Activism as 'part-time' activity: Searching for commitment and solidarity in Lebanon

Sami Hermez*

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This article is a reflection on activism and ethnography during times of conflict in Lebanon. It focuses on this through activist work the researcher was involved in during the July 2006 war and beyond. The article looks at commitment as one technique of activism, asking how activists achieve their goals, following this by asking what a commitment to ethnography looks like in the midst of conflict. Solidarity and commitment become tropes to think through the changing roles of activists and ethnographers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-55
Number of pages15
JournalCultural Dynamics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2011


  • Lebanon
  • activism
  • commitment
  • ethnography
  • solidarity
  • violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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