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The Cultural and Discursive Dimensions

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/9780520254473.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The study of science as cultural and economic capital in this chapter is inspired by Pierre Bourdieu. One of Bourdieu's most valuable insights has been that social groups use different resources as ... More


The Global Intimacies of Taste

Toufoul Abou-Hodeib

in A Taste for Home: The Modern Middle Class in Ottoman Beirut

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799799
eISBN:
9781503601475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799799.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter investigates the concept of "taste" and how it challenged the divide between public and private, and between the interior and the exterior of a culture. The argument is elaborated on in ... More


When Paradigms Shift: Political and Discursive Contexts of the Moroccan Question

Edmund Burke

in The Ethnographic State: France and the Invention of Moroccan Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520273818
eISBN:
9780520957992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273818.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The shifting content of French ethnographic representations of Morocco is the subject of chapter 4. It reviews the successive transformations of representations of Moroccan society over the period ... More


A Matter of Taste

Toufoul Abou-Hodeib

in A Taste for Home: The Modern Middle Class in Ottoman Beirut

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799799
eISBN:
9781503601475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799799.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores modern domesticity as articulated by men and women in the pages of the press and on lecture podiums, arguing for a project that carved out an economic and cultural place for an ... More


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