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ACSS Postdoctoral Fellows Featured in Special Issue of Contemporary Levant on Ethnography in the Arab Region

06/01/2017
 
The issue was put together by our 2016-2017 postdoctoral fellows Muzna Al-Masri and Lamia Moghnieh, as well as Samar Kanafani, Zina Sawaf, Helena Nassif, Elizabeth Saleh, and Amal Eqeiq.
 
The issue features commentaries by Lila Abu-Lughod and Roosbelinda Cárdenas. It was edited by Michelle Obeid.
 
The ACSS hosted Al-Masri, Kanafani, Sawaf, and Nassif at its 2016 Research Forum, where they presented the preliminary versions of their works during a roundtable titled "In the Field: Ethnographic Knowledge Production in the Arab Region" and moderated by ACSS Trustee Hania Sholkamy (American University in Cairo).
 
Al-Masri's research project during her ACSS postdoctoral fellowship is titled: Football, Contestation & Elite Formation in Beirut.
 
Moghnieh's research project during her ACSS postdoctoral fellowship is titled: The Psychological Reconstruction of Lebanon: a Social History of Humanitarian Intervention, Psychiatry and Violence.
 
Below is the issue's table of contents:
 
  • Editor's Note - Michelle Obeid
  • Introduction: Being, doing and knowing in the field: reflections on ethnographic practice in the Arab region - Samar Kanafani & Zina Sawaf
  • Article: 'The violence we live in': reading and experiencing violence in the field - Lamia Moghnieh
  • Article: Sensory reverberations: rethinking the temporal and experiential boundaries of war ethnography - Muzna Al-Masri
  • Essay: A tangled web of lies: reflections on ethnographic fieldwork with Syrian Turkmen women on the side of a road in Beirut - Elizabeth Saleh
  • Essay: From Palestine to Mexico (and back): reflections of a literary scholar - Amal Eqeiq
  • Commentary on ‘Ethnography as Knowledge in the Arab Region’ - Lila Abu-Lughod
  • Commentary on ‘Ethnography as Knowledge in the Arab Region’ - Roosbelinda Cárdenas
 
About Contemporary Levant
Contemporary Levant is an international peer-reviewed, multi disciplinary journal of the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), a British Academy-sponsored institute. The journal publishes original research on contemporary politics, society and culture in the Levant region, its diasporas and neighbouring countries that have a clear relevance to it. The journal aims to foster research agendas that engage with and reflect current and emerging issues in the region. With the aim of maintaining a balance between empirical research and theoretical developments, the journal welcomes scholarly contributions from various disciplines including: anthropology, sociology, politics, religion and theology, cultural studies, modern history, social geography, media, film studies and literature.
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