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dc.date.accessioned2020-05-11T10:47:19Z
dc.date.available2020-05-11T10:47:19Z
dc.date.created2020
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dc.description.abstractThis study assesses how the GCC Diplomatic Crisis has shaped the nature and expression of nationalism in Qatar on both state and societal levels. This analysis of the causes and consequences of intensified nationalist feelings among Qataris will focus on the popular glorification of the Emir as an embodiment of Qatari nationalism. How, this project asks, do pre-existing social affiliations intersect with, contradict, or reinforce the invigorated sense of loyalty to key figures in the Al Thani family (with particular reference to Sheikh Tamim and his ruling inner circle)? The project hypothesizes that increased nationalist sentiments in Qatar have appeared as a result of increased security concerns and an increasingly hostile political climate within the GCC’s regional security complex. The first chapter describes the precise nature of this new Qatari nationalism through cultural productions and domestic policy changes, while the subsequent two chapters explore additional dimensions to how this nationalism is expressed. The second chapter demonstrates how Qatari nationalism now overwhelms pre-existing forms of identity such as kinship and tribal bonds, and the final chapter looks at how expressions of nationalism take on a gendered form which determines the bounds of permissible public displays of nationalism for Qatari women.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.sourceGeorgetown University in Qatar, GU-Q
dc.subjectNationalismen_US
dc.subjectQataren_US
dc.subjectGCCen_US
dc.subjectTribalismen_US
dc.subjectGulf Politicsen_US
dc.subjectRegional Cohesionen_US
dc.titleLoyal to the Royals: Nationalism in the Collective Imaginary of Post-“Blockade” Qataren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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