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The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Middle Eastern and North African History

ISBN : 9780199672530

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Author: 
Jens Hanssen; Amal N. Ghazal
Pages
752 Pages
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Hardcover
Size
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Nov 2020
Series
Oxford Handbooks
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The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Middle-Eastern and North African History critically examines the defining processes and structures of historical developments in North Africa and the Middle East over the past two centuries. The Handbook pays particular attention to countries that have leapt out of the political shadows of dominant and better-studied neighbours in the course of the unfolding uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. These dramatic and interconnected developments have exposed the dearth of informative analysis available in surveys and textbooks, particularly on Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria.

Index: 

INTRODUCTION
I. FOUNDATIONS
1 Elizabeth Williams: Environmental History of the Middle East and North Africa
2 Murat Birdal: Fiscal Crisis and Structural Change in the Late Ottoman Economy
3 Dyala Hamzah: Foundations of Religious Reform (Islah) and Cultural Revival (Nahda)
4 Nader Sohrabi: Constitutional Revolutions and State Formations in Comparison: Iran and Turkey
II. FORMATIONS
5 Eugene Rogan: The First World War and Its Legacyryme in the Middle East
6 Michael Provence: The Levant Mandates
7 James McDougall: The Emergence of Nationalism
8 Max Weiss: The Matter of Sectarianism
9 Chris Houston: Kemalism and Beyond
10 Gilbert Achcar: Fascism in the Middle East and North Africa
III. LEGACIES OF WAR & REVOLUTION
11 Jens Hanssen: Communism
12 Reem Abou El-Fadl: Nasserism
13 Ryme Seferdjeli: A War over the People: The Algerian War of Independence, 1954 1962
14 Avi Raz: Dodging the Peril of Peace: Israel and the Arabs in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War
15 Shahla Talebi: Reliving Tragedies as Historical Reawakenings: Modern Iran and Its Revolutions
IV. NEOLIBERAL AUTHORITARIANISMS
16 Adam Hanieh: Capital, Labor, and State: Rethinking the Political Economy of Oil in the Gulf
17 Adel Iskandar: Media as Method in the Age of Revolution: Statism and Digital Contestation
18 Laleh Khalili: Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency in the Neoliberal Age
19 Rosie Bsheer: W(h)ither Arabian Peninsula Studies?
V. STATE, LAW & GENDER
20 Linda Matar: Syria s Economic History: Bumpy Road from Economic Nationalism to Neoliberalism
21 Zahra Ali: The Fragmentation of Gender in Post-Invasion Iraq
22 Maya Mikdashi: Sextarianism: Notes on Studying the Lebanese State
23 Shourideh C. Molavi: Contemporary Israel/Palestine
24 Sherine Hafez: Toward New Approaches to the Anthropology of Islamic Movements: Women s Islamic Activism and the Question of Subjectivity
VI. FROM PROTEST MOVEMENTS TO THE ARAB UPRISINGS
25 John Chalcraft: The Arab Uprisings of 2011 in Historical Perspective
26 Omar Al-Shehabi: Political Movements in Bahrain Across the Long Twentieth Century (1900-2015)
27 Reem Saad: Before the Spring: Shifting Patterns of Protest in Rural Egypt
28 Larbi Sadiki: Cascading Liberation and Renewal Tunisia in History
29 Linda Herrera and Abdel-Rahman Mansour: Arab Youth: Disruptive Generation of the Twenty-first Century?
30 Atiaf Alwazir: The Yemeni Uprising of 2011: A Product of 20 Years of Grassroot Activism
VII. CRISIS & COLLAPSE
31 Asli Bali: The New Turkey at Home and Abroad
32 Abbas Vali: The Crisis of Sovereignty, Ruptured Domination and the Kurdish Quest for Democratic Self-Government in Syria
33 Frederic Wehrey: After Qadhafi: Libya s Path to Collapse
EPILOGUE

About the author: 

Jens Hanssen is Associate Professor of Arab Civilization, Middle Eastern Studies and Mediterranean History. He received his D.Phil. in Modern History from Oxford University in 2001 and joined the University of Toronto the following year. He held a SSHRC Insight Grant (2014-2018) on German-Jewish Echoes in 20th-Arab Thought. His writings have appeared in The New Cambridge History of Islam, Critical Inquiry, Arab Studies Journal, and the International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. ; Amal Ghazal received her BA from the American University of Beirut and her MA and PhD from the University of Alberta. She held a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto. She was a faculty member at Dalhousie University (2006-2017) before she moved to Simon Fraser University where she holds the title of a University Professor and is the Director of the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies. She specializes in modern Arab intellectual history. Her work has covered the Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa and East Africa. Her first book looked at the politics of identity of the Omani intellectual elite in Zanzibar, situating then in the context of the Arab nahda, Islamic reform, Arabism and anti-colonialism. Her publications have covered a broad spectrum of topics, including Sufism, Islamic reform, conservative thought, Arab nationalism, Ibadism, Word War I, and slavery.

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