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Impossible Exodus Brothers Apart Hamas Contained
Iraqi Jews in Israel Palestinian Citizens of Israel The Rise and Pacification of
Orit Bashkin and the Arab World Palestinian Resistance
Between 1949 and 1951, 123,000 Maha Nassar Tareq Baconi
Iraqi Jews immigrated to the newly When the state of Israel was Hamas rules Gaza and the lives of
established Israeli state. Lacking the established in 1948, not all Palestinians the two million Palestinians who live
resources to absorb them all, the became refugees: some stayed behind. there. Demonized in media and policy
Israeli government resettled them But relegated to second-class status, debates, various accusations and critical
in transit camps, relegating them Palestinian citizens of Israel were cut assumptions have been used to justify
to poverty. Rather than returning off from those on the other side of extreme military action against Hamas.
to a homeland as native sons, Iraqi the Green Line. Brothers Apart is the The reality of Hamas is, of course, far
Jews were newcomers in a foreign first book to reveal how Palestinian more complex. Neither a terrorist group
place. Impossible Exodus tells their intellectuals forged transnational nor a democratic political party, Hamas
story. Faced with ill treatment and connections through written texts is a multifaceted liberation organization,
discrimination from state officials, and engaged with contemporaneous one rooted in the nationalist claims
Iraqi Jews resisted: they joined decolonization movements through- of the Palestinian people. Hamas
Israeli political parties, demonstrated out the Arab word. Maha Nassar Contained offers the first history of the
in the streets, and fought for the reexamines these intellectuals as group on its own terms. Drawing on
education of their children, leading the subjects, not objects, of their interviews with organization leaders,
a civil rights struggle whose legacy own history, and brings to life their as well as publications from the group,
continues to influence contemporary perspectives on a fraught political Tareq Baconi maps Hamass thirty-year
debates in Israel. Orit Bashkin environment. Her readings not only transition from fringe military
sheds light on their everyday lives deprovincialize the Palestinians resistance towards governance. He
and their determination in a new of Israel, but write them back into breaks new ground in questioning
country, uncovering their long, Palestinian, Arab, and global history. the conventional understanding of
painful transformation from Hamas and shows how the movements
An outstanding work of social and
Iraqi to Israeli. cultural history. Maha Nassar intro- ideology ultimately threatens the
A marvelously clear-eyed and duces the resilient figures, who in the Palestinian struggle and, inadvertently,
compassionate recovery of the face of concerted efforts to detach and its own legitimacy.
experience of Iraqi Jews. Orit Bashkin erase Palestinian presence, somehow
managed to make a uniquely vibrant Ground-breaking, rigorously
gives these people voice, agency, researched, and strikingly fair-
and sympathetic understanding. and engaged world of letters.
minded, Hamas Contained is
Roger Owen, Elliott Colla, essential reading.
Harvard University Georgetown University Avi Shlaim,
University of Oxford
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Hotels and Highways Bureaucratic Intimacies Copts and the Security State
The Construction of Modernization Translating Human Rights Violence, Coercion, and
Theory in Cold War Turkey in Turkey Sectarianism in
Begm Adalet Elif M. Babl Contemporary Egypt
The early decades of the Cold War With eyes worldwide trained on Laure Guirguis
presented seemingly boundless Turkish politics and accession to Laure Guirguis considers how
opportunity for the construction of the European Union underway, the Egyptian state, through its
laboratories of American society Turkeys human rights record is subjugation of Coptic citizens,
abroad. With this book, Begm a key indicator of governmental reproduces a political order based
Adalet reveals how Turkey became legitimacy. Bureaucratic Intimacies on religious identity and difference,
both the archetypal model of shows how government workers while the leadership of the Coptic
modernization and an active encounter human rights rhetoric Church has taken more political
partner for its enactment. In tracking through training programs and stances, foreclosing opportunities
the growth and transmission of articulates the perils and promises for secularization or common
modernization as a theory and of these encounters for Turkish ground. In each instance, underlying
in practice in Turkey, Hotels and governance. Drawing on participant logics articulate a fear of the Other
Highways offers not only a specific observation of police officers, and are put to use to justify the
history of a postwar development judges and prosecutors, healthcare expanding Egyptian security state.
model that continues to influence workers, and prison personnel, Guirguis focuses on state discourses
our world, but a widely relevant Elif M. Babl argues these training and practices throughout Hosni
consideration of how theoretical programs do not always advance Mubaraks rule, shows the trans-
debates ultimately take shape in human rights. Translation of formation of the Orthodox Coptic
concrete situations. human rights into a tool of good Church under Pope Chenouda III,
Hotels and Highways gives a clear governance leads to competing and considers what could be done
understanding how U.S. hegemony understandings of what human to counter growing tensions and
was conceived and implemented in rights should do, not necessarily to violence in Egypt.
the aftermath of World War II and liberal, transparent, and account-
how thorough and decisive was its In this well-researched, rigorous,
able governmental practices. and theoretically informed book,
domination in Turkey and other
similar places. Anybody interested Elif Babl provides wonderful Laure Guirguis presents fresh,
in twentieth-century experiences insight into the workings of nuanced thinking on the under-
of modernity and U.S. power in bureaucracy confronted by studied case of Egypts Copts.
the Middle East will need to read international expertise. This is an important and
this book. profound study.
