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Articles from Vol. 5, No. 1-2, March-June

Al-Awda: The Theme of Return in Contemporary Arabic Literature: A Case-Study of Samira 'Azzam
Although many previous studies have focused on issues related to the Palestinian experience, discussing such themes as heroism, humanism, woman's role in the conflict, the uprising ("Al-Intifada") or the peace process, no previous study has dealt with...
An Attempt to Reconcile Epicurus' Hedonism with His Epistemology and More Particularly with His Physics
In Book III of his Rhetoric, Aristotle outlines four types of forensic questions for cases in which accountability is sought to be derived from actions, otherwise known as stasis theory. These are: 1) was the act committed? 2) If so, were there harmful...
An Historical Analysis of United States Newspapers' Bias in Reporting the Al-Aqsa Intifada
With the new Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations in Annapolis underway as I write this, I felt it would be beneficial to revisit the reactions and events which were induced by the last negotiations: the Oslo Peace Accords of 1993. It was quickly...
Confucius on Music Education
In the Western world, when one talks of the history of music education, typically she traces it back to the Renaissance. However, in East Asia, there is a completely different view: Confucius, who lived twenty-five centuries ago (1) was a grand master...
Lots of Planets Have a North: Remodeling Second-Tier Cities and Their Music
Abstract: Our paper asks an unspoken but fascinating question: why do particular cities become associated with their music at a specific time? Seattle, Manchester, Chicago and Liverpool are urban spaces that summon a type of rhythm, a mode of movement...
Maps in Michael Ondaatje's the English Patient
The ends of the earth are never the points on a map that colonists push against, enlarging their sphere of influence. On one side servants and slaves and tides of power and correspondence with the Geographical Society. On the other the first step by...
Mediating New Technology: The Realization of a Digital Intellect
INTRODUCTION One of the more difficult aspects to deal with in the academic study of contemporary media is that technology often becomes out-dated or obsolete within years--or even months--which limits the effectiveness of critical study. Technology...
No Ceremony for Older Women: Some Observations on the 2008 Academy Awards Broadcast
Part 1: Rerunning History ... on April 17, (1972) the former movie actor and then governor of California, Ronald Reagan, told reporters that although Chaplin may have been a "genius" filmmaker, American officials acted correctly in 1952 when they...
Social Networking Sites: Will They Survive?
Social Networking Sites (SNS) have achieved phenomenal success since the launch of sixdegrees.com in 1997. Original sites such as Friendster, Lunarstorm and MiGente, are now all dwarfed by the phenomenally successful Myspace (1), and Facebook (2)....
The Changing Phases of Power and Civil Administration in Benin: From Inception to 1987
Abstract The ancient Kingdom of Benin was one of the most prosperous, powerful and prominent states in pre-colonial Africa. Its artistic triumphs, elaborate pantheon of gods, its sophisticated system of government and the intimidating aura of its...
The Evolution and Development of Central Administration in Ebiraland, 1920-1997
Abstract Ebiraland constitutes one of the ethnic groups in the Middle Belt zone of Nigeria. It, however, did not evolve a centralized form of leadership until the advent of the British colonial authorities, which brought together the various Ebira...
Toward a Revolutionary Emirati Poetics: Ghabesh's Beman Ya Buthayn Taluthin?
Abstract This paper critically investigates the dialectics of myth and tradition in Beman ya Buthayn Taluthin? / Who Will Secure a Safe Haven for Buthayn? (2002) by the female Emirati poet Saleha Obeid Ghabesh in order to locate this poetic collection...
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