On Syrian Cultural Work During the Years of Embers, Three studies in one book from the Cultural Prio
Ettijahat- Independent Culture published, in association with Mamdouh Adwan Publishing House, a new book titled On Syrian Cultural Work During the Years of Embers.
The book includes three studies:
- Cultural Mechanisms and Cultural Production During the Crisis by Mary Elias, PhD.
- The Role of Culture and Art in Achieving Reconciliation and Peace in Countries of Violent Conflicts by Rama Najmeh
- Toward the Development of Cultural Structures in Syria by the Syrian Centre for Policy Studies.
“Researchers often avoid discussing the role, impact and uses of culture in times of revolutions and crises,” writes Salam Kawakibi in the book’s introduction. “They usually focus on the economic, social and political situation of national, ethnic or religious groups. They also discuss how regional and international factors affect local events. The study of social, educational, pedagogical and media aspects does exist, but the role of culture as a key element in shaping collective and unifying concepts is far from being sufficiently emphasised and analysed. This brave initiative contributes to the remedy of this issue, by restoring debate and discussion of culture as a key subject and a priority of research and efforts of analysis. With this book, there is an opportunity for a new Arab experience.”
The book will be published with the support of Al Mawred Al Thaqafy, as a part of the Cultural Policy in the Arab Region programme and the Workgroup on Cultural Priorities in Syria. Additional support is also provided by the Arab Reform Initiative. The publication will be achieved in association with Syrian Centre for Policy Studies and Mamdouh Adwan Publishing House.
You can order the book from here.