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NEWTON 2012 in Review

We have had the opportunity to highlight an extraordinary series of books and articles on New Texts Out Now this year. Before we make our way into the new year, here are all of the NEWTONs that we published in 2012. Enjoy, and see you in 2013. 

Myriam Ababsa, Badouin Dupret, and Eric Denis, Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East: Case Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey 

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

Gilbert Achcar, “Eichmann in Cairo: The Eichmann Affair in Nasser’s Egypt” 

Ali Ahmida, “Libya, Social Origins of Dictatorship, and the Challenge for Democracy” 

Nadje Al-Ali and Deborah Al-Najar, We Are Iraqis: Aesthetics and Politics in a Time of War 

Nezar AlSayyad, Cairo: Histories of a City 

Betty S. Anderson, The American University of Beirut: Arab Nationalism and Liberal Education 

Amahl Bishara, Back Stories: US News Production and Palestinian Politics 

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

Julie Carlson and Elisabeth Weber, Speaking About Torture 

Hamid Dabashi, The Arab Spring: The End of Postcolonialism 

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

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

Nergis Ertürk, Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey 

Ziad Fahmy, Ordinary Egyptians: Creating the Modern Nation through Popular Culture 

Norman G. Finkelstein, Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel Is Coming to an End 

Khaled Furani, Silencing the Sea: Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry 

James Gelvin, The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know 

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

Pascale Ghazaleh, Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World 

Bassam Haddad, Rosie Bsheer, and Ziad Abu-Rish, The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings: End of an Old Order? 

Nelly Hanna, Artisan Entrepreneurs in Cairo and Early Modern Capitalism (1600-1800) 

Jens Hanssen, “Kafka and Arabs”

Mervat F. Hatem, Literature, Gender, and Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century Egypt: The Life and Works of `A’sha Taymur

Rikke Hostrup Haugbolle and Francesco Cavatorta, “Beyond Ghannouchi: Social Changes and Islamism in Tunisia” 

Linda Herrera, “Youth and Citizenship in the Digital Age: A View from Egypt” 

Steffen Hertog, Princes, Brokers, and Bureaucrats: Oil and the State in Saudi Arabia 

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

Laleh Khalili, Time in the Shadows: Confinement in Counterinsurgencies 

Akram Khater, Embracing the Divine: Gender, Passion, and Politics in the Christian Middle East 

Mark LeVine and Gershon Shafir, Struggle and Survival in Palestine/Israel 

Anne Elizabeth Mayer, Islam and Human Rights: Tradition and Politics 

Farzaneh Milani, Words not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of Movement 

Amy Motlagh, Burying the Beloved: Marriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran 

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

Hakan Özoğlu, From Caliphate to Secular State: Power Struggle in the Early Turkish Republic 

Junaid Rana, Terrifying Muslims: Race and Labor in the South Asian Diaspora 

Mohammad Salama and Rachel Friedman, “Locating the Secular in Sayyid Qutb” 

Omar Jabary Salamanca, Mezna Qato, Kareem Rabie, and Sobhi Samour, Past Is Present: Settler Colonialism in Palestine 

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

Magid Shihade, Not Just a Soccer Game: Colonialism and Conflict Among Palestinians in Israel 

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

Maaike Voorhoeve, Family Law in Islam: Divorce, Marriage, and Women in the Muslim World 

Elisabeth Weber, Living Together: Jacques Derrida’s Communities of Violence and Peace

Ben White, Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination, and Democracy


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