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Dina Rizk Khoury
Dina Rizk Khoury, Iraq in Wartime: Soldiering, Martyrdom, and Remembrance. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Dina Rizk Khoury (DRK): The 2003 US invasion of Iraq was the chief impetus for writing this book. I had been about halfway through writing a book on the politics of reform and rebellion in Ottoman Baghdad when the build-up for the 2003 invasion began. Ottoman Baghdad receded very quickly from my ...Keep Reading »
Dina Rizk Khoury is Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University. Her research and writing spans the early modern and modern history of the Middle East. Her first book, State and Provincial Society in the Ottoman Empire, (Cambridge, 1997, 2002), received awards from the Turkish Studies Association and the British Society of Middle Eastern Studies. She has also written on the politics of reform and rebellion in eighteenth and nineteenth century Baghdad. Since 2007, she has been researching and writing on war and memory. Her most recent book is Iraq in Wartime: Soldiering, Martyrdom, and Remembrance, (Cambridge, 2013). Her research has been funded by the Social Science Research Council, The American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
"In Iran... very few post-revolutionary works of literature or cinema have even touched upon the 1979 revolution... in contrast to cultural policies around the Iran-Iraq war, where memory discourse shows a sophisticated awareness of the social power of commemorative narratives."click | email | tweet