Arab Studies Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 2, Spring

Bahrain's Arrested Revolution
Abstract:This article provides an overview and analysis of the 2011 pro-democracy struggle in Bahrain, focusing in particular on the role of strategic nonviolent action and the foreign policy of the United States. It argues that Bahrain's progressive...
Beyond Occupation: Apartheid, Colonialism and International Law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Virginia Tilley. Editor. Beyond Occupation: Apartheid, Colonialism and International Law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories London, UK: Pluto Press. 352 pages. $40.00Informed by international law and international humanitarian law, this book examines...
Community Engagement from the Margin: Zionism and the Case of the Palestinian Student Movement in the Israeli Universities
Abstract: The recently emerging concept of community engagement is better conceived as a context dependent concept. However, when examining the case of native communities living in colonial situations, community engagement by universities of the colonial...
Edward Said and Recent Orientalist Critiques
Abstract: There have been many attempts in recent years to discredit Edward Said's thesis of the "affiliation of knowledge with power" (1997: xlix) by those who argue that Orientalist scholarship represents genuine and accurate knowledge of the Arab/Islamic...
On Being Lebanese in Australia: Identity, Racism, and the Ethnic Field
Paul Tabar, Greg Noble, and Scott Poynting. On Being Lebanese in Australia: Identity, Racism, and the Ethnic Field Beirut, Lebanon: Lebanese American University Press, 2009. 189 pages. Paperback $25.00Reviewed by Randa Bassem SerhanOn Being Lebanese...
Overcoming the Secular Suspicion? State Secularity and Its Impact on Societal Relations in Turkey and Egypt
Abstract: What conditions are the most conducive for religious and secular groups to overcome their mutualfears and suspicions towards each other? This article addresses this question through a comparative historical analysis of two major cases from...
Palestinian Literature: Occupation and Exile
Abstract: This article explores the origins of Palestinian literature vis-à-vis the historical, political and literary backgrounds of Palestine. It argues that understanding the forces that informed Palestinian writers is necessary to appreciate this...
The Arab Revolt and the Imperialist Counterattack
James Petras. The Arab Revolt and the Imperialist Counterattack Atlanta, GA: Clarity Press, 2012. 128 pages. Paperback $16.95This book is a collection often chapters that chronicles "the growing militarization of US policy in North Africa and the Gulf...
The General's Son: A Journey of an Israeli in Palestine
Miko Peled. The General's Son: A Journey of an Israeli in Palestine Charlottesville, VA: Just World Books, 2012. 223 pages. Paperback $20.00 Reviewed by Ghada Hashem TalhamiIsraelis were always eager to record their early experiences in Palestine (Tome...
The Roots and Causes of the 2011 Arab Uprisings
Abstract:This research article attempts to scrutinize the nature and causes of the Arab uprisings which took people by surprise globally throughout 2011 and into 2012. The article argues that the repressive, violent nature of the Arab regimes and their...
Water and Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa
Alan Mikhail. Editor. Water and Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013. 352 pages. Paperback $24.95This collection of eleven scholarly wide-ranging thematic essays narrates some of...
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