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Arab Studies Journal Announces Fall 2015 Issue

In this issue (See Table of Contents below), we are honored to feature Ella Shohat’s “The Question of Judeo-Arabic” groundbreaking interrogation of the premises and frameworks associated with the rubric of “Judeo-Arabic language.” Suliman al-Atiqi “The Origins of Kuwaiti Nationalism: Rashid Rida’s Influence on Kuwaiti National Identity” engages the philosophical, religious, and national foundations of Kuwaiti institutions and identities.  We are also privileged to be featuring two special sections in this issue. A special section on Iraq features literary, environmental, political, and historiographic analyses as well as a roundtable on the challenges of researching Iraq today. Zainab Saleh, this special section’s editor introduces these pieces in her “Disinterring Iraq: Writing Silenced Histories of Nation, Nature, and State.” Our second special section, “New Paradigms Factory,” is born of a fruitful joint collaboration between researchers working in and studying Algeria, Lebanon, and Sudan, as well as the Arab Council for Social Sciences (ACSS) and ASJ. We are honored to be featuring the first bouquet of peer-reviewed articles produced by grantees of ACSS, the new formidable effort to empower social science in the region. Paul Amar, this special section editor, introduces this set of articles in “New Paradigms of Popular Sovereignty in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings.” 
 

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ARAB STUDIES JOURNAL
VOL. XXIII, NO. 1


Editors’ Note 

ARTICLES

The Question of Judeo-Arabic
Ella Shohat

The Origins of Kuwaiti Nationalism: Rashid Rida’s Influence on Kuwaiti National Identity
Suliman Al-Atiqi

SPECIAL SECTION: IRAQ

Disinterring Iraq: Writing Silenced Histories of Nation, Nature, and State
Special Section Editor Zainab Saleh

The National Park: Reviving Eden in Iraq’s Marshes
Bridget L. Guarasci

Politics, Economy, and Ideology in Iraqi Kurdistan since 2003: Enduring Trends and Novel Challenges
Michiel Leezenberg

Writing the Dismembered Nation: The Aesthetics of Horror in Iraqi Narratives of War
Haytham Bahoora

Deconstructing Destruction: The Second Gulf War and the New Historiography of Twentieth-Century Iraq
Orit Bashkin

Roundtable Perspectives: Researching Iraq Today
Mona Damluji, Arbella Bet-Shlimon, Alda Benjamen, Saleem Al-Bahloly, Haytham Bahoora, Caecilia Pieri, Bridget L. Guarasci, Zainab Saleh, and Peter Sluglett

SPECIAL SECTION: NEW PARADIGMS FACTORY

New Paradigms of Popular Sovereignty in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings
Special Section Editor Paul Amar

State, Sovereignty, and Labor Movements in Algeria: Autonomous Unions Take Action
Hocine Zobiri

Making Spaces for Communal Sovereignty: The Story of Beirut's Dalieh
Abir Saksouk-Sasso

Evicting Sovereignty: Lebanon's Housing Tenants from Citizens to Obstacles
Nadine Bekdache

The Gendering of Spaces and Institutions of Islamic Sovereignty in Contemporary Sudan
Akram Abdel Gayoum Abbas


REVIEWS

Reclaiming Iraq: The 1920 Revolution and the Foundation of the Modern State, by Abbas Kadhim
Reviewed by Edith Szanto

Red Star over Iraq: Iraqi Communism before Saddam, by Johan Franzen
Reviewed by Kevin Jones

Sectarianism in Iraq: Antagonistic Visions of Unity, by Fanar Haddad
Reviewed by Carl Shook

Conflicting Narratives: War, Trauma, and Memory in Iraqi Culture, edited by Stephan Milich, Friederike Pannewick, and Leslie Tramontini
Reviewed by Amir Moosavi

Saddam Hussein’s Ba‘th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime, by Joseph Sassoon
Reviewed by Weldon C. Matthews

Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965–1976, by Abdel Razzaq Takriti
Reviewed by John Chalcraft

Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive, by Hala Halim
Reviewed by Samah Selim

The Orphan Scandal: Christian Missionaries and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, by Beth Baron
Reviewed by Mona L. Russell

An Incurable Past: Nasser’s Egypt Then and Now, by Meriam Belli
Reviewed by Paul Sedra

Global Muslims in the Age of Steam and Print, edited by James L. Gelvin and Nile Green
Reviewed by Michael Christopher Low

Ottoman Refugees, 1878–1939, by Isa Blumi
Reviewed by Jeffery Dyer

The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary during Global Crisis, by T. J. Demos
Reviewed by Tammer Salah El-Sheikh

Tribal Modern: Branding New Nations in the Arab Gulf, by miriam cooke
Reviewed by Matthew MacLean

The Superlative City: Dubai and the Urban Condition in the Early Twenty-First Century, edited by Ahmed Kanna
Reviewed by Rosie Bsheer

Business Politics in the Middle East, edited by Steffen Hertog, Giacomo Luciani, and Marc Valeri
Reviewed by Hannes Baumann

REVIEW ESSAYS

Enough Already! Alternatives to Orientalist Feminism
by Nadine Naber

  • Do Muslim Women Need Saving?, by Lila Abu-Lughod
  • Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism, by Karima Bennoune

Modernity, Identity, and Technology in Palestine before the Nakba
by Alex Winder

  • Arab Christians in British Mandate Palestine: Communalism and Nationalism, 1917–1948, by Noah Haiduc-Dale
  • The Storyteller of Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, 1904–1948, by Wasif Jawhariyyeh, edited and introduced by Salim Tamari and Issam Nassar, translated by Nada Elzeer
  • Memoirs of an Early Arab Feminist: The Life and Activism of Anbara Salam Khalidi, by Anbara Salam Khalidi, translated by Tarif Khalidi
  • “This Is Jerusalem Calling”: State Radio in Mandate Palestine, by Andrea L. Stanton 

 

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