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An Arab Ambassador in the Mediterranean World: The Travels of Muhammad ibn 'Uthman al-Miknasi, 1779-1788

by Nabil Matar

This book provides translated selections from the writings of Muhammad Ibn Othman al-Miknasi (d. 1799). The only writings by an Arab-Muslim in the pre-modern period that present a comparative perspective, his...


The Kurdish Issue in Turkey: A Spatial Perspective

by Zeynep Gambetti & Joost Jongerden

This volume gives a thorough and comprehensive analysis of the Kurdish issue in Turkey from a spatial perspective that takes into account geographical variations in identity formation, exclusion and political...


Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World

by Abir Hamdar & Lindsey Moore

Whereas most studies of Islamism focus on politics and religious ideology, this book analyses the ways in which Islamism in the Arab world is defined, reflected, transmitted and contested in a variety of creative...


The Daeva Cult in the Gathas: An Ideological Archaeology of Zoroastrianism

by Amir Ahmadi

Addressing the question of the origins of the Zoroastrian religion, this book argues that the intransigent opposition to the cult of the daēvas, the ancient Indo-Iranian gods, is the root of the development...


The Italians

by John Hooper

A vivid and surprising portrait of the Italian people from an admired foreign correspondent

How did a nation that spawned the Renaissance also produce the Mafia? And why does Italian have twelve words for coat...


Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia

by Stella R. Quah

Research on the family has expanded considerably across Asia but studies tend to be fragmented, focusing on narrow issues within limited areas (cities, towns, small communities) and may not be accessible to...


The City in the Muslim World: Depictions by Western Travel Writers

by Mohammad Gharipour & Nilay Ozlu

Presenting a critical, yet innovative, perspective on the cultural interactions between the "East" and the "West", this book questions the role of travel in the production of knowledge and in the construction...


Al Jazeera and Democratization: The Rise of the Arab Public Sphere

by Ezzeddine Abdelmoula

Al Jazeera and Democratization analyses the increasing role of the media in political transformations with a special emphasis on the Arab world. Taking the Al Jazeera media network as a case study, the author...


Sufism and Politics in Morocco: Activism and Dissent

by Abdelilah Bouasria

Presenting a political history and sociology of Moroccan Sufism from colonialism to the modern day, this book studies the Sufi model of Master and Disciple in relation to social and political life, comparing...


The Turkish Deep State: State Consolidation, Civil-Military Relations and Democracy

by Mehtap Söyler

The deep state ranks among the most critical issues in Turkish politics. This book traces its origins and offers an explanation of the emergence and trajectory of the deep state; the meaning and function of...


The Re-Emergence of the Single State Solution in Palestine/Israel: Countering an Illusion

by Cherine Hussein

Providing the first in-depth intellectual and organizational mapping of the single state idea's recent resurgence in Palestine/Israel, this book enquires into its nature as a phenomenon of resistance, as well...


Boom Winter 2014: A Journal of California

by Jon Christensen

Thoughtful, provocative, and playful, Boom: A Journal of California aims to create a lively conversation about the vital social, cultural, and political issues of our times, in California and the world beyond....


Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

by Brian Meeks

A well-known public intellectual's intense engagement with politics in the contemporary Caribbean


Community Economic Development in Social Work

by Steven D. Soifer, Joseph B. McNeely & Cathy Costa

Community economic development (CED) is an increasingly essential factor in the revitalization of low- to moderate-income communities. This cutting-edge text explores the intersection of CED and social work...


Urban Politics and Cultural Capital: The Case of Chinese Opera

by Ma Haili

This is the first book to take an interdisciplinary approach to the story of the Shanghai Yue Opera, bringing history, arts management, central and regional government policy, urbanisation, gender, media, and...


Berlin

by Rory Maclean

Why are we drawn to certain cities? Perhaps because of a story read in childhood. Or a chance teenage meeting. Or maybe simply because the place touches us, embodying in its tribes, towers and history an aspect...


Indigenous Studies and Engaged Anthropology: The Collaborative Moment

by Paul Sillitoe

Advancing the rising field of engaged or participatory anthropology that is emerging at the same time as increased opposition from Indigenous peoples to research, this book offers critical reflections on research...


The Making of a Postsecular Society: A Durkheimian Approach to Memory, Pluralism and Religion in Turkey

by Massimo Rosati

Based on a rigorous construction of theoretical categories and on a close scrutiny of the common challenges confronting Europe and its Turkish neighbour long considered 'other' with regard to the accommodation...


Routledge Handbook of the Arab Spring: Rethinking Democratization

by Larbi Sadiki

The self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi in Tunisia in December 2010 heralded the arrival of the 'Arab Spring,' a startling, yet not unprecedented, era of profound social and political upheaval.

The meme of...


Students and Resistance in Palestine: Books, Guns and Politics

by Ido Zelkovitz

Exploring the Palestinian Student Movement from an historical and sociological perspective, this book demonstrates how Palestinian national identity has been built in the absence of national institutions, whilst...