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The Most Beautiful Friendship: Revolution, War and Ends of Social Gravity in Syria

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This article focuses on overlooked revolutionary friendship as a primary vehicle of revolutionary politics. It draws on ethnographic fieldwork among revolutionaries of Syria’s peaceful protest movements. The article depicts how friendships emerge in revolutionary moments. It analyzes the experience of friendship as a primary locus for revolutionary politics and as part of social transformations, which often occur during war and revolutions. Drawing on the anthropology of friendship and social theory, I demonstrate how new zones of social gravity were created in beautiful friendships challenging the neo-liberalism and authoritarianism of Ba’athist regime and installing social change.
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftMiddle East Critique
Vol/bind26
Tidsskriftsnummer3
Sider (fra-til)283-296
Antal sider14
ISSN1943-6149
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 17 jul. 2017

    Forsknings- og udviklingsområder

  • Aleppo, Frie Syriske Hær, Krig, Revolution, Syrien
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