112 books
Memory, Identity, Society arabic[4] english[44] french[64]
The Lebanese Conflict: Looking Inward
Latif Abul-Husn
Lynne Rienner Publishers 1998
The internal causes of the Lebanese conflict that brought destruction, death and despair on Lebanon and its people.
Les Lieux de l'Intersubjectivité: Hommage à Sélim Abou
Jad Hatem
L'Harmattan 1998
Study of Selim Abou's work in linguistic, anthropology and philosophy.
The Experimental Arabic Novel. Postcolonial Literary Modernism in the Levant
Stefan G. Meyer
State University of New York Press 2001
Analysis of the development of experimentalism in the modern Arabic novel -in contrast with Western Literature- from the 1960s to the present.
Anatomie de la Francophonie Libanaise
Selim Abou, Choghig Kasparian, Katia Haddad
AUPELF-UREF/USJ, Coll. Universités Francophones 1996
French-speaking in Lebanon confronted with the 'arabisation in education and the competition against English as the second-spoken language.
Liban Déraciné, Immigrés dans l'Autre Amérique
Selim Abou
L'Harmattan (Connaissance des Hommes) 1998
An analysis of the problems of integration of all immigrant communities, thus their political and cultural fate; through the true story of four Argentinean persons from Lebanese descent, telling about the conflict between cultures.
Une Francophonie Différentielle
Selim Abou, Katia Haddad
L'Harmattan 2000 (1st ed.1994)
The French language that has succeeded in remaining Lebanon's second spoken language. (subject of the symposium about 'french as a second spoken language' that took place in Beirut in May 1993).
Des Femmes, des Hommes et la Guerre: Fiction et Réalite au Proche-Orient
Evelyne Accad
Cote-Femmes 1993
In this work, she uses the recent feminist interpretations of violence, aggression, war, and oppression.
Sexuality and War: Literary Masks of the Middle East
Evelyne Accad
New York University Press 1990
Why do men and women both react differently to the reality of war - in a cultural and a social context.
L'Etat Confessionnel. Le Cas Libanais (arabic, french)
Mahdi Amil
La Brèche, 1987 (arabic ed.), 1996 (french ed.)
Deconstruction of the various speeches on sectarian belonging which is, accordingly to the author, a way of exploiting the country by its 'bourgeoisie.'
Construction Identitaire et Appartenance Confessionnelle au Liban
Fabiola Azar
L'Harmattan, Coll. Comprendre le Moyen-Orient 1999
A study of the consequences of sectarian belonging on the conflicts in Lebanese inter-relations.
La Francophonie et le Dialogue des Cultures
Zeina el-Tibi, Emile Lahoud (forw.), Bernard Landry (pref.)
ed. L'Age d'Homme/Dar al-Moualef 2001
The French-speaking community; the French language as an international language; Inter-cultural education; The broadcasting of French language; Cooperation and solidarity among French-speaking groups.
Migrations et Changements Sociaux dans l'Orient Arabe
Andre Bourgey, Philippe Gorokhoff, Michel Nancy, Alain Roussillon, Elisabeth Longuenesse, Gilbert Beauge, Issal Saleh, Salim Nasr
Immigrant work-force: Exchange between populated areas that are poor and rich regions that do not have enough labour, between societies rich with knowledge and societies cut from their traditions.
L'Ombre et son Double. Femmes Islamistes, Libanaises et Modernes
Dalal al-Bizri
Cahiers du CERMOC, no 13 1995
The relation between Islam and modern life accordingly to the testimony of 10 Hezbollah activist Shi'ah women from Lebanon.
Le Liban entre la Guerre et l'Oubli
Paul Blanc
L'Harmattan, Coll. Comprendre le Moyen-Orient 2000, (1st ed. 1992)
A plea for the unity of Lebanon.
Drogues de Paix, Drogues de Guerre
Antoine Boustany
Hachette-Pluriel 1997
The part drugs play in civilizations, religions, terrorism, and combats.
Guide des Centres de Recherche en Sciences Sociales au Liban
Cahiers du CERMOC, No 11
147 pages in arabic, 17 pages in french 1995
List of the most important works done by students.
