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Author : Hisham Sharabi
ISBN : 0195359992
Genre : Political Science
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Focusing on the region of the Arab world--comprising some two hundred million people and twenty-one sovereign states extending from the Atlantic to the Persian Gulf--this book develops a theory of social change that demystifies the setbacks this region has experienced on the road to transformation. Professor Sharabi pinpoints economic, political, social, and cultural changes in the last century that led the Arab world, as well as other developing countries, not to modernity but to neopatriarchy--a modernized form of patriarchy. He shows how authentic change was blocked and distorted forms and practices subsequently came to dominate all aspects of social existence and activity--among them militant religious fundamentalism, an ideology symptomatic of neopatriarchal culture. Presenting itself as the only valid option, Muslim fundamentalism now confronts the elements calling for secularism and democracy in a bitter battle whose outcome is likely to determine the future of the Arab world as well as that of other Muslim societies in Africa and Asia.
Category: Political Science

State And Society In Algeria

Author : John P Entelis
ISBN : 9781000312980
Genre : Political Science
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On 11 January 1992 senior military officers forced President Chadli Benjedid to resign; canceled the second round of legislative elections and annulled the results of the first round, which saw the opposition Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) achieve a major electoral victory; and imposed a year-long state of siege. Constitutional government was replaced by an army-dominated so-called Higher State Council responsive to no one but itself. In the weeks and months that followed further draconian measures were undertaken intended to subvert the incipient democratic process that Algeria had been experiencing in the several years following the deadly riots of October 1988. As part of the army's effort to regain control of state and society, it reined in the free-wheeling press, abolished the country's most popular political party (FIS), dissolved the National Assembly, and reimposed on civil society the apparatus of the omnipresent state security system (mukhabarat).
Category: Political Science

La Comunidad Latina In The United States

Author : David T. Abalos
ISBN : 0275958922
Genre : Political Science
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A guide to understanding the personal, political, historical, and sacred faces of the Latino community in the United States as they struggle to create a more just and compassionate culture in the service of transformation.
Category: Political Science

Trends And Issues In Contemporary Arab Thought

Author : Issa J. Boullata
ISBN : UOM:39015017743793
Genre : History
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This book focuses on contemporary Arab thought during the past twenty years, especially since the 1967 Arab defeat in the Six Day War. Well-known Arab writers are studied, and their unprecedented and anguished exercise of self-examination and self-criticism is explored. A number of Arab thinkers are presented for the first time in English. Here is an account of some of the most recent intellectual trends in the Arab world. As the writers grapple with the Arab desire for social change, with ideas of freedom and equality and social justice, and with the problem of accommodating Arab culture to modern times, their will to preserve their national identity is displayed. The role played by Islam in the current Arab discourse is analyzed as Arab intellectuals creatively interpret their present predicament in order to make it meaningful in the present day. Arab thought is seen here to be in crisis as it reflects this reality and questions the legitimacy of Arab political regimes. Much of the present turmoil in the Arab world can be better understood in light of this insightful treatment of contemporary Arab thinkers because it shows how the Arabs themselves feel, what they think about their own contemporary life, and how they envision their future.
Category: History

Gay Marriage And Democracy

Author : R. Claire Snyder
ISBN : 0742527875
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In this provocative new work, R. Claire Snyder argues that the fundamental principles of American democracy not only allow but require the legalization of same-sex marriage. In addition to explaining the theoretical issues at stake, the book provides a short history of marriage, disentangling its interpersonal, communal, religious and civil components. In clear and concise language, Snyder examines and systematically addresses numerous critiques of same-sex marriage, including religious conservatism, traditionalism, the organized movement of the Christian Right, communitarianism, and academic 'queer theory.' By exploring the arguments swirling around this controversial topic from the perspective of democratic theory, Gay Marriage and Democracy shows that all citizens must be treated equally for democracy to truly succeed.
Category: Family & Relationships

Men And Masculinities Global Masculinities

Author : Stephen M. Whitehead
ISBN : 0415402085
Genre : Masculinity
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The sociology of masculinity began to assume real significance from the late 1980s onwards. Part of "Critical Concepts in Sociology" series, this five volume set brings together material in the field, and serves as a useful resource for scholars and students.
Category: Masculinity

