Date of Submission

Spring 2012

Academic Program

Anthropology; Human Rights

Project Advisor 1

Nadia Latif

Abstract/Artist's Statement

The first chapter, entitled The View from the Balcony, is composed first of my own narrative within the space of my relatives’ home in Bourj Hammoud which leads into the narratives of three women’s lived experiences in Bourj Hammoud. The second chapter, called On Humorous Representations of Bourj Hammoud looks at different media of humor as a lens into the ideal public image and its opposition utilizing ethnic stereotype humor theory. The third chapter, Hybrid Identity: Narratives of Public Image, Place-Making, and Belonging in Lebanon, analyzes the narratives of public officials and professionals as well as a case study to look at the articulation of a hybrid Armenian-Lebanese identity within and as the image of the space of Bourj Hammoud. The chapters tie together a variety of narratives to provide a critical analysis of spatial and identity relations of Bourj Hammoud within Lebanon and within the global Armenian diaspora.

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