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The New Pythian Voices: Women Building Capital in NGO's in the Middle East

The New Pythian Voices: Women Building Capital in NGO's in the Middle East

1st Edition

Cathryn Magno
August 19, 2015

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Islamic Law, Epistemology and Modernity: Legal Philosophy in Contemporary Iran

Islamic Law, Epistemology and Modernity: Legal Philosophy in Contemporary Iran

1st Edition

Ashk Dahlen
April 23, 2015

This study analyses the major intellectual positions in the philosophical debate on Islamic law that is occurring in contemporary Iran. As the characteristic features of traditional epistemic considerations have a direct bearing on the modern development of Islamic legal thought, the contemporary...

The Discourse of Palestinian-Israeli Relations: Persistent Analytics and Practices

The Discourse of Palestinian-Israeli Relations: Persistent Analytics and Practices

1st Edition

Sean F. McMahon
December 11, 2013

Many observers have portrayed the Oslo Process as a milestone in the peacemaking process between Palestinians and Israelis. In this controversial and groundbreaking new work, McMahon challenges the interpretation of the Oslo Process as a breakthrough or new beginning in Palestinian-Israeli...

The Accidental Tourist, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, and the British Invasion of Egypt in 1882

The Accidental Tourist, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, and the British Invasion of Egypt in 1882

1st Edition

Michael Berdine
May 01, 2013

This fascinating account highlights the extent the world's major powers will go to as they seek to insure their own interests and agendas, despite the wishes of those whose countries they invade and occupy. The Accidental Tourist profiles Wilfrid Scawen Blunt's involvement in the so-called Arabi...

Legislating Authority: Sin and Crime in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey

Legislating Authority: Sin and Crime in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey

1st Edition

Ruth Miller
May 01, 2013

Legislation Authority addresses issues of law, state violence, and state authority within the Ottoman and Turkish context....

War and Migration: Social Networks and Economic Strategies of the Hazaras of Afghanistan

War and Migration: Social Networks and Economic Strategies of the Hazaras of Afghanistan

1st Edition

Alessandro Monsutti
December 05, 2012

Focusing on the case of the Hazaras, a population from central Afghanistan, this book shows how migration studies and transnationalism are at the heart of theoretical and methodological debates which animate anthropology....

Palestinian Identity in Jordan and Israel: The Necessary

Palestinian Identity in Jordan and Israel: The Necessary "Others" in the Making of a Nation

1st Edition

Riad M. Nasser
November 14, 2012

The book examines the process of national identity formation. It argues that identity, whether of a small community, a nation, an ethnic group, or a religious community, requires an Other against whom it becomes meaningful. In other words, identity develops via difference from Others against whom...

Gender, Literacy, and Empowerment in Morocco

Gender, Literacy, and Empowerment in Morocco

1st Edition

Fatima Agnaou
November 14, 2012

This book's concept concerns the positive correlation between literacy and women's development and empowerment in developing countries....

Diplomacy and Displacement: Reconsidering the Turco-Greek Exchange of Populations, 1922–1934

Diplomacy and Displacement: Reconsidering the Turco-Greek Exchange of Populations, 1922–1934

1st Edition

Onur Yildirim
September 10, 2012

This study presents a comprehensive, balanced and factually grounded narrative of the Turco-Greek Exchange of Populations as a historic event that has been the subject of much distortion in the historiographical traditions of nationalist lore in Greece and Turkey, as well as in scholarly...

Organizations, Gender and the Culture of Palestinian Activism in Haifa, Israel

Organizations, Gender and the Culture of Palestinian Activism in Haifa, Israel

1st Edition

Elizabeth Faier
September 10, 2012

This book, based on 25 months of anthropological fieldwork, examines activists and activism in Palestinian nongovernmental organizations in Israel. It concentrates on the ways organizations enable certain processes of self-identification based on activists' constructions of modernity....

Palestine and the Gulf States: The Presence at the Table

Palestine and the Gulf States: The Presence at the Table

1st Edition

Rosemarie Said Zahlan
July 27, 2012

This final book from Rosemarie Said Zahlan, renowned scholar of Middle East Politics and History, explores the relationships between Palestine and the Gulf since the 1930s. These relationships have ebbed and flowed, crisscrossed barriers and events, and taken on different forms. They...

Trapped Between the Map and Reality: Geography and Perceptions of Kurdistan

Trapped Between the Map and Reality: Geography and Perceptions of Kurdistan

1st Edition

Maria Theresa O'Shea
July 27, 2012

Kurdistan exists as a cultural and political concept on many levels of discourse. Despite Kurdistan's divisions, lack of definition and the absence of a unified struggle for a Kurdish state, the concept survives the reality as a powerful mixture of myths, reality and ambition. This thesis analyses...

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