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Everyday Arab Identity

The Daily Reproduction of the Arab World

By Christopher Phillips

Available NOW from Routledge (2012) – ORDER HERE.

Whether through government propaganda or popular transnational satellite television channels, Arab citizens encounter a discourse that reinforces a sense of belonging to their own state and a broader Arab world on a daily basis. Looking through the lens of nationalism theory, this book examines how and why Arab identity continues to be reproduced in today’s Middle East, and how that Arab identity interacts with strengthening ties to religion and the state.

Drawing on case studies of two ideologically different Arab regimes, Syria and Jordan, Christopher Phillips explores both the implications this everyday Arab identity will have on western policy towards the Middle East and its real life impact on international relations.

Offering an original perspective on this topical issue, this book will be of interest to academics and practitioners working on the Arab world and political affairs, as well as students of International Relations, Political Science and the Middle East, notably Syria and Jordan, and policymakers in the region

Click here for Alan George’s review in International Affairs, January 2013

Click here for Nir Bom’s review in Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, January 2013 

Click here for Morten Valbjorn’s review in Middle East Journal, Spring 2013

Click here for Moinuddin Ahmad’s review in The Statesman, April 2013

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