Monarchies and Nations: Globalisation and Identity in the Arab States of the Gulf

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Paul Dresch, James Piscatori
I.B.Tauris, Jul 22, 2005 - History - 311 pages
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By combining the views of anthropologists, political scientists and others, this book explores how the citizen populations of the Arab states of the Gulf define themselves in a wider context. The Gulf provides extreme examples, not only because these polities are so dependent on transnational flows of wealth and imagery, but because at home the citizen work-force is often out-numbered by migrant-labor. The resultant identity-construction embraces an acute yet singular nationalism.
  

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Contents

CULTURE AND CONNECTEDNESS
34
The Cultural Politics of Self
52
Cultural Construction the Gulf and Arab London
73
THE IMPORTANCE OF NATION
96
Citizens
114
Debates on Marriage and Nationality in the United Arab Emirates
136
PRACTICAL AND MORAL ORDER
158
Gender Religious Knowledge and Education in Oman
182
Women and Politics
203
The Pilgrimage Saudi Arabia and
222
Notes
247
References Cited
277
Index
301
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Page 279 - Dresch (eds), Emirs et presidents : Figures de la parente et du politique dans le monde arabe, Paris, 2001.

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Paul Dresch is a lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford.
James Piscatori is Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

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