Sally Engle Merry,
Reat Kasaba, New York University Lina Khatib,
University of Washington Chatham House
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Imaginative Geographies Circuits of Faith Soundtrack of the Revolution
of Algerian Violence Migration, Education, and The Politics of Music in Iran
Conflict Science, Conflict the Wahhabi Mission Nahid Siamdoust
Management, Antipolitics Michael Farquhar Music was one of the first casualties
Jacob Mundy Circuits of Faith offers the first of the Iranian Revolution. Banned
The massacres that spread across examination of the Islamic University in 1979, it crept back into Iranian
Algeria in 1997 and 1998 shocked of Medina and considers the efforts culture and politics. Now, more
the world, both in their horror and undertaken by Saudi actors and than thirty-five years on, both the
in the international communitys institutions to exert religious influ- children of the revolution and their
failure to respond. They have since ence beyond the kingdoms borders. music have come of age. Soundtrack
become a central case study in new Michael Farquhar draws on Arabic of the Revolution offers a striking
theories of civil conflict and terrorism sources, as well as interviews account of Iranian culture, politics,
after the Cold War. Such lessons with former staff and students, to and social change to provide an
of Algeria now contribute to a explore the institutions history alternative history of the Islamic
diverse array of international efforts and faculty, the content and style Republic. Drawing on over five
to manage conflict. With this book, of instruction, and the trajectories years of research in Iran, including
Jacob Mundy raises a critical lens to and experiences of its students. He during the 2009 protests, Nahid
these lessons. In questioning them, argues that the project undertaken Siamdoust closely follows the
Mundy shows that todays leading through the Islamic University is work of four musicians, each with
strategies of conflict management more complex than just the one- markedly different political views
are underwritten by, and so attempt way export of Wahhabism. and relations with the Iranian
to reproduce, their own flawed Through transnational networks, government. These examinations of
logic. Ultimately, what these policies this state-funded religious mission musicians and their music shed light
and practices lead to is not a world also relies upon, and has in turn on Irans future and identity, changing
made safe from war, but rather a been influenced by, far-reaching notions of religious belief, and the
world made safe for war. circulations of persons and ideas. quest for political freedom.
A scathing critique of the internal Circuits of Faith complicates Nahid Siamdousts beautiful writing
pathologies of neoliberal conflict our conventional wisdom with brings to life some of the most unique
management. This book fills a major new interpretations and perspectives. and colorful characters in Iranian
void in scholarship on post-indepen- Both critics and sympathizers with society today. An instant classic that
dence Algeria, and will surely be a Wahhabiyya will find their stereo- will launch conversations on Iran and
valuable resource. types challenged. contemporary popular music globally.
Madawi Al-Rasheed, Mark LeVine,
Robert P. Parks, Middle East Centre,
Centre dtudes Maghrbines University of California, Irvine
The London School of Economics
en Algrie and Political Science 368 pages, 2017
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#iranelection Workers and Thieves Living Emergency

Hashtag Solidarity and the Labor Movements and Popular Israels Permit Regime in the
Transformation of Online Life Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt Occupied West Bank
Negar Mottahedeh Joel Beinin Yael Berda
The protests following Irans Since the 1990s, the Middle East In 1991, the Israeli government
fraudulent 2009 Presidential election has experienced an upsurge of introduced emergency legislation
took the world by storm. As the wildcat strikes, sit-ins, demonstrations, canceling the general exit permit
Green Revolution gained protestors, and other collective actions. How- that allowed Palestinians to enter
#iranelection became the first ever, most observers have failed to Israel. Today, Israels permit regime
long-trending international hashtag. recognize the importance of workers for Palestinians is one of the worlds
Texts, images, videos, audio record- participation in the events of the most extreme and complex appara-
ings, and links connected protestors Arab uprisings of 2011. In Workers tuses for population management.
on the ground and netizens online, and Thieves, Joel Beinin argues With Living Emergency, Yael Berda
all simultaneously transmitting that the Egyptian and Tunisian brings readers inside the permit
and living a shared international uprisingsand, importantly, their regime, offering a first-hand account
experience. #iranelection investigates vastly different outcomesare best of how the Israeli secret service,
how emerging social media understood within the context of the government, and military civil
platforms developed international repeated mobilizations of workers administration control the
solidarity and reveals the new and the unemployed since the 1970s. Palestinian population.
online ecology of social protest. We know the thieves who plundered Living Emergency is a groundbreaking
Elegant, passionate, and deeply Tunisia and Egypt, but few have con- analysis of the bureaucracy of occupa-
committed. #iranelection brings a sidered the role of the workers. Joel tion. And in Yael Berda, this intricate
much-needed historical perspective Beinin offers this necessary perspective, and obfuscated bureaucracy has met
and non-Western viewpoint to the highlighting in this truly readable and its match: Her meticulous research
vexed question of the interactions most useful account the clash of workers and brilliant insights call on us all
of social media and social change. and thieves that shaped Tunisias to acknowledge the ways in which
If you care about the history of the and Egypts recent history and will the contemporary rule of officials has
present, you need to read this book. determine their future. developed across the globe.
