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Spring 2011

Spring 2011 (Vol. XIX No. 1)

From The Editors:

The revolutions, uprisings, demonstrations and protests have unfolded in ways both exultant and heartbreaking across North Africa and the Middle East in the last several months. As individuals, communities, citizenries, and populations, tired of decades of a manipulation of history, a usurpation of resources, and a corruption of rulership, finally said “enough!... [read more]

Table of Contents


  1. Culture as History and Landscape: Hizballah’s Efforts to Shape an Islamic Milieu in Lebanon
    by Mona Harb and Lara Deeb
  2. Fellahin, Fida'iyyin, Laji'in: Palestinian Camp Refugees in Lebanon as Autochthons
    by Nadia Latif
  3. Pomp and Circumstance: Royal Symbolism and the ‘Id al-Kabir Sacrifice in Morocco
    by Stacy Holden
  4. Finitude and the Authorship of Fiction: Muhammad ‘Awfi’s Preface to his Chronicle, Lubab al-Albab (The Piths of Intellects)
    by Prashant Keshavmurthy

Book Reviews

  1. Policing and Prisons in the Middle East: Formations of Coercion
    Edited by Laleh Khalili and Jillian Schwedler
    reviewed by Paul Amar
  2. Redeploying the State: Corporatism, Neoliberalism, and Coalition Politics
    by Hishaam D. Aidi
    reviewed by Agnieszka Paczynska
  3. Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa
    by Richard C. Keller
    reviewed by Lawrence W. McMahon
  4. Mediterraneans: North Africa and Europe in an Age of Migration, c. 1800–1900
    by Julia A. Clancy-Smith
    reviewed by Omar Cheta
  5. The World of Murtada al-Zabidi (1732–91): Life, Networks, and Writings
    by Stefan Reichmuth
    reviewed by Dahlia E. M. Gubara
  6. Contemporary Arab Thought: Cultural Critique in Comparative Perspective
    by Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab
    reviewed by Stephen Sheehi
  7. Down a Narrow Road: Identity and Masculinity in a Uyghur Community in Xinjiang China
    by Jay Dautcher
    reviewed by Kelly Hammond
  8. Egypt’s Culture Wars: Politics and Practice
    by Samia Mehrez
    reviewed by Elliott Colla
  9. Beirut Bereft: The Architecture of the Forsaken and Map of the Derelict
    by Photographs by Ziad Antar, text by Rasha Salti
    reviewed by Sarah A. Rogers
  10. Beaches, Ruins, Resorts: The Politics of Tourism in the Arab World
    by Waleed Hazbun
    reviewed by Adel Ait-Ghezala
  11. Inside Fallujah: The Unembedded Story
    by Ahmed Mansour
    reviewed by Dahr Jamil
  12. The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism
    by Erez Manela
    reviewed by Maggie Clinton
  13. The Claims of Culture at Empire’s End: Syria and Lebanon under French Rule
    by Jennifer M. Dueck
    reviewed by Samuel Dolbee
  14. For Better, For Worse: The Marriage Crisis That Made Modern Egypt
    by Hanan Kholoussy
    reviewed by Omnia El Shakry

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