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dc.contributor.advisorHudson, Leila
dc.contributor.authorHamzeh, Safa
dc.creatorHamzeh, Safa
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-28T21:19:25Z
dc.date.available2019-06-28T21:19:25Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/633243
dc.description.abstractThis study is concerned with two overlooked ritualization sites of the Lebanese Shiite community: the common and the military funeral. I ask, how have the death rituals (funerary, commemoration) changed over the last fifty years? How does the death ritual function in a particular sociopolitical environment? In Section One, I analyze a set of oral histories of Sultaneya villagers to focus on ritual. I do so to examine the change in death rituals, funerary and commemoration, over the last five decades (1969- 2019). I focus on the reform of the young pious Shiites of their parents’ ‘customs and traditions’. This I situate within the context of the Shiite Islamic movement that shaped today’s Shiite environment. In Section Two, I look at the military funeral of Hezbollah. I delineate the elements of this invented tradition and show how the military funeral appropriates Ashura symbols and rituals. I argue that this is so because the military funeral is found to differentiate between the bodies of the martyrs and everyone else, hence to sacralize them – the making of Hezbollah martyr is thus realized within this process.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction, presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
dc.subjectFunerary rituals
dc.subjectHezbollah
dc.subjectLebanon
dc.subjectShiism
dc.title"Hezbollah Ruined Everything, Even Death": Death Rituals and Martyr Making in the Lebanese Shiite Milieu
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dc.typeElectronic Thesis
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizona
thesis.degree.levelmasters
dc.contributor.committeememberFortna, Benjamin C.
dc.contributor.committeememberGünel, Gökçe
dc.description.releaseRelease after 06/12/2021
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate College
thesis.degree.disciplineMiddle Eastern & North African Studies
thesis.degree.nameM.A.


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