Writing The Modern History Of Iraq.

Key Features:Most existing publications on Iraqi history present a succession of tragic events which would lead the reader to assume a sort of fatality in the country's evolution towards the present situationDue to deeper observation and analysis (between the local, the regional and the global;...

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Main Author: Bocco, Riccardo.
Other Authors: Bozarslan, Hamit., Sluglett, Peter., Tejel, Jordi.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • CONTENTS
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction Riccardo Bocco and Jordi Tejel
  • 1. Dealing with the Past: Methodological Issues Peter Sluglett
  • Advice from the Past: 'Ali al-Wardi on Literature and Society Orit Bashkin
  • Representations of the Iraqi Intellectual
  • Wardi's Complaint
  • Words of Advice
  • Writing the History of Iraq: the Fallacy of "Objective" History Johan Franzen
  • The Sectarian Master Narrative in Iraqi Historiography Reidar Visser
  • How the Sectarian Master Narrative Works
  • Three Kinds of Imposition of Sectarian Themes
  • How the Sectarian Master Narrative can be Counterbalanced
  • Electronic references
  • Beyond Political Ruptures: Towards a Historiography of Social Continuity in Iraq Peter Harling
  • The 2003 Rupture/Transition
  • Tribal "Loyalties"
  • Sunni Arab Trends
  • An Intra-Shi'i Struggle
  • What the Civil War Revealed
  • Conclusions
  • Electronic references
  • 2. The Monarchist Era Revisited Jordi Tejel
  • What did it mean to be an Iraqi during the Monarchy? Hala Fattah
  • From Forty-One to Qadisiyyat Saddam: Remarks on an Iraqi Realm of Memory Peter Wien
  • Forty-One in Perspective
  • Engineering Public Memory Under Qasim
  • The Ba'th and the Mosul Spring Festival
  • Qadisiyyat Saddam
  • Khayr Allah Tulfah and the Four Officers
  • Conclusion
  • Building the Nation through the Production of Difference Sara Pursley
  • Masculine Time, Feminine Space, and Arab Unity: Sati' al-Husri and the Schooling of Iraqi Girls in the 1920s
  • Learning by Doing: Pragmatist Philosophy and the Differentiated Curriculum
  • What the School Builds the Home Destroys: The Gendering of Education, 1932-1952
  • Unfit for Marriage and Motherhood: The Crisis of Girls' Education and the Age of Development, 1952-1958
  • 3. Rethinking the Ba'thist Period Hamit Bozarslan.
  • Digging the Past: The Historiography of Archaeology in Modern Iraq Magnus T. Bernhardsson
  • The International Period 1808-1921
  • The National Period 1921-1941
  • The Independence and Sanctions Periods 1941-2003
  • The Period of Fragmentation, 2003-present
  • Totalitarianism Revisited: Framing the History of Ba'thist Iraq Achim Rohde
  • Comparative Perspectives
  • Recovering or Inventing Public Opinion and Dissent in Ba'thist Iraq
  • State-Society Relations in Liberal and Authoritarian Systems
  • Conclusion
  • How to "Turn the Page" Fanny Lafourcade
  • The Central Role of Ahmad Chalabi
  • A Specific Narrative on the Ba'th Era
  • What is de-Ba'thification?
  • The Excesses of de-Ba'thification
  • The Emergence of an Alternate Voice
  • A Minority Discourse
  • The de-Ba'thification Issue and the Iraqi Civil War
  • The Battle turns Parliamentarian
  • The 2008 Law, a Victory for Opponents of de-Ba'thification Reform
  • Revenge vs Reconciliation
  • Electronic references
  • 4. Dealing with Victimhood: Whose Memories of Mass Violence? Between Oral and Official History
  • Fragmented Memory, Competing Narratives Karin Mlodoch
  • Introduction
  • Traumatic Memory, Fragmented Memory
  • "With our Husbands gone our Lives have Disappeared": Experiences, Memories and Narratives of Women Survivors of the Anfal in Germyan
  • Hopes and Disappointments and the Transformation of Memories and Narratives after the Fall of the Ba'th Regime in 2003
  • Representation of Anfal Survivors' Memories and Narratives in Public Discourse in Iraqi Kurdistan
  • Delay and Hesitation in Dealing with the Past on the Iraqi National Level
  • Conclusion
  • Electronic references
  • The Concept of Genocide as Part of Knowledge Production in Iraqi Kurdistan Andrea Fischer-Tahir
  • Who is Speaking?
  • Who is being Quoted?
  • What do They Say About the Anfal Campaign?.
  • Whom are the Texts Addressing?
