In-Depth - Oral Culture
Popular Oral Culture and Sectarianism, a Materialist Analysis

31 October 2018
Joseph Daher offers a materialist perspective after reviewing the contributions to SyriaUntold's special series on Oral Culture and Identity in Syria.
Racism, Sectarianism or Sexism? On Damascus and the Syrian Demographic Barcode

03 October 2018
What distinguishes lines in the barcode is not only their length, but also their width and the distance between them. For example, a middle-class rural family may be closer to...
On Memorizing the Fatiha

14 September 2018
The feeling that we were guests in our own country and that we had to respect the system in place which provided protection for Christians never left us.
Shwam, and what I know about them

24 August 2018
Ancient history, as well as political and demographic changes, shaped the relationship between the Shwam and other communities, as well as between the poor and rich Shwam
Secularists, Secularism and the Syrian Uprising (Part 2/2)

21 August 2018
Syrian secularists are under attack online and on the ground. Joseph Daher takes a critical look at recent efforts to discredit the contribution of Syrian secularists to the 2011 revolution...
Secularists, Secularism and the Syrian Uprising (Part 1/2)

18 August 2018
Syrian secularists, and moreover the concept of secularism, are under attack online and on the ground. Joseph Daher takes a critical look at recent efforts to discredit the contribution of...
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