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Color Me Green: Saudi Arabian Identity and the Manifestations of Power

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2007
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This study examines tribal, Islamic, and national identity in Saudi Arabia and the relationship between identity and socio-political institutions as agencies of the Saudi state. The Western understanding of identity differs from the understanding of identity in Saudi Arabia. An examination of the Other in Saudi society is a critical component toward understanding the concept of identity in Saudi Arabia. The ability of state structures to use socio-political institutions as integrating mechanisms that provide assistance to communities is commendable. Yet, when those same institutions assume a critical role in identity formation, reproduction, and/or oppression, then an examination of those institutions to ascertain whether or not they are representative of the communities or merely the state structure should be undertaken. This study examines the effects of the imposition of state structures of power on historical tribal and Islamic communities.
Title: Color Me Green: Saudi Arabian Identity and the Manifestations of Power.
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Name(s): Baroni, Samiah Elizabeth
Kirsch, Max H., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2007
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 142 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This study examines tribal, Islamic, and national identity in Saudi Arabia and the relationship between identity and socio-political institutions as agencies of the Saudi state. The Western understanding of identity differs from the understanding of identity in Saudi Arabia. An examination of the Other in Saudi society is a critical component toward understanding the concept of identity in Saudi Arabia. The ability of state structures to use socio-political institutions as integrating mechanisms that provide assistance to communities is commendable. Yet, when those same institutions assume a critical role in identity formation, reproduction, and/or oppression, then an examination of those institutions to ascertain whether or not they are representative of the communities or merely the state structure should be undertaken. This study examines the effects of the imposition of state structures of power on historical tribal and Islamic communities.
Identifier: FA00000979 (IID)
Degree granted: Dissertation (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2007.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Subject(s): Nationalism--Saudi Arabia
Group identity--Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia--Politics and government--21st century
Pluralism (Social sciences)
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