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Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Society

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This new series seeks to examine the various developments and changes in contemporary Middle East society. From a variety of disciplinary approaches it includes books on issues such as globalization, the impact of economic, religious and political change on people’s lives, the family and gender relations in the region.

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Settlements and Displacement in Turkey Struggle and Rejuvenation

Settlements and Displacement in Turkey: Struggle and Rejuvenation

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Edited By Özlem Erdoğdu Erkarslan, Ela Alanyalı Aral
September 29, 2023

This book explores the complex relationship between urban space and displacement in Turkey. It evaluates how the displacement of people and cultures has affected the spatiotemporal landscapes of the nation at different periods of contemporary Turkey, with an emphasis on various narratives of the ...

Female Youth in Contemporary Egypt Post-Islamism and a New Politics of Visibility

Female Youth in Contemporary Egypt: Post-Islamism and a New Politics of Visibility

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By Dina Hosni
July 26, 2022

Based on interview material, observations and content analysis, this book captures the everyday life structures of a cohort of Muslim/ex-Islamist female youth in Egypt who have joined or established new networks that share the common interest of doing ‘good’ to the society based on their religious ...

Iranian Immigration to Israel History and Voices, in the Shadow of Kings

Iranian Immigration to Israel: History and Voices, in the Shadow of Kings

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By Ali L. Ezzatyar
June 02, 2022

Exploring the fascinating history behind Iranian-Jewish immigration to Israel, this book offers a rare and untold history of one of Israel’s Middle Eastern Jewish populations. Over the 20th century, thousands among Iran’s Jewish community left their ancestral homes and immigrated to the Jewish ...

The MENA Region and COVID-19 Impact, Implications and Prospects

The MENA Region and COVID-19: Impact, Implications and Prospects

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Edited By Zeina Hobaika, Lena-Maria Möller, Jan Claudius Völkel
May 31, 2022

Focusing on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, which comprises some of the world’s richest countries next to some of the poorest, this book offers excellent insights into the discriminatory consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a geographic focus on the MENA region, the ...

Leisure and Cultural Change in Israeli Society

Leisure and Cultural Change in Israeli Society

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Edited By Tali Hayosh, Elie Cohen-Gewerc, Gilad Padva
February 21, 2020

Providing an inclusive, yet multi- layered perspective on leisure cultures in dynamic hegemonic, subcultural, and countercultural communities, this volume investigates the disciplinary and interdisciplinary aspects of leisure studies in the age of mass migration, nationalism, cultural wars, and ...

Post-Conflict Transition in Lebanon The Disappeared of the Civil War

Post-Conflict Transition in Lebanon: The Disappeared of the Civil War

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By Lyna Comaty
July 02, 2019

Addressing one of the most pressing issues of the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990) that is still unresolved almost 30 years later, this book adopts a political, sociological, and anthropological approach to look at periods of transition from conflict to peace in Lebanon. Inducing a set of ...

Syrian Refugee Children in the Middle East and Europe Integrating the Young and Exiled

Syrian Refugee Children in the Middle East and Europe: Integrating the Young and Exiled

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Edited By Michelle Pace, Somdeep Sen
March 09, 2018

Since the start of the conflict in Syria in 2011, Syrian refugee children have withstood violence, uncertainty, fear, trauma and loss. This book follows their journeys by bringing together scholars and practitioners to reflect on how to make their situation better and to get this knowledge to as ...

Israeli Identity Between Orient and Occident

Israeli Identity: Between Orient and Occident

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Edited By David Tal
January 12, 2018

For many years before and after the establishment of the state of Israel, the belief that Israel is a western state remained unchallenged. This belief was founded on the predominantly western composition of the pre-statehood Jewish community known as the Yishuv. The relatively homogenous membership...

Education in Afghanistan Developments, Influences and Legacies Since 1901

Education in Afghanistan: Developments, Influences and Legacies Since 1901

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By Yahia Baiza
December 08, 2017

A comprehensive and up to date study of the history of education in Afghanistan since 1901, this book demonstrates how modern education emerged and charts its fluctuating process of development, regression and destruction. Combining historical and contemporary analysis of key international and&...

A Political Economy of Arab Education Policies and Comparative Perspectives

A Political Economy of Arab Education: Policies and Comparative Perspectives

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By Mohamed Alaa Abdel-Moneim
October 02, 2015

The failure of reform policies in areas of critical importance to Arab populations such as health and education played a central role in igniting the Arab Awakening, yet this policy perspective has been largely absent from recent studies of the region. Arab regimes most reliant on repression to ...

The War in Darfur Reclaiming Sudanese History

The War in Darfur: Reclaiming Sudanese History

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By Anders Hastrup
June 08, 2015

No other crisis in Africa has received as much attention in the West during the past 10 years as the war in Darfur, yet the underlying complexities of the war and the background to the crisis remains poorly understood by scholars, activists and aid workers. This anthropological study of the war in...

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