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Colonial Effects The Making of National Identity in Jordan

Author: Joseph A Massad
Publisher: New York Columbia University Press 2012
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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: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Massad
ISBN: 9780231123235 023112323X 9780231505703 0231505701
OCLC Number: 956785537
Description: 1 online resource (411 Seiten)
Contents: Introduction Law, Military, and Discipline Tradition and Modernity Historical Moments Part I: 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 Part II: Different Spaces as Different Times: Law and Geography in Jordanian Nationalism Different Species of Citizens: Women and Bedouins Bedouins and National Citizenship Nationalist 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 Part III: Cultural Syncretism or Colonial Mimic Men: Jordan's Bedouins 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 Persuasion, Education, and Surveillance Part IV: Nationalizing the Military: Colonial Legacy as National Heritage Anticolonial Nationalism and the Army King Husayn and the Nationalist Officers Clash of the Titans: Glubb Pasha and the Uneasy King "Arabizing" the Jordanian Army The Palace Coup and 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 Part V: The Nation as an Elastic Entity: The Expansion and Contraction of Jordan Expanding the Nation: The Road to Annexation The Jericho Conference The 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

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