Literature, Gender, and Nation-Building in by M. Hatem

By M. Hatem

This ebook examines how the method of nation-building in Egypt helped rework Egypt from an Ottoman province to an Arabic talking nationwide group. in the course of the dialogue of the existence and works of  the in demand author `A'isha Taymur, Hatem supplies insight into how literature and the altering gender roles of ladies and males contributed to the definition and/or improvement of a feeling of neighborhood.

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Night, Morning by Hamutal Bar-Yosef, Rachel Tzvia Back

By Hamutal Bar-Yosef, Rachel Tzvia Back

Bilingual EditionTranslated from the Hebrew by way of Rachel Tzvia Back"A kind of discerning reader of Hamutal Bar-Yosef in translation will locate that even though her poems are written approximately her lifestyles, which has been tragic and occasionally excellent, Israel, the Jews and their tradition, what it ability to be alive, the world--all very significant subjects--her writing is such that if she have been writing a couple of cleaning soap bubble she will be instantly recognizable as a superb poet." --Stanley Moss

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Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature by Basuli Deb

By Basuli Deb

This booklet bargains a transnational feminist reaction to the gender politics of torture and terror from the perspective of populations of colour who've turn out to be linked to acts of terror. utilizing the battle on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, this publication revisits different such racialized wars in Palestine, Guatemala, India, Algeria, and South Africa. It attracts generally on postcolonial literature, images, motion pictures, song, interdisciplinary arts, media/new media, and activism, becoming a member of the bigger dialog approximately human rights by means of addressing the matter of a pervasive public false impression of terrorism conditioned via a overseas and family coverage viewpoint. Deb offers another knowing of terrorism as progressive dissent opposed to injustice via a postcolonial/transnational lens. the amount brings counter-terror narratives into discussion with ideologies of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, classification, and faith, addressing the location of girls as either perpetrators and pursuits of torture, and the probabilities of a discussion among feminist and queer politics to confront securitized regimes of torture. This e-book explores the connection during which social and cultural texts stand with admire to legacies of colonialism and neo-imperialism in an international of transnational feminist solidarities opposed to postcolonial wars on terror.

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Self-Determination in East Timor: The United Nations, the by Ian Martin

By Ian Martin

This distinct within account strains occasions in East Timor from the negotiations that resulted in the may possibly 1999 agreements between Indonesia, Portugal, and the United international locations to the mandating of foreign intervention to envision the violence that wracked the rustic following the elections. Ian Martin, the UN Secretary-General's distinctive consultant in East Timor on the time, describes how political swap in Indonesia, coupled with the UN's stable places of work and pressures from Australia and somewhere else, led President Habibie to supply the East Timorese a decision among autonomy inside of Indonesia and entire independence. His dialogue of what - the actions of the UN venture (UNAMET) demonstrated to enforce the election, within the face of violent efforts to coerce the East Timorese to reject independence; the election itself, with a historical 98.6% turnout and a 78.5% vote for independence; and the resultant killing, destruction, and compelled displacement - contains an research of the serious negotiations that ended in the Indonesian government's reluctant popularity of intervention. With the advantage of his first-hand adventure, Martin considers even if the UN used to be clever to continue because it did regardless of Indonesia's refusal to cede accountability for safety in this interval and likewise locations the event in East Timor within the context of the broader debate over peacekeeping and overseas intervention. a special within account of occasions in East Timor from the lead-up to the 1999 elections to the reluctant popularity of overseas intervention to examine the violence that wracked the rustic following the overpowering vote for independence from Indonesia.

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Urban Space in Contemporary Egyptian Literature: Portraits by M. Naaman

By M. Naaman

Half ode, half educational treatise, this publication lines the transformation of Cairo’s historical downtown from its staggering starting as a French encouraged Belle ?poque surprise to a website of contest and, extra lately, to its function as a neo-bohemian public sphere. utilizing the paintings of numerous Egyptian novelists, this learn explores the importance of this area to principles of modernity, category attention, and the anti-colonial fight. Drawing on city experiences scholarship, Arabic literary feedback, and cultural thought, this wide-ranging paintings argues second look of the old urban heart within the face of globalization and the continuing fragmentation of city area is vital to figuring out what it potential to be Egyptian at the present time.

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Soft Force: Women in Egypt’s Islamic Awakening by Ellen Anne McLarney

By Ellen Anne McLarney

In the a long time best as much as the Arab Spring in 2011, whilst Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian regime was once swept from strength in Egypt, Muslim ladies took a number one function in constructing a powerful Islamist presence within the country's public sphere. Soft Force examines the writings and activism of those women--including students, preachers, reporters, critics, actors, and public intellectuals--who expected an Islamic awakening during which women's rights and the kin, equality, and emancipation have been on the center.

Challenging Western conceptions of Muslim girls as being oppressed through Islam, Ellen McLarney indicates how ladies used "soft force"--a women's jihad characterised by way of nonviolent protest--to oppose secular dictatorship and articulate a public sphere that used to be either Islamic and democratic. McLarney attracts on memoirs, political essays, sermons, newspaper articles, and different writings to discover how those ladies imagined the house and the kinfolk as websites of the unfastened perform of faith in a weather the place Islamists have been below siege through the secular nation. whereas they appear to enhance women's conventional roles in a male-dominated society, those Islamist writers additionally reoriented Islamist politics in domain names coded as female, placing ladies on the very leading edge in imagining an Islamic polity.

Bold and insightful, Soft Force transforms our realizing of women's rights, women's liberation, and women's equality in Egypt's Islamic revival.

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Journal of an Ordinary Grief by Mahmoud Darwish, Ibrahim Muhawi

By Mahmoud Darwish, Ibrahim Muhawi

"Every appealing poem is an act of resistance," asserts Darwish. either voice of the Palestinian humans and probably the most transcendent poets of his new release, Mahmoud Darwish additionally wrote numerous extraordinary volumes of autobiographical essays over the process his lifestyles. First released in Beirut in 1973, those probing essays ask important questions on the existentially complicated realities the Palestinians in Israel face and the anomaly of Darwish’s personal identification as an Israeli Palestinian. They name upon fable, reminiscence, and language to delve into the poet’s event of condo arrest, his encounters with Israeli interrogators, and the classes he spent in felony. Meditative, lyrical, rhythmic, Darwish offers absence a necessary presence in those associated essays. magazine is a relocating and intimate account of the lack of fatherland and, for lots of, of lifestyles contained in the porous partitions of occupation—no usual grief.

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Interstate Crisis Behavior, 1816-1980 by Russell J. Leng

By Russell J. Leng

During this ebook Russell Leng examines the habit of countries in 40 militarized crises happening among 1816 and 1980. He employs a mass of empirical information to think about the stipulations less than which crises increase to battle or are resolved peacefully, and means that the simplest bargaining approach is one who takes into consideration either the dictates of strength politics, and different, much less rational, political and mental components. The epilogue provides a provocative severe account of the bargaining ideas pursued by means of the USA and Iraq through the Gulf predicament of 1990-1991.

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