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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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The Migrant in Arab Literature Displacement, Self-Discovery and Nostalgia

The Migrant in Arab Literature: Displacement, Self-Discovery and Nostalgia

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Edited By Martina Censi, Maria Elena Paniconi
August 26, 2024

This edited book offers a collection of fresh and critical essays that explore the representation of the migrant subject in modern and contemporary Arabic literature and discuss its role in shaping new forms of transcultural and transnational identities. The selection of essays in this volume ...

Bildungsroman and the Arab Novel Egyptian Intersections

Bildungsroman and the Arab Novel: Egyptian Intersections

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By Maria Elena Paniconi
May 27, 2024

Through a close-reading of a corpus of novels featuring young protagonists in their path toward adulthood, the book shows how Bildungsroman impacted the formation of the Egyptian narrative. On a larger scale, the book helps the reader to understand the key role played by the coming of age novel in ...

Narratives of Dislocation in the Arab World Rewriting Ghurba

Narratives of Dislocation in the Arab World: Rewriting Ghurba

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Edited By Nadeen Dakkak
March 08, 2023

This monograph explores and investigates narratives of physical, psychological, and emotional dislocation that take place within the Arab world, approaching them as manifestations of the Arabic word ghurba, or estrangement, as a feeling and state of being. Distancing itself from the centrality of ...

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

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By 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

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By Hania 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

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Edited By 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

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Edited By 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

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By 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

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By 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

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By 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

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By 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

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By 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 ...

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