Arab Society (Routledge Revivals): Continuity and Change, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Arab Society (Routledge Revivals)

Continuity and Change, 1st Edition

By Samih K. Farsoun


126 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780415829182
pub: 2014-08-20
SAVE ~$11.99
Hardback: 9780415829168
pub: 2013-01-24
SAVE ~$34.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203517345
pub: 2013-10-08
from $29.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


The Arab world has long been subjected to super-power rivalry for influence and control. The area has been characterized by bloody conflict with Israel and the internal instability that has been particularly prevalent in the last few years. Whilst these political struggles have been highly visible and at times spectacular over the decades, other transformations have taken place within the societies and peoples of the region, on a less pronounced – although just as profound – scale. The integration of the region into the world economy and the spread of Islamic revivalism are perhaps the most significant of these transformations. This volume, inspired by a lecture series on the Arab world in transition at the American University, Washington D.C., was first published in 1985. It discusses a wide range of issues, from economic to religious, which together form an in-depth analysis of the complex processes of transformation in Arab society. This is a fascinating work that holds the same interest and value to scholars and students of Middle Eastern history, politics and domestic affairs, as it did when it was first published.

Table of Contents

Contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: Samih K. Farsoun 2. The Arab Oil Economy: Present Structure and Future Prospects Roger Owen 3. Political Power and Social Structure in Syria and Iraq Hanna Batatu 4. A Typology of Arab Political Systems Bassam Tibi 5. Islamic Revival in the Middle East: A Comparison of Iran and Iraq Nikki R. Keddie 6. The Dialectics of Patriarchy in Arab Society Hisham Sharabi 7. Orientalism Reconsidered Edward W. Said; Index

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?

Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge publishing, Routledge Revivals is an exciting programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Middle East / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies