Sectarianism in Iraq : Antagonistic Visions of Unity.

Viewing Iraq from the outside is made easier by compartmentalising its people (at least the Arabs among them) into Shi'as and Sunnis. But can such broad terms, inherently resistant to accurate quantification, description and definition, ever be a useful reflection of any society? If not, are we...

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Main Author: Haddad, Fanar.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Approaching a Theory of Sectarianism
  • Defining Sectarianism
  • Drivers of Sectarian Identity
  • External Influence
  • Economic Competition
  • Competing myth-Symbol Complexes
  • Contested Cultural Ownership of the Nation
  • Ethnohistories' and the Formation of Sectarian Identity
  • Assertive, Passive and Banal Sectarianism
  • 3. Sectarianism in Iraq
  • Iraqi Nationalism between State, Sunnis and Shi'as
  • Sectarian Relations and Dominant Narratives of the Iraqi Nation-State
  • The Conflation of Sectarian Identity with Ethnicity
  • The Suppression of Shi'a Identity
  • The Interaction of Sunni and Shi'a identities
  • 'We're all Brothers'
  • Class and Geographic Boundaries
  • Sectarian Relations in Social Relations
  • A Final Qualifier
  • 4. The Events of march 1991
  • Beginnings
  • Leadership and Coordination
  • The End of the Uprisings
  • Iran and the Uprisings
  • Contentious Symbolism
  • The Consequences of the Events of 1991
  • 5. The Sanctions-Era
  • The Economic Breakdown
  • Neo-Tribalism
  • The Religious Revival
  • Al-Hamla al-Imaniya
  • Sectarian Identity
  • Conclusion
  • 6. Sectarian Relations and the mythology of 1991
  • The State's Response
  • The Page of Betrayal and Treason
  • Al-Intifada al-Sha'abaniyah
  • 7. Sectarian Relations in Post-2003 Iraq
  • The New Iraq
  • Sectarian Identity in Post-2003 Iraq
  • Outsiders, Insiders and the Formalisation of Sectarian Politics
  • The Collision of Myth-Symbol Complexes in Post-2003 Iraq
  • Sectarian Nationalism in Post-2003 Iraq
  • The Contest for Cultural Ownership of Iraq
  • An Old Symbol in a New Environment: the mass Graves
  • Iraq, the Arab World and Arab Identity
  • Arab Fighters in the Sectarian Imagination
  • Competing Victimhoods
  • 8. Civil War
  • What is a Civil War?
  • Ethnic Conflict.
  • Sectarian Relations and Sectarian Civil War
  • The Symbols of Assertive and Aggressive Sectarianism
  • Fixing the Breakdown
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • F
  • G
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  • M
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  • P
  • R
  • S
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