Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture

Departing from prior scholarship, this work examines the popular culture machinery involved in the manufacture of modern heroes.

Author: Joel C. Hodson

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015034515943

Category: Social Science

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Departing from prior scholarship, this work examines the popular culture machinery involved in the manufacture of modern heroes.
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Encyclopedia of the Sixties A Decade of Culture and Counterculture 2 volumes

Lawrence ofArabia, based on the life of British officer T. E. Lawrence, depicted his helping Arabs revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. The epic film ran ... Hodson, Joel C. Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture: The ...

Author: Abbe A. Debolt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440801020

Category: Social Science

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Comedian Robin Williams said that if you remember the '60s, you weren't there. This encyclopedia documents the people, places, movements, and culture of that memorable decade for those who lived it and those who came after. • Nearly 500 A–Z entries on the political, religious, artistic, and popular topics of the decade • A chronology of significant political and social events • 50 photographs and illustrations • Dozens of expert contributors from a variety of fields and academic disciplines • An extensive annotated bibliography
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Combat Death in Contemporary American Culture

The 1958 book The Ugly American, by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick, promoting the use of Special Forces in Vietnam in ... American is the story of “Lawrence of Arabia,” to which I have been referring throughout this chapter.

Author: Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793634962

Category: Social Science

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Combat Death in Contemporary American Culture: Popular Cultural Conceptions of War since World War II explores how war has been portrayed in the United States since World War II, with a particular focus on an emotionally charged but rarely scrutinized topic: combat death. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet argues that most stories about war use three main building blocks: melodrama, adventure, and horror. Monnet examines how melodrama and adventure have helped make war seem acceptable to the American public by portraying combat death as a meaningful sacrifice and by making military killing look necessary and often even pleasurable. Horror no longer serves its traditional purpose of making the bloody realities of war repulsive, but has instead been repurposed in recent years to intensify the positivity of melodrama and adventure. Thus this book offers a fascinating diagnosis of how war stories perform ideological and emotional work and why they have such a powerful grip on the American imagination.
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Hollywood and the Invention of England

In Around the World in 80 Days , America is thus established as the successor nation to England, the culture best equipped to ... Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture: The Making of a Transatlantic Legend (Westport: Greenwood, 1995), ...

Author: Jonathan Stubbs

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501305856

Category: Performing Arts

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Drawing on new archival research into Hollywood production history and detailed analysis of individual films, Hollywood and the Invention of England examines the surprising affinity for the English past in Hollywood cinema. Stubbs asks why Hollywood filmmakers have so frequently drawn on images and narratives depicting English history, and why films of this type have resonated with audiences in America. Beginning with an overview of the cultural interaction between American film and English historical culture, the book proceeds to chart the major filmmaking cycles which characterise Hollywood's engagement with the English past from the 1930s to the present, assessing the value of English-themed films in the American film industry while also placing them in a broader historical context.
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America and Iraq

7 Quoted in Joel Hodson, Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995), 60. 8 David Fromkin adds another element: the delight of Englishmen in the possibility of 'perpetual boyhood', ...

Author: David Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134036721

Category: History

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This edited volume provides an overview on US involvement in Iraq from the 1958 Iraqi coup to the present-day, offering a deeper context to the current conflict. Using a range of innovative methods to interrogate US foreign policy, ideology and culture, the book provides a broad set of reflections on past, present and future implications of US-Iraqi relations, and especially the strategic implications for US policy-making. In doing so, it examines several key aspects of relationship such as: the 1958 Iraqi Revolution; the impact of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War; the impact of the Nixon Doctrine on the regional balance of power; US attempts at rapprochement during the 1980s; the 1990-91 Gulf War; and, finally, sanctions and inspections. Analysis of the contemporary Iraq crisis sets US plans against the ‘reality’ they faced in the country, and explores both attempts to bring security to Iraq, and the implications of failure.
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The Great War and the British Empire

Indeed, Thomas's travelogue has been left exclusively to those writing about T. E. Lawrence. ... 7 Joel C. Hodson, Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture: The Making of a Transatlantic Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995), ...