L'Avenir Socio-Economique du Liban en Questions: éléments de réponse
Nicolas E. Chammas
Harvard Business School, Club of Lebanon 1995
A study on the reasons to fear but also to have hope for the future of Lebanon where the Lebanese people, as a collectivity, should work together for the socio-economical revival of their country.
La génération de la relève: le conseil pédagogique ou la démocratie à l'école
Louise-Marie Chidiac, Abdo Kahi, Antoine Messarra
Publications du Bureau Pédagogique des Saints-Coeurs 1995
About the structures of education in Lebanon based on innovation and dialogue to encourage the collective commitment in respecting subsidiary roles and competences.
Women and the War Story
Miriam Cooke
The University of California Press 1997
The author shows how women who write themselves and their experiences into the War Story undo the masculine contract with violence, sexuality, and glory.
Blood Into Ink
Miriam Cooke and Roshni Rustomji-Kerns
Westview Press 1994
South Asian and Middle Eastern Women Write War.
War's Other Voices: Women Writers on the Lebanese Civil War
Miriam Cooke
Cambridge University Press 1988
Gender, Culture, and Politics in the Middle East.
The Civil Society and Lebanon: Toward a Hermeneutic Theory of the Public Sphere in Comparative Studies
Michael D. Dawahare
Brown Walker Press 2000
Analysis of the notion of 'Asabiya' (fanatism) and its impact on the constitution of civil society and the public sphere in Lebanon.
Hassan N. Diab
Praeger Pub Text 1999
Beirut, 'Switzerland of the Middle East' between 1943 and 1975; the social and regional disparities which increased the magnitudes of the disparities that plagued the country and led to increased social unrest.
The Silent Revolution in Lebanon: Changing Values of the Youth
Muhammad Faour
A.U.B. Press 1999
The silent revolution of the Lebanese youth that is seeping through society because of democratic practices within the Lebanese nuclear family at the expense of authoritarianism.
Femmes du Liban
Gerard Figuie and Rita Saba-Sayegh
Anthologie 1997
The status of women in lebanon, the differences whether they're Christian or Muslim. And in which ways 20 years of war affected them.
Les Femmes et la Guerre
Madeleine Gagnon
Fayard 2001
Women from Kosovo, Bosnia, Israel-Palestine, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, victims of war, who have lost their men and who have suffered brutality and abuse from the ennemy.
L'Enfant, les Parents, et la Guerre. Une Etude Clinique du Liban
Myrna Gannageh
Editions Sociales Françaises 1999
A clinical study on the effects of war on children.
Le Pluralisme des Statuts Personnels dans les Etats Multicommunautaires
Pierre Gannageh
PUSJ 2000
Legal analysis. The personal status in the Near-East where the coexistence on the same land of different communities provokes conflicts within the laws and juridictions.
Innovation Educative: au Liban et dans le Monde
Celine Ghaouche
Bureau des Services Universitaires 1994
An explanation of the real aim of authentic education which is to give and encourage opportunies to create and innovate throughout an active and collectice school education.
Imagined Masculinities: Male Identity & Culture in the Middle East
Edited by Mai Ghoussoub and Emma Sinclair-Webb
Saqi Books 2000
In the Middle East, stereotypical male identities are constructed, reproduced and contested.
Lords of the Lebanese Marches : Violence and Narrative in an Arab Society
Michael Gilsenan
University of California Press 1996
The relations between different forms of power, violence, and hierarchy in Akkar, the northern province of Lebanon, during the 1970s.; social honor, idealized masculinity, collective biography, and shared memory/forgetting.
Nation and Religion in the Middle East
Fred Halliday
Saqi Books 2000
A collection of essays about religion, culture and politics in the Middle East through a general analysis of the region.
Le Conflit libanais: Communautés Religieuses, Classes Sociales et Identité Nationale
Kamal Hamdane
UNRISD, Garnet Publishing, Reading 1997
The complex connection between the community, social and national levels throughout the terrible violence Lebanon suffered between 1975 and 1990.
