Gulf Cooperation Council Culture and Identities in the New Millennium

Resilience, Transformation, (Re)Creation and Diffusion

  • Magdalena Karolak
  • Nermin Allam

Part of the Contemporary Gulf Studies book series (CGS)

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About this book


The book analyzes recent changes to the identities and cultures of the GCC countries. These important transformations have gone largely unnoticed due to the fast-paced changes in the region that affect all aspects of society. The volume unpacks these transformations by looking from a holistic perspective at the intersections of language, arts, education, political culture, city, regional alliances and transnational identities. It offers selected case studies based on original research carried out in the region.

Chapter 7, ‘Identity Lost & Found: Architecture and Identity Formation in Kuwait and the Gulf’, of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at

Dr Magdalena Karolak is an Associate Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Zayed University (ZU), UAE. Dr. Karolak holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Silesia, Poland.  

Dr Nermin Allam is an Assistant Professor of Politics at Rutgers University-Newark, USA.


GCC Arabian Gulf Identity Transformation Society

Editors and affiliations

  • Magdalena Karolak
    • 1
  • Nermin Allam
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Humanities and Social SciencesZayed UniversityDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
  2. 2.Department of PoliticsRutgers University-NewarkNewarkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-1528-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-1529-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-320X
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-3218
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