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Colonial effects : the making of national identity in Jordan

Author: Joseph Andoni Massad
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text analyses how modern Jordanian identity was created and defined. The author studies two key institutions, the law and the military, and uses them to create an analysis of the making of modern Jordanian identity.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Andoni Massad
ISBN: 0231123221 9780231123228 023112323X 9780231123235
OCLC Number: 45958236
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis.
Description: xiv, 396 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Codifying the nation : law and the articulation of national identity in Jordan --
2. Different spaces as different times : law and geography in Jordanian nationalism --
3. Cultural syncretism or colonial mimic men : Jordan's Bedouins and the military basis of national identity --
4. Nationalizing the military : colonial legacy as national heritage --
5. The nation as an elastic entity : the expansion and contraction of Jordan.
Responsibility: Joseph A. Massad.

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