In the Shadow of Sectarianism (BOK)

Max Weiss

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Contrary to the conventional wisdom that sectarianism is intrinsically linked to violence, bloodshed, or social disharmony, Max Weiss uncovers the complex roots of Shi'i sectarianism in twentieth-century Lebanon. The template for conflicted relations between the Lebanese state and Shi'i society arose under French Mandate rule through a process of gradual transformation, long before the political mobilization of the Shi'i community under the charismatic Imam Musa al-Sadr and his Movement of the Deprived, and decades before the radicalization linked to Hizballah. Throughout the period, the Shi'i community was buffeted by crosscutting political, religious, and ideological currents: transnational affiliations versus local concerns; the competing pull of Arab nationalism and Lebanese nationalism; loyalty to Jabal 'Amil, the cultural heartland of Shi'i Lebanon; and, the modernization of religious and juridical traditions. Uncoupling the beginnings of modern Shi'i collective identity from the rise of political Shi'ism, Weiss transforms our understanding of the nature of sectarianism and shows why in Lebanon it has been both so productive and so destructive at the same time.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Max Weiss
Forlag
HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780674052987
Antall sider 356 Dimensjoner 16,2cm x 24,6cm x 2,9cm
Vekt 662 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd