By Rosita Di Peri, Daniel Meier
This booklet presents an intimate photograph of Lebanon, exploring the affects of the Arab uprisings of 2011 that are deeply affecting Lebanese politics and society. The ebook examines Lebanon’s present concerns and its deep sectarian divisions, in addition to the ways that it nonetheless turns out capable of finding a few version paths to stand the numerous demanding situations left through its neighborhood sectarian and political polarization. Authors delve into border areas, Syrian refugees, the welfare nation, the Lebanese military, well known mobilisations in 2011 and the 2 major groups, the Sunnis and the Shia. equipped on a number of fieldwork researches, the quantity explores all the themes during the lenses of identity construction tactics, the re-ordering of social and/or political kin, and the nationhood symbols and meanings.
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They entered the house; they killed my uncle with rifle butts and beat my mother. We escaped. 6 Someone notes that Syrian people in the camp fled a military crackdown too, and that their houses were raided and in most cases destroyed. Many interlocutors in western Tall ‘Abbas reply: “So what? The Syrians must go to Beirut. They shouldn’t stay here! Why does our government always leave us to pay the bills? Where are our politicians? Why has the state forgotten us? ”7 In other cases, Christian residents in Tall ‘Abbas admit that they “don’t want more Muslims here”.
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The novelty of the sectarian narrative is that it has become pervasive, introducing itself not just in academic debates but also in the daily life relations of the Lebanese, especially after the 2011 uprisings (Kingston 2013; Salloukh et al. 2015). If the term “community” used to have a neutral connotation, its evolution into sectarianism THE SUNNI COMMUNITY IN LEBANON: FROM “HARIRISM” TO “SHEIKHISM”? 39 has clearly marked it in a negative way. This “sectarian hegemony” produces negative effects on at least two levels: on the one hand, it imposes itself as an all-encompassing meta-narrative able to explain all the regional phenomena; on the other hand, it reproduces the image of a fragmented region unable to cope with violent phenomena and pervaded by barbarianism (Di Peri 2016).