The Modern Muslim World

Nationalism and Nationhood in the United Arab Emirates

Authors: Ledstrup, Martin

  • Conceptualizes nationhood and nationalism in one of the most powerful and economically trendsetting countries in the Middle East
  • Analyzes the rise of modern nationhood in the Arab Gulf comparing and contrasting the countries in the region
  • Explores nationalism studies through the textual universe of Georg Simmel, a major classic of European sociologist
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This book shows how an encounter with everyday nationhood in the northern United Arab Emirates can make us revisit the classics of sociology as continuous analytical world-views. Through the textual universe of Georg Simmel, and in particular his analysis of modern life as the feeling of dualism, the project reflects about how seemingly crucial challenges to the national – the forces of globalization and the wish to be unique – are drawn together with the formation of nationhood in everyday life. It does so not least by attending to the instances of everyday nationhood – like fashion and car-driving – that are at the same time central ways of embodying the modern. This volume appeals to students of nationalism, classical sociology, and the modern Arab Gulf.

About the authors

Martin Ledstrup is Researcher in the Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Everyday Modernity: An Introduction

    Ledstrup, Martin

    Pages 1-17

  • Nationhood, Modernity, and the Everyday

    Ledstrup, Martin

    Pages 19-42

  • On the Road: National Form and the Globalizing Everyday

    Ledstrup, Martin

    Pages 43-61

  • Strangers in the Nation: Nearness, Distance, and the Everyday

    Ledstrup, Martin

    Pages 63-88

  • The National and the Fashionable: Everyday Nationhood as Dress

    Ledstrup, Martin

    Pages 89-108

Buy this book

eBook £39.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91653-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91652-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nationalism and Nationhood in the United Arab Emirates
Authors
Series Title
The Modern Muslim World
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91653-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91653-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91652-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 118
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