Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA3045: War, Violence and Revolution in the Modern Middle East
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Ross Porter (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
This module aims to equip you with a detailed understanding of the ways in which war, violence and revolution have been formative of modern polities and societies in the modern Middle East. Throughout the course, different theories of violence will be examined in relation to diverse contexts of conflict and struggle. Subjects range from colonial psychiatry to the violence of liberation struggle, from the eliminationist logics of settler colonialism to the ambiguities of humanitarian intervention, and from structural and cultural genocide to the symbolic dimensions of martyrdom.