This workshop aims to probe what globalization really means in today’s Middle East, and how it is reflected in movements, peoples, cultures, art forms, and networks. The aim is to show how groups, ideas, and practices that originated in the region are developing not in isolation, but the indirect and complex connection with other cultural and socio-economic geographies. The conference aims to scrutinize the prevailing view of the Middle East as an inward-looking and insular cultural unit. It will highlight the globality of the region by examining the trans-local flows and formations in the domains of ideas, arts, science, culture, economy, politics, and movement of people.
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