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أفكار سريعة: ماريا فانتابيه حول أكراد سورية

[يلعب أكراد سورية دوراً يزداد بروزاً في الصراع الذي تشهده البلاد؛ وفي السنوات الأخيرة بسطت قوات حزب الاتحاد الديمقراطي PYD سيطرتها الفعلية على معظم الأراضي الواقعة في شمال سورية التي يشكل الأكراد جزءاً كبيراً من سكانها. في آذار/مارس 2016، ...

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New Texts Out Now: Ala'a Shehabi and Marc Owen Jones, Bahrain's Uprising: Resistance and Repression in the Gulf

Alaʾa Shehabi and Marc Owen Jones, editors, Bahrain's Uprising: Resistance and Repression in the Gulf. London: Zed Books, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you put together this book? Alaʾa Shehabi and Marc Owen Jones (AS & MOJ): ...

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الكاتدرائية

[قصة للكاتب الأميركي ريموند كارفر. ترجمة  عبد الكريم بدرخان لـ "جدلية"] الرجل الأعمى، وهو صديق قديم لزوجتي، كان قادماً لقضاء الليلة عندنا. تُوفيتْ زوجتُه منذ فترة، ولذا كان في زيارةٍ عند أقرباء زوجته في ...

Critical Readings in Political Economy

Welcome to the first installment of Critical Readings in Political Economy. This column will appear on a monthly basis and will discuss work—mostly new—in the discipline. It will address the disciplinary residue of Cold War post-colonial ...


ديوان النثر العربي لأدونيس في أربعة أجزاء

أمثلة في التحرّر من القواعد يضيء العنوان الذي يستخدمه أدونيس لكتابه الجديد «ديوان النثر العربي»، الصادر في أربعة أجزاء عن دار بدايات، سوريا (2012)، آراء سابقة طرحها وتبناها الشاعر في كتاباته النظرية وحواراته ومقالاته ومشاريعه الثقافية بدءاً من مجلة «شعر» مروراً بـ «مواقف» وانتهاء بمجلة «الآخر» التي أُطلقت حديثاً.  وهذه الآراء تتعلق  بطبيعة اللغة الشعرية، وبمرجعية تجربة الحداثة في الشعر العربي، وبأفق التجريب الذي تندرج فيه  هذه التجربة. فالعودة إلى النثر الفني، وقراءته من جديد بذائقة جديدة، ووضع مختارات في أربعة مجلدات تحت عنوان «ديوان» إنما يشكك بوضع هذه الكتابات ذات الطابع الفني المختلف تحت عنوان «نثر»، الذي ليس كافياً للتعبير عن المخزون الفني ...

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Constellations: Searching for the Global Suburb

[Figure 1: Suburban Tripoli? The Urban Fringes of Tripoli, Lebanon. Image by Author.]

Conference Review: A Suburban Revolution? An International Conference on Bringing the Fringe to the Centre of Global Urban Research and Practice Suburbanization is the crucial aspect of twenty first century urban development, as now most global urban growth is in the form of peripheral or suburban development. This is the central claim made by the organizers of A Suburban Revolution? An International Conference on Bringing the Fringe to the Centre of Global Urban Research and Practice.[1] The Suburban Revolution? conference is part of a Canadian-funded Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) entitled “Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land, and Infrastructure in ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (November 19)

[Riyadh Flood, 16 November 2013. Image from Kuwaitiful.com]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations Thaw in US-Iran relations prompts alarm in Gulf states Simeon Kerr analyzes the Gulf states’ anxiety over talks between Washington and Tehran. Two old foes unite against Tehran Uzi Mahnaimi writes on the cooperation of Saudi and Israeli intelligence agencies on plans for a possible attack on ...

