Arabs at Home and in the World

Arabs at Home and in the World
Author: Karla M. McKanders
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2019-01-03
ISBN: 1351263544
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arabs at Home and in the World Book Excerpt:

This volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the United States, the Middle East, and North Africa, to discuss and critically analyze the intersection of gender and human rights laws as applied to individuals of Arab descent. It seeks to raise consciousness at the intersection of gender, identity, and human rights as it relates to Arabs at home and throughout the diaspora. The context of revolution and the destabilizing impact of armed conflicts in the region are used to critique and examine the utility of human rights law to address contemporary human rights issues through extralegal strategies. To this end, the volume seeks to inform, educate, persuade, and facilitate newer or less-heard perspectives related to gender and masculinities theories. It provides readers with new ways of understanding gender and human rights and proposes forward-looking solutions to implementing human rights norms. The goal of this book is to use the context of Arabs at home and throughout the diaspora to critique and examine the utility of human rights norms and laws to diminish human suffering with the goal of transforming the structural, social, and cultural conditions that impede access to human rights. This book will be of interest to a diverse audience of scholars, students, public policy researchers, lawyers and the educated public interested in the fields of human rights law, international studies, gender politics, migration and diaspora, and Middle East and North African politics.

The Arab Americans

The Arab Americans
Author: Randa A. Kayyali
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780313332197
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Arab Americans Book Excerpt:

Offers a brief look at the history and culture of the Arab world, discussing various reasons why Arabs migrate to the United States, their adaptation to American society, and the impact of September 11th on their relations with other Americans.

People and Politics in the Middle East The Arab Israeli Conflict Its Background and the Prognosis for Peace

People and Politics in the Middle East  The Arab Israeli Conflict Its Background and the Prognosis for Peace
Author: Michael Curtis
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 325
Release: 1971-01-01
ISBN: 9781412830638
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People and Politics in the Middle East The Arab Israeli Conflict Its Background and the Prognosis for Peace Book Excerpt:

Eighteen eminent, contemporary scholars on the Middle East clarify the historical background of the Arab-Israeli conflict, present careful analyses of the economic, social and demographic aspects of the area, and lay the foundation for a better understanding of the relevant political problems on which a peaceful settlement rests. "No. 1 in the series." "Contents: "Introduction - "(Michael Curtis). "PART ONE "- "ARABS AND JEWS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. Israel and Palestine: The Political Use of Ethics "(Ben Halpern). "Intergroup Relations in Israel "(Hugh M. Smythe and Sandra Weintraub). "Ethnic Relations in Israel "(Yochanan Peres). "The Palestine Arabs: A National Entity "(Don Perer: ). "Who Are the Palestinians? "(Marie Syrkin). "DISCUSSION. PART TWO -ECONOMIC, HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVES. Economic Aspects of the Arab-Israeli Conflict "(Eliyahu Kanovsky). "The Ba'ath In Syria "(Sylvia G. Haim). ."Arab Refugees and the Arab-Israeli Dilemma "(Fred Khouri). "The Second Arab Awakening "(Jon Kimche). "Demography and Geography in Palestine "(Samuel Merlin). "DISCUSSION. PART THREE - POLITICAL DYNAMICS AND THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT. Political Systems of the Middle East: Opening Remarks "(Irving Louis Horowitz). "The Fiasco of Anglo-American Middle East Policy "(Amos Perlmutter). "The Middle East and the Great Powers "(F.H. Hinsley), "Ending the Arab-Israeli Conflict "(Yehoshafat Harkabi). "Clashing Horizons: Arabs and Revolution "(Abdul Aziz Said). "The New Left and Israel "(Shlomo Avineri). "Closing Horizons: Israelis and Nationalism "(Gil Carl Alroy). "DISCUSSION.

Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World

Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World
Author: Jeffrey Herf
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-11-30
ISBN: 0300155832
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World Book Excerpt:

Jeffrey Herf, a leading scholar in the field, offers the most extensive examination to date of Nazi propaganda activities targeting Arabs and Muslims in the Middle East during World War II and the Holocaust. He draws extensively on previously unused and little-known archival resources, including the shocking transcriptions of the “Axis Broadcasts in Arabic” radio programs, which convey a strongly anti-Semitic message. Herf explores the intellectual, political, and cultural context in which German and European radical anti-Semitism was found to resonate with similar views rooted in a selective appropriation of the traditions of Islam. Pro-Nazi Arab exiles in wartime Berlin, including Haj el-Husseini and Rashid el-Kilani, collaborated with the Nazis in constructing their Middle East propaganda campaign. By integrating the political and military history of the war in the Middle East with the intellectual and cultural dimensions of the propagandistic diffusion of Nazi ideology, Herf offers the most thorough examination to date of this important chapter in the history of World War II. Importantly, he also shows how the anti-Semitism promoted by the Nazi propaganda effort contributed to the anti-Semitism exhibited by adherents of radical forms of Islam in the Middle East today.

Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World

Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World
Author: Abir Hamdar,Lindsey Moore
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2015-04-10
ISBN: 1317537815
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World Book Excerpt:

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 and other cultural forms. It covers a range of contexts of production and reception, from the early twentieth century to the present, and with reference to cultural production in and/or about Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, the Gulf, Lebanon and Israel/Palestine. The material engaged with is produced in Arabic, English and French and includes fiction, autobiography, feature films, television series, television reportage, the press, rap music and video games. Throughout, the book highlights the multiple forms and contested interpretations of Islamism in the Arab world, exploring trends and tensions in the ways Islamism is represented to (primarily) Arab audiences and complicating simplistic perspectives on this phenomenon. The book considers repeated and idiosyncratic themes, modes of characterisation, motifs, structures of feeling and forms of engagement, in the context of an ongoing struggle for symbolic power in the region.

Air University Review

Air University Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Dream Palace of the Arabs

The Dream Palace of the Arabs
Author: Fouad Ajami
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-09-23
ISBN: 0307484033
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dream Palace of the Arabs Book Excerpt:

From Fouad Ajami, an acclaimed author and chronicler of Arab politics, comes a compelling account of how a generation of Arab intellectuals tried to introduce cultural renewals in their homelands through the forces of modernity and secularism. Ultimately, they came to face disappointment, exile, and, on occasion, death. Brilliantly weaving together the strands of a tumultuous century in Arab political thought, history, and poetry, Ajami takes us from the ruins of Beirut's once glittering metropolis to the land of Egypt, where struggle rages between a modernist impulse and an Islamist insurgency, from Nasser's pan-Arab nationalist ambitions to the emergence of an uneasy Pax Americana in Arab lands, from the triumphalism of the Gulf War to the continuing anguished debate over the Israeli-Palestinian peace accords. For anyone who seeks to understand the Middle East, here is an insider's unflinching analysis of the collision between intellectual life and political realities in the Arab world today.

Between Argentines and Arabs

Between Argentines and Arabs
Author: Christina Civantos
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2006-06-01
ISBN: 0791466027
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Argentines and Arabs Book Excerpt:

Summary Examines the presence of Arabs and the Arab world in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Argentine literature by juxtaposing works by Argentines of European descent and those written by Arab immigrants in Argentina. Between Argentines and Arabs is a groundbreaking contribution to two growing fields: the study of immigrants and minorities in Latin America and the study of the Arab diaspora. As a literary and cultural study, this book examines the textual dialogue between Argentines of European descent and Arab immigrants to Argentina from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s. Using methods drawn from literary analysis and cultural studies, Christina Civantos shows that the Arab presence is twofold: “the Arab” and “the Orient” are an imagined figure and space within the texts produced by Euro-Argentine intellectuals; and immigrants from the Arab world are an actual community, producing their own texts within the multiethnic Argentine nation. This book is both a literary history—of Argentine Orientalist literature and Arab-Argentine immigrant literature—and a critical analysis of how the formation of identities in these two bodies of work is interconnected.

