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Politik und Gesellschaft des Nahen Ostens
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Martyr Cults and Political Identities in Lebanon

"Victory or Martyrdom" in the Struggle of the Amal Movement

Authors: Bonsen, Sabrina

  • A political science study

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About this book

Sabrina Bonsen sheds light on political cults of martyrs in Lebanon and reconsiders the context of their emergence, development and distinct characteristics since 1920. She examines how the honouring of martyrs became an established practice in Lebanese politics and is crucial to grasp the logic of violence and conflict. Drawing on the case of the Amal movement, the author analyses central narratives to the group’s discourse and practices concerning martyrdom to show how identity construction and strategies of legitimizing power are intertwined. Moreover, the book provides insides into political competition strategies, especially in regards to the two major Shiʿite political actors, Amal and Hizbullah, and takes a new look on martyrdom by going beyond cultural-religious explanations.

About the authors

Sabrina Bonsen is a political scientist and received her doctorate from the University of Marburg. Her fields of research are contemporary political actors and societies in the Middle East.

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 1, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-658-28098-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: December 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-658-28097-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Martyr Cults and Political Identities in Lebanon
Book Subtitle
"Victory or Martyrdom" in the Struggle of the Amal Movement
Authors
Series Title
Politik und Gesellschaft des Nahen Ostens
Copyright
2020
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-28098-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-28098-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-28097-0
Series ISSN
2626-224X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 367
Number of Illustrations
92 b/w illustrations
Topics