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New and Published Books

  1. Gender, Women and the Arab Spring

    Edited by Andrea Khalil

    This book provides a unique investigation into the gender dynamics of the Arab Spring as it unfolded in North Africa. It covers issues such as gender legislation in the post-revolution period, sexual harassment, gender activism, politics and the female body, women and Islamist movements, state...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Arab Cultural Studies

    History, Politics and the Popular

    Edited by Anastasia Valassopoulos

    This book seeks to both showcase and further develop innovative research and debates on contemporary Arab cultural production. Popular culture in the form of cinema, popular music, literature, visual media and cyber-cultures, both local and imported, enjoy a central role in Arab cultural life, and...

    Published November 29th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Local Music Scenes and Globalization

    Transnational Platforms in Beirut

    By Thomas Burkhalter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

    This book offers the first in-depth study of experimental and popular music scenes in Beirut, looking at musicians working towards a new understanding of musical creativity and music culture in a country that is dominated by mass-mediated pop music, and propaganda. Burkhalter studies the generation...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Soccer in the Middle East

    Edited by Alon Raab, Issam Khalidi

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This collection explores the multifaceted connections between soccer and society in the Middle East. It examines the social significance of soccer and its importance to individuals and the collectivity. Shaped and influenced by such forces as religion, colonialism, nation-building and globalization...

    Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Change and Development in the Middle East (Routledge Revivals)

    Essays in honour of W.B. Fisher

    Edited by Clarke I. John, Bowen-Jones Howard

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Middle East is a region of great traditional diversity, which has been characterized by immense political, social and economic changes, still developing over thirty years after the title’s original publication. A group of oil-rich countries have achieved great political significance and some of...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Classical Mathematics from Al-Khwarizmi to Descartes

    By Roshdi Rashed

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This book follows the development of classical mathematics and the relation between work done in the Arab and Islamic worlds and that undertaken by the likes of Descartes and Fermat. ‘Early modern,’ mathematics is a term widely used to refer to the mathematics which developed in the West during the...

    Published August 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Histories of Egyptology

    Interdisciplinary Measures

    Edited by William Carruthers

    Series: Routledge Studies in Egyptology

    Histories of Egyptology are increasingly of interest: to Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, and others. Yet, particularly as Egypt undergoes a contested process of political redefinition, how do we write these histories, and what (or who) are they for? This volume addresses a variety of...

    Published July 20th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Religious Strife in Egypt (RLE Egypt)

    Crisis and Ideological Conflict in the Seventies

    By Nadia Ramsis Farah

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Egypt

    This critical analysis investigates the causes that brought about one of the most tumultuous periods in modern Egyptian history – the clashes between the Muslims and Copts during the 1970s. A unique retrospective, it features probing interviews with Egyptian intellectuals, writers, political and...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Education in Egypt (RLE Egypt)

    By Judith Cochran

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Egypt

    Egyptian education is a central, social and economic force in the Middle East. For hundreds of years Al Azhar University has been the centre of Islamic thinking and education. More recently Egypt became the leader in secular education as Mohammed Ali established the first medical, veterinarian,...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World

    Gender, Modernism and the Politics of Dress

    Edited by Stephanie Cronin

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    In recent years bitter controversies have erupted across Europe and the Middle East about women’s veiling, and especially their wearing of the face-veil or niqab. Yet the deeper issues contained within these controversies – secularism versus religious belief, individual freedom versus social or...

    Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge