs the notion that Iraq has always been a totalitarian, artificial state, torn by sectarian violence. Chronicling the rise of the Iraqi public sphere from 1921 to 1958, this enlightening work reveals that the Iraqi intellectual field was much more democratic and pluralistic than historians have tended to believe. The author demonstrates how Sunni, Shi'i, and Kurdish intellectuals effectively created hyphenated Iraqi identities, connoting pride in their individual heritages while concurrently appropriating and integrating metaphors and narratives typical of the Arab national discourse. Illustrating the three developmental stages of Iraqi intellectual history, she…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction: Hybrid Iraq
Aspects of Pluralism in the Iraqi Public Sphere
Modest Hopes: Iraqi Intellectuals in the Early 1920s
Protecting Pluralism, 1931-1945
Renaissance and Revolution, 1945-1958
National Narratives
Narratives of Iraqi and Arab Nationalism(s)
Strangers in Our Midst: Iraq's Others
The Rural Nation: Intellectuals, Tribesmen, and Peasants
Educating the Nation: Modes and Theories of Discipline