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Introduction

Joanne Randa Nucho

in Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon: Infrastructures, Public Services, and Power

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168968
eISBN:
9781400883004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168968.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book reexamines sectarianism as a process, as opposed to an essentialized or primordial identity, through a focus on the ... More


Permanently Temporary: Constructing “Armenianness” through Informal Property Regimes

Joanne Randa Nucho

in Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon: Infrastructures, Public Services, and Power

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168968
eISBN:
9781400883004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168968.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the permanently temporary housing regimes of two Armenian refugee camps in Bourj Hammoud—Sanjak and Arakadz—in order to examine the various technologies that municipality and ... More


The Eyes of Odars: City-to-City Collaborations and Transnational Reach

Joanne Randa Nucho

in Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon: Infrastructures, Public Services, and Power

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168968
eISBN:
9781400883004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168968.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter jumps beyond the neighborhood scale to a city-to-city collaboration between Bourj Hammoud and a foreign municipality as a means of challenging Lebanese state infrastructure projects. It ... More


All That Endures from Past to Present: Temporality, Sectarianism, and a “Return” to Wartime in Lebanon

Joanne Randa Nucho

in Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon: Infrastructures, Public Services, and Power

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168968
eISBN:
9781400883004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168968.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter takes a closer look at the way in which political actors and popular discourses mobilize sectarianism as an explanation for conflict as well as justification for actions taken in the ... More


From Shirkets to Bankas: Credit, Lending, and the Narrowing of Networks

Joanne Randa Nucho

in Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon: Infrastructures, Public Services, and Power

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168968
eISBN:
9781400883004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168968.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that in Lebanon, economic networks of credit and lending can further contribute to the production of sectarianism as well as the narrowing of the definition of who can be an ... More


Building the Networks: NGOs, Gender, and “Community”

Joanne Randa Nucho

in Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon: Infrastructures, Public Services, and Power

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168968
eISBN:
9781400883004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168968.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the role of notions of gender propriety in differentiating access to Armenians women's organizations in Bourj Hammoud. It focuses on the work of two distinct types of ... More


Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon: Infrastructures, Public Services, and Power

Joanne Randa Nucho

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168968
eISBN:
9781400883004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168968.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

What causes violent conflicts around the Middle East? All too often, the answer is sectarianism—popularly viewed as a timeless and intractable force that leads religious groups to conflict. This book ... More


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