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HILAL KHASHAN, Arabs at the crossroads

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dc.contributor.author Salloukh, Bassel F.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-25T12:20:36Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-25T12:20:36Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1471-6380 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/8517
dc.description.abstract Hilal Khashan's book is a sweeping indictment of the myriad Arab failures since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the emergence of the modern Arab state system. It is a story of overwhelming Arab failures at all levels: political, military, developmental, intellectual, cultural, and social. Common to these failures, however, is a basic foundational dislocation—one that has doomed everything Arab. It is the crisis of identity and legitimacy bedeviling Arab society and politics. This crisis is not without cause, however. It is rooted in the decline of traditional forms of political legitimacy and the concomitant failure to replace them with modern ideas, attitudes, and institutions. Consequently, Khashan contends, “Arabs” suffer from “a severe identity crisis” (p. 1), and the “Arab mind” is utterly confused. Moreover, it is this crisis of identity, and its socio-political ramifications, that explain the failure of the “Arabs” in the aforementioned spheres. In fact, and on Khashan's reading, everything that transpires in the Arab world is either caused by the “Arab mind” or has a direct impact on it, but only to confuse it even more. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title HILAL KHASHAN, Arabs at the crossroads en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle political identity and nationalism en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200603436 en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal of Middle East Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 36 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 527-528 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Salloukh, B. F. (2004). HILAL KHASHAN, Arabs at the Crossroads: Political Identity and Nationalism (Tampa: University Press of Florida, 2000). Pp. 200. $59.95 cloth. International Journal of Middle East Studies, 36(3), 527-528. en_US
dc.author.email bassel.salloukh@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-middle-east-studies/article/hilal-khashan-arabs-at-the-crossroads-political-identity-and-nationalism-tampa-university-press-of-florida-2000-pp-200-5995-cloth/5204B6734E2CEE5E6FA859C593F00725 en_US
dc.note Book review en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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