Tag: Lebanon

The meaning of crisis: reflections on doing fieldwork in Lebanon

standplaatswereld , April 10th, 2022

By Viviane Hamans Almost anyone who has been ‘in the field’, will confirm that at some point, crisis is part of the process. The amounts of time that…

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Lebanese Music at Baalbek

tabsir , March 5th, 2022

This is a beautifully filmed and played Youtube video of Lebanese music performed in the ruins of a temple in Lebanon.


Loti on Palestine

tabsir , December 22nd, 2021

First English translation of ‘La Galilée’, an account of Pierre Loti’s travels in the Holy Land from Jerusalem to Beirut, via Damascus and many other interesting places, in…


Poetry and the Poet

tabsir , September 1st, 2021

by George Nicolas El-Hage, Ph.D. Poetry is the language of prophecy spoken by the angels and gods when they populated this earth before the fall. Hence, the poet…


Mathew Gagne take the page 99 test

| , July 20th, 2021

While page 99 of my dissertation (see below) seems far from its focus on sex apps and digital media among queer men in Beirut, the connection is palpably…

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In the Journals – Conflict and Captivity

allisontedesco , August 10th, 2020

POW release to UN authorities was the first step in repatriation. Here, communists turn over UN troops at the POW receiving center at Panmunjon, on the border of…


On Living through Plagues and Wars in Lebanon

Chelsea Horton , June 19th, 2020

In much of the Global North COVID-19 is wreaking existential havoc. For the war-seasoned Lebanese in the throes of an economic meltdown and ongoing protests, it is yet…

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#Afterlives: Tears and Dreams of a Martyr

Kinda Chaib , May 25th, 2020

 “When my father went, he knew he let me in safe hands. It means that instead of one hand, I have a million hands; instead of one hug,…


Ep. #11 Alternative worlds: Ghassan Hage talks multiculturalism, teaching the enemy, & thinking in public

Simon Theobald , April 1st, 2018

“Any concept — capitalism, neoliberalism, etc. — leaves an excess that it is the aim of anthropology to unearth. These are spaces that are not dominated by whatever’s…

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Every Image Has A Story

standplaatswereld , October 12th, 2017

By Aniek Santema           Around 2 million Syrian refugees who fled the war have been stranded in Lebanon and many of them live in harsh…

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Mixed Kernels, or What We Don’t See in Ads #ThinkingVisually

Arek Dakessian , June 1st, 2017

You know how a common criticism of politicians is that they’re out of touch with the real world? “Does your local representative know the price of a carton…


No space for grief

standplaatswereld , May 8th, 2017

In the shelter, a girl on her way to work in the fields by Aniek Santema The floor in Ouzai where Mariam lives becomes a familiar place, I…

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Open Access to Middle East Journals and Newspapers

tabsir , May 31st, 2015

For anyone doing research on the Middle East for the past two centuries, there is an incredible archive online. Details below: Alphabetical List of Open Access Historical Newspapers…


The Perpetually Confused Conflicts in the Middle East–public lecture by William O. Beeman with discussion from Portland Oregon

William Beeman , August 18th, 2014

The Perpetually Confused Conflicts in the Middle East Attached is a recording of a lecture given to the “Thirsters” civic group in Portland, Oregon on August 7, 2014…

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