Nicholas Mirzoeff, Gilbert Achcar, Eyal Weizman,
New York University SOAS, University of London University of London
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Nationalism F O R T H E WA R YE T T O C O M E

at Lifes End


Twilight Nationalism Dwelling in Conflict For the War Yet to Come

Politics of Existence at Life's End Negev Landscapes and the Planning Beiruts Frontiers
Daniel Monterescu and Boundaries of Belonging Hiba Bou Akar
Haim Hazan Emily McKee Beirut is a city divided. Following the
The official Jewish national tale This book offers the first study of Green Line of the civil war, dividing
proceeds from exile to redemption land conflict and environment the Christian east and the Muslim
and nation-building, while the within both Arab and Jewish west, today hundreds of such lines
Palestinians is one of a golden age settings in the Negev. Emily McKee dissect the city. With unclear state
cut short, followed by dispossession investigates the political charge of structures and outsourced public
and resistance. The experiences of everyday interactions with environ- processes, urban planning
Jaffas Jewish and Arab residents, ments and the ways in which basic has become a contest between
however, reveal lives and nationalist understandings of people and religious-political organizations and
sentiments far more complex. Twilight their landscapes drive political profit-seeking developers. For the
Nationalism shares the stories of ten developments. While recognizing War Yet to Come examines urban
of the citys elderswomen and men, deep divisions, McKee also takes planning in three neighborhoods of
rich and poor, Muslims, Jews, and seriously the social projects that Beiruts southeastern peripheries,
Christiansto radically deconstruct residents engage in to soften and revealing how these areas have been
these national myths and challenge challenge socio-environmental developed to reproduce poverty,
common understandings of belonging boundaries. Dwelling in Conflict displacement, and urban violence.
and alienation. Through the stories highlights opportunities for Hiba Bou Akar argues these neighbor-
told at lifes end, Daniel Monterescu boundary crossings, revealing both hoods are arranged according to the
and Haim Hazan illuminate how contemporary segregation and the logic of the war yet to come, playing
national affiliation ultimately gives possible mutability of these dividing on fears and differences, rumors of
way to existential circumstances. lines in the future. war, and paramilitary strategies to
Similarities in lives prove to be shaped organize everyday life.
A rare book. Emily McKee beautifully
far more by socioeconomic class, age, reveals the underlying environmental Fascinating, theoretically astute,
and gender than national allegiance. imaginaries and discoursesamong and empirically rich, For the War Yet
In offering the real stories individuals both Jews and Bedouinand shows to Come enriches our understanding
tell about themselves, this book reveals the potential for more environmen- of fragile cities in the Middle East
shared perspectives too long silenced tally friendly policies and more and beyond.
and new understandings of local peaceful, just relations in the Negev. Asef Bayat,
University of Illinois at
community previously lost in Diana K. Davis, Urbana-Champaign
nationalist narratives. University of California, Davis
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Sharia Compliant Crossing the Gulf

A Users Guide to Hacking Love and Family in Migrant Lives
Witnesses of the Unseen
Islamic Law Pardis Mahdavi
Seven Years in Guantanamo
Rumee Ahmed Crossing the Gulf tells the stories of
Lakhdar Boumediene and
For over a thousand years, Muslim Mustafa Ait Idir the intimate lives of migrants in the
scholars worked to ensure that Gulf cities of Dubai, Abu Dhabi,
Islamic law responded to the needs This searing memoir shares Lakhdar and Kuwait City. Pardis Mahdavi
of an evolving Muslim community Boumediene and Mustafa Ait reveals the interconnections
and served as a moral and spiritual Idirs time inside Americas most between migration and emotion,
compass. They did this by hacking notorious prison. In 2001, they were between family and state policy,
Islamic law in accordance with arrested in Bosnia, wrongly accused and shows how migrants can be
changing times and contexts. Today, of participating in a terrorist plot, both mobilized and immobilized
the process has stalled, and this book and were flown, blindfolded and by their family relationships and
is designed to revitalize the hacking shackled, to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. the bonds of love they share across
tradition. Rumee Ahmed walks readers For seven years, they endured borders. The result is an absorbing
through the process of Islamic legal torture, harassment, force-feedings, and literally moving ethnography
change, vividly describing how and beatings. They had no opportunity that illuminates the mutually
Muslim scholars have met evolving to argue their innocence until 2008, reinforcing and constitutive forces
challenges on topics as diverse as when the Supreme Court issued a that impact the lives of migrants
abolition, democracy, finance, gender, landmark ruling in their case, and their loved onesand how
human rights, and sexuality. He Boumediene v. Bush, confirming profoundly migrants are under-
argues that through engagement and Guantanamo detainees constitutional served by policies that more often
creativity, Islamic law can regain its right to challenge their detention. lead to their illegality, statelessness,
intrinsic vitality and resume its role Weeks later, a federal judge, stunned deportation, detention, and abuse
as a forward-looking source for good. by the absence of evidence against than to their aid.
them, ordered their release. Now
This original and thought-provoking living in Europe and rebuilding A path-breaking book that offers
book shows how law and practice their lives, Lakhdar and Mustafa a powerful and poignant analysis
can interact to shape as well as reflect of womens intimate lives lived
a communitys collective wisdom. share a story that every American in migration.