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Mohamed Mahmoud: The Revolutionary Romance Continues

[2 December 2011, graffiti in Mohamed Mahmoud St. Image originally posted to Flickr by Gigi Ibrahim]

On Friday 25 November 2011, one week after the Mohamed Mahmoud events, I was standing near one of the entrances to the Sadat metro station, its tunnels spreading beneath Tahrir Square like a spider’s web. I saw a man wearing a heavy brown galabeya turn to a man walking beside him, and ask: “Where is that street...Mohamed Mahmoud?” During a moment of the “revolutionary romance” I was experiencing, I imagined this man’s day. I imagined that he woke up in his bed in a small village far away from Cairo, and that he put on his galabeya and decided to come to Cairo to see the site of the battle for himself. It was this romance ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (November 18)

[28 November 2011, as Egyptians and security forces embrace for the second anniversary of Mohammed Mahmoud St. massacre that took place from 19 - 24 November 2011. Egyptians at the time took the streets in a peaceful protest against the military rule, however, the security forces brutally attacked protesters. The Arabic graffiti on Mohammad Mahmoud St. reads:

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  June 30: From a Revolution to a Coup Dina el-Khawaga argues that Egypt is going through a “soft coup” Egypt's NSF to Commemorate Mohamed Mahmoud Anniversary A coalition of liberal and secular parties to commemorate Mohamed Mahmoud deadly clashes. Police Warn against 'Aggression' on Mohamed Mahmoud Clashes Anniversary Interior Ministry takes ...

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Syria Media Roundup (November 18)

[Dahr Al-Mghara Neighborhood, Homs. 12 November 2013. Via Lens Young Homsi.]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]  Regional and International Perspectives Khoury’s Talismans Vijay Prashad speaks with famed novelist Elias Khoury, who is pessimistic about developments in Syria.  The Full Scoop on the Palestinian Role in the Azaz Hostage Deal “The document informed them of the role undertaken by the Palestinian National Authority in helping secure the ...

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سنة 1962 كحدث واستعارة في التواريخ الشفوية للنساء في الجزائر

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فيما يلي ملخص لبعض الأفكار التي أستقصيها في دراستي القادمة التي ستصدر عن مطبعة جامعة مانشستر: شقيقاتنا المقاتلات: الأمة، الذاكرة والجندر في الجزائر، 1954 – 2012 "لم أفعل شيئاً بعد الحرب" كانت هذه المقولة، أو التنويعات عليها، أحد الأجوبة الأكثر شيوعاً التي حصلتُ عليها حين سألتُ النساء الجزائريات، وخاصة الريفيات منهنّ، اللواتي شاركْنَ في حرب التحرير (1954- 62): ماذا فعلتنَّ بعد الاستقلال؟ كانت النساء اللواتي حاورتهنّ يتحدّثْنَ لساعات عمّا فعلْنهُ أثناء الحرب (قلن إنهنّ يستطعْنَ التحدث أياماً وأسابيعَ عن الأمر). وحين عدتُ إلى سنة 1962، نظرْنَ إليّ، وعلى وجوههنّ علامة استفهام: لماذا تريدين أن تعرفي عن هذا؟ إن وجهة النظر هذه، حول سنة 1962، كـ ...

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Last Week on Jadaliyya (November 11-17)

This is a selection of what you might have missed on Jadaliyya last week. It also includes a list of the most read articles and roundups. Progressively, we will be featuring more content on our "Last Week on Jadaliyya" series. On Why Struggles over Urban Space Matter: An Interview with David Harvey The Rise and Fall of the Salafi al-Nour Party in Egypt Syria’s Kurds and Turkey Regulating Sex/Religion: Secular Citizenship and the Politics of Diasporic Difference Jadaliyya Launches Critical Currents in Islam (CCI) Page Roundtable on The Future of Islamism: A Starting Point In the Shadow of Malala: The West’s ...

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Call for Papers: Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies Graduate Student Conference (New York, 27-28 February 2014)

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Call For Papers: MESAAS Graduate Conference 2014 27-28 February 2014 Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies Columbia University in the City of New York Abstract Deadline: 1 January 2014 The organizing committee of the 2014 MESAAS Graduate Student Conference at Columbia University is pleased to invite paper and panel submissions addressing themes that broadly relate to the MESAAS regions, including but not limited to the following: Literatures and aesthetics (Classical, early modern, and contemporary genres of imaginative literature; the visual and performing arts; cinema studies) Knowledge systems, classical and contemporary (in ...