Guerres Civiles: Economies de la Violence, Dimensions de la Civilité
Jean Hannoyer
A study on violence in societies constituted of different communities, and the role of forgetfulness in the process of reconciliation; through an analysis of the degree of interiorization of violence by the citizens who are its perpetrators and victims, the issue of sectarian belongings, and the process of reconciliation in these societies which are deeply torn by inner and internal violence.
The Thistle and the Cedar of Lebanon
Effendi Hebeeb Rizkallah
Garnet Publishing (The Folios Archive Library) 2001
An outsider's perspective of Lebanon; 'From pirates, belles and balls to the status of women and the role of health care in society'.
Le Virus de la Violence : La guerre civile est en chacun de nous
Adnan Houbballah
Albin Michel 1996
The Lebanese war psycho-analyzed.
The Lebanese in the world : a century of emigration
Albert Hourani
Edited by Albert Hourani, Co-edited by Nadim Shehadi 1992
This book is about the 'emigrants from Lebanon who have established communities in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and West Africa, and more recently -1992- in the Gulf and other parts of the Middle East'.
Reconstruction et Réconciliation au Liban
Eric Huybrechts, Chawqi Douayhi
Cahiers du CERMOC, No 23 1999
The ten years following the end of the war: the reconciliation issue: Reconstruction of the country in order to attain rehabilitation of its people's coexistence.
Inventing Home : Emigration, Gender, and the Middle Class in Lebanon, 1870-1920
Akram Fouad Khater
University of California Press 2001
An analysis of the impact of emigration and immigration in the development of modernity through a description of the journeys of villagers from Mount Lebanon between 1890 and 1920 'from the ranks of the peasantry into a middle class of their own making'.
Pluralisme, Modernité et Monde Arabe
Soheil Kash and Marie-Helene Parizeau
Delta-Bruylant, Presses Universitaires de Laval 2001
Politics, human rights and bioethics.
Population Déplacée par la Guerre au Liban
Robert Kasparian, Andre Beaudoin, Selim Abou
L'Harmattan, Coll. Comprendre le Moyen-Orient 2000
Investigation that took place in 1988, on the people that were displaced because of the Lebanese war (one fifth of the total population) and that are still, until today (2000), refugees in their own country.
Chronique d'une guerre d'Orient
Gilles Kepel
Les éditions Gallimard 2002
In autumn 2001, the author, as a journalist would do, went on a trip to the Arab world; he visited, amongst other countries, Egypt and Lebanon. He tells about their people from the inside, through their daily realities, their contradictions, their diversities; In order to fight against this preconceived idea of a 'clash of civilizations', the difference of these Arab societies.
Cultural Resistance: Global and Local Encounters in the Middle East
Samir Khalaf
Saqi Books 2001
The author analyses the psychological, economic and social impact of the Civil War in Lebanon on communal identities, group loyalties and collective psychology. And highlights the failure of the Arab intellectuals concerning their role relatively to the socio-cultural and ideological transformations.
Internationale de l'imaginaire, nouvelle série. 205, Le Liban second
introduction by Cherif Khaznadar, Jean Duvignaud
Maison des cultures du monde, Actes Sud 1996
Lebanese intellectuals, writers and artists, who have survived the Lebanese Civil War, talk about the future of culture in their country; as destructive as they have been, these years of war have, with no doubt, allowed to reveal what was illusory in the so-called 'Lebanese miracle'.
Le Liban Aujourd'hui
Dir. by Fadia Kiwan; with Fadia Kiwan,Ahmad Beydoun,Farid El-Khazen,Issam Sleiman,Antoine Messara,Dalal El-Bizri,Ghassan Slaiby,Nawaf Salam,Adnan El-Amine,Fadi Osseiran,Najib Issa,Kamal Hamdan,Boutros Labaki,Robert Kasparian,Aïda Boudjikanian,Nabil Beyhum
Two years after the end of the war negotiated in taef in 1989: How to reconcile the country with itself and define its relation with its regional and international environment. Freedom, reconstruction, Lebanese identity, social issues and issues relative to the country's economy.