Author: Michael J.K. Walsh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317029830

Category: History

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In 1914 almost one quarter of the earth's surface was British. When the empire and its allies went to war in 1914 against the Central Powers, history's first global conflict was inevitable. It is the social and cultural reactions to that war and within those distant, often overlooked, societies which is the focus of this volume. From Singapore to Australia, Cyprus to Ireland, India to Iraq and around the rest of the British imperial world, further complexities and interlocking themes are addressed, offering new perspectives on imperial and colonial history and theory, as well as art, music, photography, propaganda, education, pacifism, gender, class, race and diplomacy at the end of the pax Britannica.
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Heroic imperialists in Africa

51 J. C. Hodson, Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture (Westport, CT, 1995), pp. 14 and 27–8. 52 BL, Lawrence Papers, Anonymous account of the Lawrence story (possibly by Lawrence's brother, A WL), MS Eng. c. 6752, ff. 36–7.

Author: Berny Sebe

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526103512

Category: Political Science

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From the height of ‘New Imperialism’ until the Second World War, three generations of heroes of the British and French empires in Africa were selected, manufactured and packaged for consumption by a metropolitan public eager to discover new horizons and to find comfort in the concept of a ‘civilising mission’. This book looks at imperial heroism by examining the legends of a dozen major colonial figures on both sides of the Channel, revisiting the familiar stories of Livingstone, Gordon and Kitchener from a radically new angle, and throwing light on their French counterparts, often less famous in the Anglophone world but certainly equally fascinating.
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Self help Messiah

11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 2 3 Thomas, Good Evening Everybody, 201–2; DC to Amanda Carnagey, August 18, 1919, DCA; DC, autobiographical fragment, DCA: Hodgson, Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture, 30–31; and Lloyd's Weekly News ...

Author: Steven Watts

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781590515037

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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An illuminating biography of the man who taught Americans “how to win friends and influence people” Before Stephen Covey, Oprah Winfrey, and Malcolm Gladwell there was Dale Carnegie. His book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, became a best seller worldwide, and Life magazine named him one of “the most important Americans of the twentieth century.” This is the first full-scale biography of this influential figure. Dale Carnegie was born in rural Missouri, his father a poor farmer, his mother a successful preacher. To make ends meet he tried his hand at various sales jobs, and his failure to convince his customers to buy what he had to offer eventually became the fuel behind his future glory. Carnegie quickly figured out that something was amiss in American education and in the ways businesspeople related to each other. What he discovered was as simple as it was profound: Understanding people’s needs and desires is paramount in any successful enterprise. Carnegie conceived his book to help people learn to relate to one another and enrich their lives through effective communication. His success was extraordinary, so hungry was 1920s America for a little psychological insight that was easy to apply to everyday affairs. Self-help Messiah tells the story of Carnegie’s personal journey and how it gave rise to the movement of self-help and personal reinvention.
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Epic Encounters

Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East, 1945-2000 Melani McAlister, Professor Melani McAlister. 43. Lee Scott Theisen , " General Lew Wallace and ... Joel C. Hodson , Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture , 11-82 . 55.

