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HIST0268

Heritage & Memory Middle East

Recovering the Past: Heritage, History, and Memory in the Modern Middle East
How is "the past" experienced and consumed in the modern Middle East? Considering recent ethnographic work on heritage, history, and memory in the Middle East, we will investigate the symbolic import of the "past" and the purported tensions between "authenticity" and "modernity" in this region. In this course we will provide an introduction to the colonial and postcolonial history of this region, but will focus on national commemorations, competing pasts, invented traditions, the role of nostalgia, and the construction (and destruction) of cultural heritage. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL HIS SOC
Equivalent Courses:
SOAN0268 *

Sections

Fall 2008

HIST0268A-F08 Lecture (Peutz)