Communautés Villageoises et Migrations de Main-d'Oeuvre au Moyen-Orient. Trois Etudes d'Anthropologie Libanaise
Elisabeth Longuenesse, Gilbert Beauge, Michel Nancy
The immigrants from Lebanese villages working in the Golf area: their working relation with local intermediaries and labour in their working sites and factories.
The Culture of Sectarianism
Ussama Makdissi
University of California Press 2000
Sectarianism in Ottoman Lebanon in the 19th century (1860s war): A study that describes it as 'a manifestation of modernity that transcended the boundaries of a particular country'; thus challenging the definition of sectarian violence as being 'an Islamic response to westernization.'
Les Récits Bleus
Ezza Malak
Al Moutanabbi 1999
The tough times and social repression that have taken place in Lebanon today, which remind us of events that took place in Lebanon, long ago.
L'Eglise de la Reconstruction: Identité, développement, coexistence (bilingual; Arabic and French)
Antoine Messarra
CEDROC (Centre d'Etudes, de Documentation et de Recherche sur l'Orient Chrétien) 1995
Reports of 5 seminaries organized by the CEDROC (Center for Studies, Documentation and Research on the Christian East) studying the following subjects: Value crisis and the role of the church; the church in Lebanon and the social issue; The relations between religions and communities in Lebanon.
La Construction Démocratique au Liban [Building Democracy in Lebanon] [Al Bina' Al Dimocraty] (trilingual; arabic-english-french)
Under Antoine Messarra
Lebanese Foundation for permanent Civil Peace 1994
A compilation of texts on: peace and democracy; solidarity; the democratic political culture . .
Citizen for Tomorrow [Citoyen pour Demain] [Mouwaten Al Ghad] (trilingual; arabic-french-english)
Antoine Messarra
Lebanese Foundation for permanent Civil Peace 1995
'A study of civic culture as a comprehensive operation including educational institutions, the family, life-long friends, the environment, civil society and the media', 'and all those who are yearning for renewed consideration of public issues after so much suffering and so many ordeals.'
Les Rumeurs dans la Guerre du Liban, Les Mots de la Violence
Fadia Nassif Tar Kovacs
CNRS Editions 1998
Rumors during the Lebanese war that only appear to have increased dread.
Child Rearing in the Lebanon
Edwin Terry Prothro
Harvard University Press 1961
A report of a study on child rearing in Lebanon as a basic instrument to understand Middle Eastern culture.
Dilemmas of democracy and political parties in sectarian societies : the case of the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon
Nazih Richani
St. Martin's, (1st Edition) 1998
'How a party is constructed in a multi-ethnic society, how social composition influences the decisions made as well as the dynamics of a party, and what affects a party's development . . . through an in-depth study of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP), one of Lebanon's most important political parties '
Amal and the Shi'a : Struggle for the Soul of Lebanon
Augustus Richard Norton
Latest ed. Al-Saqi; First ed. University of Texas Press, Modern Middle East Series, No. 13, 2002, 1987
The author describes the annual two day Shi'ite ritual of 'Ashura -the major commemoration of the suffering and martyrdom of Imam Husain- in Lebanon and also Iran, India, and Trinidad "along with comparative perspectives on Christian passion plays".
Women and War in Lebanon
Edited by Lamia Rustum Shehadeh
University Press of Florida 1999
These authors examine the impact of the 1975-90 civil war in Lebanon on women.
Le droit à la mémoire (arabic-french-english)
Antoine Saad, Antoine N. Messarra, Antoine Laham
Fondation Libanaise pour la Paix Civile Permanente, Librairie Orientale 1988
The acts of the first international seminar organized by the 'Fondation Libanaise pour la Paix Civile Permanente' (the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace) from July 8th to 12th 1987 around the theme 'Cost of internal conflicts and construction of collective memory in Lebanon': comparative study of internal conflicts; construction of collective memory; cost of internal conflicts in Lebanon; Prospects for the future.
Liban Pluriel, Essai sur une Culture Conviviale
Salah Stetie
Naufal 1994
Lebanon, - internationally - a meeting place of east and west, and within its own people - nationally -, the meeting place of different religions.
