|books in french
|Les Lieux de l'Intersubjectivité: Hommage à Sélim Abou
Study of Selim Abou's work in linguistic, anthropology and philosophy.
|Anatomie de la Francophonie Libanaise
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
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
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
In this work, she uses the recent feminist interpretations of violence, aggression, war, and oppression.
|L'Etat Confessionnel. Le Cas Libanais
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
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
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
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
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
L'Harmattan, Coll. Comprendre le Moyen-Orient 2000, (1st ed. 1992)
A plea for the unity of Lebanon.
|Drogues de Paix, Drogues de Guerre
The part drugs play in civilizations, religions, terrorism, and combats.
|Guide des Centres de Recherche en Sciences Sociales au Liban
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
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
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.
|Femmes du Liban
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
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
Editions Sociales Françaises 1999
A clinical study on the effects of war on children.
|Le Pluralisme des Statuts Personnels dans les Etats Multicommunautaires
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
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.
|Le Conflit libanais: Communautés Religieuses, Classes Sociales et Identité Nationale
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.
|Le Virus de la Violence : La guerre civile est en chacun de nous
Albin Michel 1996
The Lebanese war psycho-analyzed.
|Pluralisme, Modernité et Monde Arabe
Delta-Bruylant, Presses Universitaires de Laval 2001
Politics, human rights and bioethics.
|Population Déplacée par la Guerre au Liban
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
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.
|Internationale de l'imaginaire, nouvelle série. 205, Le Liban second
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
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
The immigrants from Lebanese villages working in the Golf area: their working relation with local intermediaries and labour in their working sites and factories.
|Les Récits Bleus
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
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]
Lebanese Foundation for permanent Civil Peace 1994
A compilation of texts on: peace and democracy; solidarity; the democratic political culture . .
|Les Rumeurs dans la Guerre du Liban, Les Mots de la Violence
CNRS Editions 1998
Rumors during the Lebanese war that only appear to have increased dread.
|Le droit à la mémoire
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
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
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
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.
|Ces Morts qui Nous Tuent: La Vengeance du Sang dans la Société Libanaise Contemporaine
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.
|L’armorial de la francophonie
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
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
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
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.
|La diaspora libanaise en France : processus migratoire et économie ethnique
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
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
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
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 ?
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.
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
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
Institut d'études créoles et francophones, 1993
100 linguistic profiles relatively to the French language spoken in Lebanon.
|L'enfant adoptif et ses familles
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.
|Cannabis et pavot au Liban : choix du développement et cultures de substitution
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
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".
|La Condition Libanaise: Communautés, citoyen, Etat
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.
|Le Vin Mystique
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.
|Au-delà des minorités
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
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.
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)
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
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
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.
|Considérations sur le malheur Arabe
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.
|Traces de Beyrouth
Bonzi (bilingual English / French) 2009
Photos portraying the ever astonishing city of Beirut.
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.
|Les paramètres d'Hérodote ou Les identités cuturelles collectives
Ed. de L'Orient Le jour 2009
Identity as the essential basis of national identification.