• National Myths in the Middle East: Representations, Revisions, and Critiques

    An issue of: Radical History Review
    Number: 86
    Pages: 220
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  • 1. Editors’ Introduction–Adina Back, Magnus T. Bernhardsson, Mansour Bonakdarian, and Sally Charnow

    2. Sh‘i Narratives of Karbalâ and Christian Rites of Penance: Michel Foucault and the Culture of the Iranian Revolution, 1978-1979–Janet Afary

    3. “The First Boat and the First Oar”: Inventions of Lebanon in the Writings of Michel Chiha–Michelle Hartman and Alessandro Olsaretti

    4. Myth and Counter-Myth: “The Berber” As National Signifier in Algerian Historiographies–James McDougall

    5. Where Is Home? Fragmented Lives, Border Crossings, and the Politics of Exile–Rabab Abdulhadi

    6. Humanizing the Text: Israeli “New History” and the Trajectory of the 1948 Historiography–Ilan Pappe

    7. Unwitting Actors: The Preservation of Fez’s Cultural Heritage–Geoff D. Porter

    8. Reflections on Archaeology and Israeli Settler-Nationhood–Nadia Abu El-Haj

    Teaching Radical History

    9. Teaching Middle Eastern History against the Headlines–Magnus T. Bernhardsson and Sally Charnow

    10. Translating Ideas of Nationhood: A Case Study of Teaching Nationalism

    and National Identity in Middle Eastern History–Magnus T. Bernhardsson and Sally Charnow

    11. Beyond Culture: Teaching Histories of Islam–Leila Hudson


    12. After-Images of a Revolution: Review of Shirin Neshat, Women of Allah, Turbulent, Rapture, and Fervor; and Gita Hashemi, Of Shifting Shadows: Returning to the 1979 Iranian Revolution through an Exilic Journey in Memory and History–Negar Mottahedeh

    13. Revisioning the Colonial Middle East: Review of Elizabeth Thompson, Colonial Citizens: Republican Rights,Paternal Privilege, and Gender in French Syria and Lebanon; and Joseph A. Massad, Colonial Effects: The Making of National Identity in Jordan–Sarah Gualtieri

    14. The Abusable Past–R. J. Lambrose

    15. Notes on Contributors

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    This issue examines some of the ways in which myths and cultural traditions influence nation building in the Middle East.

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