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Nationalism and the Genealogical Imagination

Oral History and Textual Authority in Tribal Jordan

Nationalism and the Genealogical Imagination( )
Author: Shryock, Andrew
Series title:Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies Ser.
ISBN:978-0-520-20101-9
Publication Date:Feb 1997
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $33.95
Book Description:

This book explores the transition from oral to written history now taking place in tribal Jordan, a transition that reveals the many ways in which modernity, literate historicity, and national identity are developing in the contemporary Middle East. As traditional Bedouin storytellers and literate historians lead him through a world of hidden documents, contested photographs, and meticulously reconstructed pedigrees, Andrew Shryock describes how he becomes enmeshed in historical...
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Book Details
Pages:372
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Social Science / Customs & Traditions
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.201 x 8.814 x 0.908 Inches
Book Weight:1.254 Pounds



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