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New and Published Books

  1. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iran

    The Qashqa'i in an Era of Change

    By Lois Beck

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Examining the rapid transition in Iran from a modernizing, westernizing, secularizing monarchy (1941-79) to a hard-line, conservative, clergy-run Islamic republic (1979-), this book focuses on the ways this process has impacted the Qashqa’i—a rural, nomadic, tribally organized, Turkish-speaking,...

    Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Judicial Reform and Reorganization in 20th Century Iran

    State-Building, Modernization and Islamicization

    By Majid Mohammadi

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    Iran is now at the center of political and social developments in the Middle East. This book examines the reform of the judicial system in 20th century Iran and is the first to relate state-building process with rule of law promotion and judicial reform in the region. This subject occupies the...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Civil Society Activism under Authoritarian Rule

    A Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Francesco Cavatorta

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    This book examines how civil society actors operate under authoritarian constraints, and examines how this is linked to regime change. This book moves beyond traditional notions of civil society and explains the complexity of state-society relations in authoritarian contexts outside the framework...

    Published September 5th 2014 by Routledge

  5. God, Jews and the Media

    Religion and Israel’s Media

    By Yoel Cohen

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    In order to understand contemporary Jewish identity in the twenty-first century, one needs to look beyond the Synagogue, the holy days and Jewish customs and law to explore such modern phenomena as mass media and their impact upon Jewish existence. This book delves into the complex relationship...

    Published August 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Arab Society (Routledge Revivals)

    Continuity and Change

    By Samih K. Farsoun

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Arab world has long been subjected to super-power rivalry for influence and control. The area has been characterized by bloody conflict with Israel and the internal instability that has been particularly prevalent in the last few years. Whilst these political struggles have been highly visible...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Arabic in the City

    Issues in Dialect Contact and Language Variation

    Edited by Catherine Miller, Enam Al-Wer, Dominique Caubet, Janet C.E. Watson

    Series: Routledge Arabic Linguistics Series

    Filling a gap in the literature currently available on the topic, this edited collection is the first examination of the interplay between urbanization, language variation and language change in fifteen major Arab cities. The Arab world presents very different types and degrees of urbanization,...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Iranian Intellectuals

    1997–2007

    Edited by Lloyd Ridgeon

    Previously published as a special issue of British Journal of Middle East Studies, this volume focuses on leading figures within Iran between 1997-2007 and their visions and works that are related to Iranian society. A cross section of opinion is investigated, including the clerical (‘Ali Khameneh...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Grievance Administration (Sikayet) in an Ottoman Province

    The Kaymakam of Rumelia's 'Record Book of Complaints' of 1781-1783

    By Michael Ursinus

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    The 'Record Book of Complaints', from the office of the governor-general (beylerbey) of Rumelia, is an exceptional manuscript of the Ottoman archive. It offers a unique insight into the experience of Ottoman administration in the most important province of Ottoman Europe, Rumelia. For the first...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge