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Index >abaya (traditional robe), 102 Abbasid Empire, 27 Abdul Rahim, Iman, 41, 96, 102 Abu al->Izz restaurant, 74 Abu Kamil (television series), 118–122 Abu-Lughod, Janet, 29, 30 Abu-Lughod, Lila, 63 Abu Rummaneh Boulevard, 47, 74, 161 Abu Rummaneh neighborhood, 26, 38, 39, 41, 43, 51–52 >Adawi neighborhood, 37 >Adnan al-Malki Avenue/Square, 39, 47 advertising industry, 50, 161 Afif Street, 39 Aflaq, Michel, 17 agonism, 61, 147 Ah . . . Ya Ana (Tergeman), 138 al-Akrad neighborhood, 37 >Alawi (Nusayri) sect, 8–9, 116, 118, 122; in army and Ba>th Party, 13–14, 37, 160; Damascenes’ antagonistic relation with, 85–88; dominance of, 10, 12, 165–166n16; marriage practices and, 70; social distinctions and, 11. See also Ba>th Party; Islam alcohol, consumption of, 1, 96, 161 Aleppines, 9 Aleppo (city), 21, 98, 123 Alexander the Great, 27 Algeria, 33, 67 Algiers, 33 >Ali, Hatim, 103 >Ali, Muhammad Kurd, 6, 128 al->Allaf, Ahmad Hilmi, 114–115 almsgiving, 94 Altorki, Soraya, 66 al->Amara, 36, 73 American Cultural Center, 51 American Language Center, 39 >Anbari, Iyad, 80 Anderson, Benedict, 105 anthropology/anthropologists, 6, 7, 12, 31, 62, 130; Arab anthropologists, 65–66; authenticity concept and, 15; feminist, 60; identity formation and, 24; Mediterranean cultures and, 21; Ramadan and, 94; television productions and, 105; urban social groupings and, 33 Anzur, Najdat Isma>il, 123, 154 Appadurai, Arjun, 3, 142, 155 Arab Advertising Institute (al-MuArabiyya lil-I>lan), 50 Arab Club, 67 Arab Cultural Center, 38, 79, 158 Arab Socialist Ba>th (Renaissance) Party. See Ba>th Party Arab Television Festival, 105 Arab Women in the Field (Altorki and ElSolh ), 66 Arabian Gulf, 40 Arabian Nights, 28 Arabic language, 4, 6, 17, 67; colloquial , 28; standard versus colloquial, 18, 127; television programming in, 102–103 Arabs and Arab culture, 6, 16–17, 62, 63, 79 arak (liquor), 1, 165n1 Aramaean kingdom (Damashqa), 27 Aramaic language, 28 architecture, 26, 36, 74, 135, 140–141; in memoirs, 132; modernization of Arab style, 78; as national memory, 129; Nizam House, 103; preservation of Old City, 82; psychology and, 140; in television drama, 115; urban development and, 138; Western-influenced interior decor, 143 al-Aridi, Yahya, 145, 146 Armbrust, Walter, 18 art and artists, 79, 89, 113, 126, 153, 154 al-Asad, Bashar, 158, 160 al-Asad, Basil, 13 al-Asad, Hafiz, 8, 13, 27, 40, 158 al-Asad family, regimes of, 14, 82, 146, 165–166n16 Page numbers in italics indicate illustrations. Asad National Library, 39 Asadi, Taysir, 111 al->Asha, Mahmud Jalal, 79 >Assaf, Rashid, 108–109 Atassi art gallery, 38 Austen, Jane, 55, 69 authenticity, 3, 4, 71; Arab and Middle Eastern, 17–19; loss of, 130; restaurants and, 74; self-consciousness and, 142–144; as tactic of Old Damascus, 15–17, 117–118; television drama and, 109, 111–115 automobiles, 79 >awda lil-qadim (“return to the old”), 3 al-Ayyubi, Salah al-Din [Saladin], 79 Ayyubids, 27 >azaazimeh (Ramadan invitations), 97–98 al-Azm, Sadik Jalal, 78, 142–144, 153–154 Azm Palace, 36, 113, 139, 142, 162 al->Azma, Yasir, 159, 160 Bab Sharqi (Eastern Gate), 1, 36, 161, 162 Bab Tuma (St. Thomas Gate), 4, 36, 118 backgammon, 75, 100, 162, 163 Baghdad (Iraq), 27, 123 Baghdad Street (Damascus), 37 Bahnasi, Afif, 134 al-Bahra, Nasr al-Din, 77, 111, 114, 129, 140–141 Banias (city), 122 banlieues, of France, 31 Barada River, 27–28, 40, 140 Baramkeh neighborhood, 37, 96 al-Barjees Café, 152, 162 bars, 58, 153 Barth, Fredrik, 33, 66 Barzeh, 37 Basil City, 40 Batatu, Hanna, 9 Ba>th Party, 7, 118, 166n16; censorship of television by, 123–124; class division of society and, 48–49; concept of Arab nationalism, 9, 10; Damascenes ’ resistance to, 84–85; German Romanticism and, 17; Ramadan television programming and, 104; secularism of, 12; socialist ideology, 21, 34, 146, 157. See also >Alawi (Nusayri) sect Bawabat Salhiyyeh Square, 37 Bayt Akkad, 163 Bayt Jabri Café, 149–151, 162, 163 Bayt Nizam (house), 103, 160 Bayt Sawan (house), 160 Bayt Sbai>i (house), 160 beauty contests, 21, 52–55, 64–70 Beauvoir, Simone de, 51 Beirut, 158, 162 Benjamin, Walter, 135 bidonvilles, 31 bilad al-Sham (Lands of Damascus), 28 bint >a>ileh (female urban notable), 14, 53, 163 Bludan, 40 bodily adornment, 19 books, about Damascus, 126–134, 153 Bourdieu, Pierre, 2, 49, 51, 71 Breckenridge, Carol, 3 Britain, 69, 98 Brothers of the Earth (Ukhwat al-Turab) (television series), 123 Burma, 67 Burton...

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9780253110411
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9780253344670
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68964029
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216
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2012-01-01
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English
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