Beyrouth, La Brûlure des Rêves
Dir. by Jade Tabet; with Adonis, Ahmad Beydoun, Omar Boustani, Christine Delpal, Jean Hannoyer, Samir Kassir, Elias Khoury, Jacques Liger-Belair, Amin Maalouf, Bilal Nsouli, Elisabeth Picard, Maud Santini, Jihane Sfeir-Khayat, Jade Tabet, Fawaz Traboulsi
Autrement 2001
Lebanon's challenge: to create, before it's too late, space for all, where expressing one's differences wouldn't destroy, every time, the basis of social interaction.
Les Libanais en Côte d'Ivoire d'Hier à Aujourd'hui
Dunia Fayad Taan
Librairie de l'Ecole, Dar Al-Kitab Allubnani 1988
A study on the human, political and economic Lebanese presence in Ivory Coast; immigrants that were welcome in this country during the Lebanese conflicts.
Watching From a Distance: A Stroll Through Time and Place
Ibrahim Yared
Saqi Books 2001
After 'a tornado sweeps across a country . . . People look, when calm is restored, to see what remains and start worrying about their personal problems all over again . . . There is always a new image and their original forms become unrecognizable . . . They start to sort out their problems. For some, there are health problems, for others, identity dilemmas, family concerns or loneliness, and life goes on . . .'
Ces Morts qui Nous Tuent: La Vengeance du Sang dans la Société Libanaise Contemporaine
Massoud Younes
Dar Al-Massar 1999
An analysis of family justice in Lebanon which highlights the tension between the judicial individualization of penalty and the collective nature of conflicts.
Lebanon's Quest: The Search for a National Identity, 1926-39
Meir Zamir
I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2000
The forming of Lebanon's political system and political economy between the first and the second World Wars. 'the inter-and intra-sectarian relations against the backdrop of the conflicting pressures from Damascus and Paris, the stands of the Christians and Muslims towards the Lebanese state'
L’armorial de la francophonie
Maurice Saliba
Geuthner 2002
This book, destined to the Francophonie summit in Beirut, gathers more than 16,000 bibliographical notes relative to lebanon: French publications by Lebanese authors as well as writings in French on the subject of Lebanon, from 1515 to 2001 included.
Liban: Le salut par la Culture
Phares Zoghbi
Librairie Antoine & Dar An-Nahar, 1989
A collection of articles written in "L'Orient-Le Jour" from 1982 to 1987 implicating Lebanon directly, relative to "the possibility of recreating society as well as politics in a country through the search for a culture that would give a meaning to our existence."
La société Libanaise durant la guerre et par après
Lena Freiha
Librairie Antoine 1998
A satyre of social life in Lebanon during and after the war focusing on the modern Lebanese woman. It is also a study on society based on events that have happened, told in a comical but also tragic way that both accompany the social disturbances generated by war.
Un Quartier de Beyrouth. Saint-Nicolas: Structures familiales et structures foncières
Leila Salameh Kamel
Dar el-Machreq & U.S.J. Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines (Coll. Hommes et Sociétés du Proche-Orient), 1998
A work (texts, maps and family trees) on the deep changes that affected Saint-Nicolas, caused by the random urbanisation of Beirut (1960-1995) dictated by financial interests of individuals and out of control during the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1992), but essentially related to the land property/family structure in this sector.
Of cities and women (Letters to Fawwaz)
Etel Adnan
The Post-Apollo Press 1993
"A book in lieu of an essay on feminism promised to Fawwaz Traboulsi for his magazine Zawaya... (letters) written against the background of war -the Gulf War, the Lebanese Civil War... a global sensitivity to the situations of women from country to country... and in their representations in art."
Aan Amal La Shifa’ Minh
Fawwaz Traboulsi
Mou'assassat al-Abhath al-Aarabiyyat, 1982
A collection of texts written in Between June and October 1982 while Beirut was besieged by the Israelis.
La diaspora libanaise en France : processus migratoire et économie ethnique
Amir Abdulkarim
L'Harmattan (coll. Comprendre le Moyen-Orient), 1996
The Lebanese diaspora in France was initially constituted at the beginning of the 20th century by commerce tradesmen and intellectuals. It became larger and more diverse starting 1975 -beginning of the Civil War-. France is today one of the most important centers of its worldwide economy.
