Political-Social Movements: Ethnic and Minority: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria
(2,283 words)

“Mosaic societies”: problems of terminology and perception

Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria are characterized by a rich ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity that was formed and reconfigured historically through processes of settlement, migration, displacement, war, and state policy. It has long been a cliché to describe the Middle East…

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Shami, Seteney, “Political-Social Movements: Ethnic and Minority: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 April 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0128b>
First published online: 2009



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