A New Old Damascus: Authenticity and Distinction in Urban Syria

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"[F]illed with rare encounters with Syria's oldest, most elite families. Critics of anthropology's taste for exoticism and marginality will savor this study of upper-class Damascus, a world that is urbane and cosmopolitan, yet in many ways as remote as the settings in which the best ethnography has traditionally been done.... [Written] with a nuanced appreciation of the cultural forms in question and how Damascenes themselves think, talk about, and create them." --Andrew Shryock In contemporary urban Syria, debates about ...

A New Old Damascus: Authenticity and Distinction in Urban Syria 2004, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253344670

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