It tackles with authority a highly ought to know. Christine Chin,
complex and contested set of concepts An intense, important read for American University
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Anthropologys Politics Field Notes A History of the Modern
Disciplining the Middle East The Making of Middle East Studies Middle East
Lara Deeb and Jessica Winegar in the United States Rulers, Rebels, and Rogues
This book is the first academic study Zachary Lockman Betty S. Anderson
to shed critical light on the political Field Notes reconstructs the origins A History of the Modern Middle
and economic pressures that shape and trajectory of area studies in the East offers a comprehensive
how U.S. scholars research and United States, focusing on Middle East assessment of the region, stretching
teach about the Middle East. Lara studies from the 1920s into the 1980s. from the fourteenth century and
Deeb and Jessica Winegar show how Drawing on extensive archival the founding of the Ottoman
Middle East politics and U.S. gender research, Zachary Lockman shows and Safavid Empires through to
and race hierarchies affect scholars how the Carnegie, Rockefeller, and present-day protests and upheavals.
across their careers. They detail how later Ford foundations played key roles Enriched by the perspectives of
academia is infused with sexism, in conceiving, funding, and launching workers and professionals; urban
racism, Islamophobia, and Zionist postwar area studies, expecting them merchants and provincial notables;
obstruction of any criticism of the to yield a new kind of interdisciplinary slaves, students, women, and peas-
Israeli state. Anthropologys Politics knowledge that would advance the ants, as well as political leaders, this
offers a complex portrait of how social sciences while benefiting textbook maps the complex social
academic politics ultimately hinders government agencies and the interrelationships to describe the
the education of U.S. students and American people. Lockman uncovers shifting shapes of governance and
limits the publics access to critical how area studies as an academic field the trajectories of social change.
knowledge about the Middle East. was actually builta process replete Discussion of areas typically left
Incisive, forthright, and necessary. with contention, anxiety, dead ends, out of Middle East historysuch
This unflinching account of the and consequences both unanticipated as the Balkansrestores the
challenges that confront anthropo- and unintended. larger context that influenced the
logists, and anthropologys institutions, regions development. Extensively
Fair-minded, thorough, and
when engaging the politics of the illustrated, this book highlights the
thoughtful, Field Notes is essential
Middle East is a must-read for
reading for scholars in Middle regions complexity and variation,
scholars concerned with our
East studies who want to learn the countering easy assumptions
professional responsibilities and
origins and fate of their field. Zachary about the Middle East, those
our human obligations.
Lockman has much to teach anyone who governed, and those they
Ilana Feldman, interested in the past, present, and
The George Washington University future of international studies in the governedthe rulers, rebels, and
United States. rogues who shaped a region.
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The Proper Order of Things Piracy and Law in the NOW IN PAPERBACK

Language, Power, and Law in Ottoman Mediterranean Partners of the Empire

Ottoman Administrative Discourses The Crisis of the Ottoman Order
Joshua M. White
Heather L. Ferguson in the Age of Revolutions
From the 1570s into the eighteenth
The natural order of the state century, nowhere was more inviting
Ali Yaycioglu
was an early modern mania for to pirates than the Ottoman- Partners of Empire offers a radical
the Ottoman Empire: the ideals dominated eastern Mediterranean. rethinking of the Ottoman Empire
of proper order, stability, and This is the first book to examine in the eighteenth and early nine-
social harmony were integral to the Mediterranean piracy from the teenth centuries, when the empire
legitimization of Ottoman power. Ottoman perspective, focusing faced political crises, institutional
As Ottoman territory grew, so too on the administrators, diplomats, shakeups, and popular insurrections.
did its network of written texts used jurists, and victims who had to Drawing on original archival
to define and supplement imperial contend most with maritime sources, Ali Yaycioglu uncovers the
authority in the empires disparate violence. Pirates churned up a patterns of political actionthe
provinces. With this book, Heather sea of paper in their wake: letters, making and unmaking of coalitions,
L. Ferguson studies how this textual petitions, court documents, legal forms of building and losing power,
empire created a unique vision of opinions, ambassadorial reports, and public opinions. He shows that
Ottoman legal and social order. travel accounts, captivity narratives, the Ottoman transformation was not
The Proper Order of Things offers and vast numbers of decrees a linear transition; rather, it involved
the story of an empire, told through attest to their impact on lives and many crossing paths, as well as
the shifting written vocabularies livelihoods. Joshua M. White dead-ends, all of which offered a rich
of power. Ferguson transcends the plumbs the depths of these un- repertoire of governing possibilities
question of what these documents charted, frequently uncatalogued to be followed, reinterpreted, or
said, revealing instead how their waters, revealing how piracy ultimately forgotten.