Les mystérieux druzes du mont Liban
Paul-Jacques Callebaut
Renaissance du Livre 2000
One of the rare books about the Druzes, a minority within the muslim World, living in Mount-Lebanon: their traditions and way of life, in the heart of beautiful nature between Israël, Lebanon and Syria.
Les superstitions au Liban: Aspects psycho-sociologiques
Mounir Chamoun
Dar el-Machreq & Publications du Centre Universitaire (Coll. Hommes et Sociétés du Proche-Orient), 1973
Individual as well as collective studies relative to superstitions in Lebanon, their importance in daily life, explaining what superstitions really are: the language of repressed guilt feelings.
Orient-Occident, la fracture imaginaire
Georges Corm
La Découverte & Syros, 2002
A large number of people consider that the events of September 11th 2001 confirm the supposed thousahd years' old hostility between East and West. In this book Georges Corm explains why this is in reality an "imaginary fracture" that hides the interests of highly secular powers.
La Paix et la Crise : Le Liban reconstruit ?
Franck Debie, Danuta Pieter, Eric Verdeil
Presses Universitaires de France - PUF; 2003
This book explores the paradoxes of the reconstruction of Lebanon after 15 years of Civil War, through an analysis of : the Lebanese Model; the War System; Getting out of the War; Getting out of the Economy Crisis; Restructuring the Private Sector; Rebuilding Beirut; The Lebaneses New Territory.
Jean-Claude Gabriel
Self-published, 1997
A collection of all the socio-cultural works of Jean-Claude Gabriel that were published in L'Orient-Le Jour between 1993 and 1997 on the following subjects: prostitution; archaeological sites; music, dance and songs; social service and community development; NGOs; AIDS; ..etc.
Regards sur Beyrouth
Astrid Gateau, Frederic Soreau, Olivier Dalle
Ed. Romain Pages 2002
photos, textes and interviews.
The authors of this book have wandered through the streets and neighbourhoods of Beirut and met with the different communities -Druzes, Maronites, Armenians, Sunnites, Chiites, and the many other micro-communities. And they have questioned the writers: Abbas Beydoun, Alexandre Najjar, Gebran Tuéni, Hanan el Cheikh, Aref Rayess and Ounsi el Hage who live or had lived in this city and have written about it.
Le français du Liban
Nicole Gueunier
Institut d'études créoles et francophones, 1993
100 linguistic profiles relatively to the French language spoken in Lebanon.
L'enfant adoptif et ses familles
Nazir Hamad
ed. De Noël 2001
The author -a Lebanese psychoanalyst living in Paris- analyses the case of adopted children through considering that three participants should be taken into account: a man who desires to bring up a child with his wife, a woman who shares with him this desire, and a child who starts the process of mourning a first separation thanks to the desire of the adoptive parents.
The Rise and Fall of Christian Lebanon
Bassem Khalifah
New York Press, 2001 (2nd rev ed.), 1997 (1st ed.)
Christian Lebanon: Relation between the sacred and the political.
Roberto Khatlab
Mokhtarat 2003
The author, a Brazilian historian of Lebanese descent, whose studies concern particularly the Lebanese immigration in Brazil, proposes an answer to the question "what are the possible affinities between a Portuguese colony in letin America and an Arab nation dominated, at the time, by the ottomans?" as well as to other questions relative to the subject.
Cannabis et pavot au Liban : choix du développement et cultures de substitution
Hassane Makhlouf
L'Harmattan 2001
The author -an agronomics engineer- examines the agro-economic and social problems that have led the Lebanese farmers to produce plants for drugs, and proposes solutions in order for other cultures to replace the latter and that will put to good use the lands of the Bekaa in particular.
Un réformisme chiite. Ulémas et lettrés du Gabal'Amil (actuel Liban-Sud) de la fin de l'Empire ottoman à l'indépendance du Liban
Sabrine Mervin
Karthala, Cermoc, IFEAD 2000
The first section of the book contains a study of the Islamic religious scientists "elite". The second section is a study of the "Shiite reformism".
