Gender and transnational histories of Libya

Show simple item record Spadaro, Barbara Yeaw, Katrina 2020-02-07T13:18:47Z 2020-02-07T13:18:47Z 2018-02-13
dc.identifier.citation Barbara Spadaro & Katrina Yeaw (2018) Gender and transnational histories of Libya, The Journal of North African Studies, 23:5, 745-748, DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2018.1436554 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1743-9345
dc.description.abstract This series of articles focuses on Libya to investigate how individual and collective identities are imagined, experienced, and narrated in a mobile and interconnected world. Drawing from original and unexplored sources in seven different languages, our case studies illuminate subjects and circuits long neglected from historiography, and yet crucial for the understanding of the transnational and transcultural memory of Libya. Our critical engagement with ways in which histories of Libya have been materialised, colonised, regimented and forgotten reflects a wider shift across the academic discipline of History. Historians who works on the entangled social and cultural histories of the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean are living ‘an important historiographical moment, in which the major categories, historical narratives, and key assumption within the field are undergoing radical changes’ (Bashkin 2014, 577). This new scholarly wave, as identified by Bashkin, has three main features: it is transnational, as it explores and draws comparisons between networks and languages across transregional areas; ‘it is interdisciplinary, in its attempt to incorporate the insights of sociologists, anthropologists and literary scholars. Finally, it is postcolonial, in its critiques to national elites, national narratives, and nationalist histories’ (Bashkin 2014, 577). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Libya en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject Transnational histories en_US
dc.title Gender and transnational histories of Libya en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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