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The Israeli Government Insists on Challenging the International Will and Approves (The National Park) Settlement Plan in Jerusalem

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[The following report was issued by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) on 17 November 2013.] The Israeli Government Insists on Challenging the International Will and Approves (The National Park) Settlement Plan in Jerusalem The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the decision of the Israeli government to approve the “National Park” plan, which would confiscate 740 dunums of Palestinian lands in the villages of al-Tur and al-Issawiya in East Jerusalem.   While stressing the legal status of East Jerusalem as an occupied a city, PCHR emphasizes that the plan is part of the Israeli government’s plans to create a Jewish ...

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On Why Struggles over Urban Space Matter: An Interview with David Harvey

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Why do urban struggles matter in projects of social change? What is the importance of reclaiming public space in social movements? And at this gloomy global moment of extreme urban disparities and social inequalities, how do we re-think what is possible? For insights on these questions, we interviewed David Harvey on 24 October 2013. Harvey is the Distinguished Professor of Anthropology & Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), Director of The Center for Place, Culture and Politics, and author of numerous groundbreaking books including Social Justice and the City (1973), The Limits to Capital (1982), Spaces ...

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The Civilian Administration of the Insurgency in Aleppo

[An overview of the situation in Aleppo as of September 2013. Red areas are under government control.]

While the human and financial means were limited, civilian institutions have nevertheless emerged in a few months in the zones conquered by the insurrection movement in Northern Syria. This experience of reconstructing an administrative system through the bottom-up has enabled to restart the public service system and constitutes the basis for an alternative to the Damascus regime. The management of Eastern Aleppo by the armed opposition thus constitutes both a strategic and a political challenge. The areas controlled by the insurgency in the country’s second city account for probably—the figure is uncertain—over a million inhabitants, and their management represents a ...

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New Texts Out Now: Farha Ghannam, Live and Die Like a Man: Gender Dynamics in Urban Egypt

Farha Ghannam, Live and Die Like a Man: Gender Dynamics in Urban Egypt. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2013. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Farha Ghannam (FG): The study of gender in the Middle East has been largely approached through the question of women. While this focus has been very productive in that it generated a rich body of literature that countered many simplistic assumptions about women as passive and powerless, little attention has been paid to men as gendered ...

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MOOCs Coming to the Arab World

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] The growing phenomenon of MOOCs (massive open online courses) is no longer contained to the English language. After announcing partnerships that will create MOOCs in Chinese and in French, EdX recently announced ...

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The Death of Abdelqader Saleh

A spokesperson for the Syrian rebels’ Supreme Military Command just confirmed to me that Abdelqader Saleh, the military leader of the Tawhid Brigade in Aleppo, is dead. Saleh was one of the commanders hit in an airstrike a few days ago, or more likely a series of strikes. Three of the Tawhid Brigade’s “division commanders” (s. qa’id firqa) were reportedly killed at the same time, and the political leader Abdelaziz Salame was injured. Salame then appeared in a film taken at the hospital, ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (November 19)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Diyarbakır Meeting Erdoğan Seeks Barzani Help in Kurdish Bid and Elections Murat Yetkin comments on the Diyarbakır meeting between Prime Minister Erdoğan and Iraqi Kurdish ...

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Two from the Counter-Revolution

Each of the stories in Sherif Thabet’s 2011 collection, The Couch Party (Hizb al-Kanaba), explores the everyday violence, hypocrisy and despair of Egypt’s demobilized majority. The Couch Party is, of course, the revolutionary term for those who did not participate in the 25 January Uprising, those who preferred to watch it on television, and those who decided it was safer to stay at home until things calmed down again. In Thabet’s telling, the Couch Party is a critical force of counter-revolution whose ...

