Posts Tagged: material culture

National Dress in the UAE: constructions of authenticity

28Dec 16

Rana Khalid AlMutawa

This quick study analyses constructions of authenticity through national dress in the UAE and Gulf states. The author uses Instagram accounts as archival sources and connects the Instagram discourse to her own anecdotal experience, and the scholarly literature, to diagnose an artificial modernity.

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Review of Liat Kozma, Cyrus Schayegh, and Avner Wishnitzer (eds.), A Global Middle East: Mobility, Materiality and Culture in the Modern Age, 1880-1940

12May 15

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