THE WESTERN NATION-STATE, CULTURAL PLURALISM AND THE TRANSNATIONAL CIRCULATION OF POLITICAL EMOTIONS IN THE SHI A LEBENESE DIASPORA
Grant number: DP0666241 | Funding period: 2006 - 2011
At its most general level, this research aims to expose and explain the importance of emotions in the formation of all cultures. In so doing it opens the way for a more complex understanding of some of the invisible but important forces that shape intercultural relations within culturally plural nations. It will thus open the possibilities for ameliorating and refining government policies concerned with the management of pluralism. At a more particular level, the research hopes to produce critical knowledge about diasporic Arab Muslim cultures that will ameliorate the thorny relations these cultures have today with western governments.