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Book Reviews in the Arab Studies Journal's Forthcoming Issue

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We are pleased to announce the Book Review section of the upcoming  release of the latest issue of Arab Studies JournalJadaliyya's sister organization under the umbrella of the Arab Studies Institute, and its peer-reviewed research publication arm. For more information about the Arab Studies Journal, please visit our About page here

This nineteenth year of the Arab Studies Journal review section continues the Journal’s tradition of bringing select new titles of interest together with both rising and established scholars. Our reviews span a variety of periods, regions, and disciplines, but all draw attention to fresh approaches and critical challenges within the field. The contested terrain of culture, the power of economic interests, and the persistent presence of history are among the broader themes we hope each review section will enrich reflection on. With the publication of Volume XIX, we are pleased to present the following reviews:

Policing and Prisons in the Middle East: Formations of Coercion, edited by Laleh Khalili and Jillian Schwedler
Reviewed by Paul Amar

Redeploying the State: Corporatism, Neoliberalism, and Coalition Politics, by Hishaam D. Aidi
Reviewed by Agnieszka Paczynska

Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa, by Richard C. Keller
Reviewed by Lawrence W. McMahon

Mediterraneans: North Africa and Europe in an Age of Migration, c. 1800–1900, by Julia A. Clancy-Smith
Reviewed by Omar Cheta

The World of Murtada al-Zabidi (1732–91): Life, Networks, and Writings, by Stefan Reichmuth
Reviewed by Dahlia E. M. Gubara

Contemporary Arab Thought: Cultural Critique in Comparative Perspective, by Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab
Reviewed by Stephen Sheehi

Down a Narrow Road: Identity and Masculinity in a Uyghur Community in Xinjiang China, by Jay Dautcher
Reviewed by Kelly Hammond

Egypt’s Culture Wars: Politics and Practice, by Samia Mehrez
Reviewed by Elliott Colla

Beirut Bereft: The Architecture of the Forsaken and Map of the Derelict, by Ziad Antar (photographs) and Rasha Salti (text)
Reviewed by Sarah A. Rogers

Beaches, Ruins, Resorts: The Politics of Tourism in the Arab World, by Waleed Hazbun
Reviewed by Adel Ait-Ghezala

Inside Fallujah: The Unembedded Story, by Ahmed Mansour
Reviewed by Dahr Jamail

The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism, by Erez Manela
Reviewed by Maggie Clinton

The Claims of Culture at Empire’s End: Syria and Lebanon under French Rule, by Jennifer M. Dueck
Reviewed by Samuel Dolbee

For Better, For Worse: The Marriage Crisis That Made Modern Egypt, by Hanan Kholoussy
Reviewed by Omnia El Shakry


For a list of past reviews, visit the back issues section of the Arab Studies Journal website. For information on how to submit a review, please see the review guidelines. You may also view the list of articles published in this issue here.

Allison Brown
Book Reviews Managing Editor, Arab Studies Journal

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