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CONTENTS Preface and Acknowledgements Note on Translation and Transliteration Abbreviations 1: Introduction: Class, Modernity and the Architectures of Community 2: An Eastern Mediterranean City on the Eve of Revolution Section I: Being Modern in a Time of Revolution The Revolution of 1908 and the Beginnings of Middle-class Politics (1908-1918) 3: Ottoman Precedents (I): Journalism, Voluntary Association and the True Civilization of the Middle Class 4: Ottoman Precedents (II): The Technologies of the Public Sphere and the Multiple Deaths of the Ottoman Citizen Section III: Being Modern in a Moment of Anxiety The Middle Class Makes Sense of a "Post-war" World (1918-1924) - Historicism, Nationalism, and Violence 5: Rescuing the Arab from History: Orientalists' Imaginings, Wilsonianism and Early Arab Nationalism 6: The Persistence of Empire at the Moment of its Collapse: Ottoman-Islamic Identity and "New Men" Rebels 7: Remembering the Great War: Allegory, Civic Virtue and Conservative Reaction Section III: Being Modern in an Era of Colonialism Middle-class Modernity and the Culture of the French Mandate for Syria (1925-1946) 8: Deferring to the Acyan: The Middle Class and the Politics of Notables 9: Steel Shirts, White Badges and the last Qabaday: Middle-class Fascists and the Transformations of Civil Violence 10: Not Quite Syrians: Aleppo's Communities of Collaboration 11: Coda: The Incomplete Project of Middle Class Modernity and the Paradox of Metropolitan Desire 12. Select Bibliography 13. Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Middle class -- Arab countries.
Social conflict -- Arab countries.
Civil society -- Arab countries.