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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2013; 611–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.746198
Published: 01 January 2013
... consideration of current thinking in the anthropology of kinship and the nation, however, cautions the audience of the revolution to think twice. Taking for granted the ‘blurred boundaries’ between kinship and the nation, this paper suggests that the transformation from ‘totalizing and patricentric rule’ in...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2013; 62260–276 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.782720
Published: 01 April 2013
... authority of customs and ancestry, while they lacked power centralization, would reproduce themselves routinely and statically as well as diminish the prospects of social change. This paper criticizes Gellner's segmentary theory for neglecting the role of kinship and blood ties, social stratification and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13146–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.46
Published: 01 March 2020
... state, the rentier economy arguably engendered contempt for work and effort as social values in a culture sustained by kinship, political patronage, and clientelism. 2 The bitter experience of the Gaddafi era led to an obvious lack of interest in institutional aspects, and to the emergence of a...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 121125–138 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.121008
Published: 01 March 2019
... misleading title—whereby a transitional process from kinship and blood ties to blood and religious ethnic ties is visible. Asabiyyah includes a nucleated principle that emphasizes the submission of others and its process of implementation is based on a political agenda. Without a political agenda, Asabiyyah...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 11385–112 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.113005
Published: 03 September 2018
.... These malfunctions characterize PPP practices in Arab countries, where family, kinship, and tribal relations abound, and consequently encouraged bureaucratic malfeasance and corruption. However, in GCC countries, where a regime’s legitimacy is based on tribal ruler–ruled networks, government PPP schemes...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-2167–188 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000010
Published: 01 March 2018
... identity that distinguishes the members of a group from the members of another group. And with the close ties and strong kinship relations, the members of tribe feel a strong sense of identity. From a substantive point of view, in order to form a traditional tribal society, there must be a continuous...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-263–89 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000005
Published: 01 March 2018
... Habermas communicative action theory as a central concept. Accordingly, Habermas’s theory of communication is invoked to understand the causes of the escalation of violence in the Arab political sphere. 1. The tribal trend: Al-Jabri refers to kinship and tribalism as defined...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 102187–206 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1311601
Published: 01 April 2017
...- nity with the Muslim Umma (Hegghammer 2010 11). Ties of kinship incite Lebanese Sunni youths to participate in the battle in Syria. Many Sunni families in Tripoli and Akkar had relatives in the Syrian town of al-Qusayr, near the northern Lebanese border.32 Furthermore, sectarianism, more so than pan...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 9113–26 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1118229
Published: 01 January 2016
... tribes relate to the state as part of a group, and the regime prefers to deal with them through the mediation of appointed individuals, known as tribal sheikhs, who receive monthly salaries from the government as heads of an imagined, closed primordial group in which kinship and descent dictate...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 73421–436 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.934532
Published: 01 July 2014
..., inept persons and/or persons with serious character flaws. People may get elected by appealing to base instincts that are divisive in a plural society. Arab society is pluralistic, and appealing to base instincts of kinship, sectarianism or any form of factionalism is destructive. The civil war raging...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 72315–327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.898371
Published: 01 April 2014
.... 2013. Kurdistan on the Global Stage: Kinship, Land, and Community in Iraq. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. 272 pp. Salhi, Kamal, ed. 2014. Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World: Perform- ance, Politics and Piety (Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies No. 22). New York...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2013; 64567–581 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.837337
Published: 01 October 2013
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2013; 63476–484 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.814247
Published: 01 July 2013
... Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 39 (3): 372 391. Rosen, Steven J., 2012. Why a Special Issue on UNRWA? Middle East Quarterly 19 (4): 3 10. Sawaf, Zina, 2013. Youth and the Revolution in Egypt: What Kinship Tells Us. Contemporary Arab Affairs 6 (1): 1 16. Stephan, Rita, 2013. Creating Solidarity in...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2013; 62251–259 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.784545
Published: 01 April 2013
... way they looked. For example, if a person is handsome, then he will be a good man; if he is ugly, he will be deemed wicked. He also criticized tribal values and detrimental customs such as revenge and boasting of family kinship. 256 H. G. M. Al Hashimi In order to support all the views he believed in...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2012; 52252–278 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2012.671999
Published: 01 April 2012
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2011; 44445–462 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.621385
Published: 01 October 2011
.... the structure that encompasses sociological and psychological dimensions in its com- ponents and which depends on kinship relations (both close and distant) instead of other mechanisms and practices, such as procedures for filling the offices of state ISSN 1755-0912 print/ISSN 1755-0920 online © 2011...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2010; 34534–550 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2010.523280
Published: 01 October 2010
... people and pay half of their rent and electricity bills. The existence of old and low-rent residences, some of which are squatted and others the property of waqf (rent-free). The social factor represented by kinship that plays a substantial role in attracting migrants to Riyadh for the reasons stated...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2010; 34495–502 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2010.519162
Published: 01 October 2010
... brief glance at encyclopaedias of Iraqi tribes will reveal that the ideal type of a tribe a community of armed men connected by agnatic kinship ties, whether real or imagined is not very widespread in Iraq. Most tribes are in fact alliances between tribal elements of heterogeneous genealogical...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2010; 33362–396 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2010.497262
Published: 01 July 2010
... offer- ing any direct comment. The subsequent chapters of his book address directly and in depth many of Patai s statements. The list of characteristics include the Bedouin component of the Arab personality , which comprises such values as kinship, loyalty, bravery, manliness, an aversion to physical...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2010; 32193–206 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550911003741671
Published: 01 April 2010
... his political position partly from his kinship to a pre-eminent religious family of traditional high repute. Further, by raising the flag of resistance against occupation, he also partially augmented his status. It might be due to his occasional ambivalence where he goes on making pacific state- ments...