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The Politics of the Public Sphere and Navigating State Interactions: The Case of al-Midan Theatre

The history of Israel and the country’s founding lends itself to a complicated understanding of the public sphere. In 1948, Zionist forces expelled upwards of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes; however, fifteen percent of the Palestinians who lived on the land that would subsequently become the State of Israel remained.[1] This segment of the Palestinian population, or ’48 Palestinians, were often forced into neighboring majority Arab villages or corralled into ...

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Education in the Time of Virality

Wide-spread access to the internet has facilitated access to news and information at rates unseen in earlier eras. As individuals have the ability to post and spread political information, social commentary, and other thoughts at will, it has caused an information overload for users of social networking sites. In a fight for views, reposts, and clicks, creators, both corporate and not, have been forced to develop new tactics to inform their audiences. This response to a new ...

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Academic Challenges

Thought pieces from academics making the decision to leave the academy have increased in number over the recent years. Al-Diwan brings you a small selection of articles and blog posts from such scholars as they highlight the complexities in choosing to leave academia and why they have made this decision. This piece was originally featured on Tadween's Diwan blog.         Why I Left Academia: Part I by Allison Harbin In a four-part series, Dr. ...

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The Fattoush Book Exhibition in Haifa

The Fattoush Book Exhibition, which ran from April 3-8, was more than a simple book fair where city residents and visitors could come to buy the latest Arabic language publications. Organizers of the festival turned it into a space of collaboration between publishing companies across the Arab world, from Dar al-Ahlia in Oman to Dar al-Jamal of Beirut. Gathering publications from these various publishing houses, Fattoush brought over 1,000 Arabic texts to Haifa, many of which ...

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صدر حديثا: الصراع على السلطة الدستورية: دور المحكمة الدستورية العليا في السياسة المصرية

  نُشر هذا الكتاب للمرة الأولى في العام 2007 باللغة الإنجليزية بقلم الدكتور تامر مصطفى، أستاذ الدراسات الدولية في جامعة سايمون فريزر في كندا، وهو يقدم تحليلًا مفصلًا لتقاطع القانون والسياسة في مصر، مع تركيز خاص على المحكمة الدستورية العليا.   بالنسبة إلى العديد من القراء اليوم، قد تكون المحكمة الدستورية العليا معروفة أكثر للدور الذي لعبته في توجيه النتائج السياسية بعد سقوط الرئيس المصري السابق حسني مبارك في العام 2011، مع الأحكام المثيرة للجدل بإبطال مجلس ...

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A Database of Language Programs [Ongoing Post]

Georgetown's language program.

 Graduate students as well as professionals in the field of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies often seek language programs that best fit their school/work schedule and budget. The list below presents a one-stop shop informational database to help our readers identify available language programs. The information below is submitted by the program administrators. We will continue to update this list with other programs. If you are a program administrator and have ...

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Critical Currents in Islam Media Roundup (May 22-June 4)

The Holy Qur'an by Al Hussainy Mohamed

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating about Islam and reflects a wide variety of opinions and approaches. It does not reflect the views of the Critical Currents in Islam page or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to cci@jadaliyya.com by Saturday night of every week.]     May 29-June 4 London terror attack: Isis claims responsibility amid group's 'call for increased ...

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Available Now: The Political Theology of ISIS by Ahmad Dallal

[Cover for the Political Theology of ISIS]

Ahmad Dallal's The Political Theology of ISIS: Prophets, Messiahs, & "the Extinction of the Grayzone" is now available for purchase on TadweenPublishing.com! Read a description of the book below and place an order today:   Description The Political Theology of ISIS: Prophets, Messiahs, & "the Extinction of the Grayzone" More than any other actor on the contemporary Arab political landscape, ISIS represents the most ...