Author: Melani McAlister

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520228103

Category: Political Science

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"A wonderfully original and compelling study, essential for understanding the complex relations between the US and the nations and peoples of the Mideast. McAlister argues powerfully that American interests in the Mideast range far beyond the realm of foreign policy to become of paramount importance to the creation of American culture in the post World War II era. . . . A model for those interested in the interconnections of culture and foreign policy in an era of globalization. An engrossing read."--Amy Kaplan, author of The Social Construction of American Realism "Melani McAlister has written a marvelous book that draws together a vast array of materials from the media, archives, scholarly sources, and popular culture, interpreting it through her rich knowledge of cultural studies. Scholars in many fields--American studies, sociology, religious studies, political science, media studies, among others--will want to read this lively and engaging book."--Robert Wuthnow, author of After Heaven: Spirituality in America Since the 1950s, and Creative Spirituality: The Way of the Artist "A fascinating and completely original analysis of the relation between culture and foreign policy. . . this book casts entirely new light on US military, financial, and emotional investments in the Middle East. Conservative Christian sensibilities, television, Biblical epics, Black Power, and a host of gender-related representations--these and other factors all played a part in the shaping of American foreign policy in ways that have never before been noticed. No historian of twentieth-century American culture or politics should miss this brilliant book!"--Gail Bederman, author of Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the US, 1880-1917 "Diplomatic historians are now turning to Edward Said's Orientalism to explore the cultural dimensions of 20th Century America's representations of the Middle East. They are too late! Melani McAlister develops a "post-orientalist" approach to U.S. culture, foreign policy, and identity. Hers is also the first book ever to recognize that African -Americans matter to such a project. Epic Encounters is a blockbuster of a book."--Robert Vitalis, author of When Capitalists Collide: Business Conflict and the End of Empire in Egypt
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Movie Greats

Michael Wilson, 'Lawrence of Arabia: Elements and Facets of the Theme', Cineaste, 21/4 (1995), pp. 30–2. 21. Joel C. Hodson, Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture: The Making of a Transatlantic Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, ...

Author: Philip Gillett

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 9781847886156

Category: Performing Arts

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Why are some films regarded as classics, worthy of entry into the canon of film history? Which sorts of films make the cut and why? Movie Greats questions how cinema is ranked and, in doing so, uncovers a history of critical conflict, with different aesthetic positions battling for dominance. The films examined range across the history of cinema: The Battleship Potemkin, The 39 Steps, Modern Times, Citizen Kane, It's a Wonderful Life, Black Narcissus, The Night of the Hunter, Lawrence of Arabia, 8*, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Godfather, Raging Bull, The Piano and Kill Bill: Vol. 1. Each chapter opens with a brief summary of the film's plot and goes on to discuss the historical context, the key individuals who made the film, and initial and subsequent popular and critical responses. Students studying the history of film, canon formation or film aesthetics will find this book relevant, provocative and absorbing.
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How the Arabian Nights Inspired the American Dream 1790 1935

''The Disavowal of Ethnicity: Legitimate Theatre and the Social Construction of Literary Value in Turn-of-the-Century America.'' Theatre Journal 52, no. 2 (May 2000): 211–26. Hodson, Joel C. Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture: The ...

Author: Susan Nance

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807894052

Category: History

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Americans have always shown a fascination with the people, customs, and legends of the "East--witness the popularity of the stories of the Arabian Nights, the performances of Arab belly dancers and acrobats, the feats of turban-wearing vaudeville magicians, and even the antics of fez-topped Shriners. In this captivating volume, Susan Nance provides a social and cultural history of this highly popular genre of Easternized performance in America up to the Great Depression. According to Nance, these traditions reveal how a broad spectrum of Americans, including recent immigrants and impersonators, behaved as producers and consumers in a rapidly developing capitalist economy. In admiration of the Arabian Nights, people creatively reenacted Eastern life, but these performances were also demonstrations of Americans' own identities, Nance argues. The story of Aladdin, made suddenly rich by rubbing an old lamp, stood as a particularly apt metaphor for how consumer capitalism might benefit each person. The leisure, abundance, and contentment that many imagined were typical of Eastern life were the same characteristics used to define "the American dream." The recent success of Disney's Aladdin movies suggests that many Americans still welcome an interpretation of the East as a site of incredible riches, romance, and happy endings. This abundantly illustrated account is the first by a historian to explain why and how so many Americans sought out such cultural engagement with the Eastern world long before geopolitical concerns became paramount.
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Lawrence of Arabia

In Movie Censorship and American Culture , edited by Francis G. Couvares , 212-36 . Washington , D.C .: Smithsonian Institution Press , 1996 . Walsh , Moira . " Lawrence of Arabia . " America , January 5 , 1963 , 26-28 .

