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Complex Effects of International Relations
Complex Effects of International Relations (November 2020)
Intended and Unintended Consequences of Human Actions in Middle East Conflicts
Ofer Israeli - Author

Identifies the many ways in which unexpected outcomes are endemic to international relations due to the complexity of world politics.

In this comprehensive and unique theory-practice study, Ofer Israeli examines complex effects of international relations relating to various indirect—intended and unintended—consequences of intentional human action. These effects may be desirable or ...(Read More)
 
 
Since 1948
Since 1948 (September 2020)
Israeli Literature in the Making
Nancy E. Berg - Editor
Naomi B. Sokoloff - Editor

A portrait of Israeli literature in its full transnational and multilingual complexity.

Toward the end of the twentieth century, an unprecedented surge of writing altered the Israeli literary scene in profound ways. As fresh creative voices and multiple languages vied for recognition, diversity replaced consensus. Genres once accorded lower status—such as the graphic novel and scie...(Read More)
 
 
Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World
Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World (June 2020)
Ahmed Al-Rawi - Author

Critically evaluates the rapid changes that have happened in women’s lives in the contemporary Middle East due to globalization and the increasing popularity of modern technology and social media use.

Following the Arab Spring events in 2011, a number of important women’s social movements, as well as female figures and online communities, emerged to create positive change and demand equality with men. In Women&rs...(Read More)
 
 
Transforming Higher Education in Asia and Africa
Transforming Higher Education in Asia and Africa (March 2020)
Strategic Planning and Policy
Fred M. Hayward - Author

Analyzes twelve strategic planning efforts in higher education in eight countries in Asia and Africa.

Drawing on over fifty years of on-the-ground experience, Fred M. Hayward’s Transforming Higher Education in Asia and Africa analyzes change processes in higher education in eight Asian and African countries. The twelve cases range from the push to upgrade and transform higher education in Afghanistan in the midst of...(Read More)
 
 
The Art of Jihad
The Art of Jihad (October 2019)
Realism in Islamic Political Thought
Malik Mufti - Author

Identifies and traces the evolution of a forgotten “realist” tradition in medieval Islamic political thought, and considers the prospects for its revival in the context of the contemporary Middle East.

Now all but forgotten, there exists within medieval Islamic political thought a coherent “realist” tradition analogous to its Western counterpart. In The Art of Jihad, Malik ...(Read More)
 
 
The Repose of the Spirits
The Repose of the Spirits (October 2019)
A Sufi Commentary on the Divine Names
Ahmad Sam'ani - Author
William C. Chittick - Translated and with an introduction by

Major new translation of a unique and important Persian treatise on divine names in the Islamic tradition.

The Repose of the Spirits is a translation of one of the earliest and most comprehensive treatises on Sufism in the Persian language. Written by Aḥmad Sam‘ānī, an expert in Islamic law from a famous Central Asian scholarly family in about the year 1135, it is one of th...(Read More)
 
 
The First Zionist Congress
The First Zionist Congress (March 2019)
An Annotated Translation of the Proceedings
Michael J. Reimer - Translated and with an introduction by

An indispensable primary source in the history of Zionism.

Finalist for the 2019 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the History category

The First Zionist Congress, held in Basel, Switzerland, in August 1897, was arguably the most significant Jewish assembly since antiquity. Its delegates surveyed the situation of Jews at the end of the nineteenth cent...(Read More)
 
 
Repentance and the Return to God
Repentance and the Return to God (October 2018)
Tawba in Early Sufism
Atif Khalil - Author

The first major study of the idea of repentance, or tawba, in Islam.

This book offers the first extensive treatment in a European language of tawba in Islam. Conventionally translated as "repentance," tawba includes the broader sense of returning to God. Khalil examines this wider notion in the early period of Sufism with a particular focus on the formative yea...(Read More)
 
 
Cultural Journeys into the Arab World
Cultural Journeys into the Arab World (September 2018)
A Literary Anthology
Dalya Cohen-Mor - Edited and with an introduction by

A diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction literature from across the Arabic-speaking world.

Cultural Journeys into the Arab World provides a fascinating window into Arab culture and society through the voices of its own writers and poets. Organized thematically, the anthology features more than fifty texts, including poems, essays, stories, novels, memoirs, eyewitness accounts, and life histories, by leading male...(Read More)
 
 
A Queer Way Out
A Queer Way Out (June 2018)
The Politics of Queer Emigration from Israel
Hila Amit - Author

2019 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS) Book Award

Argues that queer Israeli emigrants engage in a deliberately unheroic form of resistance to Zionism.

The very language of Zionism prizes the concept of immigration to Israel (aliyah, literally ascending) while stigmatizing emigration from Israel (yerida, descending). In A Queer Way Out, Hila Amit explores the as-yet-unt...(Read More)
 
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