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Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

South Beirut has recently become a vibrant leisure destination with a plethora of cafés and restaurants that cater to the young, fashionable, and pious. What effects have these establishments had on ... More


Exploring Leisure, Morality, and Geography in South Beirut

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

in Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the popularity of the Bab al-Hara café in south Beirut, an area often maligned in the U.S. press as “the Hizbullah stronghold” and known ... More


Producing Islamic Fun: Hizbullah, Fadlallah, and the Entrepreneurs

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

in Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the three types of major players—political, religious, and economic—involved in producing and controlling leisure sites in south Beirut. All three types of players are ... More


Mapping Leisure and Café Styles

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

in Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Prior to 2000, Dahiya had a few pizza places scattered along some of its commercial streets that functioned like the local man'oushe and fast-food stands. With the introduction of the Internet in ... More


Comforting Territory, New Urban Experiences, and the Moral City

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

in Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the ways in which pious Shi'i Muslims navigate and inhabit moral leisure places in different parts of the city. It argues that new moral leisure geographies are changing pious ... More


Good Taste, Leisure’s Moral Spaces, and Sociopolitical Change in Lebanon

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

in Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The preceding chapters showed how ideas about morality, space, and place come together to create specific forms of leisure for more or less pious Shi'i Muslim residents of south Beirut. Choices about ... More


Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel

Elizabeth M. Holt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276028
eISBN:
9780823277216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276028.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The ups and downs of silk, cotton and stocks synchopated with serialized novels in the late nineteenth-century Arabic press; time itself was changing. Khalīl al-Khūrī, Salīm al-Bustānī, Yūsuf ... More


The ‘Fakhani Republic’

Yezid Sayigh

in Armed Struggle and the Search for State: The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296430
eISBN:
9780191685224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296430.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The signing of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty posed a strategic dilemma for the PLO, which had made a sustained effort since 1973 to gain a direct role in the US-sponsored peace process and place ... More


Assaulting the State-in-Exile from Within

Yezid Sayigh

in Armed Struggle and the Search for State: The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296430
eISBN:
9780191685224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296430.003.0024
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the immediate wake of its departure from Beirut, the mainstream PLO leadership was less concerned to reassess past performance than to obtain what it saw as the political dues it had earned by ... More


Coda

Elizabeth M. Holt

in Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276028
eISBN:
9780823277216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276028.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Historians of the Arabic novel typically tell a tale of the rise of the novel and the nation. Overlooked in the process has been the centrality of finance to the early Arabic novel. Reading ... More


Global Islam and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: An Architecture of Assimilation

Kishwar Rizvi

in The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621166
eISBN:
9781469624952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621166.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia plays an important role in the dissemination of political and religious ideology throughout the Muslim world. The Kingdom, a proponent of the Salafi Sunni doctrine, is ... More


<i>Cockroach</i> and <i>A Good Land</i>

Syrine Hout

in Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction: Home Matters in the Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748643424
eISBN:
9780748676569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643424.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This final chapter contrasts Rawi Hage's Cockroach (2008) and Nada Awar Jarrar's A Good Land (2009). The unnamed Lebanese protagonist in Montreal is neither exilic in the sense of wishing to return ... More


Under Siege: PLO Decisionmaking During the 1982 War

Rashid Khalidi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166690
eISBN:
9780231535953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166690.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book is a firsthand account of the 1982 Lebanon War and the complex negotiations for the evacuation of the P.L.O. from Beirut. Utilizing unconventional sources and interviews with key officials ... More


The Humanitarian Imagination and the Year of the Locust: International Relief in the Wartime Eastern Mediterranean, 1914–1918

Keith David Watenpaugh

in Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520279308
eISBN:
9780520960800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279308.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the formation of the idea of the “humanitarian imagination” and how it can motivate action (or not) through the case study of the World War One–era flooding of Baghdad and ... More


The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Radicalism, 1860-1914

Ilham Khuri-Makdisi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262010
eISBN:
9780520945463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262010.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book establishes the existence of a special radical trajectory spanning four continents and linking Beirut, Cairo, and Alexandria between 1860 and 1914. The author shows that socialist and ... More


The Gentle Crusade

in The Culture of Sectarianism: Community, History, and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Lebanon

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520218451
eISBN:
9780520922792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218451.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter contrasts European perceptions of Mount Lebanon as a mountainous refuge indomitably holding out against an Islamic despotism with local understandings of Mount Lebanon's rural world. It ... More


Introduction

Cyrus Schayegh

in Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong: Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254473
eISBN:
9780520943544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254473.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter sets a scene: a number of young Iranians are preparing their doctoral theses at the local university's Faculty of Medicine. Among them is Amir Faradj Khan, who has been living in France ... More


The Nahḍa, the Press, and the Construction and Dissemination of a Radical Worldview

ilham Khuri-Makdisi

in The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Radicalism, 1860-1914

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262010
eISBN:
9780520945463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262010.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The nahda was established between the years 1860 and 1914, and, constructed in its three main centers of Beirut, Cairo, and Alexandria, reform would figure as its most dominant theme. It was a ... More


The P.L.O. and the Lebanese Before the 1982 War

Rashid Khalidi

in Under Siege: PLO Decisionmaking During the 1982 War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166690
eISBN:
9780231535953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166690.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the poor state of Lebanese–Palestinian relations in the years immediately preceding the 1982 war. It aims to account for the P.L.O.'s evacuation from Beirut. The evacuation ... More


The Exotic in the Suburbs of Beirut: “It Is Written”

in An Invitation to Laughter: A Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226434766
eISBN:
9780226434759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434759.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

In 1969, the author obtained a two-year research grant from the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at the American University of Beirut to do fieldwork in two suburbs of Beirut. His interest in the ... More


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