Jewish Property Claims Against Arab Countries

Jewish Property Claims Against Arab Countries
Author: Michael R. Fischbach
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2008-08-26
ISBN: 9780231517812
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Property Claims Against Arab Countries Book Excerpt:

In the twenty years that followed the Arab-Israeli war of 1948, 800,000 Jews left their homes in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Morocco, and several other Arab countries. Although the causes of this exodus varied, restrictive governmental measures and an outburst of anti-Semitic feeling during and after the war were major factors. Some of these "Mizrahi" Jews, most of whom were not active Zionists, were forced to leave behind property of great financial and ancestral value-property that was sometimes seized by the governments of the countries they fled. In this book, Michael R. Fischbach, who has dedicated years to studying land and property ownership in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict, reconstructs the circumstances in which Jewish communities left the Arab world. Conducting meticulous and exhaustive research in the archives of Washington D.C., Jerusalem, London, New York, and elsewhere, Fischbach offers the most authoritative estimates to date of the value of the property left behind. He also describes the process by which various actors, most importantly the State of Israel, linked the resolution of Jewish property claims to the fate of Palestinian refugee property claims following the 1948 war. Fischbach considers the implications of contemporary developments, such as America's invasion of Iraq, Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and Libya's attempt to shed its international pariah status, which have impacted pending claims and will affect claims in the future. Overall, he finds that many international Jewish organizations have supported the link between the claims of Mizrahi Jews and those of Palestinian refugees, hindering serious efforts to obtain restitution or compensation.

The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy

The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy
Author: David E. Gussak,Marcia L. Rosal
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 906
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN: 1118306597
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy Book Excerpt:

The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy is a collection of original, internationally diverse essays, that provides unsurpassed breadth and depth of coverage of the subject. The most comprehensive art therapy book in the field, exploring a wide range of themes A unique collection of the current and innovative clinical, theoretical and research approaches in the field Cutting-edge in its content, the handbook includes the very latest trends in the subject, and in-depth accounts of the advances in the art therapy arena Edited by two highly renowned and respected academics in the field, with a stellar list of global contributors, including Judy Rubin, Vija Lusebrink, Selma Ciornai, Maria d' Ella and Jill Westwood Part of the Wiley Handbooks in Clinical Psychology series

Sand to the Arabs

Sand to the Arabs
Author: Craig Alexander Johnson
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-10
ISBN: 160911695X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sand to the Arabs Book Excerpt:

Craig Alexander Johnson has sold it all. Advertising, alarms, ball bearings, beds, booze, electric fences, farm supplies, freight solutions, lubricants, and real estate, to name a few. But he has come to realize something is amiss. After twenty years on the road he is exhausted of the whole sales charade and can't bring himself to put on the show anymore. In the dead of night while his family sleeps peacefully, Craig has been following his passion: writing screenplays. Sand to the Arabs is the story of one man's attempt to leave his life in sales, a life which has been very good to him over the years, to write feature film scripts and see his name up on the big screen. The financial risks for him and his young family are huge, and the odds against him succeeding are even bigger. Just as he takes this step, the global financial crisis hits, bringing the second worst economic collapse in history. Will Craig realise his dream or will his folly bring his family's ruin? Read Sand to the Arabs - Memoirs of a Serial Salesman. A humorous, poignant tale of how one man dares to chase his madcap dream. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/CraigAlexanderJohnso

Citizenship and Crisis

Citizenship and Crisis
Author: Detroit Arab American Study Group
Publsiher: Russell Sage Foundation
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2009-07-02
ISBN: 1610446135
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizenship and Crisis Book Excerpt:

Is citizenship simply a legal status or does it describe a sense of belonging to a national community? For Arab Americans, these questions took on new urgency after 9/11, as the cultural prejudices that have often marginalized their community came to a head. Citizenship and Crisis reveals that, despite an ever-shifting definition of citizenship and the ease with which it can be questioned in times of national crisis, the Arab communities of metropolitan Detroit continue to thrive. A groundbreaking study of social life, religious practice, cultural values, and political views among Detroit Arabs after 9/11, Citizenship and Crisis argues that contemporary Arab American citizenship and identity have been shaped by the chronic tension between social inclusion and exclusion that has been central to this population’s experience in America. According to the landmark Detroit Arab American Study, which surveyed more than 1,000 Arab Americans and is the focus of this book, Arabs express pride in being American at rates higher than the general population. In nine wide-ranging essays, the authors of Citizenship and Crisis argue that the 9/11 backlash did not substantially transform the Arab community in Detroit, nor did it alter the identities that prevail there. The city’s Arabs are now receiving more mainstream institutional, educational, and political support than ever before, but they remain a constituency defined as essentially foreign. The authors explore the role of religion in cultural integration and identity formation, showing that Arab Muslims feel more alienated from the mainstream than Arab Christians do. Arab Americans adhere more strongly to traditional values than do other Detroit residents, regardless of religion. Active participants in the religious and cultural life of the Arab American community attain higher levels of education and income, yet assimilation to the American mainstream remains important for achieving enduring social and political gains. The contradictions and dangers of being Arab and American are keenly felt in Detroit, but even when Arab Americans oppose U.S. policies, they express more confidence in U.S. institutions than do non-Arabs in the general population. The Arabs of greater Detroit, whether native-born, naturalized, or permanent residents, are part of a political and historical landscape that limits how, when, and to what extent they can call themselves American. When analyzed against this complex backdrop, the results of The Detroit Arab American Study demonstrate that the pervasive notion in American society that Arabs are not like “us” is simply inaccurate. Citizenship and Crisis makes a rigorous and impassioned argument for putting to rest this exhausted cultural and political stereotype.

Arab Spring Dreams

Arab Spring Dreams
Author: Nasser Weddady,Sohrab Ahmari
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-05-08
ISBN: 0230393705
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arab Spring Dreams Book Excerpt:

From a gay man secretly mourning his lover's suicide in Morocco to a young woman denied schooling because of religious discrimination in Iran, Arab Spring Dreams spotlights some of the Middle East's most outspoken young dissidents. The essayists cover a wide range of experiences, including premarital sex, the lack of educational opportunities, teenage marriage, and the fight for political freedom. They also highlight how repressive laws and cultural mores snuff out liberty and stifle growth and consider how previous movements - particularly the American civil rights struggle - might be channeled to effect change in their own countries. Beautifully written and profoundly moving, these stories present a decisive call for change at a crucial point in the evolution of the Middle East.

Arabic Culture

Arabic Culture
Author: John Gust,J Meghan McChesney
Publsiher: Teaching and Learning Company
Total Pages: 14
Release: 2008-09-01
ISBN: 078774042X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arabic Culture Book Excerpt:

Experience Arabic culture through literature, celebrations, games and crafts. This packet includes an introduction, a discussion of this culture's role in U.S. history, and an extensive selection of recommended literature.

Imagined Orphans

Imagined Orphans
Author: Lydia Murdoch
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0813537223
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagined Orphans Book Excerpt:

"In Imagined Orphans, Lydia Murdoch focuses on the discrepancy between the representation and the reality of children's experiences within welfare institutions - a discrepancy that she argues stems from conflicts over middle- and working-class notions of citizenship that arose in the 1870s and persisted until the First World War. Reformers' efforts to depict poor children as either orphaned or endangered by abusive or "no-good" parents fed upon the poor's increasing exclusion from the Victorian social body. Reformers used the public's growing distrust and pitiless attitude toward poor adults to increase charity and state aid to the children. With a critical eye to social issues of the period, Murdoch urges readers to reconsider the complex situations of families living in poverty."--BOOK JACKET.

A Concise History of the Arabs

A Concise History of the Arabs
Author: John McHugo
Publsiher: New Press, The
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN: 1595589503
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise History of the Arabs Book Excerpt:

