New PDF release: Beirut, Imagining the City: Space and Place in Lebanese

By Ghenwa Hayek

Beirut is the cultural, advertisement and monetary hub of Lebanon. yet to what quantity has the town affected and formed the formation and perceptions of Lebanese nationwide id? Ghenwa Hayek the following explores how anxieties over the last, current and way forward for Beirut were articulated via a feeling of dislocation found in Lebanese writing because the Nineteen Sixties. Drawing on theories of cultural reports, geography and background, the writer makes use of an interdisciplinary framework to discover the function that areas - from rural to city - have performed and proceed to play within the defining, and re-defining, of nationwide identification within the seventy years because the production of the Lebanese state kingdom. studying a variety of glossy and modern literature, Hayek charts the increase to cultural prominence of the town of Beirut as an important participant in shaping perceptions of Lebanese tradition and id - not just following the destruction of the city-centre in the course of the country’s fifteen-year civil battle, as is generally assumed in fresh scholarship - yet over a century.

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