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Subject/Keyword
Beirut
Memory
Forgetting
Space
Modernity
Solidere
Politics
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Nassif, Rawane
Supervisor and department
Zivkovic, Marko (Anthropology)
Examining committee member and department
Kapoor, Dip (Educational Policy Studies)
Philips, Lisa (Anthropology)
Department
Department of Anthropology
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-08-30T22:14:17Z
Graduation date
2011-11
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
At the end of the Lebanese war in 1990, the newly elected Prime Minister, Rafic Hariri, assigned the reconstruction of Downtown Beirut to his own private company Solidere. Solidere destroyed most of the remains of the old Downtown and replaced it with a new modern one. Focusing on Solidere‟s urban plan, this work examines the choices contained in this plan, the effects it has on the memory of the war, the relationship between modernity and forgetting in terms of the Souks and the meaning of Downtown in a Beirut context. I base my interviews on the postwar Beiruti youth between the ages of 18 and 35 who never saw the prewar Downtown but who were old enough to have seen the destroyed old one and the reconstruction process. The present work also observes how memory became a discourse used by Solidere in order to market a Lebanese identity in a global market.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R36W3T
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License granted by rawane nassif (nassif@ualberta.ca) on 2011-08-30T05:40:23Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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