  • The West
  • The Iraqi Arabs
  • The Iraqi Kurds
  • The 1991 Intifada in Three Keys: Writing the History of Violence Dina Rizk Khoury
  • Where doWe Locate the "Truth"? The Problems of Sources and Evidence
  • The Ba'th Party Archival Record
  • Witnessing the Uprising: Witnessing as Politics and Rhetoric
  • The "End of Days": Oral Histories of the Intifada
  • Conclusion
  • Electronic references
  • 'Qadisiyat Saddam': The Gamble that did not Pay Off Cherine Chams El Dine
  • 1982 Iraqi Withdrawal and Necessity of Internal Reshuffles
  • "The cup drunk down to the last drop": the military collapse and the new crisis
  • Confrontation with the Iraqi Military Command
  • Extraordinary Ba'th Congress (July 10, 1986)
  • al-Thawra al-Idariyya (The administrative revolution)
  • Wide Ministerial Reshuffle (1987)
  • 5. Shi'i Actors in Post-Saddam Iraq: Partisan Historiography Peter Sluglett
  • Introduction
  • The Papers
  • Partisan and Global Identity in the Historiography of Iraqi Religious Institutions Robert J. Riggs
  • Biography of 'Ali Sistani
  • Sistani's Fatwas
  • Sistani's Public Statements
  • The Clerical Veto
  • Conclusions
  • Electronic references
  • Najaf and the (Re)Birth of Arab Shi'i Political Thought Michaelle Browers
  • The nahda from Najaf
  • The First Generation and the Call for Reform
  • The Middle Generation and the Modernist Project
  • The Third Generation: Toward a Revolutionary Islamism
  • Electronic reference
  • Between Action and Symbols Elvire Corboz
  • The Internal Organization of SAIRI's Leadership: Replicating Interpersonal Ties with the Iraqi marja'iyya
  • Social Services: Operational and Symbolic Performance
  • Mass Politics and Armed Struggle: The Mobilizing Power of Shi'i Iraqi Themes
  • Conclusion
  • Electronic reference.
  • 6. The Politics of Population Movements in Contemporary Iraq: A Research Agenda Geraldine Chatelard
  • Nation Building and State Control over Population Movements
  • Control over Mobility and Political Coercion
  • Political Migration and the Reversal of Violence
  • The Brain Drain in Iraq after the 2003 Invasion Joseph Sassoon
  • The US Invasion and its Aftermath
  • The Spread of Violence
  • The Loss of the Middle Class
  • Electronic references
  • Cosmopolitanism and Iraqi Migration Diane Duclos
  • Iraqi Migration: The Case of Artists and Intellectuals
  • Artists and Intellectuals: "Generations" of Migrants
  • Appealing to Life Stories in Migration Studies
  • Life Stories as a Methodology
  • Interdisciplinarity at Stake
  • Multi-sited Fieldwork
  • The Contribution of Cosmopolitanism to the Iraqi Migration Studies
  • Cosmopolitanism in Dimension(s)
  • Cosmopolitanism and Migration
  • Remembering Cosmopolitan Baghdad from Outside: Nostalgia within Narratives
  • Disengaging from Confessional Approaches in Iraqi Studies?
  • 7. Representing Iraq History through the Arts Hamit Bozarslan
  • Literary Glimpses of Modern Iraqi History and Society Sami Zubaida
  • Fu'ad al-Takarli, al-Raj' al-Ba'id (The Long Way Back)
  • Ali Badr, Baba Sartre
  • Hayat Sharara, Idha al-Ayamu Aghsaqat (When Darkness Fell)
  • Conclusion
  • History and Fiction in the New Iraqi Cinema Lucia Sorbera
  • One Century of Iraqi Cinema and Beyond
  • Being a Filmmaker after the Fall
  • Novels of Everyday Life as Told by the "Embargo Generation"
  • The Return to the Homeland and Memories
  • The Problems of Iraqi Cinema Today
  • Conclusions
  • War, Crimes and Video Tapes: Conflicting Memories in Films on Iraq Nicolas Masson
  • Shifting Visual Representations of Iraq
  • Changing Strategic Spaces
  • Digital Pictures as "Transition Structures"
  • Appropriating Iraq's Traumatic History.
  • The Return of "Abu Tabar"
  • Conclusion
  • Electronic references
  • Poetry in the Service of Nation Building? Political Commitment and Self-Assertion Leslie Tramontini
  • The Concept of the Nation
  • Strategies of Self-Assertion: The Early Years
  • Strategies of Self-Assertion in the War Poetry of the 1980s
  • Conclusion
  • Electronic references
  • Not Just "For Art's Sake": Exhibiting Iraqi Art in the West after 2003 Silvia Naef
  • Modern Art in Iraq - The Emergence of a Local Art Scene1
  • Exhibiting Iraqi Art: European Initiatives
  • The AyaGallery, London
  • "Baghdad Renaissance", Galerie M, Paris, 2003
  • "Baghdad-Paris", Musee du Montparnasse, Paris, 2005/6
  • "The Iraqi Equation"
  • Exhibitions in the United States
  • Iraqi Book Art or "Dafatir"
  • The Pomegranate Gallery - Iraqi Art in SoHo
  • "Iraqi Artists in Exile", The Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, 2008-2009
  • "It is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq", The New Museum, New York, 2009
  • Iraqi Art Exhibitions between Politics and Art History
  • Art Against War
  • The Place of Iraqi Art on the Global Art Scene
  • Electronic references
  • Appendix: State of the Art on Iraqi Studies: A Bibliographical Survey of English and French Sources Hamit Bozarslan and Jordi Tejel
  • The Period of Foundation and Consolidation
  • The Decades of "Revolutions" and Tyranny
  • After the 2003 War
  • Ethnic and Sectarian Communities and Tribalism
  • Notes on Contributors
  • About the Editors
  • About the Authors
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Geographical Names, Commodities, and Themes
  • Index of Individuals and Groups
  • Map of Iraq.