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Spring 2017

Spring 2017 (Vol. XXV, No. 1)

From The Editors:

Since the November 2016 elections, the dying gasps of US exceptionalism has meant the intensification of attacks on the lives and movement of people from the Arab world. The travel ban constitutes a US policy to sanction the very people th... [read more]

Table of Contents


  1. Making Ordinary: Recuperating the Everyday in Post-2005 Beirut Novels
    by Ghenwa Hayek
  2. Arab Students, American Jewish Insecurities, and the End of Pro-Arab Politics in Mainstream America, 1952-1973
    by Geoffrey P. Levin

Special Section: The State in Lebanon

  1. Section Introduction: In Search of the Lebanese State
    by Jamil Mouawad and Hannes Baumann
  2. Wayn al-Dawla?: Locating the Lebanese State in Social Theory
    by Jamil Mouawad and Hannes Baumann
  3. The Gemmayzeh Incident of 1949: Conflict over Physical and Symbolic Space in Beirut
    by Dylan Baun
  4. On Deference and Benevolence: The Politics of Parking in Beirut
    by Samar Kanafani

Special Section Book Reviews: The State in Lebanon

  1. The Origins of the Lebanese National Idea, 1840–1920
    by Carol Hakim
    reviewed by Joan Chaker
  2. Interlopers of Empire: The Lebanese Diaspora in Colonial French West Africa
    by Andrew Arsan
    reviewed by Reem Bailony
  3. Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon
    by Melani Cammett
    reviewed by Paul Kingston
  4. The Shi‘ites of Lebanon: Modernism, Communism, and Hizbullah’s Islamists
    by Rula Jurdi Abisaab and Malek Abisaab
    reviewed by Linda Sayed
  5. The Politics of Sectarianism in Postwar Lebanon
    by Bassel F. Salloukh, Rabie Barakat, Jinan S. Al-Habbal, Lara W. Khattab, and Shoghig Mikaelian
    reviewed by Maya Mikdashi
  6. Spheres of Intervention: US Foreign Policy and the Collapse of Lebanon, 1967–1976
    by James R. Stocker
    reviewed by Jeffrey G. Karam
  7. Yusif Beidas: Imbaraturiyyat Intra wa-Hitan al-Mal fi Lubnan [Yusif Beidas: The Intra Empire and Money Sharks in Lebanon]
    by Kamal Dib
    reviewed by Hicham Safieddine

Book Reviews

  1. Making History in Iran: Education, Nationalism, and Print Culture
    by Farzin Vejdani
    reviewed by Reviewed by Rustin Zarkar
  2. Iranian Film and Persian Fiction
    by M. R. Ghanoonparvar
    reviewed by Samad Alavi
  3. In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt
    by Michael Allan
    reviewed by Elizabeth M. Holt

Review Essay

  1. Between the World and Algeria: International Histories of the Algerian War of Independence
    by Arthur Asseraf

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