Colonial Citizens: Republican Rights, Paternal Privilege, and Gender in French Syria and Lebanon (Google eBook)

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Columbia University Press, Aug 13, 2013 - History - 400 pages
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Thompson shows how post-WWI Syrians and Lebanese mobilized to claim the terms of citizenship enjoyed in the European metropole. Colonial Citizens highlights gender as a central battlefield upon which the relative rights and obligations of states and citizens were established.

  

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This is an amazing and very informative book for anyone looking for resources about social policy and citizenship in Syria and Lebanon. It is very enjoyable as well.

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Colonial Citizens: The Thompson-Leacock Approach to the Levant A flaw within the approach of any account of a culture lies within the fallibility of the juror. Elizabeth Thompson realized such a flaw ... Read full review

Contents

World War I Famine Memory and a Shattered Social Order
19
Soldiers and Patriarchs Pillars of Colonial Paternalism
39
Bureaucrats Mother Frances Civilizing Mission
58
PATERNAL REPUBLICANISM AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF SUBALTERN CITIZENS
71
State Social Policy Constructing a Hierarchy of Citizens
73
Revolt The Rise of Subaltern Movements
91
GENDER AND THE LEGAL BOUNDARIES OF THE COLONIAL CIVIC ORDER
113
Political Rights Womens Suffrage as a Revolutionary Threat
117
Street Violence Regendering an Old Urban Space
184
Cinemas Gendering a New Urban Space
197
The Press Gendering the Virtual Public
211
WORLD WAR II AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE COLONIAL CIVIC ORDER
225
Climax of the Colonial Welfare State
229
Claiming Paternity of Independent Republics
247
The Making of Postcolonial Citizens
271
Appendix
291

The Veil and the Dual Legal System
127
Civil Rights Patriotic Motherhood and Religious Law Reform
141
Social Rights Emergence of a Colonial Welfare State
155
GENDERING THE PUBLIC SPATIAL BOUNDARIES OF THE COLONIAL CIVIC ORDER
171
Remapping the Urban Landscape
175
Notes
297
Bibliography
353
Index
377
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Elizabeth Thompson is an associate professor of history at the University of Virginia.


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