The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and the spectacle of Hama

Dara Conduit

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The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood has been a key diplomatic player in the current Syrian uprising; a role that stands in stark contrast to its reputation among Western authors. This article argues that this chasm between the Brotherhood s practice and reputation is a legacy of the 1982 Hama massacre. The slaughter has become a spectacle, as per the theory of Guy Debord, leading Hama to take on an exaggerated significance in portrayals of the Brotherhood.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211 - 226
Number of pages16
JournalThe Middle East Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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