A New Nationalism?: Identity and Nationalism in a Revolutionary Context

May 14, 2012 in Panels by admin

As the revolution continues across the region, accepted definitions of national identity are contested and renegotiated. The fall of authoritarian leaders who once endeavoured to embody the nation has resulted in a vacuum in which the people move to reclaim and construct a new national identity. In contrast, countries once united engage in conflict that prompts a fracturing of a once united national consciousness. This panel seeks to explore the evolution of national identity in the MENA region over the course of the Arab Spring and welcomes submissions addressing all aspects of national identity.

Organiser: Luisa Gandolfo, University of York

Please send your abstracts until 4. June to:luisa.gandolfo@york.ac.uk