The Lebanese in America
John G. Moses
Utica, NY Educational Publications 2001 (revised ed.)
100 years of anecdotes, analyses, and archival material in a book about the tides of Lebanese who left Mount Lebanon during the repressive Ottoman Empire and went to America ("... that great human success story, the Lebanese in America, a group who have done so much to help..."-) "where they discovered a robust sense of challenge and fulfillment in boundless opportunity."
Opening of South Lebanon, 1788-1840
William R. Polk
Cambridge, Mass, Harvard University Press, 1963
A study on the oral tradition among the Druze. The muqataajis: Junblat, Arslan, and a dozen others, observing "that the society of the area recognized three other basic splits: village, party, and religion."
La Condition Libanaise: Communautés, citoyen, Etat
Nawaf Salam
Dar An-Nahar 1998
A study on the connection between communities, citizens and the State in Lebanon highlighting the "distance" between the citizen and the State because of the multiple relations maintained between the Religious Communities and the Political System.
Constructing Lebanon: A Century of Literary Narratives
Elise Salem
University Press of Florida 2003
A study of 100 years of literary and cultural production, examining Lebanon's cultural and political evolution as a nation providing close readings of many Lebanese literary texts and plays written and produced during the Lebanese civil war and postwar period. This "work is also an urgent call to Lebanese and non-Lebanese people to study and engage with literary and cultural production in order to expand the ways in which we conceptualize Lebanon."
Lebanon and Arabism
Raghid el-Solh
I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2000
A study on "the interaction between Arab nationalism and Lebanese local sentiments between 1936 and 1945", emphasizing on "the internal changes which led to the inclusion of the Arab nationalists of Lebanon in the political process, culminating in the so-called Lebanese National Pact and the independence of the country in 1943."
Le Vin Mystique
Salah Stetie
Albin Michel 2002
Eight essays studying a few symbolic themes of Islam, showing that this civilization, beyond the problems it is facing today, remains one of the richest one relatively to symbols.
Merchants and Migrants in Nineteenth Century Beirut
Leila Tarazi Fawaz
Universe Inc. 2000
"The relationship between migration and urbanization as it was manifested in Beirut's social transformation in the nineteenth century."
Lebanese Place-Names: Mount Lebanon and North Lebanon: A Typology of Regional Variation and Continuity
Elie Wardini
Peeters Publishing 2002
"1724 Lebanese place-names in the districts of Mount Lebanon and North Lebanon. The aim of this book is to: establish a database of place-names based on fieldwork; present the etymologies of these names based on the latest findings in Semitic lexicography, onomastics and dialectology; and plot the results across the Lebanese territory."
Au-delà des minorités
Joseph Yacoub
Editions de l'Atelier 2000
An important issue in the struggle for human rights: identities, minoritary peolples and native communities. This work relates the significant raise of identity related protest movements. The author -a political Science and International Relations Professor- analyses the causes behind that, wondering about where all this will lead, and proposes a solution.
Le feu et la cendre: travail de deuil et rites funéraires dans un village Libanais
Nagib Khouri
L'Harmattan 1996
The author, a psychologist, explains the funerary rituals in a village in Lebanon, and their role in the mourning process; analyzing the passionate bond of the maronite community with their land.
The Jews of Lebanon: Between Coexistence and Conflict
Kirsten Schulze
Sussex Academic Press 2001
An essay about the Lebanese Jews in the 20th century, highlighting the fact that they were considered like any of “the 23 minorities with the same rights and privileges and subject to the same political tensions.”
The Body in Islamic Culture
Fouad I. Khouri
Saqi Books 2001
The author, an anthropologist, “explores the different meanings and images related to the body in Islam and how these permeate religious practices and social attitudes among people, and the numerous ways the body communicates messages, attitudes and feelings through unspoken language.”
L’Identité Culturelle
Selim Abou
USJ 2003
Two essays on the diversity of cultures from the viewpoint of social and cultural anthropology and that of philosophical anthropology.
