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Cities Media Roundup (March 2017)

[This is a monthly roundup of news articles, and other materials related to urban issues in the region, and beyond. It does not reflect the views of the Cities Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send recommendations for inclusion in the Cities Media Roundup to, mentioning “Roundup” in the subject line. We also welcome your submissions to the Cities Page: please check details on]   Urban Development Dubai as Manhattan Resembling New York in its towering skyscrapers, high-rise buildings, multimillion-dollar apartments and bustling tourist ...

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Media on Media Roundup (March 30)

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup covers several important topics affecting the MENA mediascape. A terror attack in London prompted the British government to ask that its security services be granted access to encrypted applications like Whatsapp, thought to be essential for planning the assault. In other news, Forbes Middle East comments on a British and US-issued electronics ban that prohibits the use of laptops and tablets on board direct flights from several Middle Eastern airports. Meanwhile, in Lebanon, journalist Maria Maalouf is set to be questioned by the Lebanese ...

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The Naksa Fifty Years Later: New Sources, Questions, and Approaches to the '67 War (Conference at Harvard)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies  presents a conference The Naksa Fifty Years Later:   New Sources, Questions, and Approaches to the '67 War March 30-31, 2017  William James Hall, Lecture Hall B1,  Lower Level Harvard University, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA    On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the June 1967 War, this workshop seeks to explore new approaches to understand and rethink this pivotal and transformative moment in the history of the modern Middle East. At stake is the search for new sources that can shed light on the ...

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Political Economy Project Book Prize Competition: Call For Books Published in 2016

2017 BOOK PRIZE COMPETITION The Political Economy Project (PEP) is pleased to invite nominations for our 2017 Middle East Political Economy Book Prize. PEP aims to recognize and disseminate exceptional critical work on the political economy of the Middle East. While the book must have a political economy theme, we welcome nominations from across academic disciplines. Submissions will be read and judged by a committee drawn from PEP’s membership. Eligible texts must have been published in 2016 and can be either Arabic or English language. ...

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The World in the City and the City in the World: Reading the Janet Abu-Lughod Library

For a young scholar, a figure like Janet Abu-Lughod can seem almost impossibly prolific. Among the fields to which Abu-Lughod made celebrated contributions, we find urban sociology, world systems theory, studies of colonialism, and racial injustice (from Palestine, to the United States, to Morocco!), the history of Cairo, globalization, the politics of neighborhood preservation, and the cause of women in academia. Her refusal to compromise between breadth and depth seems to contrast with our own academic worlds, where curiosity is confined to ever-narrowing niches of the job market. Yet, as ...

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New Texts Out Now: Henri Lauzière, The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century

Henri Lauzière, The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Henri Lauzière (HL): I wrote the book in an attempt to solve a nagging problem in Islamic intellectual history. For the last three decades or so, scholars who sought to define and tell the story of Salafism always faced something of a paradox. On the one hand, a lot of the secondary literature tells us that Salafism, or salafiyya, was a movement of Islamic modernism associated with Muslim reformers of the late nineteenth ...

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الوضع العارض والمؤقت للشباب: ريادة الأعمال ليست حلاً

الوضع العارض والمؤقت (precarity*) للشباب: ريادة الأعمال ليست حلاً “لقد دُفعَ شباب اليوم إلى حالة عارضة ومؤقتة، دون طريقة لمعرفة إن كانت انتقالية أو دائمة”. زيجمونت باومان – الحداثة ونتائجها (2004) في عام 2011، العام الذي خرجتْ فيه الجماهير في أنحاء العالم العربي إلى الشوارع مطالبة بالكرامة والخبز والعدالة الاجتماعية اشتهر كتاب عالم اقتصاد العمل غاي ستاندنغ Guy Standing الذي حمل عنوان “البريكاريات: الطبقة الجديدة والخطيرة". وبالرغم من أن كتاب ستاندنغ عن العمالة والحياة وسط القلق في القرن الواحد والعشرين لا يدرس الأحداث في هذه المنطقة إلا أنه يتحدث بوضوح أكبر عن واقعٍ ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (March 28)

[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 by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations Big Oil’s Plan to Buy Into the Shale Boom “Big Oil’s dive into shale could weaken the hand of Saudi Arabia and other big exporters by raising U.S.”  Saudi government won't issue domestic ...

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