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Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

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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1-10 of 22 results in Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies
  1. Rethinking Israeli Space

    Periphery and Identity

    By Erez Tzfadia, Haim Yacobi

    Series: Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

    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,...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Dissident Writings of Arab Women

    Voices Against Violence

    By Brinda J. Mehta

    Series: Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

    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...

    Published February 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World

    Performance, Politics and Piety

    Edited by Kamal Salhi

    Series: Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

    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. ...

    Published November 29th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Myth of the Clash of Civilizations

    By Chiara Bottici, Benoît Challand

    Series: Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

    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?...

    Published May 1st 2012 by Routledge

  5. Chaos in Yemen

    Societal Collapse and the New Authoritarianism

    By Isa Blumi

    Series: Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

    Chaos in Yemen challenges recent interpretations of Yemen’s complex social, political and economic transformations since unification in 1990. By offering a new perspective to the violence afflicting the larger region, it explains why the ‘Abdullah ‘Ali Salih regime has become the principal...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Navigating Contemporary Iran

    Challenging Economic, Social and Political Perceptions

    Edited by Eric Hooglund, Leif Stenberg

    Series: Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

    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...

    Published February 7th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Beyond the Arab Disease

    New Perspectives in Politics and Culture

    By Riad Nourallah

    Series: Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

    Presenting bold and original insights, this book examines the policies and diplomacies pursued by Arab and Western governments, while discussing both the political and cultural roles played by the modern Arab World. It explores the various facets of the malaise affecting the Arab world, stressing...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Trajectories of Education in the Arab World

    Legacies and Challenges

    Edited by Osama Abi-Mershed

    Series: Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

    Trajectories of Education in the Arab World gives a broad yet detailed historical and geographical overview of education in Arab countries. Drawing on pre-modern and modern educational concepts, systems, and practices in the Arab world, this book examines the impact of Western cultural influence,...

    Published April 7th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Egypt's Culture Wars

    Politics and Practice

    By Samia Mehrez

    Series: Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

    This ground-breaking work presents original research on cultural politics and battles in Egypt at the turn of the twenty first century. It deconstructs the boundaries between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture drawing on conceptual tools in cultural studies, translation studies and gender studies to analyze...

    Published March 14th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Syria's Kurds

    History, Politics and Society

    By Jordi Tejel

    Series: Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

    This book is a decisive contribution to the study of Kurdish history in Syria since the mandatory period (1920-1946) up to nowadays. Avoiding an essentialist approach, Jordi Tejel provides fine, complex and sometimes paradoxical analysis about the articulation between tribal, local, regional, and...

    Published February 7th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Higher Education in the Gulf: Revolution in GCC Institutions
    By Fatima Badry, John Willoughby
    To Be Published May 31st 2015

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