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Crowds and Politics in North Africa: Tunisia, Algeria and Libya

by Andrea Khalil

This book  takes predominant crowd theory to task, questioning received ideas about 'mob psychology' that remain prevalent today. It is a synchronic study of crowds, crowd dynamics and the relationships of...


The Middle East in World Politics

by Mohammed Ayoob

The Middle East is, and has always been, of major global economic and political importance. First published in 1981, this edited collection analyses many of the crucial issues that have had international repercussions...


Why the Cocks Fight

by Michele Wucker

Like two roosters in a fighting arena, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are encircled by barriers of geography and poverty. They co-inhabit the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, but their histories are as deeply...


Understanding the Tea Party Movement

by Nella Van Dyke & David S. Meyer

Although there is a long history of conservative movements in America, the library of social movement studies leans heavily to the left. The Tea Party movement, its sudden emergence and its uncertain fate, provides...


Transitional Justice and Human Rights in Morocco: Negotiating the Years of Lead

by Fadoua Loudiy

This book examines the Moroccan experience of transitional justice, more specifically the negotiation of the legacy of the period commonly referred to as the Years of Lead. This period of Moroccan history roughly...


Israel and the Palestinian Refugee Issue: The Formulation of Policy, 1948-1956

by Jacob Tovy

Examining the development of Israel's policy toward the Palestinian refugee issue, this book spans the period following the first Arab-Israeli War until the mid-1950s, when the basic principles of Israel's policy...


The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt

by David Giffels

In The Hard Way on Purpose, David Giffels takes us on an insider’s journey through the wreckage and resurgence of America’s Rust Belt. A native who never knew the good times, yet never abandoned his hometown...


Developments in Israeli Public Administration

by Moshe Maor

The "Israeli History, Politics and Society" series comprises multidisciplinary studies that range from elections and the Yom Kippur war to the search for a true Israeli identity and the various initiatives to...


Israel: the First Hundred Years: Volume I: Israel's Transition from Community to State

by Efraim Karsh

The Zionist Movement was born in the wake of Jewish emancipation in Western Europe, and at a time of increased persecution in Eastern Europe. This volume addresses the intellectual, social and political ramifications...


Dissident Writing of Arab Women: Voices Against Violence

by Brinda J. Mehta

Dissident Writings of Arab Women: Voices Against Violence analyzes the links between creative dissidence and inscriptions of violence in the writings of a selected group of postcolonial Arab women.

The female...


Rice Wars in Colonial Vietnam: The Great Famine and the Viet Minh Road to Power

by Geoffrey C. Gunn

This book offers the first detailed English-language examination of the Great Vietnamese Famine of 1945, which left at least a million dead, and links it persuasively to the largely unexpected Viet Minh seizure...


You and Yours

by Naomi Shihab Nye

A beloved, best-selling American poet with an international reputation celebrates the sacred in all things.


Oman - The Islamic Democratic Tradition

by Hussein Ghubash

Oman is the inheritor of a unique political tradition, the imama (imamate), and has a special place in the Arab Islamic world. From the eighth century and for more than a thousand years, the story of Oman was...


Modern Palestinian Literature and Culture

by Ami Elad-Bouskila

Studies of Palestinian society, economy, and politics are appearing with increasing frequency, but works in English about Palestinian literature, particularly that written in Israel, are still scarce. This book...


Handbook on Social Stratification in the BRIC Countries: Change and Perspective

by K L SHARMA & CELI SCALON

Along with the fast growing economy, the term “BRICs” was coined to represent the newly emerging countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China. The enhanced economy in these countries has largely improved...


Muslims and Christians in Norman Sicily: Arabic-Speakers and the End of Islam

by Dr Alexander Metcalfe & Alex Metcalfe

The social and linguistic history of medieval Sicily is both intriguing and complex. Before the Muslim invasion of 827, the islanders spoke dialects of either Greek or Latin or both. On the arrival of the Normans...


How to Be Danish: A Journey to the Cultural Heart of Denmark

by Patrick Kingsley

Denmark is the country of the moment. Recently named the happiest nation in the world, it’s the home of The Killing and Noma, the world’s best (and most eccentric) restaurant. We wear their sweaters, watch...


Persian Sufi Poetry: An Introduction to the Mystical Use of Classical Persian Poems

by J. T. P. de Bruijn

Focuses on the poems rather than on their authors. Surveys the development of Persian mystical poetry, dealing first with the relation between Sufism and literature and then with the four main genres of the...


Islamic Endowments in Jerusalem Under British Mandate

by Yitzhak Reiter

Yitzhak Reiter presents a picture of the role of Islam in mandatory Jerusalem through the resources of the Waqf. The prevalent image of institutionalized corruption within the Waqf system is not completely supported...


Women in Early Imperial China

by Bret Hinsch

Recognized as the leading work in the field, this introductory survey offers the first sustained history of women in the early imperial era. Now in a revised edition that incorporates the latest scholarship...