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مختارات من شعر المرأة العربية المعاصرة: كتاب صدر حديثاً بالأسبانية

[المصدر موقع تدوين]

"إذا أخذنا الحرّيّة معياراً لمكانة المرأة ودورها في المجتمعات الإسلاميّة العربية فسوف نرى أنّ المرأة لا تزال موضوعاً شرعيّاً، تعيش سجينةً في قفَصٍ من الألفاظ الدّينيّة تدور حول الحلال والحرام، وحول الممنوع والمسموح. وهي في ذلك موضوعٌ ذكوريّ، تابعة لسلطة الذّكَر، وليست كينونةً مستقلّة سيّدة نفسها وإرادتها ومصيرها. إنّها ثقافةٌ دينيّة أسَّسَتْ لسلطة الذّكَر أباً، و" ربّاً " للعائلة. وهي سلطةٌ حوَّلَت الذّكورة إلى نوع من الهستيريا أو العُصاب. وهذا ما يجعلنا نفهم ...

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توقيعه على الأشياء كلها في نسختها العربية

[المصدر موقع تدوين]

صدرت الترجمة العربية لرواية الكاتبة الأميركية إليزابيث جلبرت "توقيعه على الأشياء كلها" في طبعتين عن كلٍّ من "منشورات الجمل" و"دار طوى" للنشر والتوزيع، والرواية تقع في 450 صفحة من القطع المتوسط، وقد ترجمها إلى العربية أسامة إسبر. بدأت إليزابيث جلبرت رحلتها الأدبية بكتابين مشهورين: المجموعة القصصية التي تحمل عنوان “الحجاج”، والتي وصلت إلى القائمة النهائية لجائزة بين\همنغواي، ورواية “رجال قساة”، التي نوّهت بها النيويورك تايمز. نشرت بعد هذين ...

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الآثار الشعرية الكاملة للشاعر الإيطالي: دينو كامبانا في اللغة العربية

[المصدر موقع تدوين]

صدرت حديثاً عن دار التَّكوين في دمشق، وبترجمة وتقديم الشَّاعر السُّوري أمارجي، الآثار الشِّعريَّة الكاملة للشَّاعر الإيطالي دينو كامبانا الذي ينتمي إلى الجيل الحداثي الأوَّل في إيطاليا، وذلك في كتابٍ واحدٍ من القطع المتوسِّط، جاء في 295 صفحة، وتضمَّن مجموعتين: "أناشيد أورفيَّة"، وهي الدِّيوان اليتيم الذي أعِدَّ للنَّشر من قِبل كامبانا نفسه؛ و"قصائد غير منشورة"، وتضمُّ القصائد التي عُثر عليها بعد موت الشَّاعر ولم تُنشر إبَّان حياته. وُلِدَ دينو كامبانا في ...

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New Book! Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle In Iraq

Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle In Iraq By Ali Issa E-book: $8.99 Paperback: $11.99   Description Collected from dozens of interviews with, and reports from, Iraqi feminists, labor organizers, environmentalists, and protest movement leaders, Against All Oddspresents the unique voices of progressive Iraqis organizing on the ground. Dating back to 2003, with an emphasis on the 2011 upsurge in mobilization and hope as well as the ...

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واقع الكتاب في اليمن

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في حوار أجراه معه عبد الغني القرني ونُشر في موقع"الجزيرة نت" قال رئيس اتحاد الناشرين اليمنيين محمد عبد الله الآنسي إن الكتاب اليمني والورقي منه بالذات ما يزال حيا يرزق، ولا زال جليساً يُؤنس، وليس أدل على ذلك من إقبال الناس على اقتنائه في معارض الكتاب التي تقام في فترات ومدن مختلفة، وهو حاضر في المشهد الثقافي بقوة تأليفاً، ونشراً، وتوزيعاً، لكن غياب القانون الذي ينظم صناعة الكتاب في أطواره المختلفة يخلق إشكالات عدة، فقانون حماية الحقوق الفكرية الموجود الآن ليس ...

