The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and the Spectacle of Hama

  title={The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and the Spectacle of Hama},
  author={Dara Conduit},
  journal={The Middle East Journal},
  pages={211 - 226}
  • Dara Conduit
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • The Middle East Journal
  • The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood has been a key diplomatic player in the current Syrian uprising; a role that stands in stark contrast to its reputation among Western authors. This article argues that this chasm between the Brotherhood’s practice and reputation is a legacy of the 1982 Hama massacre. The slaughter has become a “spectacle,” as per the theory of Guy Debord, leading Hama to take on an exaggerated significance in portrayals of the Brotherhood. 
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