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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Contested spaces and sectarian narratives in post-uprising Bahrain
Author(s): Kasbarian, Sossie
Mabon, Simon
Keywords: Bahrain
Issue Date: 2016
Date Deposited: 19-Sep-2018
Citation: Kasbarian S & Mabon S (2016) Contested spaces and sectarian narratives in post-uprising Bahrain. Global Discourse, 6 (4), pp. 677-696.
Abstract: In early February 2011, people took to the streets of Manama, Bahrain, protesting against the political system of the Al Khalifa monarchy. Although initially occurring along non-sectarian lines, the protests were quickly framed as such and, as a consequence, the nature of the protests changed. This article engages with this process of sectarianism, exploring how space became contested and how such sites took on political – and sectarian – meanings. In the article, we argue that by framing the protests in such a way, the Al Khalifa regime was able to create a master narrative that impacted upon all facets of Bahraini society, at home and abroad.
DOI Link: 10.1080/23269995.2016.1259232
Rights: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Global Discourse on 19 Jan 2017, available online:

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