Oedipal Roots of Revolt in the Middle East


  • John Borneman

    1. Professor of anthropology at Princeton University. He is the author of Death of the Father: An Anthropology of the End of Political Authority (2004), Syrian Episodes: Sons, Fathers, and an Anthropologist in Aleppo (2007), and Political Crime and the Memory of Loss (forthcoming 2011). Borneman published a longer version of this article in the Arabic newspaper Annahar on March 9, 2011.
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[knowledge exchange, middle east, revolution, conflict and war]