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كتاب "فلاحو سورية": مدخل أساسيّ لفهم نظام الأسد

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صدر عن المركز العربي للأبحاث ودراسة السياسات كتاب "فلاحو سورية:أبناءُ وجهائهم الريفيين الأقل شأنًا وسياساتهم" (704 صفحة من القطع الكبير)، للمؤرخ والباحث الراحل حنا بطاطو (1926-2000)، ويعدّ الكتاب مساهمة تحليلية مركزية لطبيعة السلطة السياسية القائمة في سورية، بالعودة إلى الجذور التاريخية والاجتماعية والاقتصادية والسياسية للفئات المشكّلة لها، ويشمل ذلك تسليط الضوء على الجوانب العقائدية والمذهبية لتلك الفئات. في هذا الكتاب، نجح حنا بطاطو في رسم ...

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Rethink Saudi Arabia and Its Relations Through Tadween Publishing's JadMag

Theorizing the Arabian Peninsula Edited by Rosie Bsheer and John Warner Electronic copy: $4.99  Paperback: $7.49  Combo: $9.99  A number of significant developments in the region make this an opportune moment to revisit our first JADMAG, Theorizing the Arabian Peninsula, edited by Rosie Bsheer and John Warner. The contributing authors’ concerns that rentier state theory obscures the fundamental dependence of national petroleum economies on a global ...

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Coming Soon! Too Big To Fail by Khalil Bendib

A subsidiary of the Arab Studies Institute,Tadween Publishing seeks to institutionalize a new form of publishing press by contributing to breaking down barriers and preconceived notions of the publication world. Release Date: Early Spring 2015   Ebook: $11.99   Print: $15.99 Book Description  Whatever happened to the United States’ much-vaunted post-Cold War “unipolar moment,” when it was not only supposed to be the only superpower ...

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Coming Soon! Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle In Iraq

[Ali Issa,

A subsidiary of the Arab Studies Institute, Tadween Publishing seeks to institutionalize a new form of publishing press by contributing to breaking down barriers and preconceived notions of the publication world. Release Date: Late Spring 2015  E-book: $8.99 Print: $11.99 Book Description:  Collected from dozens of interviews with, and reports from, Iraqi feminists, labor organizers, environmentalists, and protest movement leaders, Against All ...

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New Book: Creative Refuge

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Creative Refuge By Reem Charif, Mohamad Hafeda and Joumana al Jabri E-book: $25.00 Paperback: $35.00 Tadween Publishing is pleased to announce the release of its latest publication, Creative Refuge. Creative Refuge brings forward the experience of three workshops working with children at Beit Atfal Assomoud, Burj El Barajne Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. The publication is a research catalog of the collected children’s stories, dreams, ...

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Tadween Spotlight: Gaza

This summer, Gaza dominated the headlines. A rising death toll at the expense of Israel’s weeks-long Operation Protective Edge, a death toll that currently stands at over 2,000 killed, once again brought attention to the politics surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the devastation of the Gaza Strip. As Gaza fades from the headlines, Tadween Publishing would like to spotlight its two Gaza-focused publications to reignite the discussion and attention to the ...

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Today’s Intellectuals: Too Obedient?

By Fred Inglis The Responsibility of Intellectuals, Noam Chomsky’s classic essay, is now approaching its 50th anniversary. His mighty polemic was written as his country, the US, moved deeper and deeper into national and international crisis. The tonnage of high explosive dropped on Vietnam finally exceeded the entire total of Allied bombs dropped on Europe during the Second World War. The American nation’s response to this horrifying display of brute power was a ...

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Bio

Tadween Editors

 

Tadween Publishing is a new kind of publishing house that seeks to institutionalize a new form of knowledge production. A subsidiary of the Arab Studies InstituteTadween aims both to publish critical texts and to interrogate the existing processes and frameworks through which knowledge is produced. Specifically, Tadween is dedicated to four fundamental goals:

  • To join the current that challenges the monopoly of the mainstream publishing world by expanding and deepening the notion of what is publication-worthy;
  • To offer readers thoroughly interactive products that bring the benefits of technology to refined scholarship and other significant texts;
  • To focus on pedagogy by attending to the way texts and other forms of produced knowledge best make their way into a classroom; and
  • To contribute to a new kind of knowledge production—and knowledge—on the Middle East and beyond.

We will publish in Arabic, English, and French, and there will be no restrictions on region or topic.