formulation of the proper order of shaped both the Ottoman legal This book not only fills an important
things configured the state itself. space and the contours of the gap in early modern Middle Eastern
The Proper Order of Things invites Mediterranean world. history, but it teaches a lesson about
us to rethink Ottoman empire- Through his exhaustive examination writing world history. Ali Yaycioglu
building with its capacity to codify, of the Ottoman legal strategies to offers the most conclusive corrective
categorize, and monopolize symbolic confront violence at sea, Joshua White to the still often-heard argument
violence. A brilliant book. gives us the first cogent definition of that representative institutions are a
the Ottoman Mediterranean in the foreign import to the Middle East.
Ali Yaycioglu,
Stanford University early modern period. Baki Tezcan,
Molly Greene, University of California, Davis
448 pages, May 2018 Princeton University
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The Ottoman Scramble When the War Came Home Recovering Armenia
for Africa The Ottomans Great War and the The Limits of Belonging in Post-
Empire and Diplomacy in the Devastation of an Empire Genocide Turkey
Sahara and the Hijaz Yiit Akn Lerna Ekmekcioglu
Mostafa Minawi The Ottoman Empire was unprepared Recovering Armenia offers the first
This is the first book to tell the for the massive conflict of World in-depth study of the aftermath of
story of the Ottoman Empires War I. The empires statesmen the 1915 Armenian Genocide and
expansionist efforts during the age placed unprecedented hardships the Armenians who remained in
of high imperialism. It takes the onto the shoulders of the Ottoman Turkey. Reading Armenian texts
reader from Istanbul to Berlin, from people: mass conscription, a state- and images produced in Istanbul,
Benghazi to Lake Chad Basin and controlled economy, widespread Lerna Ekmekcioglu gives voice to
to the Hijaz, turning the spotlight food shortages, and ethnic cleansing. the communitys most prominent
on the Ottoman Empires expansionist When the War Came Home reveals public figures, notably Hayganush
strategies. Drawing on previously the catastrophic impact of this Mark, a renowned activist, feminist,
untapped Ottoman archival evidence, global conflict on ordinary Ottomans and editor of the influential journal
Mostafa Minawi examines how and shows how the horrors of war Hay Gin. The book explores a
nineteenth-century Ottomans brought home, paired with the paradox: how someone could be
reimagined their once powerful empires growing demands on its an Armenian and a feminist in
global empire. In so doing, Minawi people, fundamentally reshaped post-genocide Turkey when, through
redefines the parameters of agency interactions between Ottoman various laws and regulations, the key
in late-nineteenth-century colonialism civilians, the military, and the state path for Armenians to maintain their
to include the Ottoman Empire, writ broadly. Ultimately Yiit Akn identity was through traditionally
and turns the typical framework of argues that even as the empire lost gendered roles.
a European colonizer and a non- the war on the battlefield, it was With verve, passion, and wit,
European colonized on its head. the destructiveness of the Lerna Ekmekcioglu shows how central
Ottoman states wartime policies women were to the restoration of the
Readers of The Ottoman on the home front that led to the Armenian community. Recovering
Scramble for Africa are in for Armenia is a must-read for all
a treat.With an engaging story, empires disintegration.
students of the Great War, and for
well-grounded in a number of A critical breakthrough in the study anyone who wants to understand the
archives, this book is a welcome of the First World War. The books modern Middle East and the roots of
piece of the puzzle surrounding artful prose makes it an engaging sectarian conflict.
late Ottoman colonialism. read for both students and scholars
of the war. Elizabeth Thompson,
Virginia Aksan, University of Virginia
McMaster University Ryan Gingeras,
Naval Postgraduate School 240 pages, 2015
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The Charity of War Mandatory Separation Men of Capital
Famine, Humanitarian Aid, and Religion, Education, and Mass Scarcity and Economy in
World War I in the Middle East Politics in Palestine Mandate Palestine
Melanie S. Tanielian Suzanne Schneider Sherene Seikaly
Beirut did not see direct combat Mandatory Separation examines Men of Capital examines British-
in World War I, yet the city was how colonial, Zionist, and ruled Palestine in the 1930s
incontestably war-stricken. Palestinian-Muslim leaders developed and 1940s through a focus on
The Charity of War tells how the competing views of religious economy. In a departure from the
Ottoman home front grappled education during the formative expected histories of Palestine,
with total war and how it sought period of British rule. The British this book illuminates dynamic
to mitigate starvation and sickness Mandatory government supported class constructions that aimed to
through relief activities: in Beiruts religious education as a supposed shape a pan-Arab utopia in terms
municipal institutions, in its philan- antidote to nationalist passions of free trade, profit accumulation,
thropic and religious organizations, at the precise moment when the and private property. It positions
in international agencies, and in administrative, pedagogic, and Palestine and Palestinians in the
the homes of the citys residents. curricular transformation of larger world of Arab thought
This local history reveals a dynamic religious schooling rendered it a and social life, moving attention
politics of provisioning that was vital tool for Zionist and Palestinian away from the limiting debates
central to civilian experiences in the leaders. This study of their policies of ZionistPalestinian conflict.