New Tunisian Cinema

Author : Robert Lang
ISBN : 9780231537193
Genre : Performing Arts
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Tunisian cinema is often described as the most daring of all Arab cinemas. For many, Tunisia appeared to be a model of equipoise between "East" and "West," and yet, during Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's presidency, from 1987 to 2011, the country became the most repressive state in the Maghreb. Against considerable odds, a generation of filmmakers emerged in the mid-1980s to make films that are allegories of resistance to the increasingly illiberal trends that were marking their society. In New Tunisian Cinema, Robert Lang focuses on eight films by some of the nation's best-known directors, including Man of Ashes (1986), Bezness (1992) and Making Of (2006) by Nouri Bouzid, Halfaouine (1990) by Férid Boughedir, The Silences of the Palace (1994) by Moufida Tlatli, Essaïda (1997) by Mohamed Zran, Bedwin Hacker (2002) by Nadia El Fani, and The TV Is Coming (2006) by Moncef Dhouib. He explores the political economy and social, historical, and psychoanalytic dimensions of these works and the strategies filmmakers deployed to preserve cinema's ability to shape debates about national identity. These debates, Lang argues, not only helped initiate the 2011 uprising that ousted Ben Ali's regime but also did much to inform and articulate the aspirations of the Tunisian people in the new millennium.
Category: Performing Arts

Middle East Report

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105017467353
Genre : Middle East
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Category: Middle East

Resignation Or Revolt

Author : Christopher Parker
ISBN : UOM:39015048951571
Genre : Business & Economics
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What are the challenges facing Palestinians struggling to reconcile the prospect of peace with outstanding issues of justice, security and national reconstitution? Most evaluations of the peace process focus on the Orwellian pronouncements of politicians, diplomacy or incidents of terrorism. Christopher Parker looks instead at grass-roots developments from within the new ""self rule"" areas, particularly Gaza, to assess the impact of ""peace"" on the future of socio-economic and political development. The interim order, he argues, has led to a greater fragmentation of Palestinian society and marginalized the Palestinian street. Threatening to consolidate the goals of Israel's occupation, it has left Palestinians less able to present a coordinated challenge to Israeli power while international aid and Palestinian ""security functions"" have been used to isolate the peace process from grass-root demands. Faced with economic hardship and the pressure to comply, Palestinian society has been torn between resignation and revolt with little basis upon which to build an effective polity.
Category: Business & Economics

Local Government Reforms In Countries In Transition

Author : Frederick A. Lazin
ISBN : UOM:39015070752392
Genre : Political Science
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Local Government Reforms in Countries in Transition explores the impacts that the end of the Cold War and increased globalization have had on government around the world. The decentralization of national governments has led to a greater role for local governments; public administration and democrative representation are the new arena of local governments the world over. Focusing not only on countries from the former Soviet Union, but also on Israel, China, South Africa, and Egypt, the contributors to this volume present a truly global investigation of countries experiencing governmental transformation.
Category: Political Science

The Gulf Crisis

Author : Aqil Hyder Hasan Abidi
ISBN : UOM:39015025389761
Genre : History
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Category: History

Old Masks New Faces

Author : Antonio M. Stevens Arroyo
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018265707
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science

Pax Syriana

Author : Rola El-Husseini
ISBN : 9780815633044
Genre : History
File Size : 87.16 MB
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The recent political history of Lebanon has been defined by the legacy of war. While much has been written about the tragedy of the civil war, this title is the first book focused on the evolution of the postwar political scene.
Category: History

Subsidizing Capitalism

Author : Tamar Diana Wilson
ISBN : 0791482995
Genre : Social Science
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Examines the economic activities of self-employed brickmakers and the unpaid family members and others who assist them in Mexico.
Category: Social Science

The Arab Mind

Author : Alexander Abdennur
ISBN : UOM:39015082671119
Genre : Arabs
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Category: Arabs

Europe And The Arabs

Author : David McDowall
ISBN : UOM:39015032939657
Genre : Arab countries
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Category: Arab countries