By Yasir Suleiman
"A very worthwhile addition to classes on Arab nationalism, nationalism in most cases, and Arabic linguistics." - Professor Clive Holes FBA, Professor for the examine of the modern Arab global, collage of Oxford
"Masterfully combines his profound familiarity with the Arabic literature, the never-ending literature on nationalist ideology, and the very giant sociolinguistic literature on language and ethnic identity."
- Professor Joshua Fishman, extraordinary collage learn Professor of Social Sciences, Emeritus, Yeshiva University
'This compelling and well timed examine of Arabic tradition, language, historical past, and nationalism by means of wonderful Arabic linguist Yasir Suleiman permits English-speaking audiences an inside of view of key concerns in realizing the Arab international. according to Suleiman's wide study in Arabic language and society, the ebook is scholarly yet now not pedantic, and should attract a variety of readers."
- Karin C. Ryding, Sultan Qaboos bin acknowledged Professor of Arabic, Georgetown collage Prizewinner, British-Kuwait Friendship Society Prize in center jap reports 2004
A clean standpoint on nationalism within the Arab heart East, investigating the interplay among language and nationalist ideology. It covers either communicative and symbolic features of the language on the subject of cultural and political nationalism and the articulation of nationwide id.
*The Arab earlier (the interpretation and reinvention of culture and myth-making)
*The conflict among Arab and Turkish cultural nationalism within the nineteenth and early twentieth century
*Readings of canonical treatises on Arab cultural nationalism
*A learn of the main ideological traits linking language to territorial nationalism
*A learn schedule for the research of language and nationalism within the Arab context
This is the 1st full-scale learn of this crucial subject and should be of curiosity to scholars of nationalism, Arab and comparative politics, Arabic reports, background, cultural stories and sociolinguistics.