Arab Studies Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 1, Winter

Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9/11
Detroit Arab American Study Team. Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9/11 New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2009. 299 pages. Paperback $38.36Reviewed by Randa Bassem Serhan"Arab Detroit" conjures bifurcated images of Americans of Christian Lebanese...
Denys Johnson-Davies: The Translator Who Rushed in Where Angels Feared to Tread
Abstract:The purpose of this article is to outline Denys Johnson-Davies's translation career as told in his autobiography, give a general appreciation of his unparalleled role in translating and promoting Arabic literature in the English-speaking world,...
Islam and Politics
Gonca Bayraktar and Senol Durgun. Islam and Politics Ankara: Kitap, 2010. Hardback, no price indicatedThis work discusses the State and religion and how their relationship has changed in the Turkish modernizing process. From integration of State and...
Politics, Culture and the Lebanese Diaspora
Paul Tabar and Jennifer Skulte-Ouaiss. Editors. Politics, Culture and the Lebanese Diaspora Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010. 406 pages. Hardcover $67.99Reviewed by Melanie TrexlerPolitics, Culture and the Lebanese Diaspora makes an...
Postcolonial Recycling of the Oriental Vampire in Habiby's Saraya, the Ghoul's Daughter and Mukherjee's Jasmine
Abstract:This article examines Emile Habiby's Saraya, The Ghoul's Daughter (1991) and Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine (1989) as two postcolonial novels seeking to rewrite the history of Palestinian and Indian diaspora according to their respective myths...
Regime Change and Arab Countries' Lobbying in the United States
Abstract:In this article lobbying by several Arab countries in the United States is analyzed to answer two questions: What are the ramifications of a regime change for lobbying strategy in the United States? Does lobbying matter in securing US government...
The Palestine Nakba: Decolonising History, Narrating the Subaltern, Reclaiming Memory
Nur Masalha. The Palestine Nakba: Decolonising History, Narrating the Subaltern, Reclaiming Memory London: Zed Books, 2012. 288 pages. Hardcover $34.95Reviewed by Dr. Laura KhouryThe Arab-Israeli struggle is less than a century old, but Arabs and Israelis...
Urbanization Dynamics in Egypt: Factors, Trends, Perspectives
Abstract:The article analyzes the specifics of urbanization dynamics in Egypt, which is noteworthy fora number of reasons. First, there was a shift from the logistic trend in the 1970s, and the share of urban population stopped growing. The U ? data...
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