In this interview, Jonathan Adler, managing editor of Tadween Publishing, sits down with Ziad Abu-Rish to discuss The Dawn of the Uprisings, the growth of Jadaliyya as an archive, and the current wave of protests across the Middle East and North Africa.
About the Book
The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings sheds light on the historical background and initial impact of the mass uprisings that have shaken the Arab world since December 2010, edited by Jadaliyya Co-Editors Bassam Haddad, Rosie Bsheer, and Ziad Abu-Rish. The book brings together the best writers from the online journal Jadaliyya, which has established itself as an unparalleled source of information and critical analysis on the Middle East.
The authors, many of whom live in the countries affected, provide unique understanding and first-hand accounts of events that have received superficial and partial coverage in Western and Arab media alike. While the book focuses on those states that have been most affected by the uprisings, it also covers the impact on Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq.
The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings covers the full range of issues involved in these historic events, from political economy and the role of social media, to international politics, gender, and labor, making this the ideal one-stop introduction to the events for the novice and specialist alike.
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Ziad Abu-Rish is Assistant Professor of History at Ohio University, where he also directs the Middle East and North Africa Studies Certificate Program. His research explores state formation, economic development, and popular mobilizations in the Middle East, with a particular focus on Lebanon and Jordan. He is co-editor of The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings: End of an Old Order? (2012) and Critical Voices: Interviews From and On the Middle East (2014). Abu-Rish serves on the editorial teams of both the Arab Studies Journal and Jadaliyya E-zine.
Jonathan Adler graduated from Yale University in 2017. He is the Managing Editor of Tadween Publishing and a contributor to Jadaliyya E-zine. Jonathan is also the Engaging Books Pedagogy JadMag Editor at the Middle East Studies Pedagogy Initiative (MESPI). His work has been published in Jewish Historical Studies: Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England and the North Carolina Historical Review.