This “brilliant and erudite” history by the award-winning Arabist provides vital context for understanding the contemporary Middle East (Patrick Seale, author of Asad: The Struggle for the Middle East). From Algeria and Libya to Egypt, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, the Arab world commands Western headlines. Nowhere else does the unfolding of events have such significant consequences for America. And yet its complex politics and cultures elude the grasp of most Western readers and commentators. A Concise History of the Arabs provides an essential road map to understanding the Arab world today, and in the years ahead. Noted Arab scholar John McHugo guides readers through the political, social, and intellectual history of the Arabs from the Roman Empire to the present day. Taking readers beyond the headlines, McHugo vividly describes the crucial turning points in Arab history—from the Prophet Muhammad’s mission and the expansion of Islam to the region’s interaction with Western ideas and the rise of Islamism. This lucidly told history reveals how the Arab world came into its present form, why major shifts like the Arab Spring were inevitable, and what may lie ahead for the region. A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, this accessible history is “the product of wide reading, hard thinking and years of direct experience of the Middle East . . . There are lively and informative insights on almost every page” (Patrick Seale, author of Asad: The Struggle for the Middle East).

Arab Modernism as World Cinema

Arab Modernism as World Cinema
Author: Peter Limbrick
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN: 0520330560
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arab Modernism as World Cinema Book Excerpt:

Arab Modernism as World Cinema explores the radically beautiful films of Moroccan filmmaker Moumen Smihi, demonstrating the importance of Moroccan and Arab film cultures in histories of world cinema. Addressing the legacy of the Nahda or “Arab Renaissance” of the nineteenth and early twentieth century—when Arab writers and artists reenergized Arab culture by engaging with other languages and societies—Peter Limbrick argues that Smihi’s films take up the spirit of the Nahda for a new age. Examining Smihi’s oeuvre, which enacts an exchange of images and ideas between Arab and non-Arab cultures, Limbrick rethinks the relation of Arab cinema to modernism and further engages debates about the use of modernist forms by filmmakers in the Global South. This original study offers new routes for thinking about world cinema and modernism in the Middle East and North Africa, and about Arab cinema in the world.

Shakespeare and the Arab World

Shakespeare and the Arab World
Author: Katherine Hennessey,Margaret Litvin
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2019-07-17
ISBN: 1789202604
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare and the Arab World Book Excerpt:

Offering a variety of perspectives on the history and role of Arab Shakespeare translation, production, adaptation and criticism, this volume explores both international and locally focused Arab/ic appropriations of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets. In addition to Egyptian and Palestinian theatre, the contributors to this collection examine everything from an Omani performance in Qatar and an Upper Egyptian television series to the origin of the sonnets to an English-language novel about the Lebanese civil war. Addressing materials produced in several languages from literary Arabic (fuṣḥā) and Egyptian colloquial Arabic (‘ammiyya) to Swedish and French, these scholars and translators vary in discipline and origin, and together exhibit the diversity and vibrancy of this field.

The Rise of the Arab American Left

The Rise of the Arab American Left
Author: Pamela E. Pennock
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN: 1469630990
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of the Arab American Left Book Excerpt:

In this first history of Arab American activism in the 1960s, Pamela Pennock brings to the forefront one of the most overlooked minority groups in the history of American social movements. Focusing on the ideas and strategies of key Arab American organizations and examining the emerging alliances between Arab American and other anti-imperialist and antiracist movements, Pennock sheds new light on the role of Arab Americans in the social change of the era. She details how their attempts to mobilize communities in support of Middle Eastern political or humanitarian causes were often met with suspicion by many Americans, including heavy surveillance by the Nixon administration. Cognizant that they would be unable to influence policy by traditional electoral means, Arab Americans, through slow coalition building over the course of decades of activism, brought their central policy concerns and causes into the mainstream of activist consciousness. With the support of new archival and interview evidence, Pennock situates the civil rights struggle of Arab Americans within the story of other political and social change of the 1960s and 1970s. By doing so, she takes a crucial step forward in the study of American social movements of that era.

In the Shadow of the Struggle

In the Shadow of the Struggle
Author: Ervin Birnbaum
Publsiher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd
Total Pages: 335
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9789652290373
Category: Antisemitism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Shadow of the Struggle Book Excerpt:

A sourcebook on Zionism, aliya and the history of Israel. the book follows, the movements and personalities involved in the return to Zion, the successes and failures of each step of the way, and the institutions, such as the kibbutz and the jewish defense force. attention is also given to the yishuv's history under british rule. the book follows the establishment of the state, the wars, the different stages of growth, and the achievements and difficulties up to the present.