By Lisa Wedeen
Wedeen indicates how such flagrantly fictitious claims have been capable of produce a politics of public dissimulation during which electorate acted as though they respected the chief. through inundating everyday life with drained symbolism, the regime exercised a sophisticated, but potent kind of energy. The cult labored to implement obedience, set off complicity, isolate Syrians from each other, and set instructions for public speech and behaviour. Wedeen‘s ethnographic learn demonstrates how Syrians well-known the disciplinary facets of the cult and sought to undermine them. In a brand new preface, Wedeen discusses the rebellion opposed to the Syrian regime that all started in 2011 and questions the usefulness of the concept that of legitimacy in attempting to examine and comprehend authoritarian regimes.
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Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria by Lisa Wedeen