war, as well as to the Middle Eastern and practices illuminates the tensions, Ultimately, it shows that the
political landscape that emerged similarities, and differences among economic is as central to social
post-war. Tracing these responses these diverse educational and political management as the political.
philosophies, revealing the lasting
to the conflict, Melanie S. Tanielian A breathtaking study of the
significance of these debates for
demonstrates World War Is complex work of making economy
thinking about religion and political
immediacy far from the European in pre-1948 Palestine, filled with
identity in the modern Middle East.
trenches, in a place where war was unforgettable characters striving
a socio-economic and political Mandatory Separation sheds welcome for economic renewal in commerce
process rather than a military event. light on a crucial aspect of the British and in the home. Sherene Seikaly
Mandate for Palestine, education for gives us entirely new ways of
An important work that contributes mass politics among both Jews and thinking about Israel/Palestine
to our broader understanding of the Muslims. Schneider exposes some of and colonialismall wrapped
origins of modern humanitarianism the essential foundation for the decades up in an unstoppable read.
in the Middle East and beyond. of conflict in Palestine and Israel. An
important and timely work. Julia Elyachar,
Keith David Watenpaugh, University of California, Irvine
University of California, Davis Rashid Khalidi,
Columbia University 272 pages, 2015
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Emptied Lands Desert Borderland Khartoum at Night
A Legal Geography of Bedouin The Making of Modern Egypt Fashion and Body Politics in
Rights in the Negev and Libya Imperial Sudan
Alexandre Kedar, Matthew H. Ellis Marie Grace Brown
Ahmad Amara, and
Oren Yiftachel Desert Borderland investigates In the first half of the twentieth
the historical processes that century, a pioneering generation of
Since its establishment, the Jewish transformed political identity in the young women exited their homes and
State has devoted major efforts easternmost reaches of the Sahara entered public space, marking a new
to secure control over the land of Desert in the half century before era for womens civic participation
Israel. One example is the protracted World War I. Throughout these in northern Sudan. Khartoum at
legal and territorial strife between decades, a heightened awareness Night is the first English-language
the Israeli state and its indigenous of distinctive Egyptian and history of these womens lives,
Bedouin citizens over traditional Ottoman Libyan territorial spheres examining how their experiences of
tribal land in the Negev. Emptied developed despite any clear-cut the British Empire from 19001956
Lands investigates this multifaceted boundary markers or cartographic were expressed on and through their
land dispute, placing it in historical, evidence. National territoriality was bodies. It weaves together the threads
legal, geographical, and comparative not imposed; rather, it developed of womens education and activism,
perspective. The authors provide through a complex and multilayered medical midwifery, urban life,
the first legal geographic analysis of process of negotiation with local consumption, and new behaviors
the dead Negev doctrine, which groups motivated by their own local of dress and beauty to reconstruct
Israel has used to dispossess Bedouin conceptions of space, sovereignty, the worlds of politics and pleasure
inhabitants. Through crafty use and political belonging. By the in which early twentieth-century
of Ottoman and British laws, early twentieth century, distinctive Sudanese women lived.
particularly the concept of dead Egyptian and Libyan territorial
land, Israel has constructed its Marie Grace Brown completely
domains emergedwhat would reorients the history of Sudan.
own version of terra nullius. Yet, ultimately become the modern Exploring the nationalism and political
the indigenous property system nation-states of Egypt and Libya. acumen of northern Sudanese women,
still functions, creating ongoing she adds important, original insights of
resistance to the Jewish state. This Desert Borderland offers a the gendered history of Africa and the
compelling challenge to conventional Middle East. Deeply researched and
study examines several key land wisdom and complicates common
claims and rulings and alternative gracefully written, Khartoum at Night
understandings of the Egyptian is a brilliant work.
routes for justice promoted by nation-state.
