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Title All things Arabia : Arabian identity and material culture / edited by Ileana Baird, Hülya Yağcıoğlu.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]


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Description 1 online resource.
Series Arts and archaeology of the Islamic world, 2213-3844 ; volume 16
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Complex legacies : materiality, memory, and myth in the Arabian Peninsula / Ileana Baird -- Frankincense and its Arabian burner / William Gerard Zimmerle -- The tyranny of the pearl : desire, oppression, and nostalgia in the Lower Gulf / Victoria Hightower -- Palm dates, power, and politics in pre-oil Kuwait / Eran Segal -- Circulating things, circulating stereotypes : representations of Arabia in eighteenth-century imagination / Ileana Baird -- "Who will change old lamps for new ones?" : Aladdin and his wonderful lamp in British and American children's entertainment / Jennie MacDonald -- Creative cartography : from the Arabian Desert to the garden of Allah / Holly Edwards -- Kinetic symbol : falconry as image vehicle in the United Arab Emirates / Yannis Hadjinicolaou -- Al-Sadu weaving : significance and circulation in the Arabian Gulf / Rana Al-Ogayyel and Ceyda Oskay -- Head coverings, Arab identity, and new materialism / Joseph Donica -- Written in silver : protective medallions from inner Oman / James Redman -- From cradle to grave : a life story in jewelry / Marie-Claire Bakker and Kara McKeown -- Cine-things : the revival of the Emirati past in Nojoom Alghanem's cinemascape / Chrysavgi Papagianni -- Afterword: All things collected / Hülya Yağcıoğlu.
Summary "By employing the innovative lenses of thing theory and material culture studies, this collection brings together essays focused on the role played by Arabia's things from-cultural objects to commodities to historical and ethnographic artifacts to imaginary things-in creating an Arabian identity over time. The Arabian identity that we convey here comprises both a fabulous Arabia that has haunted the European imagination for the past three hundred years and a real Arabia that has had its unique history, culture, and traditions outside the Orientalized narratives of the West. All Things Arabia aims to dispel existing stereotypes and stimulate new thinking about an area whose patterns of trade and cosmopolitanism have pollinated the world with lasting myths, knowledge, and things of beauty"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Ethnology -- Arabian Peninsula.
Material culture -- Arabian Peninsula.
Arabs -- Material culture.
Arabian Peninsula -- Civilization.
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Ethnology. (OCoLC)fst00916106
Material culture. (OCoLC)fst01011739
Arabian Peninsula. (OCoLC)fst01240131
HISTORY / Middle East / General.
Added Author Baird, Ileana Popa, editor.
Yağcıoğlu, Hülya, editor.
Other Form: Print version: All things Arabia. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021] 9789004435919 (DLC) 2020037593
ISBN 9789004435926 (ebook)
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