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Spring 2013

Spring 2013 (Vol. XXI No. 1)

From The Editors:

We can scarcely believe that two decades have passed since the publication of the first issue of the Arab Studies Journal. We are proud and humbled to have published groundbreaking work by scholars at the onset of their careers as well as at the pinnacle. During the last twenty years, the Journal has taken part in extraordinar... [read more]

Table of Contents

Twentieth Anniversary Issue


  1. Mixing, Separation, and Violence in Urban Spaces and the Rural Frontier in Palestine
    by Joel Beinin
  2. On Iraqi Nationality: Law, Citizenship, and Exclusion
    by Zainab Saleh
  3. Dangerous Weddings: Palestinian Poetry Festivals During Israel’s First Military Rule
    by Khaled Furani
  4. Responsible Mothers, Anxious Women: Contraception and Neoliberalism in Morocco
    by Cortney Hughes Rinker

Special Section: Arab Migrations and Diasporas

  1. Global Arab World Migrations and Diasporas
    by Louise Cainkar
  2. Diaspora Politics and Developmental Empire: The Syro-Lebanese at the League of Nations
    by Simon Jackson
  3. Emigration and the Resilience of Politics in Lebanon
    by Wendy Pearlman

Book Reviews

  1. Juridical Humanity: A Colonial History
    by Samera Esmeir
    reviewed by Ilana Feldman
  2. Picturing Algeria
    Pierre Bourdieu, edited by Franz Schultheis and Christine Frisinghelli
    reviewed by Muriam Haleh Davis
  3. A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran
    by Trita Parsi
    reviewed by Bitta Mostofi
  4. A City Consumed: Urban Commerce, the Cairo Fire, and the Politics of Decolonization in Egypt
    by Nancy Y. Reynolds
    reviewed by Sarah El-Kazaz
  5. Egyptian Colloquial Poetry in the Modern Arabic Canon: New Readings of Shi‘r al-‘Amiyya
    by Noha M. Radwan
    reviewed by Christopher Stone
  6. Tell This in My Memory: Stories of Enslavement from Egypt, Sudan, and the Ottoman Empire
    by Eve M. Troutt Powell
    reviewed by Soha El Achi
  7. From Empire to Empire: Jerusalem between Ottoman and British Rule
    by Abigail Jacobson
    reviewed by Mustafa Aksakal
  8. Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation, New Edition
    by Ella Shohat
    reviewed by Nick Denes
  9. Gendered Paradoxes: Educating Jordanian Women in Nation, Faith, and Progress
    by Fida J. Adely
    reviewed by Bruce Burnside
  10. Global Palestine
    by John Collins
    reviewed by Paul Thomas Chamberlin
  11. The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza
    by Eyal Weizman
    reviewed by Lisa Hajjar

Review Essays

  1. Situating Salafism: Between the Local, the National, and the Global
    by Michael Farquhar
  2. Street Life: Rebels, Rulers, and the Right to the City
    by Deen Sharp

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