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Contemporary Gulf Studies

Gulf Cooperation Council Culture and Identities in the New Millennium

Resilience, Transformation, (Re)Creation and Diffusion

Editors: Karolak, Magdalena, Allam, Nermin (Eds.)

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  • Sheds new light on the recent fast-paced transformations of Gulf identities
  • Provides much needed in-depth analyses that so far escaped rigorous studies 
  • Offers a unique look on the GCC culture as a concept in constant flux through multiple lenses
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The book analyzes recent changes to the identities and cultures of the GCC countries. These important transformations have gone largely unnoticed due to the fast-paced changes in the region that affect all aspects of society. The volume unpacks these transformations by looking from a holistic perspective at the intersections of language, arts, education, political culture, city, regional alliances and transnational identities. It offers selected case studies based on original research carried out in the region.

Chapter 7, ‘Identity Lost & Found: Architecture and Identity Formation in Kuwait and the Gulf’, of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

About the authors

Dr Magdalena Karolak is an Associate Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Zayed University (ZU), UAE. Prior to working at ZU, Dr. Karolak had taught in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. In 2014-15, she was an American Political Science Association MENA Fellow. Her research interests include transformations of societies in the Arabian Gulf and comparative linguistics. Dr. Karolak has published more than 30 journal articles and book chapters on the shifting gender relations, social media, culture and identity and political system transformations in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. She is the author of two scholarly monographs.

Dr Nermin Allam is an Assistant Professor of Politics at Rutgers University-Newark, USA. Dr Allam holds a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Alberta, Canada. Prior to joining Rutgers, she was a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellow and visiting scholar at Princeton University. Her research and teaching interests include: Social movements theories; gender politics; Middle Eastern and North African studies; and political Islam. She is the author of Women and the Egyptian Revolution: Engagement and Activism during the 2011 Arab Uprisings.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-12

    Allam, Nermin (et al.)

  • Alliances and Regionalism in the Middle East After Arab Uprisings: An Assessment of the Durability and Fragility of the Gulf Cooperation Council

    Pages 13-32

    Hicret Battaloglu, Nesibe

  • Sectarian Transnational Identities Online: Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

    Pages 33-52

    Guta, Hala

  • Political Culture in Qatar: State-Society Relations and National Identity in Transformation

    Pages 53-73

    Dogan Akkas, Betul (et al.)

  • “The Side Door Is Open”: Identity Articulation and Cultural Practices in Post-Arab Spring Kuwait

    Pages 75-94

    Buscemi, Emanuela

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gulf Cooperation Council Culture and Identities in the New Millennium
Book Subtitle
Resilience, Transformation, (Re)Creation and Diffusion
Editors
  • Magdalena Karolak
  • Nermin Allam
Series Title
Contemporary Gulf Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1529-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1529-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-1528-6
Series ISSN
2662-320X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 247
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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