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