Lebanon Adrift : From Battleground to Playground

Lebanon Adrift : From Battleground to Playground

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Lebanon today is at a fateful crossroads in its eventful socio-cultural and political history. Imperiled by unsettling transformations, from postwar reconstruction and rehabilitation to the forces of postmodernity and globalism, it remains adrift. In this landmark study, Samir Khalaf explores how ordinary citizens, burdened by the consequences of an ugly and unfinished war, persisting regional rivalries, mounting economic deprivation and diminishing prospects for well-being, find meaning and coherence in a society that has not only lost its moorings and direction, but also its sense of control. Khalaf argues that a mood of lethargy and indifference prevails, with a growing tendency for the Lebanese to seek refuge in religiosity, communalism and cloistered spatial identities, or temporary relief in the allure of mass consumerism.


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Author(s)
Samir Khalaf
Format
Paperback | 285 pages
Dimensions
150 x 235 x 20mm | 453.59g
Publication date
02 Oct 2012
Publisher
SAQI BOOKS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0863564348
ISBN13
9780863564345
Bestsellers rank
1,022,133