Middle East Studies Association (MESA) 2001

IDS Sponsored Panel

35th Annual Conference, November 17-20, 2001
San Francisco

Identity or Identity Crisis: The Lebanese and Syrian Druze Community

Samy Swayd
, Religious Studies, San Diego State University (SDSU)


Abbas Abu Salih
, History, Lebanese University; and Heidi Rutz, Islamic Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)


1. The Structure of the Druze Power Elite in Lebanon
Hussam Timani, Islamic Studies, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

2. Mental Health, Mental Disorder, and Lebanese-Syrian Druze Identity
Nahla Hatoum, Illinois School of Professional Psychology

3. The Role of Festivals in Identity Among American Lebanese Druzes
Randa B. Wahbe, English, Cypress College

4. The Subtle Revolution: "Stereo" and Syrian Druze Wedding Music
Kathleen Hood, Ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)