AcknowledgmentsIntroduction, by Robert Springborg1. Heritage and Cultural Nationalism in the United Arab Emirates, by Fred H. Lawson and Hasan M. Al-Naboodah2. Place and Space in the Memory of United Arab Emirates Elders, by Nadia Rahman3. The Nationalization of Culture: Kuwait's Invention of a Pearl Diving Heritage, by Sulayman Khalaf4. An Aspect of Cultural Development: Archaeology and Restoration of Historical Sites, by Mohammed A. Alkhozai5. The Social Elements that Drive the Poetic Journey, by Nimah Ismail Nawwab6. Sport and Identity in the Gulf, Abdullah Baabood7. Media as Social Matrix in the United Arab Emirates, by Nada Mourtada-Sabbah, Mohammed Al Mutawa, Tim Walters and John W. Fox8. Diversification in Abu Dhabi and Dubai: The Impact on National Identity and the Ruling Bargain, by Christopher Davidson9. Debates on Political Reform in the Gulf: The Dynamics of Liberalizing Public Spaces, by Amr Hamzawy10. Gulf Societies: Co-existence of Tradition and Modernity, by Lubna Ahmed Al-Kazi11. Conclusion, by Alanoud AlSharekhNOTES ON CONTRIBUTORSBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX
Alanoud Alsharekh is a member of the Advisory Council of the London Middle East Institute (LMEI) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and a consultant for the UN Development Fund for Women.Robert Springborg holds the MBI Al Jaber Chair in Middle East Studies at SOAS and is Director of the LMEI.