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الجزائر تلقي الحجاب

["إذا أردنا أن نضرب المجتمع الجزائري في صميم بنيته وفي قدرته على المقاومة، فيجب علينا قبل كل شيء كسب النساء، ويجب علينا السعي للبحث عنهن خلف الحجاب حيث يتوارين، وفي المنازل حيث يخفيهن الرجل"، لم تكن هذه المقولة للمستعمِر الفرنسي التي يأتي فرانز فانون على ذكرها في مقدمة مقالته "الجزائر تلقي الحجاب"، سوى واحدة من ترددات سياسة التدمير الثقافي التي اتّبعها الاستعمار في الجزائر لتفكيك المجتمع وتفتيته، مستهدفاً أحد أركانه الأساسية لا سيّما وقد كانت المرأة الجزائرية ركيزة أساسية في نضال ...

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The Khsara Club, Arab Women Who Don't Get Married in Time: An Interview with Suha Araj

It is not easy to talk about sex in any community and that could not be more true for the Arab and Arab-American one. So when the characters in the short film, “The Cup Reader,” openly grappled with the regulation of sex and virginity to the cascading laughter of a diverse audience at the DC Palestinian Film Festival, I was intrigued about the filmmaker. Suha Araj is a young Palestinian American woman who grew up in Ohio and now lives in New York via San Francisco. Her work explores the displacement of ...

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This is a Dream Come True: An Exhibition by Ali Abdel Mohsen

This is a Dream Come True An exhibition by Ali Abdel Mohsen October 2013 Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo   This is a Dream Come True is Ali Abdel Mohsen's third solo exhibition and reflects his sense of humor, as well as his interest in current events and the recent massive changes of his hometown. But the exhibition and its ironic title also reflect his fascination with comics, pulp fiction, and sci-fi films. The city he presents through ink drawings on cardboard is apocalyptic yet captivating; the ...

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Bodies and Borders: An Interview with Ella Shohat

Scholar Ella Habiba Shohat has long dealt with the real and imaginary boundary lines that inform some of the most insidious conflicts of our times. She defines herself as an "Arab-Jew" of Jewish-Baghdadi background, who has made the United States her adopted home, where she is Professor of Cultural Studies at New York University. Her 1989 book ("Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation," 1989), makes apparent the construction of the Occident and the Orient in ...

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جولة عبر محطات خط سكة حديد درعا ـ حيفا

[مرّت في الرابع من أكتوبر/تشرين الأول ذكرى افتتاح خط السكّة الحديدية الواصلة بين المدينتين حيفا ودرعا في العام 1905. كانت انطلاقة هذا الخط في عهد الدولة العثمانية جزءاً من مشروعها الحداثي لتعزيز سلطتها عبر ربط المناطق الاستراتيجية في هذا الشق من امبراطوريتها المتداعية حينذاك. حمل القطار معه تغييرات حياتية اجتماعية واقتصادية وسياسية شتى إلى المدن والقرى التي مر بها وساهم في تطورها وتطور أهلها. إلا أنه، كما هو الحال في بقاع أخرى، كان أداة وظفها الاستعمار لبسط سيطرته ونفوذه في الأراضي التي ...

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Fugitive Markets and Arrested Mobilities: Gaziantep’s Iranian Bazaar

Under the auspices of ongoing negotiations between the Iranian state and the P5+1 over the former’s nuclear program and the crippling economic sanctions unleashed by the latter on Iran and its citizens, Moharram proceedings are nonetheless underway full-force in Tehran. Even in Meydoone-e Kajj of Tehran’s Saadat Abad, at the center of the capital’s northern upscale edge and green-turned-purple core, and even against an internationally engineered seventy per cent currency devaluation, one is faced with ...

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Jadaliyya Launches Critical Currents in Islam (CCI) Page

Jadaliyya’s Critical Currents in Islam Page engages with a broad range of topics related to Islam as it is interpreted, practiced, and contested in political, cultural, and economic arenas throughout the world. The page is a place for fresh and critical perspectives on many of the issues that have defined internal discussions within Muslim majority societies and a space for highlighting new directions and discussions. Comments and contributions are welcome at cci@jadaliyya.com. CCI poses important ...

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