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Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies


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This series includes the latest research on a broad range of topics from the social sciences and humanities. It aims to provide a comprehensive forum for cutting edge monographs and edited volumes on this vital region and religion.

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Orientalism, Zionism and Academic Practice Middle East and Islam Studies in Israeli Universities

Orientalism, Zionism and Academic Practice Middle East and Islam Studies in Israeli Universities

1st Edition

Eyal Clyne
November 28, 2018

Orientalism, Zionism and Academic Practice explores the field of Israeli Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) sociologically and politically, as a window onto the relationship between Orientalism, Zionism and academia. The book draws special attention to neoliberal discourse and praxis in ...

Palestinian Culture and the Nakba Bearing Witness

Palestinian Culture and the Nakba Bearing Witness

1st Edition

Hania A.M. Nashef
November 07, 2018

The Nakba not only resulted in the loss of the homeland, but also caused the dispersal and ruin of entire Palestinian communities. Even though the term Nakba refers to a singular historic event, the consequence of 1948 has symptomatically become part of Palestinian identity, and the element that ...

Navigating Contemporary Iran Challenging Economic, Social and Political Perceptions

Navigating Contemporary Iran Challenging Economic, Social and Political Perceptions

1st Edition

Eric Hooglund, Leif Stenberg
June 16, 2017

This detailed examination of contemporary Iran addresses the most important current social, political, and economic issues facing the nation and the way it is perceived by the outside world. The volume brings together some of the most important scholars and researchers in the field, working in such...

Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World Performance, Politics and Piety

Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World Performance, Politics and Piety

1st Edition

Kamal Salhi
June 28, 2016

In contrast to many books on Islam that focus on political rhetoric and activism, this book explores Islam's extraordinarily rich cultural and artistic diversity, showing how sound, music and bodily performance offer a window onto the subtleties and humanity of Islamic religious experience.  ...

Dissident Writings of Arab Women Voices Against Violence

Dissident Writings of Arab Women Voices Against Violence

1st Edition

Brinda J. Mehta
June 03, 2016

Dissident Writings of Arab Women: Voices Against Violence analyzes the links between creative dissidence and inscriptions of violence in the writings of a selected group of postcolonial Arab women. The female authors destabilize essentialist framings of Arab identity through a series of reflective...

Knowledge Production in the Arab World The Impossible Promise

Knowledge Production in the Arab World The Impossible Promise

1st Edition

Sari Hanafi, Rigas Arvanitis
December 21, 2015

Over recent decades we have witnessed the globalization of research. However, this has yet to translate into a worldwide scientific network, across which competencies and resources can flow freely. Arab countries have strived to join this globalized world and become a ‘knowledge economy,’ yet ...

Higher Education Revolutions in the Gulf Globalization and Institutional Viability

Higher Education Revolutions in the Gulf Globalization and Institutional Viability

1st Edition

Fatima Badry, John Willoughby
September 08, 2015

Over the past quarter century, the people of the Arabian Peninsula have witnessed a revolutionary transformation in higher education. In 1990, there were fewer than ten public universities that offered their Arabic-language curricula in sex-segregated settings to national citizens only. In 2015, ...

Rethinking Israeli Space Periphery and Identity

Rethinking Israeli Space Periphery and Identity

1st Edition

Erez Tzfadia, Haim Yacobi
February 27, 2014

This book sheds light on the production of Israeli space and the politics of Jewish and Arab cities. The authors’ postcolonial approach deals with the notion of periphery and peripherality, covering issues of spatial protest, urban policy and urban planning. Discussing periphery as a political, ...

Political Thought in Islam A Study in Intellectual Boundaries

Political Thought in Islam A Study in Intellectual Boundaries

1st Edition

Nelly Lahoud
January 06, 2011

This book is a study of political thought in Islam from the viewpoint of the history of ideas and the relevance of these ideas to contemporary Arabic political discourse. The author examines the use of the classical Islamic tradition (turath) and its religious and philosophical components by the ...

The Myth of the Clash of Civilizations

The Myth of the Clash of Civilizations

1st Edition

Chiara Bottici, Benoît Challand
May 01, 2012

While globalization unifies the world, divisions re-emerge within it in the form of a spectacular separation between Islam and the West. How can it be that Huntington’s contested idea of a clash of civilizations became such a powerful political myth through which so many people look at the world? ...

Turkey's Kurds A Theoretical Analysis of the PKK and Abdullah Ocalan

Turkey's Kurds A Theoretical Analysis of the PKK and Abdullah Ocalan

1st Edition

Ali Kemal Özcan
November 29, 2010

The Kurdish Worker's Party (PKK) is examined here in this text on Kurdish nationalism. Incorporating recent field-based research results and newly translated material on Abdullah Ocalan, the PKK's long-time leader; it explores the nature and the organizational working of the party, from its ...

The Baha'is of Iran Socio-Historical Studies

The Baha'is of Iran Socio-Historical Studies

1st Edition

Dominic Parviz Brookshaw, Seena B. Fazel
September 06, 2010

The Baha’i community of Iran is the country’s largest non-Muslim religious minority. This collection of essays presents a comprehensive study of the social and historical development of the Baha’i community, and its role in shaping modern Iran. Central to this study is the pioneering character of ...

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