Les "Petites Ecoles" du Mont-Liban. Joseph Delore, s.j. (1873-1944)
Levon Nordiguian (Directed by)
PUSJ 2003
This book was published on the occasion of the exhibit under the same title showing the photo archives of the Oriental Library (school groups, first communion…) testifying about the great effort the New Mission of the Company of Jesus put into teaching rural population and spreading French influence starting 1831 in Syria and Lebanon.
Le Mémorial de la Guerre: 1975-1990
Joseph Chami
Le Mémorial du Liban 2003
Photos taken during the Civil War in Lebanon, of destruction, death, politics and "great illusions".
Identité et Démocratie dans un Monde Global
Rene Otayek
Presses de Sciences Po 2000
From Rwanda to Chechnya, passing through former Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Algeria or the Basque Country, all are examples of conflicts revealing identity « passions ». René Otayek shows that contradiction between universalistic dynamic that is inherent to mundialization and the resurgence of particularisms is only a facade.
An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi'i Lebanon
Lara Deeb
Princeton Univ. Press 2006
A portrayal of Beirut’s Shi’i community in Beirut who considers itself at once modern, cosmopolitan, and pious, leading to an analysis of the ways piety is understood and expressed individually and collectively.
Origins of the Lebanese National Idea
Carol Hakim
Univ. of California Press 2013
A study of the origins of the Lebanese national idea, reconsidering conventional accounts.
Khitab al-hawiyya: seera fikriyya (The Identity Speech: a philosophical issue)
Ali Harb
Dar al-Kunooz al-Adabiyya 1996
Lebanese identity or identities…
Being Arab
Samir Kassir
Verso 2006
The author describes the cultural boom in the region during the 19th century followed by the impact of modernity that disrupted the Arab identity and led to political and intellectual stagnation in the Arab world.
Ta’ammulat fee shaqa’ al-‘arab
Samir Kassir
Dar al-Nahar 2005
The author describes the cultural boom in the region during the 19th century followed by the impact of modernity that disrupted the Arab identity and led to political and intellectual stagnation in the Arab world.
Considérations sur le malheur Arabe
Samir Kassir
Actes-Sud 2004
The author describes the cultural boom in the region during the 19th century followed by the impact of modernity that disrupted the Arab identity and led to political and intellectual stagnation in the Arab world.
Why Some Like It Hot: Food, Genes, and Cultural Diversity
Gary Paul Nabhan
Island Press 2004
A culinary voyage across every culture and its traditional cuisine to help solve the riddles created by the “ghosts of evolution” within.
Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East: The Case for Lebanon
Franck Salameh
Lexington Books 2010
A study on how the West’s impulse to amalgamate national identity with language, state, and ethnicity and to mix up Arabic language with Arab ethnicity has played a major role in leading to a misunderstanding of the region.
Veil of Shame: The Role of Women in the Modern Fiction of North Africa and the Arab World
Evelyne Accad
Indiana University 1978
Comprehensive study of the plight of women in the Arab World.
Traces de Beyrouth
Dominique Bonzi
Bonzi (bilingual English / French) 2009
Photos portraying the ever astonishing city of Beirut.
Réflexions libanaises
Carole Dagher
L'Harmattan / Pensée religieuse et philosophique arabe 2013
The Lebanese multiple heritage leading to thoughts and questionings on identity, belonging, collective history, and to the space of freedom left to write one's personal history.
Politics, Culture and the Lebanese Diaspora
Nathalie Nahas & Paul Tabar (Editors)
Cambridge Scholars Publ. 2010
A collection of essays portraying various facets of the Lebanese Diaspora in different parts of the world, notably their politics and culture.
Les paramètres d'Hérodote ou Les identités cuturelles collectives
Bahjat Rizk
Ed. de L'Orient Le jour 2009
Identity as the essential basis of national identification.
Women in Lebanon: Living with Christianity, Islam, and Multiculturalism
Marie-Claude Thomas
Palgrave Macmillan 2013
This book describes and analyses the Lebanese "alternative modernities" thesis through insider as well as outsider views of the Christian and Muslim Lebanese women living together in a multicultural society and facing modernity.
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