Eve Trout Powell,
indigenous communities and civil Khaled Fahmy, University of Pennsylvania
society movements. University of Cambridge
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Composing Egypt The Shaykh of Shaykhs Kuwait Transformed
Reading, Writing, and the Mithqal Al-Fayiz and Tribal A History of Oil and Urban Life
Emergence of a Modern Nation Leadership in Modern Jordan Farah Al-Nakib
Hoda A. Yousef Yoav Alon Kuwait Transformed connects
This book explores how literacy Born in the 1880s during a time the citys past and presentfrom
and its practices fundamentally of rapid modernization across the its settlement in 1716 to the
altered the social fabric of Egypt Ottoman Empire, Shaykh Mithqal twenty-first century. It traces the
at the turn of the twentieth al-Fayiz led his tribe through relationships between the urban
century, revealing the increasingly World War I, the development landscape, patterns and practices
ubiquitous reading and writing and decline of colonial rule and of everyday life, and social behav-
practices of literate, illiterate, founding of Jordan, the establish- iors and relations. The history that
and semi-literate Egyptians alike. ment of the state of Israel and the emerges reveals how decades of
Students who wrote petitions, ArabIsraeli conflict that ensued, urban planning, suburbanization,
women who frequented scribes, and the rise of pan-Arabism. As and privatization have eroded a
and communities who gathered Mithqal navigated regional politics once open and tolerant society
to hear a newspaper read aloud, over the decades, he redefined and given rise to insularity,
all used various literacies to the modern role of the shaykh. In xenophobia, and divisiveness. The
participate in social exchanges and following Mithqals remarkable life, book makes a call for a restoration
civic negotiations. Reading and this book explores tribal leadership of the city that modern planning
writing practices became not only in the modern Middle East more eliminated. But this is not simply
an object of social reform, but generally. Mithqal al-Fayizs life a case of nostalgia. It is a claim for
also a central medium for public and work as a shaykh offer a notable a right to the citythe right of
exchange about what it meant to individual story, as well as all inhabitants to shape and use
be part of modern Egypt. a window into a social, political, the spaces of their city to meet
and cultural office as it evolved. their own needs and desires.
Hoda Yousef offers an elegantly
written narrative, firmly anchored An outstanding study of leadership Farah Al-Nakib debunks some
by rich, captivating documentation and authority in Bedouin society. tenacious myths about modernist
of new uses of literacy in literary, Mithqal was one of the last great urban planning. Her superb book
educational, and civic circles. Arab shaykhs, and in Yoav Alon is a hymn to everyday Kuwaities
Historians of gender, nationalism, he found the perfect biographer. who, after sixty years of urban
and the making of modernities will A remarkable achievement. upheaval, struggle to reclaim the
greatly appreciate this book. right to their city.
Eugene Rogan,
Judith Tucker, University of Oxford Pascal Menoret,
Georgetown University Brandeis University
240 pages, 2016
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Violence and the City in Ungovernable Life Prozak Diaries
the Modern Middle East Mandatory Medicine and Statecraft Psychiatry and Generational
in Iraq Memory in Iran
Edited by Nelida Fuccaro
Omar Dewachi Orkideh Behrouzan
This critical and timely volume
offers an important way to under- Since the British Mandate, Iraqi Prozak Diaries is an analysis of
stand the transformative powers of governments had invested in cultivat- emerging psychiatric discourses
urban violenceits ability to re- ing Iraqs medical doctors as agents in post-1980s Iran. It examines
draw the boundaries of urban life, of statecraft. But in recent years, this a cultural shift in how people
to create and divide communities, has been reversed as thousands of interpret and express their feeling
and to affect ruling strategies Iraqi doctors have left the country states and shows how experi-
locally and globally. Essays reflect in search of security and careers ences that were once articulated
the diversity of Middle Eastern abroad. Ungovernable Life presents in the richly layered poetics of the
urbanism from the eighteenth to the untold story of the rise and fall Persian language became, by the
the late twentieth centuries, from of Iraqi mandatory medicineand 1990s, part of a clinical discourse
the capitals of Cairo, Tunis, and of the destruction of Iraq itself. on mood and affect. In asking
Baghdad to the provincial towns It illustrates how imperial modes how psychiatric dialect becomes
of Jeddah, Nablus, and Basra and of governance, from the British a language of everyday, the book
the oil settlements of Dhahran Mandate to the U.S. interventions, analyzes cultural forms created by
and Abadan. In reconstructing the have been contested, maintained, this clinical discourse, exploring
violent pasts of cities, this book and unraveled through medicine individual, professional, and
offers alternative and complemen- and healthcare. Omar Dewachi generational cultures of medi-
tary perspectives to the making challenges common accounts of calization in various sites from
and unmaking of empires, nations, Iraqs alleged political unruliness clinical encounters and psychiatric
and states. and ungovernability, bringing forth training, to intimate interviews,
a deeper understanding of how works of art and media, and
Violence has long been a major
feature of social and political life in medicine and power shape life. Persian blogs. Through the lens
Middle Eastern cities, but no single A remarkable and original analysis of of psychiatry, the book reveals
volume surveys so much of the area the modern history of Iraq through its how historical experiences are
in the way that this one does. A medical institutions and practices, from negotiated and how generations
truly path-breaking collection. their close involvement in state formation are formed.
Peter Sluglett, and function to the unraveling of
Middle East Institute, National governance under wars, sanctions, Full of brilliant unexpected insights,
University of Singapore and invasions. this is an indispensable text for
Sami Zubaida, understanding todays Iran.
