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Hizbullah and the Politics of Remembrance - pr_229784

Hizbullah and the Politics of Remembrance

Writing the Lebanese Nation

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Born out of the Israeli occupation of the South of Lebanon, the political armed group Hizbullah is a powerful player within both Lebanon and the wider Middle East. Understanding how Hizbullah has, since the 1980s, developed its own reading of the nature of the Lebanese state, national identity and historical narrative is central to grasping the political trajectory of the country. By examining the ideological production of Hizbullah, especially its underground newspaper Al Ahd, Bashir Saade offers an account of the intellectual continuity between the early phases of Hizbullah's emergence onto the political stage and its present day organization. Saade argues here that this early intellectual activity, involving an elaborate understanding of the past and history had a long lasting impact on later cultural production, one in which the notion and practice of Resistance has been central in developing national imaginaries.

Product code: 9781107499386

ISBN 9781107499386
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H230xW153xS10
No. Of Pages 188
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Cambridge Middle East Studies
Focusing on the writings and media contributions of intellectuals, journalists, and members associated with Hizbullah, Bashir Saade demonstrates that the party has developed its own understanding of 'being Lebanese' that it reproduces and deploys in varying combinations to meet evolving political challenges.