New Forms of Publishable Knowledge 

Tadween aims to challenge the barriers, boundaries, and preconcieved notions of the mainstream publishing world. At the same time, it aims to elevate the standards of nontraditional media publishing by upholing the peer-review standards applied to traditional scholarship. Each submission, irrespective of its nature and form, will undergo thorough internal vetting before it is submitted to a rigorous peer-review process that involves at least two external reviewers. As a new kind of publishing house that incorporates new forms of media and knowledge-production mechanisms as they evolve, Tadween aspires to help influence the publishing world. 

Interactivity With Purpose

Increasingly, knowledge consumers, particularly the new generations, access and process knowledge differently, and are stimulated by a variety of media that did not exist until recently. Tadween seeks not only to join the world of interactive knowledge production, but to do so in an intellectually responsible manner. We recognize that the mechanisms and mediums through which knowledge is accessed, processed, disseminated, and appropriated are not neutral: they impinge on content and message. Tadween’s print publications will thus serve as a gateway into further multifaceted research, bringing together a variety of media forms in a way that facilitates engagement with a subject in all its complexity and depth.

Pedagogy and the Classroom 

In expanding the realm of publishable knowledge, Tadween emphasizes its products' pedagogical dimension. Not all publications are equally amenable to a classroom, but most Tadween texts will have teachable and research aspects that will be deliberated in the production process. Tadween's aim to combine the best of scholarship, technology, and creative output is geared toward the purpose of creating more engaging texts, both for students and researchers/educators.

Knowledge Production Project

Finally, Tadween will be the primary vehicle for the dissemination of the fruits of theArab Studies Institute’s Knowledge Production Project (KPP). This eight-year project aims at gathering/mining, organizing, and analyzing knowledge produced on the Middle East, primarily in the English-speaking world, since 1979. The KPP will create six databases that catalog all peer-reviewed articles on the region, all books, and a variety of other print, visual, and online sources of knowledge, including think-tank policy papers, films, and websites. Tadween will publish the statistical and analytical products associated with this project.

 

KPP was born from the understanding that the knowledge on the Middle East that exists in the public realm, particularly in the United States, does not reflect natural distribution of what needs to be known and that knowledge production is a thoroughly nonneutral and politicized process in which power relations, paradigm bias, and funding play a dramatically disproportionate part. While this insight is not new, it will be newly supported by KPP's near-comprehensive and meticulous evidentiary base, whose uses cannot all be determined in advance—but we do anticipate that most such uses will contribute to a less problematic knowledge production process in the future.

Tadween (تدوين) means “to document” in Arabic. 

Visit our Arabic section here.

 

 

TADWEEN EDITORIAL BOARD


Osama Abi-Mershed 

Lila Abu-Lughod

Hussein Agrama 

Madawi Al-Rasheed 

Abdul Rahim Al-Shaikh 

Talal Asad 

Asef Bayat

Wendy Brown

Jason Brownlee

Melani Cammett 

Ahmad Dallal

Rochelle Davis 

Beshara Doumani

Samera Esmeir

Adam Hanieh 

Arang Keshavarzian

Saba Mahmood 

Mahmood Mamdani 

Khalid Medani 

Timothy Mitchell 

Roger Owen

Vijay Prashad

Samah Selim 

Fawwaz Traboulsi

Judith Tucker 

Cihan Tugal 

Lisa Wedeen

 
 
 

TADWEEN STAFF

 

Founding Editor 
Bassam Haddad

Managing Editor  
Kylie Broderick 

Arabic Editor
s 
Sinan Antoon
Osama Esber

Associate Editor
 
Rosie Bsheer

Assistant Editor
s 
Katie Jackson

English Blog Editor 
Mekarem Eljamal
Kaylan Geiger

Arabic Blog Editor 
Osama Esber

JadMag Managing Editor 
Brittany Dawson

Outreach Editor
Michael Haddad

Publications Manager
Carole Haddad

Pedagogy Publications Coordinators  
 
Michael Ernst
Thomas Sullivan  

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