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IMAGINING A BEDOUIN PAST : STEREOTYPES AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATION IN THE CONTEMPORARY UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

@inproceedings{Hawker2004IMAGININGAB,
  title={IMAGINING A BEDOUIN PAST : STEREOTYPES AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATION IN THE CONTEMPORARY UNITED ARAB EMIRATES},
  author={Ronald William Hawker},
  year={2004}
}
This paper examines how the Bedouin stereotype – the idea that the Arab people are nomads of the desert is used to represent the past in the United Arab Emirates and consequently to make statements about Emirati nationhood and citizenship. I reflect on how these messages are received by different communities either residing in or visiting the United Arab Emirates. This discussion demonstrates how a stereotype can signify different meanings for different audiences. It also shows how stereotyping… Expand
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