Marten Boekelo examines what it means to be a citizen in Lebanon today. He does this via the lens of sectarianism, which can be characterised as a political philosophy that divides the world into a state, religious communities and subjects. He asks what symbolic resources people have at their disposal to take a critical stance outside the language of political sectarianism.
M. Boekelo: Of Citizens and Ordinary Men. Political Subjectivity and Contestations of Sectarianism in Reconstruction-era Beirut.
Prof. T.B. Blom Hansen (Stanford University)
Prof. M.P.J. van de Port (VU)
Dr Peter van Rooden
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