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Fall 2015

Fall 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 1)

From The Editors:

The rapid changes that the people of the Arab world have witnessed in the last four and a half years have been revolutionary. In its initial instances this wave of change was a euphoric experience. From the far east of the Arabian Peninsula to the far west of Morocco, many transgressed generational, s... [read more]

Table of Contents


  1. The Question of Judeo-Arabic
    by Ella Shohat
  2. The Origins of Kuwaiti Nationalism: Rashid Rida’s Influence on Kuwait National Identity
    by Suliman Al-Atiqi

Special Section: Iraq

  1. Disinterring Iraq: Writing Silenced Histories of Nation, Nature, and State
    by Special Section Editor Zainab Saleh
  2. The National Park: Reviving Eden in Iraq’s Marshes
    by Bridget L. Guarasci
  3. Politics, Economy, and Ideology in Iraqi Kurdistan since 2003: Enduring Trends and Novel Challenges
    by Michiel Leezenberg
  4. Writing the Dismembered Nation: The Aesthetics of Horror in Iraqi Narratives of War
    by Haytham Bahoora
  5. Deconstructing Destruction: The Second Gulf War and the New Historiography of Twentieth-Century Iraq
    by Orit Bashkin
  6. Roundtable Perspectives: Researching Iraq Today
    by Mona Damluji, Arbella Bet-Shlimon, Alda Benjamen, Saleem Al-Bahloly, Haytham Bahoora, Caecilia Pieri, Bridget L. Guarasci, Zainab Saleh, and Peter Sluglett

Special Section: New Paradigms Factory

  1. New Paradigms of Popular Sovereignty in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings
    by Special Section Editor Paul Amar
  2. State, Sovereignty, and Labor Movements in Algeria: Autonomous Unions Take Action
    by Hocine Zobiri
  3. Making Spaces for Communal Sovereignty: The Story of Beirut's Dalieh
    by Abir Saksouk-Sasso
  4. Evicting Sovereignty: Lebanon's Housing Tenants from Citizens to Obstacles
    by Nadine Bekdache
  5. The Gendering of Spaces and Institutions of Islamic Sovereignty in Contemporary Sudan
    by Akram Abdel Gayoum Abbas

Book Reviews

  1. Reclaiming Iraq: The 1920 Revolution and the Foundation of the Modern State
    by Abbas Kadhim
    reviewed by Edith Szanto
  2. Red Star over Iraq: Iraqi Communism before Saddam
    by Johan Franzén
    reviewed by Kevin Jones
  3. Sectarianism in Iraq: Antagonistic Visions of Unity
    by Fanar Haddad
    reviewed by Carl Shook
  4. Conflicting Narratives: War, Trauma, and Memory in Iraqi Culture
    by Stephan Milich, Friederike Pannewick, and Leslie Tramontini
    reviewed by Amir Moosavi
  5. Saddam Hussein’s Ba‘th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime
    by Joseph Sassoon
    reviewed by Weldon C. Matthews
  6. Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965–1976
    by Abdel Razzaq Takriti
    reviewed by John Chalcraft
  7. Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive
    by Hala Halim
    reviewed by Samah Selim
  8. The Orphan Scandal: Christian Missionaries and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood
    by Beth Baron
    reviewed by Mona L. Russell
  9. An Incurable Past: Nasser’s Egypt Then and Now
    by Mériam Belli
    reviewed by Paul Sedra
  10. Global Muslims in the Age of Steam and Print
    by James L. Gelvin and Nile Green
    reviewed by Michael Christopher Low
  11. Ottoman Refugees, 1878–1939
    by Isa Blumi
    reviewed by Jeffery Dyer
  12. The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary during Global Crisis
    by T. J. Demos
    reviewed by Tammer Salah El-Sheikh
  13. Tribal Modern: Branding New Nations in the Arab Gulf
    by miriam cooke
    reviewed by Matthew MacLean
  14. The Superlative City: Dubai and the Urban Condition in the Early Twenty-First Century
    by Ahmed Kanna
    reviewed by Rosie Bsheer
  15. Business Politics in the Middle East
    by Steffen Hertog, Giacomo Luciani, and Marc Valeri
    reviewed by Hannes Baumann

Review Essays

  1. Enough Already! Alternatives to Orientalist Feminism
    by Nadine Naber
  2. Modernity, Identity, and Technology in Palestine before the Nakba
    by Alex Winder

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