Category: Books

Joel S. Migdal on “Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East” (Book Q & A)

Joel S. Migdal on “Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East” (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014 |

Column » By the Book by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 11, 2014:  Joel S. Migdal is one of America’s leading scholars on the Middle East, and his scholarship is on display in his new book, Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East (Columbia University Press, 2014).  Shifting Sands is an […]

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Basma Hamdy — Egypt Now: A Lack of Colour (Book Q & A)

Basma Hamdy — Egypt Now: A Lack of Colour (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] April 7, 2014 |

Author and academic Basma Hamdy says Egypt is going through dark times. INTERVIEW with BASMA HAMDY in HUCK MAGAZINE on MARCH 28, 2014:  On Wednesday night, Egypt’s army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced his long-awaited resignation from the military to prepare a run for the country’s presidency. If he wins the election later in the year – […]

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Jamillah Karim: Muslim Women’s Dress, A Tool of Liberation

[ 0 ] March 25, 2014 |

by JAMILLAH KARIM for FROM THE SQUARE (BLOG) on MARCH 20, 2014:  It was in a black feminist/womanist course at Duke when I realized that black Muslim women fit squarely within black women’s tradition of navigating the complex of race, class, and gender struggles. Not, though, because there were any readings on black Muslim women. […]

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Erdağ Göknar: The Theater of Conspiracy in the Run-up to Turkey’s Elections

Erdağ Göknar: The Theater of Conspiracy in the Run-up to Turkey’s Elections

[ 0 ] March 14, 2014 |

by Erdağ Göknar for INFORMED COMMENT on MARCH 13, 2014:  The novel Snow by Nobel-prize-winning Turkish author Orhan Pamuk exposes the logic of Middle Eastern nationalism. Not surprisingly, political conspiracy has a prominent role to play in it. Turkish realities and their ideologically colored representations are constantly switching places in the novel. As a result, it becomes harder […]

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The Qatar Brand is Thriving

The Qatar Brand is Thriving

[ 0 ] March 10, 2014 |

by miriam cooke for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 11, 2014:  When you’re looking for global exposure no coverage is bad. And Qatar is hungry for media attention as a nation state portending a new future for the Arab world. Until 1970 when the British left, Arab Gulf neighbors were all members of the same tribes living […]

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Ranya Tabari Idliby on ‘Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie: Being Muslim in America’ (Book Q & A)

Ranya Tabari Idliby on ‘Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie: Being Muslim in America’ (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] March 3, 2014 |

Column » By the Book by JOSEPH PREVILLE  for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 3, 2014:  Every American Muslim has a multilayered story to tell about faith, family, and country.  We can read Ranya Tabari Idliby’s story in her beautiful new book, Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie: Being Muslim in America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).  Born in Kuwait […]

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New Free E-Guide: Islam for Journalists

New Free E-Guide: Islam for Journalists

[ 0 ] February 19, 2014 |

via WSU NEWS (Washington State University News) on FEBRUARY 18, 2014:  PULLMAN, Wash. – Local general assignment reporters covering stories involving Islam and Muslims have a new resource that’s just a mouse click away. “Islam for Journalists: A Primer on Covering Muslim Communities in the U.S.” presents the work of top academic experts on Islam in […]

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Mark R. Cohen on ‘A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations’ (Book Q & A)

Mark R. Cohen on ‘A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations’ (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] January 28, 2014 |

Column » By the Book by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 28, 2014:  Jews and Muslims have been intertwined for fourteen centuries.  Their long relationship is the subject of A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations: From the Origins to the Present Day (Princeton University Press, 2013). This elegant and learned new book is edited […]

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miriam cooke’s ‘Tribal Modern’ Argues that Gulf States Have Forged New Strand of Modernity

miriam cooke’s ‘Tribal Modern’ Argues that Gulf States Have Forged New Strand of Modernity

[ 0 ] January 23, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 23, 2014:  “Tribal Modern: Branding New Nations in the Arab Gulf” by miriam cooke (University of California Press, January 21, 2014) SUMMARY FROM THE PUBLISHER: In the 1970s, one of the most torrid and forbidding regions in the world burst on to the international stage. The discovery and […]

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Ahmed El Shamsy’s “The Canonization of Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History” (Book Review)

Ahmed El Shamsy’s “The Canonization of Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History” (Book Review)

[ 0 ] January 21, 2014 |

by SHERALI TAREEN for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on JANUARY 10, 2014:  In his brilliant new book, The Canonization of Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History (Cambridge UP, 2013), Ahmed El Shamsy, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Chicago, explores the question of how the discursive tradition of Islamic law was canonized during […]

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