Colonial Effects by Joseph A. Massad
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Colonial Effects
By Joseph A. Massad

Colonial Effects

The Making of National Identity in Jordan

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Colonial Effects by Joseph A. Massad

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Colonial Effects analyzes the creation and definition of modern Jordanian identity. Massad studies two key institutions-- the law and the military--and uses them to create an original and precise analysis of the development of Jordanian national identity in the postcolonial period. Joseph A. Massad engages recent scholarly debates on nationalism and richly fulfills the analytical promise of Michel Foucault's insight that modern institutions and their power to have productive, not merely repressive or coercive, capacities-though Massad also stresses their continued repressive function. His argument is advanced by a consideration of evidence, including images produced by state tourist agencies aimed at attracting Western visitors, the changing and precarious position of women in the newly constructed national space, and such practices as soccer games, music, songs, food, clothing, and shifting accents and dialects.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231123235
ISBN-10: 023112323X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 167mm x 23mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joseph A. Massad

Joseph A. Massad is assistant professor of modern Arab politics and intellectual history in the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. He won the Malcolm Kerr Dissertation Award for this work from the Middle East Studies Association.

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