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The Resource Tribal modern : branding new nations in the Arab Gulf, Miriam Cooke

Tribal modern : branding new nations in the Arab Gulf, Miriam Cooke

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Tribal modern : branding new nations in the Arab Gulf
Title
Tribal modern
Title remainder
branding new nations in the Arab Gulf
Statement of responsibility
Miriam Cooke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the 1970s, one of the most torrid and forbidding regions in the world burst on to the international stage. The discovery and subsequent exploitation of oil allowed tribal rulers of the U.A.E, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait to dream big. How could fishermen, pearl divers and pastoral nomads catch up with the rest of the modernized world? Even today, society is skeptical about the clash between the modern and the archaic in the Gulf. But could tribal and modern be intertwined rather than mutually exclusive? Exploring everything from fantasy architecture to neo-tribal sports and from Emirati dress codes to neo-Bedouin poetry contests, Tribal Modern explodes the idea that the tribal is primitive and argues instead that it is an elite, exclusive, racist, and modern instrument for branding new nations and shaping Gulf citizenship and identity-an image used for projecting prestige at home and power abroad"--
  • "Tribal Modern analyzes what is most distinctive about Arab Gulf culture over the past 15 years and how this culture shapes distinctive national identities. It highlights the tribal as the decisive element in modern Arab Gulf culture and identity. The question incredulous outsiders ask is: how could fishermen, pearl divers and pastoral nomads catch up with the rest of the modernized world? Observers remain skeptical about the apparent clash between the modern and the backward tribal. But in these newly rich desert societies different meanings attach to the tribal generally coded non-modern. Tribes here are not primitive; they are the instruments and symbols of identity for hypermodern Gulf societies. Nationals make claims based on a newly imagined tribal identity that entitles them alone to the rights and privileges of modern citizenship. Tribal Modern explores the interweaving of the tribal and the modern into a national brand. Structural, performative and cognitive, the brand is being built into heritage and fantasy architecture; it is performed in neo-tribal sports, dress codes and language, especially neo-Bedouin poetry contests. The tribal signals a new aristocratic identity in the anonymity of 21st century globalization. The tribal in the Arab Gulf states is a fundamental and constitutive part of the modern. The tribal modern shapes a national brand to project political power abroad and prestige at home. Most studies of these new, mega-rich countries come from the social sciences. Tribal Modern looks at cultural indices of local self-assertion. It provides a cultural analysis of Gulf Arab social formation that examines the intersection of race, class and gender"--
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Cooke, Miriam
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnology
  • Persian Gulf States
  • Tribes
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Ethnology
  • Manners and customs
  • Tribes
  • Middle East
  • Etnologi
  • Stamsamhällen
  • Persian Gulf States
  • Ethnology -- Persian Gulf States
  • Persian Gulf States -- Social life and customs
  • Tribes -- Persian Gulf States
  • Ethnology
  • Tribes
  • Gulfstaterna
Label
Tribal modern : branding new nations in the Arab Gulf, Miriam Cooke
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Uneasy cosmopolitanism -- Pure blood and the new nation -- The idea of the tribe -- The brand -- Building the brand -- Heritage engineering -- Performing national identity -- Gendering the tribal modern -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn861559591
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520957268
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4bzrz2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861559591
Label
Tribal modern : branding new nations in the Arab Gulf, Miriam Cooke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Uneasy cosmopolitanism -- Pure blood and the new nation -- The idea of the tribe -- The brand -- Building the brand -- Heritage engineering -- Performing national identity -- Gendering the tribal modern -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn861559591
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520957268
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4bzrz2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861559591

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