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Articles from Vol. 29, No. 1, 2014

A Contribution to the Study of the Persian Concept of Aberu
IntroductionThere is no doubt that understanding another culture requires familiarizing oneself with its fundamental concepts. While representatives of a particular culture often refer to such concepts and ideas in an attempt to facilitate intuition...
A Woman's Touch in the Arab Spring the Struggle of Jordanian Mothers for Equality in Citizenship
Today s march is more than a call for the release of our sons; it is a call on the government and the King to listen to Jordanian women 's demands for reform.Um Ammar, organizer of the first all-women demonstration in Jordan21. BackgroundThe Arab Spring...
Epistemological Shifts in Sayyid Qutb's Discourse of the Early 1940s
The major objective of discourse analysis, with its anti-humanistic tendencies that kicked the authorial figure incarnating the ahistorical subject and monopolizing the truth off the stage, is to jellify the solid thought structures and blur the boundaries...
The Arab Uprisings in Historical Perspective
Driving forcesThe literature points to several factors that triggered these acute social protests. The first was the new communication technologies - mobile phones, the Internet, social networking sites - which aroused public awareness, freed people...
The State and the Rise of the Middle Class in Iran
IntroductionThe Iranian middle class have failed to achieve political reform and democracy despite making several efforts. Thus, the question that will rise is: why was the middle class in Iran not successful? The present study is an attempt to analyze...
When Geopolitics Meets the Game Industry A Study of Arabic Video Games and What They Teach Us
In the past decade, allusions to real events in video games have grown in parallel with their technical complexity. Since the American video game industry has become a bigger market than Hollywood, politics has become much more visible within it. Unexpected...
Who Am I? Mizrahi Discourse on Identity in Contemporary Israel
Identity is not as transparent or unproblematic as we think. Perhaps instead of thinking of identity as an already accomplished fact, which the new cultural practices then represent, we should think instead of identity as a 'production ' which is never...
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