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Death of a Statesman – Birth of a Martyr

Martyrdom and Memorials in Post–Civil War Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

popular neighbourhoods. All the Lebanese sects engage in the iconography memorialising slain leaders and cadres. Yet, none are bigger and more imposing than the images of the late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. During the decade since his assassination in

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Sheikhs and the City

Urban Paths of Contention in Sidon, Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

Prime Minister Saad Hariri, which brought down his government and, by implication, the claim to Sunni political preeminence (“Sunnism”). The Syrian revolt quickly followed, dividing the country and increasing Sunni-Shia tensions. The religious crisis

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Edited by Soheila Shahshahani

commemorative space, a national symbol to be respected every year by international and national visitors. The author places Rafiq Hariri’s tomb along other such monuments to measure its importance, and he does not overlook the ways in which on a day-to-day basis

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Falling Apart Together

On Viewing Ali Atassi’s Our Terrible Country from Beirut

Ira Allen

prime minister Rafik Hariri. Widely held to have been Syria-sponsored, and perhaps linked to efforts by Hariri allies within Syria to oust the young Bashar Assad, Hariri’s assassination set in motion an independence intifada that ended Assadist rule in

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Inside and Outside the law

Negotiated Being and Urban Jouissance in the Streets of Beirut

Ghassan Hage

of the civil war in 1990 and the liberation of South Lebanon from the Israeli occupation in 2000. It was before the assassination of the former prime minister, Rafic Hariri, which signaled a return to a downward spiral of deteriorating social

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Asymmetries of Spatial Contestations

Controlling Protest Spaces and Coalition-Building during the Iranian December 2017 Protests

Tareq Sydiq

mentions an interesting example of such conflict during the Pahlavi reforms of 1927–1929. People in the neighborhood of Shuturban in Tabriz banded together, and forced Haj Muhammad Agha Hariri, a leading merchant from Shuturban, to attend protest meetings