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Author Watenpaugh, Keith David, 1966-

Title Being modern in the Middle East [electronic resource] : revolution, nationalism, colonialism, and the Arab middle class / Keith David Watenpaugh.

Imprint Princeton, New Jersey ; Woodstock, Oxfordshire : Princeton University Press, 2012.


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 Axe ACLS Humanities E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvii, 325 p. : Grayscale Illustration, Tables ; 25 cm.
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Note Published by Princeton University Press.
This book has been composed in Sabon.
Printed on acid-free paper.
Printed in the United States of America.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical reference and index.
Contents Being Modern in a Time of Revolution: The Revolution of 1908 and the Beginnings of Middle-Class Politics (1908-1918) -- Being Modern in a Moment of Anxiety: The Middle Class Makes Sense of a "Postwar" World (1918-1924)-Historicism, Nationalism, and Violence -- Being Modern in an Era of Colonialism: Middle-Class Modernity and the Culture of the French Mandate for Syria (1925-1946).
Introduction: Modernity, Class, and the Architectures of Community -- An Eastern Mediterranean City on the Eve of Revolution -- Ottoman Precedents (I): Journalism, Voluntary Association, and the "True Civilization" of the Middle Class -- Ottoman Precedents (II): The Technologies of the Public Sphere and the Multiple Deaths of the Ottoman Citizen -- Rescuing the Arab from History: Halab, Orientalist Imaginings, Wilsonianism, and Early Arabism -- The Persistence of Empire at the Moment of Its Collapse: Ottoman-Islamic Identity and "New Men" Rebels -- Remembering the Great War: Allegory, Civic Virtue, and Conservative Reaction -- Deferring to the A'yan: The Middle Class and the Politic of Notables -- Middle-Class Fascism and the Transformation of Civil Violence: Steel Shirts, White Badges, and the Last Qabaday -- Not Quite Syrians: Aleppo's Communities of Collaboration -- Coda: The Incomplete Project of Middle-Class Modernity and the Paradox of Metropolitan Desire.
Reproduction Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2019. EPUB file. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book])
Subject Arab nationalism.
Middle class -- Arab countries.
Social conflict -- Arab countries.
Civil society -- Arab countries.
Middle Eastern 1 : -- General & Multiperiod.
Added Author American Council of Learned Societies.
In: ACLS Humanities E-Book. URL:
ISBN 9780691121699 alk. cloth
0691121699 alk. cloth
Standard No. 2027/heb.34146 hdl

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