Lebanese Football: Imagining a Defiant and United Lebanon?

  title={Lebanese Football: Imagining a Defiant and United Lebanon?},
  author={Jamil Mouawad},
  journal={Middle East Critique},
  pages={289 - 302}
  • Jamil Mouawad
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • Middle East Critique
  • Abstract The growing literature on sports in Lebanon tends to portray football as often implicated in the production of sectarian belonging and national disintegration. This article lays out key features of the complex politicization of sports in Lebanon vis-à-vis the discourse of national unity. It shows how the ruling elite uses sports to reaffirm its position as custodian of the hegemonic discourse of national unity that revolves around religious communities living together. It further… CONTINUE READING
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