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By Ghenwa Hayek

Beirut is the cultural, advertisement and monetary hub of Lebanon. yet to what quantity has the town affected and formed the formation and perceptions of Lebanese nationwide id? Ghenwa Hayek the following explores how anxieties over the last, current and way forward for Beirut were articulated via a feeling of dislocation found in Lebanese writing because the Nineteen Sixties. Drawing on theories of cultural stories, geography and background, the writer makes use of an interdisciplinary framework to discover the function that areas - from rural to city - have performed and proceed to play within the defining, and re-defining, of nationwide id within the seventy years because the production of the Lebanese kingdom country. analyzing a variety of smooth and modern literature, Hayek charts the increase to cultural prominence of the town of Beirut as an important participant in shaping perceptions of Lebanese tradition and id - not just following the destruction of the city-centre throughout the country’s fifteen-year civil conflict, as is usually assumed in contemporary scholarship - yet over a century.

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