312 pages, 2016 Birkbeck, University of London
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A Taste for Home Jewish Salonica The Merchants of Oran
The Modern Middle Class in Between the Ottoman Empire A Jewish Port at the
Ottoman Beirut and Modern Greece Dawn of Empire
Toufoul Abou-Hodeib Devin E. Naar Joshua Schreier
The home is a quintessentially Touted as Jerusalem of the Balkans, The Merchants of Oran weaves
quotidian topic, yet one at the the Mediterranean port city of together the history of a
center of global concerns. For Salonica was once home to the Mediterranean port city with the
middle-class residents of late largest Sephardic Jewish community lives of Orans Jewish mercantile
nineteenth- and early twentieth- in the world. The collapse of the elite during the transition to French
century Beirut, these debates Ottoman Empire and the citys colonial rule. As French policies
took on critical importance. incorporation into Greece in began collapsing Orans diverse
Drawing from rich archivesfrom 1912 provoked a major upheaval Jewish inhabitants into a single social
advertisements and catalogs to that compelled Salonicas Jews to category, they legally separated
previously unstudied government reimagine their community and Jews from their Muslim neighbors,
documentsA Taste for Home status as citizens of a nation-state. creating a racial hierarchy. Schreier
places the middle-class home at Jewish Salonica is the first book to argues that Frances exclusionary
the intersection of local and global tell the story of this tumultuous policy of emancipation, far more
transformations. Transcending transition through the voices and than older antipathies, planted the
class-based aesthetic theories and perspectives of Salonican Jews as seeds of twentieth-century ruptures
static notions of Westernization they forged a new place for between Muslims and Jews.
alike, this book offers a cultural themselves in Greek society. An eloquent evocation of the era
history of late Ottoman Beirut Richly documented and a pleasure of French colonization of Algeria,
that is at once global in the widest to read, this study offers a compelling revealing how Algerias cosmopolitan
sense of the term and local enough account of how the Sephardic Jews of Jews were active agents in shaping
to enter the most private of spaces. Salonica experienced the transition and transforming Jewish society.
from being subjects of the Ottoman Daniel Schroeter,
Toufoul Abou-Hodeib illuminates Empire to living as a minority in the University of Minnesota
the complex tensions between the Greek nation-state. A must-read for
public and the private, taste and anyone interested in the history of STANFORD STUDIES IN JEWISH
identity, consumption and ethics, this unique community.
the modern and the authentic. 216 pages, 2017
A fundamental contribution to the Matthias Lehmann, 9780804799140 Cloth $50.00 $40.00 sale
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social history of the Middle East.
University of Chicago HISTORY AND CULTURE
400 pages, 2016
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Ninette of Sin Street Souffles-Anfas Transcolonial Maghreb
A novella by Vitalis Danon A Critical Anthology from Imagining Palestine in the Era
the Moroccan Journal of of Decolonization
Edited with an introduction Culture and Politics
by Lia Brozgal and Olivia C. Harrison
Sarah Abrevaya Stein Edited by Olivia C. Harrison and Transcolonial Maghreb offers the
Teresa Villa-Ignacio first thorough analysis of the ways
Published in Tunis in 1938,
Founded in 1966 and banned in in which Moroccan, Algerian, and
Ninette of Sin Street is one of the
1972, Souffles-Anfas was one of the Tunisian writers have engaged
first works of Tunisian fiction
most influential literary, cultural, with the Palestinian question.
in French. Ninette is an unlikely
and political reviews to emerge The book reframes the field of
protagonist: Compelled by poverty
in postcolonial North Africa. The Maghrebi studies to account for
to work as a prostitute, she dreams
of a better life for her son. Plucky journal published texts ranging from transversal political and aesthetic
and street-wise, she enrolls her son experimental poems, literary mani- exchanges across North Africa and
festos, and abstract art to political the Middle East. Olivia Harrison
in the local school and the story
tracts, open letters, and interviews examines and contextualizes a
unfolds as she narrates her life to
by contributors from the Maghreb, wide range of materials that are,
the schools headmaster. Ninettes
account is both a classic rags-to- the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and for the most part, unavailable
riches tale and a subtle, incisive the Americas. This anthology of the in English translation: popular
critique of French colonialism. journal offers a unique window into theater, literary magazines, televi-
This first English translation the political and artistic imaginaries sion series, feminist texts, novels,
includes a selection of Danons of writers and intellectuals from the essays, unpublished manuscripts,
Global South and resonates with letters, and pamphlets written
letters and an editors introduction
particular acuity in the wake of the in the three main languages of
to provide context for this corner-
Arab uprisings. the MaghrebArabic, French,
stone of Judeo-Tunisian letters.
and Berber. The result has wide
Vitalis Danons Ninette seems This brilliant and meticulously
assembled collection is an essential implications for the study of
almost too good to be true: a transcolonial relations across the
pioneering, charming Franco- part of the revolutionary cultural
politics characterizing national and Global South.
Tunisian novella that manages
to present us with the voice of one global movements of the 1960s. Transcolonial Maghreb is timely
indefatigable, unforgettable Jewish Ammiel Alcalay, and greatly informative. An
woman, and through her, the City University of New York important theoretical contribution
complexities of Jewish life in a 304 pages, 2015 to postcolonial studies.
North African city. 9780804796156 Paper $21.95 $17.56 sale Gil Hochberg,
Josh Lambert, University of California,
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