We’re all Qataris here: The nation-building narrative of the national museum of Qatar

Jocelyn Sage Mitchell*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

All successful nation-states invent traditions in order to establish group cohesion, legitimize institutions and authority, and inculcate particular values and behaviours in society (Hobsbawm and Ranger 1983; Bell 2001). Often the most useful tool at a state’s disposal is that of the national museum, as Levitt notes, “Ever since the leaders of the new French Republic opened the doors of the Louvre to the general public, cultural institutions have played starring roles in the drama of nation building” (2012: 29).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRepresenting the Nation
Subtitle of host publicationHeritage, Museums, National Narratives, and Identity in the Arab Gulf States
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages59-72
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781317429869
ISBN (Print)9781138913578
DOIs
StatePublished - May 26 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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