Author: Steven C. Caton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520919890

Category: Performing Arts

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Combining ethnography, film criticism, and his extensive knowledge of the Middle East, Steven C. Caton presents an innovative and fascinating examination of the classic film, Lawrence of Arabia. Caton is interested in why this epic film has been so compelling for so many people for more than three decades. In seeking an answer he draws from situations in his own life, biographies of the film's key participants, and analyses of issues relating to class, gender, colonialism, and cultural differences. The result is a many-prismed book that poses important questions of ethnographic representation and the discourse of power. Caton's approach is dialectical, and his readings of the film are situated within different historical periods, from the early 1960s to the present. Among the subjects he highlights are travel and colonialism in fieldwork and filmmaking, orientalism in the representation of the Other, and the film's ambiguous handling of masculinity and homosexuality. Caton looks at his own reactions to the film at various stages in his life and offers a thought-provoking account of the film's reception by today's high school and college students.
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Swinging Single

41. Joel C. Hodson , Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture : The Making of a Transatlantic Legend ( London : Greenwood , 1995 ) , 119 . 42. Lawrence states in “ Twenty - Seven Articles ” that “ Arabs ... leave you if required to do ...

Author: Hilary Radner

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816633517

Category: Social Science

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Critics and defenders alike connect today's widespread anxieties about sexuality and culture to the political activism of the 1960s and the counterculture's preoccupation with the individual pursuit of pleasure. In contrast, the essays in Swindling Single attribute the new sexual mores of that era not to its political upheavals but to a confluence of social, cultural, and economic factors that encouraged personal gratification and altered traditionally defined gender roles. Contributors analyze a broad range of topics: the commercialization of avant-garde and exploitation films; new visions of female sexuality in That Girl and The Avengers; the social context of such cultural icons as Hugh Hefner and Charles Manson; the intersection of race and sexuality in Eldridge Cleaver's Soul oil Ice; and depictions of sexual pleasure in pornography and scientific films.
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Film and Colonialism in the Sixties

The Anti-Colonialist Turn in the US, Britain, and France Jon Cowans ... 3 Joel C. Hodson, Lawrence of Arabia & American Culture: The Making of a Transatlantic Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1995), 16–44. 4 Adrian Turner, The Making of ...

Author: Jon Cowans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429665028

Category: History

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Relations between Western nations and their colonial subjects changed dramatically in the second half of the twentieth century. As nearly all of the West’s colonies gained their independence by 1975, attitudes toward colonialism in the West also changed, and terms such as empire and colonialism, once used with pride, became strongly negative. While colonialism has become discredited, precisely when or how that happened remains unclear. This book explores changing Western attitudes toward colonialism and decolonization by analyzing American, British, and French popular cinema and its reception from 1960 to 1973.
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Memories from the Frontline

The True Story of Lawrence of Arabia. Smithsonian Magazine, July. Consulted 18 November 2016. Burton, P. 1938. ... Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture.

Author: Jerry Palmer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319780511

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book analyses soldiers’ memoirs from the Great War of 1914-18 from Britain, France and Germany. It considers both the authors’ composition of the memoirs and the public response to them. It provides contextual analysis through a survey of the different types of contemporary writing about the Great War, through an analysis of changes in the language used to describe combat, and through an analysis of those people whose accounts of the war were either excluded or marginalised. It also considers the international response to the most successful of the texts. The purpose of the analysis is to show how soldiers’ memoirs contributed to the collective memory of the war and how they influenced public opinion about the war. These texts are both autobiographical and historical and their relationship to the fields of autobiography and historical writing is also considered, as well as to the distinction between fact and fiction.
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Peculiar Liaisons

Hodson, Joel C. Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture — the Making of a Transatlantic Legend, Greenwood, Westport/London, 1995, pp. 122-3. 162. Belt, Annie and Don. “Lawrence of Arabia: A Hero's Journey,” National Geographic,Jan.

