« La madâfa à Raqqa : mutation d'un lieu de sociabilité tribale en attribut de notabilité citadine ».

Abstract : The madâfa, an institution of Bedouin Arab hospitality, gave both social and material structure to the town of Raqqa in the early twentieth century. Its evolution lets us trace the social and political changes of a city which has since become the administrative center of Syria's main pionneer frontier. Symbol of a discredited tribalism in the sixty's, the madâfa has survived at the price of shedding its former political role. It has turned into an attribute of urban notability, appropriated by social upstarts who were previously excluded from its symbolic universe.
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Myriam Ababsa. « La madâfa à Raqqa : mutation d'un lieu de sociabilité tribale en attribut de notabilité citadine ».. Géographie et cultures, L'Harmattan, 2001, pp.17-36. ⟨halshs-00339835⟩

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