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Arab PatriotismThe Ideology and Culture of Power in Late Ottoman Egypt$
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Adam Mestyan

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780691172644

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691172644.001.0001

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Hārūn al-Rashīd under Occupation

Hārūn al-Rashīd under Occupation

(p.203) Chapter 6 Hārūn al-Rashīd under Occupation
Arab Patriotism

Adam Mestyan

Princeton University Press

This chapter argues that post-1882, Arab patriotism served simultaneously to reconfigure and reinvent the khedivial regime. During this period, the full-fledged practice of civic patriotism in Arabic was firmly established. The two collectivities of audience (a physical experience) and nation (an imagined community) began to overlap. The understanding of the audience as a closed and private group in the Muslim entertainment tradition transmuted into the understanding of the audience as a public community. Ultimately, the audience stood for the collective of the homeland; sometimes simply expressed as “the people of the East.” The cooperation of Egyptian singers with Syrian actors and writers was decisive in the popularization of Arabic musical theater; the patriotism they expressed often appealed not so much to territorial unity but to a higher idea of Arab solidarity in Ottoman colors to gain imagined sovereignty against the British.

Keywords:   Arab patriotism, khedivial regime, civic patriotism, audience, imagined community, Muslim entertainment tradition, public community, Arabic musical theater, Arab solidarity

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