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Race, Nation, and Refuge
Race, Nation, and Refuge (October 2017)
The Rhetoric of Race in Asian American Citizenship Cases
Doug Coulson - Author

Explores the role of rhetoric and the racial classification of Asian American immigrants in the early twentieth century.

From 1870 to 1940, racial eligibility for naturalization in the United States was limited to “free white persons” and “aliens of African nativity and persons of African descent,” and many interpreted these restrictions to reflect a policy of Asian exclusion based on the conclusion that...(Read More)
 
 
Walayah in the Fatimid Isma'ili Tradition
Walayah in the Fatimid Isma'ili Tradition (September 2017)
Elizabeth R. Alexandrin - Author

Explores the relationship between revelation and reason in medieval Islamic intellectual history.

In this original study, Elizabeth R. Alexandrin examines the complex relationships that can be inscribed between medieval Ismā‘īlī thought as an intellectual tradition with a devotional practice of reliance on the imām, and as a politico-esoteric system that redefined governance during the Fā&...(Read More)
 
 
Educational Oases in the Desert
Educational Oases in the Desert (August 2017)
The Alliance Israelite Universelle's Girls' Schools in Ottoman Iraq, 1895-1915
Jonathan Sciarcon - Author

A history of the French schools that pioneered female education in Ottoman Iraq’s Jewish communities.

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Alliance Israélite Universelle (AIU), a Paris-based Jewish organization, founded dozens of primary schools throughout the Middle East. Many were the first formal educational institutions for local Jewish children. In addition to providing secular educat...(Read More)
 
 
Beauty in Sufism
Beauty in Sufism (June 2017)
The Teachings of Ruzbihan Baqli
Kazuyo Murata - Author

Analyzes the place of beauty in the Sufi understanding of God, the world, and the human being through the writings of Sufi scholar and saint Rūzbihān Baqlī.

According to Muhammad, “God is beautiful and He loves beauty.” Yet, Islam is rarely associated with beauty, and today, a politicized Islam dominates many perceptions. This work tells a forgotten story of beauty in Islam through the writings ...(Read More)
 
 
Text/ures of Iraq
Text/ures of Iraq (March 2017)
Contemporary Art from the Collection of Oded Halahmy
Oded Halahmy - Author
Sara J. Pasti - Author
Murtazi Vali - Author
Ursula Morgan - Author

Presents work by Halahmy and eight other contemporary artists from Iraq: Hayder Ali, Amal Alwan, Mohammed al Hamadany, Ismail Khayat, Hanaa Malallah, Hassan Massoudy, Naziha Rashid, and Qasim Sabti.

Text/ures of Iraq presents work by New York-based sculptor Oded Halahmy, a Jewish native of Baghdad, alongside that of eight contemporary artists from Iraq: Hayder Ali, Amal Alwan, Mohammed al Hamadany, Ismail Khayat, Hanaa Ma...(Read More)
 
 
Global Women, Colonial Ports
Global Women, Colonial Ports (January 2017)
Prostitution in the Interwar Middle East
Liat Kozma - Author

Combines analysis of transnational prostitution and traffic in women with a social history of the League of Nations and interwar globalization.

Global Women, Colonial Ports is a transnational history of state-regulated prostitution in the Middle East and North Africa between the two world wars. Beginning with international efforts to eradicate traffic in women and children, Liat Kozma examines French and...(Read More)
 
 
Climate and Cultural Change in Prehistoric Europe and the Near East
Climate and Cultural Change in Prehistoric Europe and the Near East (December 2016)
Peter F. Biehl - Editor
Olivier P. Nieuwenhuyse - Editor

Rich case studies examining responses to climatic events in ancient Europe and the Near East.

The subject of climate change could hardly be more timely. In Climate and Cultural Change in Prehistoric Europe and the Near East, an interdisciplinary group of contributors examine climate change through the lens of new archaeological and paleo-environmental data over the course of more than 10,000 years from th...(Read More)
 
 
Ahmad al-Ghazali, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love
Ahmad al-Ghazali, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love (November 2016)
Joseph E. B. Lumbard - Author

Discusses the work of a central, but poorly understood, figure in the development of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī.

The teachings of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī changed the course of Persian Sufism forever, paving the way for luminaries such as Rūmī, Aṭṭār, and Ḥāfiẓ. Yet he remains a poorly understood thinker, with many treatises incorrectly attributed to him and...(Read More)
 
 
Beirut on the Bayou
Beirut on the Bayou (March 2016)
Alfred Nicola, Louisiana, and the Making of Modern Lebanon
Raif Shwayri - Author

Weaves a people’s history of Lebanon with the personal storytelling of a family saga.

Raif Shwayri begins his family’s story with his grandfather Habib Shwayri’s arrival at Ellis Island in 1902. Having left Beirut, then a harbor city on the Syrian coast of the Ottoman Empire, only weeks before, he took the name Alfred Nicola and made his way to relatives in New Orleans. There, he began peddling...(Read More)
 
 
Social Media in Iran
Social Media in Iran (December 2015)
Politics and Society after 2009
David M. Faris - Editor
Babak Rahimi - Editor

First comprehensive account of how the Internet has impacted life in Iran.

Social Media in Iran is the first book to tell the complex story of how and why the Iranian people—including women, homosexuals, dissidents, artists, and even state actors—use social media technology, and in doing so create a contentious environment wherein new identities and realities are constructed. Drawing together e...(Read More)
 
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