Ideology and Humor in Dark Times: Notes from Syria

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleIdeology and Humor in Dark Times: Notes from Syria Author(S)Lisa Wedeen (Author)
Abstract  As demonstrations gained momentum and the regime responded by attempting to crush dissent, the public prominence of market-oriented preoccupations with lifestyle and luxury gave way to anxieties of conspiracy and disorder—at least among the country's staunch supporters of the regime. For others dreaming of an end to the regime or worrying more about crop failure or lax morals than what to wear to the party, the military's return to the streets nevertheless laid bare what is often identified as a key feature of autocracy—its reliance on coercive power to squelch unrest. ...Paginationp 841-873
SubjectArtsDescriptorsArts
Journal TitleCritical Inquiry  
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