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New Leisure 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/9780691153650.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains the history of the Islamic milieu, and describes its changing relationship to Dahiya and a new generation of pious Shi'i Muslims. This history will provide an understanding of ... 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


Irreconcilable Role-Partners? Saudi Foreign Policy Between the Ulama and the US1

Bahgat Korany and Ali E. Hillal Dessouki

in The Foreign Policies of Arab States: The Challenge of Globalization

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163609
eISBN:
9781617970375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163609.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The path chosen by Saudi Arabia is not only a function of objective factors determined by geopolitics and economic interests, but also the effect of a new king taking office, the current King ... More


Lebanon: Contending notions of terrorism in Lebanon: Politico-legal manoeuvres and political Islam

Bashir Saade

in Non-Western responses to terrorism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526105813
eISBN:
9781526135988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105813.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Explosions, armed actions, and other militant phenomena have been a recurrent feature of Lebanese politics. The divided political landscape across sects and party formations in the absence of a ... More


Hizbullah’s Infitah:: A Post-Islamist Turn?

Joseph Alagha

in Post-Islamism: The Changing Faces of Political Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766062
eISBN:
9780199345137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766062.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Since the end of the civil war in 1990, the resistance movement Hizbullah transformed by altering its ideology and militant character of the 1980s – when it anathematized the political system and ... More


Anāshīd at the Crossroad Between the Organisational and the Private

Carin Berg

in Jihadi Audiovisuality and its Entanglements: Meanings, Aesthetics, Appropriations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474467513
eISBN:
9781474495530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467513.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Islamist organizations often use anashid, a form of poetic chants, as a political tool. Since music is a contested issue in many Muslim contexts, anashid is one of few accepted musical genres. Hence, ... More


Constructing Security Council Resolution 1701 in Lebanon in the Shadow of the “War on Terror”

Karim Makdisi

in Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520286931
eISBN:
9780520961982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286931.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines how the “war on terror” gave global meaning to the 2006 Lebanon-Israel War and to the construction of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701, which authorized a ... More


Peacekeeping, Development, and Counterinsurgency: The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and “Quick Impact Projects”

Susann Kassem

in Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520286931
eISBN:
9780520961982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286931.003.0023
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the function of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon's (UNIFIL) post-2006 “Quick Impact Projects” (QIPs), small-scale and short-term development projects carried out with ... More


All the State’s Proxies in Turkey and Russia

Yelena Biberman

in Gambling with Violence: State Outsourcing of War in Pakistan and India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190929961
eISBN:
9780190930004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190929961.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the applicability of the balance-of-interests framework beyond South Asia with cases drawn from Turkey (1984–1999) and Russia (1994–96 and 1999–2002). Despite their ... More


Violence and the New Internationalism, 1988–2003

Laura Robson

in The Politics of Mass Violence in the Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198825036
eISBN:
9780191863684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825036.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

This chapter looks at the first intifada—a grassroots resistance movement that emerged in the West Bank and Gaza in late 1987 and showed considerable promise before being crushed by Israeli military ... More


Strong Actor in a Weak State: The Geopolitics of Hezbollah

Shoghig Mikaelian and Bassel F. Salloukh

in Fragile Politics: Weak States in the Greater Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190246211
eISBN:
9780190638511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190246211.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Over the past three decades, Hizbullah’s domestic and regional transformations have turned it into the most powerful non-state actor in Lebanon, and a major player in regional politics. This chapter ... More


Epilogue Violence as a Cultural System

Oren Falk

in Violence and Risk in Medieval Iceland: This Spattered Isle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198866046
eISBN:
9780191898280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866046.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

The Epilogue draws together theoretical discussion and case studies, restating and sharpening the general claims made about the cultural construction of violence, and outlining directions for ... More


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