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Colonial effects : the making of national identity in Jordan

Author: Joseph Andoni Massad
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2001.
Series: Columbia international affairs online. Books
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Colonial Effects analyzes the creation and definition of modern Jordanian identity. Massad studies two key institutions-- the law and the military--and uses them to create an original and precise analysis of the development of Jordanian national identity in the postcolonial period. Joseph A. Massad engages recent scholarly debates on nationalism and richly fulfills the analytical promise of Michel Foucault's insight  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Livres numériques
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée:
Massad, Joseph Andoni, 1963-
Colonial effects.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2001
(DLC) 2001028017
(OCoLC)45958236
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Andoni Massad
ISBN: 0231505701 9780231505703
OCLC Number: 1000602329
Notes: Versement en lot.
Revision of the author's thesis.
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xiv, 396 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Law, Military, and Discipline; Tradition and Modernity; Historical Moments; Jordan's Historical Moments; 1. Codifying the Nation: Law and the Articulation of National Identity in Jordan; The Prehistory of Juridical Postcoloniality; National Time; National Space; National Territory and Paternity; Nationalizing Non-nationals; Losing Nationality: The Law Giveth and the Law Taketh Away; Women and Children; 2. Different Spaces as Different Times: Law and Geography in Jordanian Nationalism; Different Species of Citizens: Women and Bedouins. 4. Nationalizing the Military: Colonial Legacy as National HeritageAnticolonial Nationalism and the Army; King Husayn and the Nationalist Officers; Clash of the Titans: Glubb Pasha and the Uneasy King; "Arabizing" the Jordanian Arab Army; The Palace Coup: The End of an Era; Palace Repression and the Forgiving King; Palestinians and the Military; Threatening the Nation's Masculinity and Religious "Tradition"; The Military and the New Jordan; Colonial or National Legacy?; 5. The Nation as an Elastic Entity: The Expansion and Contraction of Jordan; Expanding the Nation: The Road to Annexation. Bedouins and National CitizenshipNationalist Tribalism or Tribalist Nationalism: The Debate; Jordanian Culture in an International Frame; Women Between the Public and Private Spheres; Women in Public; Women and Politics; 3. Cultural Syncretism or Colonial Mimic Men: Jordan's Bedouin and the Military Basis of National Identity; The Bedouin Choice; Cultural Imperialism and Discipline; Cultural Cross-dressing as Epistemology; Imperialism as Educator; Masculinity, Culture, and Women; Transforming the Bedouins; Education, Surveillance, and the Production of Bedouin Culture. The Jericho ConferenceThe New Jordan; Palestinians and the West Bank; Competing Representatives: The PLO and Jordan; Toward Civil War; A New Nationalist Era; Clothes, Accents, and Football: Asserting Post-Civil War Jordanianness; Contracting the Nation: The Road to "The Severing of Ties"; Who Is Jordanian?; Concluding Remarks; Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Series Title: Columbia international affairs online. Books
Responsibility: Joseph A. Massad.

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Colonial Effects analyzes the creation and definition of modern Jordanian identity. Massad studies two key institutions-- the law and the military--and uses them to create an original and precise analysis of the development of Jordanian national identity in the postcolonial period. Joseph A. Massad engages recent scholarly debates on nationalism and richly fulfills the analytical promise of Michel Foucault's insight that modern institutions and their power to have productive, not merely repressive or coercive, capacities -- though Massad also stresses their continued repressive f.

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