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New Texts Out Now: January 2013 Back to School Edition

As we kick off the spring 2013 semester, Jadaliyya would like to remind you of some of the most creative and groundbreaking works in Middle East studies that we have featured in our New Texts Out Now (NEWTON) page. Since we launched this page in 2011, we have had the opportunity to share with you unique interviews by authors and excerpts from their new and forthcoming publications.

Here you will find a list divided by topic of some of these texts that you may find particularly useful pedagogically. We encourage you to integrate these into your curricula during this semester and beyond. To stay up to date with ongoing discussions by scholars and instructors in the field, sign up for Jadaliyya’s Pedagogy Section.

We wish you the best in the new semester!


Arabs and Muslims in America

Nadine Naber, Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism

Stephen Sheehi, Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims

Arab Uprisings

Hamid Dabashi, The Arab Spring: The End of Postcolonialism

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

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


Nezar AlSayyad, Cairo: Histories of a City

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

Mervat Hatem, Literature, Gender, and Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century Egypt


Noga Efrati, Women in Iraq: Past Meets Present

Nicola Pratt, “The Gender Logics of Resistance to the "War on Terror"


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

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


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

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


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

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

Maaike Voorhoeve, Family Law in Islam


Rochelle Davis, Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced

Marcy Jane Knopf-Newman, The Politics of Teaching Palestine to Americans

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

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

Saudi Arabia

Madawi Al-Rasheed, A Most Masculine State: Gender, Politics, and Religion in Saudi Arabia

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

Torture and Detainment

Julie Carlson and Elisabeth Weber, Speaking about Torture

Lisa Hajjar, Torture: A Sociology of Violence and Human Rights

Laleh Khalili, Time in the Shadows: Confinement in Counterinsurgencies


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

John M. Willis, Unmaking North and South: Cartographies of the Yemeni Past, 1857-1934

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