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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2013; 62260–276 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.782720
Published: 01 April 2013
..., should be understood within the dichotomy of continuity and rupture in theoretical contributions on Morocco; its roots derive from both Khaldunian and colonial thought. Ernest Gellner's work on the Saints of the Atlas (1969) is considered among the most interesting studies that applied segmentary theory...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 104537–560 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1402482
Published: 01 October 2017
... institutional and economic modernization, despite the Singaporean character of its development that is reminiscent of the rooted social backwardness and poverty in Arab cities. From a standpoint of political culture, Gellner (1965) noted the inability of urban centres to play the same political roles that the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 71115–124 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.881013
Published: 01 January 2014
... theoretical background of the paradigm just described. Two pro- minent analysts, namely Ernest Gellner and Bernard Lewis, who studied Islam and Muslim societies , represent to a large extent the classic orientalist vision of the Arab societies. Their use of Islam as culture (and ideology) and as the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 82163–180 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1018717
Published: 01 April 2015
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2012; 53382–397 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2012.696785
Published: 01 July 2012
..., Ernest Gellner, James Piscatori and others, Pintak concludes that: this new electronically-enhanced imagined Arab watan (nation) is bound together by many of the classic touchstones of nationalism theory: language, media and ethnie television is helping to craft a new Arab consciousness that...