Still there: Politics, sectarianism, and the reverberations of war in the presences and absences of the Syrian state

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Kastrinou, M., Said, S., Jarbouh, R. and Emery, S. 2023. Still there: Politics, sectarianism, and the reverberations of war in the presences and absences of the Syrian state. Conflict and Society. 9 (1), pp. 147-166. https://doi.org/10.3167/arcs.2023.090110

AuthorsKastrinou, M., Said, S., Jarbouh, R. and Emery, S.
Abstract

What gets displaced in war, even when people don't move? How does conflict transform and reverberate among those still there ? And, what can sectarianism tell us about state power in war and in occupation? To answer, we theorize and problematize the relationship of sectarianism to the state, and explore the effects of war and occupation in everyday practice and in socio-economic and political institutions. The cases come from two Syrian Druze regions, from the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Height and from Jaramana, Damascus. In the first case, the Israeli occupation shifted the national border, and, in the second case, the war in Syria created new internal borders and checkpoints. Tracing the displacement of conflict through sectarianism allows us to think through state borders, and explore everyday life in relation to economic pressures and geopolitics. It is within these absences and presences of the state that the transformations of conflict and belonging appear.

KeywordsConflict; Displacement; Druze; Golan Heights; Jaramana; Sectarianism; State; Syria
Year of Publication2023
JournalConflict and Society
Journal citation9 (1), pp. 147-166
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3167/arcs.2023.090110
Open accessPublished as bronze (free) open access
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
OnlineJul 2023
PublisherBerghahan Open Anthro
ISSN2164-4551

Permalink - https://repository.rothamsted.ac.uk/item/98y17/still-there-politics-sectarianism-and-the-reverberations-of-war-in-the-presences-and-absences-of-the-syrian-state

17 total views
12 total downloads
0 views this month
2 downloads this month
Download files as zip