Middle Eastern and North African Societies in the Interwar Period

Taking society as its central focus,Middle Eastern and North African Societies in the Interwar Periodapproaches the region as one of connectivities and fluidity and investigates networks and interregional relations, stratagems adopted to shape society and social resistance to or absorption of change. From tourism to health propaganda, marriage to beauty contest, mass communication to music, this book offers a vibrant and dynamic picture of the region which goes beyond state borders.Contributors are Diana Abbani, Amit Bein, Ebru Boyar, Elizabeth Brownson, Nazan Çiçek, Kate Fleet, Ulrike Freitag, Liat Kozma, Brian L. McLaren and Emilio Spadola.


Identity building through cultural policy in the european union
Temelat, Neslihan; Yurdusev, Neslihan; Department of International Relations (2007)
This thesis aims to analyze the identity building dimension of the process of European integration and to examine how the Community cultural policy has been constructed by investigating the general discourse produced by the Community institutions since the 1970s in order to inculcate a sense of belonging among European citizens, to give an emotional aspect to the integration process, and to overcome the legitimacy problem. The themes of “unity” and “diversity,” enshrined in the official motto of “unity in d...
Novel insights on demographic history of tribal and caste groups from West Maharashtra (India) using genome-wide data
Debortoli, Guilherme; Abbatangelo, Cristina; Ceballos, Francisco; Fortes-Lima, Cesar; Norton, Heather L.; Ozarkar, Shantanu; Parra, Esteban J.; Jonnalagadda, Manjari (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2020-6-22)
The South Asian subcontinent is characterized by a complex history of human migrations and population interactions. In this study, we used genome-wide data to provide novel insights on the demographic history and population relationships of six Indo-European populations from the Indian State of West Maharashtra. The samples correspond to two castes (Deshastha Brahmins and Kunbi Marathas) and four tribal groups (Kokana, Warli, Bhil and Pawara). We show that tribal groups have had much smaller effective popul...
Rivolta femminile, Carla Accardi, Marta Lonzi: feminism, art,and architecture in mid-twentieth-century Italy
Erdoğan, Kübra Nesrin; Turan Özkaya, Belgin.; Department of History of Architecture (2019)
Since mid-twentieth-century Italy was undergoing a paradigm shift due to the larger industrialization and modernization processes which consequently had its reflections upon society in the form of intersecting political, social, and cultural movements. Accordingly, this shift triggered some critical attitudes towards conventional gender roles, requiring new definitions of women’s identity against the prevailing social norms. Within this context, this thesis focuses on Rivolta Femminile, one of the newly eme...
Tribalism, citizenship and state-formation in Kuwait
Oskay, Ceyda; Tür Küçükkaya, Özlem; Department of Middle East Studies (2010)
The thesis explores the relationship, or assumed relationship between nomadic tribalism and the stateless group in Kuwait. While exploring this issue, the thesis also examines state formation and tribalism throughout the history of Kuwait. By exploring what the author calls, "Pan-Tribalism," the thesis also explores assumed cross-border linkages, and perceptions of loyalty, or disloyalty among various groups in Kuwait. The thesis includes research on the history of Kuwait because it reveals early tribal dyn...
Europeanization of minorities vs. minorities of europeanization: historicizing european identity
Ongur, Hakan Övünç; Yurdusev, Ahmet Nuri; Department of International Relations (2011)
The purpose of this dissertation is to answer ‘if we can live together?’, through establishing a historical approach towards the concepts of Europeanization, European identity and the rights of minorities. The main argument reads that within the historical understanding of Europeanization, it is theoretically impossible to speak of a common European identity that European peoples and societies could agree upon. The problem is that such impossibility cannot be explained by the mainstream political identity a...
Citation Formats
E. Boyar, Middle Eastern and North African Societies in the Interwar Period. 2018.