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Why Hawks Become Doves
Why Hawks Become Doves (December 2014)
Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change in Israel
Guy Ziv - Author

Investigates how leaders’ personalities shape important foreign policy shifts.

Why do hawkish leaders change course to pursue dovish policies? In Why Hawks Become Doves, Guy Ziv argues that conventional international relations theory is inadequate for explaining these momentous foreign policy shifts, because it underestimates the importance of leaders and their personalities. Applying insights from...(Read More)
 
 
The Archetypal Sunni Scholar
The Archetypal Sunni Scholar (October 2014)
Law, Theology, and Mysticism in the Synthesis of al-Bajuri
Aaron Spevack - Author

Considers the work of nineteenth-century theologian Ibrahim al- Bājūrī and contests the notion of intellectual decline in Islamic thought from the thirteenth through nineteenth centuries.

This is a rare study of a late premodern Islamic thinker, Ibrahim al- Bājūrī, a nineteenth-century scholar and rector of Cairo’s al-Azhar University. Aaron Spevack explores al- Bāj...(Read More)
 
 
Grassroots Literacies
Grassroots Literacies (June 2014)
Lesbian and Gay Activism and the Internet in Turkey
Serkan Görkemli - Author

2015 Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship's Book Award, presented by the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)

Examines the grassroots activism of an Internet-mediated collegiate lesbian and gay organization in Turkey.

Grassroots Literacies analyzes the complex issues surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender representation...(Read More)
 
 
Shibli
Shibli (June 2014)
His Life and Thought in the Sufi Tradition
Kenneth Avery - Author

Considers what is known of acclaimed early Sufi master Abū Bakr al-Shiblī and how he was characterized in various times and places.

Early Sufi master Abū Bakr al-Shiblī (d. 946) is both famous and unknown. One of the pioneers of Islamic mysticism, he left no writings, but his legacy was passed down orally, and he has been acclaimed from his own time to the present. Accounts of Shiblī pre...(Read More)
 
 
Conceiving Identities
Conceiving Identities (November 2013)
Maternity in Medieval Muslim Discourse and Practice
Kathryn M. Kueny - Author

FINALIST - 2014 American Academy of Religion Book Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion, in the textual studies category

Explores how medieval Muslim theologians constructed a female gender identity based on an ideal of maternity and how women contested it.


Conceiving Identities explores how medieval Muslim theologians appropriate a woman’s reproductive power to c...(Read More)
 
 
Poems of Wine and Tavern Romance
Poems of Wine and Tavern Romance (October 2013)
A Dialogue with the Persian Poet Hafiz
Hafiz - Author
Martin Bidney - Author and Translator

A selection of poems by one of Islam’s greatest poetic voices.

“In his poetry, Hafiz has inscribed undeniable truth indelibly … Hafiz has no peer!” — Goethe

Poems of Wine and Tavern Romance includes 103 pioneering poems by the medieval Persian poet and Sufi monk Muhammad Shemseddin Hafiz (ca. 1320–1389). With the rich complexity of a character in ...(Read More)
 
 
The Study of Judaism
The Study of Judaism (October 2013)
Authenticity, Identity, Scholarship
Aaron W. Hughes - Author

Considers Jewish studies as an academic discipline from its origins to the present.
The relationship between Jewish studies and religious studies is a long and complicated one, full of tensions and possibilities. Whereas the majority of scholars working within Jewish studies contend that the discipline is in a very healthy state, many who work in theory and method in religious studies disagree. For them, Jewish studies represents...(Read More)
 
 
Mutual Othering
Mutual Othering (July 2013)
Islam, Modernity, and the Politics of Cross-Cultural Encounters in Pre-Colonial Moroccan and European Travel Writing
Ahmed Idrissi Alami - Author

Explores interactions between Europeans and Moroccans on both sides of the straits in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

For the first time, readings of Moroccan travel writing in Arabic are juxtaposed with French and British writing about Morocco in a critical exploration of nineteenth-century concepts of modernity. Ahmed Idrissi Alami investigates the complex dynamics concerning colonial expansion, mili...(Read More)
 
 
Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey
Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey (July 2013)
Grassroots Women Activists, the European Union, and the Turkish State
Gül Aldikaçti Marshall - Author

Timely analysis of the ways in which women grassroots activists, the European Union, and the Turkish state are involved in shaping gender policies in Turkey.

Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey uncovers how, why, and to what extent Turkish women, in addition to the Turkish state and the European Union, have been involved in gender policy changes in Turkey. Through analysis of the role of multiple actors at...(Read More)
 
 
Reproducing Sectarianism
Reproducing Sectarianism (June 2013)
Advocacy Networks and the Politics of Civil Society in Postwar Lebanon
Paul W. T. Kingston - Author

Examines the politics of civil society in modern Lebanon.

The Arab Spring in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and elsewhere has highlighted the growing importance of the politics of civil society in the contemporary Middle East. In Reproducing Sectarianism, Paul W. T. Kingston examines rights-oriented advocacy networks within Lebanon’s postwar civil society, focusing on movements and political campaigns based...(Read More)
 
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