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Modern Traditionalism: Qatar and the Arabian Gulf

Geoff Harkness

in Changing Qatar: Culture, Citizenship, and Rapid Modernization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479889075
eISBN:
9781479809547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889075.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter examines Qatar’s development in the context of the Arabian Gulf, the site of enormous human activity, trade, and commerce from ancient times until today. It considers how tribes ... More


Introduction

Matthew S. Hopper

in Slaves of One Master: Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300192018
eISBN:
9780300213928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192018.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The introduction situates the history of the African diaspora in Arabia in the context of the wider historiography of the Indian Ocean and the global African diaspora. This chapter argues that ... More


Introduction

Geoff Harkness

in Changing Qatar: Culture, Citizenship, and Rapid Modernization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479889075
eISBN:
9781479809547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889075.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Qatar’s ambitions are grand—it aspires to become a global superpower. To achieve this, Qatar has embarked on one of the most extensive nation-building projects the world has ever seen. To do so, the ... More


Conclusion: Silencing and Forgetting

Matthew S. Hopper

in Slaves of One Master: Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300192018
eISBN:
9780300213928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192018.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The conclusion locates the African diaspora in Arabia in the context of the wider African diaspora today and addresses the process of “forgetting” the African contribution to the economy and culture ... More


Changing Qatar: Culture, Citizenship, and Rapid Modernization

Geoff Harkness

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479889075
eISBN:
9781479809547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889075.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Qatar is the wealthiest country in the world—and one of the fastest growing. Its current population is five times larger than it was in 2000. Photos of the Arabian Gulf micronation from the 1980s ... More


The Gulf’s Servant Class

Nicholas McGeehan

in Multiculturalism and Minority Rights in the Arab World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199675135
eISBN:
9780191753084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675135.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the treatment of migrant workers in the United Arab Emirates. In many countries the exploitation of minorities occurs despite paper guarantees in the law of fair treatment. In ... More


The National Uniform: Strategic Uses of Clothing

Geoff Harkness

in Changing Qatar: Culture, Citizenship, and Rapid Modernization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479889075
eISBN:
9781479809547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889075.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Virtually all Qataris wear the national uniform in their day-to-day lives: white robes and head scarves for men, and black cloaks and head scarves for women. These signifiers of nationality are ... More


Venus and Mahrs: Dating, Sex, and Marriage

Geoff Harkness

in Changing Qatar: Culture, Citizenship, and Rapid Modernization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479889075
eISBN:
9781479809547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889075.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter considers the impact of sweeping socioeconomic transformation on dating, sex, and marriage. Public interactions between men and women, including married couples, are heavily restricted ... More


Corporate Starchitects and Unique Icons

Leslie Sklair

in The Icon Project: Architecture, Cities, and Capitalist Globalization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190464189
eISBN:
9780197559628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464189.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

Although some find it unpleasant and others find it flippant, the term ‘starchitect’ is theoretically useful for the sociology of architecture. It connects the world ... More


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