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Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis in Publishing and Academia from the Arab World

News and stories with a focus on the publishing industry, education, and technology from across the Arab world. The Arab World Learning Barometer (Brookings Institute) The Center for Universal Education at Brookings has developed an interactive tool that depicts the state of education and learning in the Middle East and North Africa. A Conversation with the Head of the Association of Arab Universities By Rasha Faek (Al-Fanar Media) Al-Fanar Media interviews ...

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New JADMAG: “Resistance Everywhere”: The Gezi Protests and Dissident Visions of Turkey

“Resistance Everywhere”: The Gezi Protests and Dissident Visions of Turkey Edited by Anthony Alessandrini, Nazan Üstündağ, and Emrah Yildiz Electronic copy: $6.99 Paperback: $10.99  Combo: $12.99 On 20 June 2013, Jadaliyya launched the Turkey Page. “Resistance Everywhere”: The Gezi Protests and Dissident Visions of Turkey is the culmination of Jadaliyya’s coverage of this summer’s events in Turkey. This collection focuses on the ...

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New JADMAG: Gaza Revisited

Gaza Revisited Edited by Noura Erakat Electronic copy: $5.49  Paperback: $7.99  Combination package: $9.99   In November 2012, Israel began an aerial bombing campaign against the Gaza Strip that lasted eight gruesome days. Even in its first hours, and before its full magnitude was known, the military campaign sparked urgency amongst observers because of the memory it evoked. In winter 2008/09, Israel conducted a twenty-two day military offensive ...

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Understanding Gender Politics in Modern Iran

By Alex Shams The 1979 Iranian Revolution dramatically changed how Iranians thought about their lives and country in every single way. Never before in modern history had a popular revolution led to the establishment of an Islamic Republic, and for the most part neither Iranians nor foreigners had any idea what to expect as the self-proclaimed Islamic order came to power. Nowhere were the dramatic transformations brought by the revolution more pronounced than in the ...

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Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis from the Publishing/Academic World

Tadween Publishing brings you the latest news and analysis from the publishing and academic worlds that relate to pedagogy and knowledge production.  Education  ‘We are Creating Walmarts of Higher Education’  By Timothy Pratt (The Atlantic)  The number of higher education institutions across the United States dropping courses and offering less credits is multiplying as universities try to grapple with budget cuts. With budget shortfalls leading to ...

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Spotlight: Shamaa (Arab Educational Information Network)

Tadween Publishing puts the spotlight on Shamaa: Arab Educational Information Network, as part of Tadween’s campaign to highlight individuals, groups, and organizations who play a role in the open access movement and knowledge production and preservation. Tadween (T): Could you explain the concept behind Shamaa and how it began? Shamaa (S): A group of educational professors dreamt of an education database in the Arab world similar to ERIC, and then ...

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Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis from the Publishing/Academic World

Tadween Publishing brings you the latest news and analysis from the publishing and academic worlds that relate to pedagogy and knowledge production.  Education  How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang  By Alexandre Afonso  In a slightly nuanced view on how new PhD students seek entry into academia, blogger Alexandre Afonso compares the struggle to make it in academia to a drug gang.  The Great Stratification  By Jeffery J. Williams ...

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Jil Oslo: Palestinian Hip Hop, Youth Culture, and the Youth Movement

Jil Oslo: Palestinian Hip Hop, Youth Culture, and the Youth Movement  By Sunaina Maira Paperback: $16.00 E-book: $12.00 Based on ethnographic research in Palestine, primarily during the Arab uprisings, Jil Oslo: Palestinian Hip Hop, Youth Culture, and the Youth Movementexplores the intersections between new youth cultures and protest politics among Palestinian youth in the West Bank and Israel. It focuses on Palestinian hip hop and the youth movement that ...

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Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis in Publishing and Academia from the Arab World

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] News and stories with a focus on the publishing industry, education, and technology from across the Arab world. MOOCs Coming to the Arab World  (Tadween Publishing)  A joint ...

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Q&A: edX President Anant Agarwal on MOOCs in the Arab World

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] EdX and the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development recently announced the creation of the Arabic-language online education portal Edraak. Anant Agarwal, edX’s president, ...

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MOOCs Coming to the Arab World

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] The growing phenomenon of MOOCs (massive open online courses) is no longer contained to the English language. After announcing partnerships that will create MOOCs in Chinese and in ...

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New JADMAG: Beyond Dominant Narratives on the Western Sahara

Beyond Dominant Narratives on the Western Sahara Edited by Samia Errazzouki and Allison L. McManus  Electronic copy: $3.99  Paperback: $6.99  In the past few decades, both media and academic scholarship have marginalized the Western Saharan conflict, rendering it largely insignificant within regional and global political imaginations. Beginning as a post-colonial dispute between regional powers in the 1970s, the conflict developed and was ...

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Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis in Publishing and Academia from the Arab World

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] News and stories with a focus on the publishing industry, education, and technology from across the Arab world. Spotlight on Arab Publishing 2013  (Publishers Weekly)  In honor of ...

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Spotlight: Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources (AMIR)

Tadween Publishing interviewed Peter Magierski and Chuck Jones, founders of the blog Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources (AMIR), as part of Tadween’s campaign to highlight individuals, groups, and organizations who play a role in the open access movement and knowledge production and preservation.  Tadween (T): How did the concept for AMIR originate and what is its goal? Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources (AMIR): AMIR began as a ...

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Education in the Arab World

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] With a series of articles that range in focus from universities in the Gulf to Hezbollah’s private schooling, the Financial Times released a special report on 20 October 2013 highlighting ...

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Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis in Publishing and Academia from the Arab World

 [The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] News and stories with a focus on the publishing industry, education, and technology from across the Arab world. Publishing is Another Victim of Syria’s Civil War  By M. Lynx Qualey ...

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Interview: Sarah Kendzior on Open Access in Academia

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] Tadween Publishing interviewed Sarah Kendzior, a researcher and op-ed columnist for Al Jazeera English, about the growth of the open access movement in academia and the rise of MOOCs (massive open ...

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Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis from the Publishing/Academic World

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] Tadween Publishing brings you the latest news and analysis from the publishing and academic worlds that relate to pedagogy and knowledge production.  Education  The Great Charter ...

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Social Networking Provides a New Avenue for Open Access in Academia

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have played an instrumental role in transforming how educators and scholars connect with their audiences and their students. Websites ...

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2013 MESA Panels on Education, Publishing, and Knowledge Production

The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA)will be held 10-13 October 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The gathering represents a crossing point for scholarship in the field of Middle East studies and will feature over 200 panelists on a variety of topics as well as a four-day film festival and book exhibit.  Tadween has compiled a list of panels that will be focusing on education, publishing, and knowledge production, including the list ...

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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

Arabic Editor
Sinan Antoon

Managing Editor 
Nehad Khader

Publications Coordinator 
Thomas Sullivan

Copy-Editor 
Kaylan Geiger

Special Projects Editor 
Allison Brown

 

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