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Introduction: Language and Politics

Ofra Bengio

in Saddam's Word: The Political Discourse in Iraq

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195114393
eISBN:
9780199854523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195114393.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This introduction attempts to draw from the immense store of words, terms, concepts, idioms, and ideas of the Iraqi regime. The readers are asked to discern the political culture and follow the ... More


Saddam's Word: The Political Discourse in Iraq

Ofra Bengio

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195114393
eISBN:
9780199854523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195114393.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book attempts to understand modern Iraq through a close examination of the political discourse used by the Baʿth regime and its leader, Saddam Hussein. By analysing political terms, concepts, ... More


Constructing Institutions in a Political Culture of Personalism

in The Culture of Islam: Changing Aspects of Contemporary Muslim Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226726137
eISBN:
9780226726144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226726144.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Islam, it is often noted, has no concept of the legal person. Having culturally fractionated the self, Western polities can more readily ask whether an arbitrary age or ritual passage marks one as ... More


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