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NEWTON Year in Review

Since we first launched our New Texts Out Now (NEWTON) page a little more than a year ago,  we have had the opportunity to feature an astonishing range of books and articles for Jadaliyya readers. With authors generously agreeing to discuss their new works, offer background information on their research, and allow us to post excerpts from their books and articles, we have been able to offer first looks at some of the most important new work in the field, from established names and rising stars alike.

This seemed like an opportune moment to look back at the previous year and offer a review of some of the most significant work that has been featured in NEWTON. This is work that spans disciplines, regions, and methodological and theoretical approaches. We offer it for scholars working in the field, as well as teachers and students looking for recently published sources in Middle East Studies.

As always, if you wish to recommend a book to be featured in New Texts Out Now, or if you have just published a book or a peer-reviewed article, please email us at

Lila Abu-Lughod and Anupama Rao, Women’s Rights, Muslim Family Law, and the Politics of Consent

Nadje Al-Ali and Nicola Pratt, “Between Nationalism and Women’s Rights: The Kurdish Women’s Movement in Iraq”

Paul Amar, “Middle East Masculinity Studies: Discourses of ‘Men in Crisis,’ Industries of Gender in Revolution”

Jason Brownlee, Democracy Prevention: The Politics of the US-Egyptian Alliance

Julie A. Carlson and Elisabeth Weber, Speaking About Torture

Ayça Çubukçu, “On Cosmopolitan Occupations: The Case of the World Tribunal on Iraq”

Hamid Dabashi, The Arab Spring: The End of Postcolonialism

Rochelle Davis, Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced

Stephen Day, Regionalism and Rebellion in Yemen: A Troubled Union

Hilal Elver, The Headscarf Controversy: Secularism and Freedom of Religion

Nergis Ertürk, Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey

Belén Fernández, The Imperial Messenger: Thomas Friedman at Work

Nile Green, Bombay Islam: The Religious Economy of the West Indian Ocean, 1840-1915

Adam Hanieh, Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States

Linda Herrera and Asef Bayat, Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North

Karima Khalil, Messages from Tahrir: Signs from Egypt’s Revolution

Roger Owen, The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life

Wendy Pearlman, Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement

Zakia Salime, Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco

Joseph Sassoon, Saddam Hussein’s Ba’th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime

Ella Shohat, Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation

Joshua Stacher, Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt and Syria

Shahla Talebi, Ghosts of Revolution: Rekindled Memories of Imprisonment in Iran

Saadia Toor, The State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan

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