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Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria

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Treating rhetoric and symbols as central rather than peripheral to politics, Lisa Wedeen s groundbreaking book offers a counterargument to those who insist that politics is primarily about material interests and the groups advocating for them. During the 30 year rule of President Hafiz al-Asad s regime, his image was everywhere. In newspapers, on television, and during orchestrated spectacles Asad was praised as the "father," the "gallant knight," even the country's "premier pharmacist." Yet most Syrians, including those ...

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Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria
2015, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226333373

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Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria
1999, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226877884

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Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria
1999, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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