|books in english
|The Lebanese Conflict: Looking Inward
Lynne Rienner Publishers 1998
The internal causes of the Lebanese conflict that brought destruction, death and despair on Lebanon and its people.
|The Experimental Arabic Novel. Postcolonial Literary Modernism in the Levant
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.
|Sexuality and War: Literary Masks of the Middle East
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.
|Women and the War Story
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
Westview Press 1994
South Asian and Middle Eastern Women Write War.
|War's Other Voices: Women Writers on the Lebanese Civil War
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
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.
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
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.
|Imagined Masculinities: Male Identity & Culture in the Middle East
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
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
Saqi Books 2000
A collection of essays about religion, culture and politics in the Middle East through a general analysis of the region.
|Guerres Civiles: Economies de la Violence, Dimensions de la Civilité
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
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'.
|The Lebanese in the world : a century of emigration
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
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
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'.
|Cultural Resistance: Global and Local Encounters in the Middle East
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.
|The Culture of Sectarianism
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.'
|Citizen for Tomorrow [Citoyen pour Demain] [Mouwaten Al Ghad]
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.'
|Child Rearing in the Lebanon
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
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
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
University Press of Florida 1999
These authors examine the impact of the 1975-90 civil war in Lebanon on women.
|Watching From a Distance: A Stroll Through Time and Place
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 . . .'
|Lebanon's Quest: The Search for a National Identity, 1926-39
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'
|Of cities and women (Letters to Fawwaz)
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."
|The Rise and Fall of Christian Lebanon
New York Press, 2001 (2nd rev ed.), 1997 (1st ed.)
Christian Lebanon: Relation between the sacred and the political.
|The Lebanese in America
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
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."
|Constructing Lebanon: A Century of Literary Narratives
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
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."
|Merchants and Migrants in Nineteenth Century Beirut
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
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."
|The Jews of Lebanon: Between Coexistence and Conflict
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
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.”
|An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi'i Lebanon
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
Univ. of California Press 2013
A study of the origins of the Lebanese national idea, reconsidering conventional accounts.
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
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
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
Indiana University 1978
Comprehensive study of the plight of women in the Arab World.
|Politics, Culture and the Lebanese Diaspora
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.
|Women in Lebanon: Living with Christianity, Islam, and Multiculturalism
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.