Transformations of the "Syrian" Literary Field Since 2011 [chapter]

Felix Lang
2020 Politik und Gesellschaft des Nahen Ostens  
The events unfolding in Syria since spring 2011 have led to a thorough transformation of the intellectual and artistic space in which Syrian authors, filmmakers, and artists move. Starting from an overview of the connections of institutions, artists, and works that form this contemporary space of cultural production, this chapter goes on to consider the problems existing theoretical conceptions of such spaces from the sociology of arts encounter when faced with the empirical realities of the
more » ... ian case. It shows that the transnational, unstable, and often transient nature of these formations and their links with large-scale socio-political changes, such as wars, are difficult to grasp with conceptual toolkit developed on the model of the unusually stable spaces of production of Western Europe and the US.
doi:10.1007/978-3-658-31160-5_17 fatcat:gnajjm2hprbojcwt3vycpnaegu