Author: John S. Craig

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9780875863337

Category: History

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Presenting famous and infamous individuals and events that have shaped the current Western civilization, this book illustrates how America has arrived at our present dilemma of a unique OC war on terror.OCOJohn Craig details the unusual and often profound con"
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Excavating the Future

Reading the Past: Current Approaches to Interpretation in Archaeology (new york: cambridge university Press, 2003). hodson, Joel c. Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture: The Making of a Transatlantic Legend (Westport, ct: greenwood ...

Author: Shawn Malley

Publisher: Liverpool Science Fiction Text

ISBN: 9781786941190

Category: Literary Criticism

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Well-known in science fiction for tomb-raiding and mummy-wrangling, the archaeologist has been a rich source for imagining 'strange new worlds' from 'strange old worlds.' But more than a well-spring for SF scenarios, the genre's archaeological imaginary invites us to consider the ideological implications of digging up the past buried in the future. A cultural study of an array of very popular, though often critically-neglected, North American SF film and television texts - running the gamut of telefilms, pseudo-documentaries, teen serial drama and Hollywood blockbusters - Excavating the Future explores the popular archaeological imagination and the political uses to which it is being employed by the U.S. state and its adversaries. By treating SF texts as documents of archaeological experience circulating within and between scientific and popular culture communities and media, Excavating the Future develops critical strategies for analyzing SF film and television's critical and adaptive responses to post 9/11 geopolitical concerns about the war on terror, homeland security, the invasion and reconstruction of Iraq, and the ongoing fight against ISIS.
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Projecting Empire

9 Ibid., pp.199–226; and Michael Paris, Warrior Nation: Images of War in British Popular Culture, 1850–2000 (London: Reaktion ... 16 Quoted in Joel C. Hodson, Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture: The Making of a Transatlantic Legend ...

Author: James Chapman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857715944

Category: Performing Arts

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Popular cinema is saturated with images and narratives of empire. With "Projecting Empire", Chapman and Cull have written the first major study of imperialism and cinema for over thirty years. This welcome text maps the history of empire cinema in both Hollywood and Britain through a serious of case studies of popular films including biopics, adventures, literary adaptations, melodramas, comedies and documentaries, from the 1930s and "The Four Feathers" to the present, with "Indiana Jones" and "Three Kings". The authors consider industry-wide trends and place the films in their wider cultural and historical contexts. Using primary sources that include private papers, they look at the presence of particular auteurs in the cinema of Imperialism, including Korda, Lean, Huston and Attenborough, as well as the actors who brought the stories to life, such as Elizabeth Taylor and George Clooney. At a time when imperialism has a new significance in the world, this book will fulfil the needs of students and interested filmgoers alike.
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Writing Horror and the Body

Recent Titles in Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture Radical Visions: American Film Renaissance, ... and the Body Fantastic Linda Badley Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture: The Making of a Transatlantic Legend Joel C.

Author: Linda Badley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313297168

Category: Literary Criticism

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Overview of horror literature of Stephen King, Clive Barker and Anne rice
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Jean Strouse, Morgan: American Financier (New York: Random House, 1999), 606. 13. Ibid. 14. ... Joel C. Hodson, Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995), 18. 19. Bodleian Library, MS.

Author: Brian Patrick Duggan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786434077

Category: Social Science

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One of the oldest known breeds of domesticated dogs, the Saluki traveled throughout the Middle East with desert tribes, who valued the dogs for their ability to hunt gazelles. Famously painted on the walls of the Pharaohs' tombs, the Salukis' history intrigued English dog enthusiasts who were instrumental in popularizing the breed and importing it to Europe and the United States in the early 20th century. This book tells the story of those who brought the Saluki to the West, most notably Florence Amherst, who discovered the dogs while in Egypt and went on to breed 50 litters. Other world travelers who fell under the Salukis' spell included Lady Anne Blunt, Austen Layard and Gertrude Bell. Also covered are lesser-known Saluki aficionados, mainly military officers who hunted with their hounds in Iraq, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt and sought to replicate that experience at home.
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