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Author Baun, Dylan, 1986- author.

Title Winning Lebanon : youth politics, populism, and the production of sectarian violence, 1920-1958 / Dylan Baun, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021


Description 1 online resource (xii, 215 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge Middle East studies ; 59
Cambridge Middle East studies ; 59.
Contents The future of young men : the construction and performance of youth politics -- Producing space : celebrations of organizational life and death -- Broadening the base : the poor, the countryside, women, and abroad -- In defense of Lebanon : the nonsectarian causes of the 1958 war -- Fighting the punks : the routine practices and sectarian outcomes of the 1958 War -- Epilogue: Centering youth, remembering and globalizing 1958
Summary By the mid-twentieth century, youth movements around the globe ruled the streets. In Lebanon, young people in these groups attended lectures, sang songs, and participated in sporting events; their music tastes, clothing choices and routine activities shaped their identities. Yet scholars of modern Lebanon often focus exclusively on the sectarian makeup and violent behaviors of these socio-political groupings, obscuring the youth cultures that they forged. Using unique sources to highlight the daily lives of the young men and women of Lebanon's youth politics, Dylan Baun traces the political and cultural history of a diverse set of youth-centric organizations from the 1920s to 1950s to reveal how these youth movements played significant roles in the making of the modern Middle East. Outlining how youth movements established a distinct type of politics and populism, Winning Lebanon reveals that these groups both encouraged the political socialization of different types of youth, and, through their attempts to 'win' Lebanon -- physically and metaphorically -- around the 1958 War, helped produce sectarian violence.-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Dylan Baun is Assistant Professor of Modern Middle East and Islamic World History at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He is the author of numerous articles on the history of youth and young people in the modern Middle East, in journals including Arab Studies Journal and International Journal for the History of Sport
Print version record
Subject Youth -- Political activity -- Lebanon -- History -- 20th century
Political violence -- Lebanon -- History -- 20th century
Political violence
Youth -- Political activity
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781108863230