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Spring 2016

Spring 2016 (Vol. XXIV No. 1)

From The Editors:

The Arab world and the broader Middle East offer profound lessons on the inextricability of knowledge and power. In the midst of civil war, foreign intervention, and ongoing occupation, those of us who study the Middle East or call it home confront two realities at once. On the one hand are the conditions of everyday life that range from the constrained to the unbearable.&nb... [read more]

Table of Contents

Articles

  1. The Moroccan Equity and Reconciliation Commission: The Promises of a Human Rights Archive
    by Susan Slyomovics
  2. The Paper Trail of a Liberation Movement
    by Hana Sleiman
  3. Trial of the Status Quo: The Politics of Mediated Justice in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
    by Sari Hanafi, Are Knudsen, and Robert Flahive

Special Section: The Arab Left in Egypt and Lebanon

  1. New Approaches to Arab Left Histories
    by Sune Haugbolle and Manfred Sing
  2. A Tale of Two Communists: The Revolutionary Projects of the Lebanese Communists Husayn Muruwwa and Mahdi ‘Amil
    by Miriam Younes
  3. Arwa Salih’s The Premature: Gendering the History of the Egyptian Left
    by Hanan Hammad
  4. The Anatomy of a Crisis: On Mahdi ‘Amil’s Naqd al-Fikr al-Yawmi
    by Samer Frangie
  5. The Leftist, the Liberal, and the Space in Between: Ziad Rahbani and Everyday Ideology
    by Sune Haugbolle
  6. Lebanon’s al-Akhbar and Radical Press Culture: Toward an Intellectual History of the Contemporary Arab Left
    by Jens Hanssen and Hicham Safieddine

Special Section: New Paradigms Factory

  1. Inviolable Sheikhs and Radical Subjects: Bahrain’s Cyclical Sovereignty Crisis
    by Ala’a Shehabi
  2. Sovereignty from Below: State Feminism and Politics of Women against Women in Tunisia
    by Imen Yacoubi

Book Reviews

  1. The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant
    by Dana Sajdi
    reviewed by Sara Scalenghe
  2. Islamic Law on Peasant Usufruct in Ottoman Syria: 17th to Early 19th Century
    by Sabrina Joseph
    reviewed by Steve Tamari
  3. Leg over Leg, or The Turtle in the Tree, concerning the Fariyaq, What Manner of Creature Might He Be
    by Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, edited and translated by Humphrey Davies
    reviewed by Tarek El-Ariss
  4. Literature, Gender, and Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century Egypt: The Life and Works of ‘A’isha Taymur
    by Mervat Hatem
    reviewed by Alya El Hosseiny
  5. Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction: Who Writes Iran?
    by Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami
    reviewed by M. R. Ghanoonparvar
  6. Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire
    by Bedross Der Matossian
    reviewed by Chris Gratien
  7. The Animal in Ottoman Egypt
    by Alan Mikhail
    reviewed by Nora Barakat
  8. Disability in the Ottoman Arab World, 1500–1800
    by Sara Scalenghe
    reviewed by Beverly Tsacoyianis
  9. Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi‘ite South Beirut
    by Lara Deeb and Mona Harb
    reviewed by Ali Hamdan
  10. On Time: Technology and Temporality in Modern Egypt
    by On Barak
    reviewed by Fredrik Meiton
  11. Cultivating the Nile: The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt
    by Jessica Barnes
    reviewed by Tamer Elshayal
  12. Food Security in the Middle East
    edited by Zahra Babar and Suzi Mirgani
    reviewed by Max Ajl
  13. Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt
    by Tarek Masoud
    reviewed by Rana B. Khoury
  14. Group Conflict and Political Mobilization in Bahrain and the Arab Gulf: Rethinking the Rentier State
    by Justin Gengler
    reviewed by Kylie Moore-Gilbert
  15. Urbicide in Palestine: Spaces of Oppression and Resilience
    by Nurhan Abujidi
    reviewed by Lisa Taraki
  16. Global Offensive: The United States, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Making of the Post–Cold War Order
    by Paul Thomas Chamberlin
    reviewed by Sara Awartani
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