New PDF release: Histories of City and State in the Persian Gulf: Manama

By Nelida Fuccaro

during this path-breaking and multi-layered account of 1 of the least explored societies within the heart East, Nelida Fuccaro examines the political and social lifetime of the Gulf urban and its beach, as exemplified by means of Manama in Bahrain. Written as an ethnography of area, politics and group, it addresses the altering courting among city improvement, politics and society ahead of and after the invention of oil. by utilizing numerous neighborhood assets and oral histories, Fuccaro questions the position performed by means of the British Empire and oil in state-making. in its place, she attracts consciousness to city citizens, elites and associations as energetic contributors in kingdom and country development. She additionally examines how the town has persisted to supply a resource of political, social and sectarian id because the early 19th century, tough the view that the appearance of oil and modernity represented a thorough holiday within the city previous of the region.

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