Middle East, African and Asia Studies New Books Catalogue July-September 2022

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Contents AFRICAN AND ASIA STUDIES �������������������������� 2 MIDDLE EAST STUDIES Literature ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 3 Islamic Studies ���������������������������������������������������������������� 3 Gender & the Middle East ���������������������������������������������� 4 Egypt ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 4 Turkey & the Ottoman Empire ���������������������������������������� 5 Iran ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6

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WhatsApp and Everyday Life in West Africa

National Security Surveillance in Southern Africa

Edited by Idayat Hassan, Centre for Democracy and Development, Nigeria & Jamie Hitchen

Jane Duncan, The University of Johannesburg

Beyond Fake News

Explores the range of ways that WhatsApp is shaping everyday life in West Africa: from politics, misinformation and elections, to how WhatsApp is used for healthcare, by businesses and as a forum for news and discussion; to how it can facilitate family connections (and disputes), spiritual and religious connections and support women’s empowerment. UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 224 pages PB 9781350257870 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781350257863 • £65.00 / $90.00 ePub 9781350257887 • £19.79 / $27.47 ePdf 9781350257894 • £19.79 / $27.47 Zed Books

An Anti-Capitalist Perspective

The author uses southern Africa as a backdrop, and its liberation history, to examine what an anticapitalist perspective on intelligence and security powers could look like. Southern Africa faces no major terrorism threats at the moment, which should make it easier to develop clearer anti-surveillance campaigns than in Europe or the US. Yet, because of tactical and strategic ambivalence about security powers, movements often engage in limited calls for intelligence and policing reforms, and fail to provide an alternative vision for policing and intelligence. National Security Surveillance in Southern Africa examines what that vision could look like. UK July 2022 • US July 2022 • 240 pages HB 9780755640225 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780755640232 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780755640249 • £76.50 / $105.78 Zed Books

The Peacekeeping Failure in South Sudan

The UN, Bias and the Peacekeeper's Mind Mark Millar, Norwegian Refugee Council Using firsthand accounts from senior UN officials, and referencing hitherto unseen UN documents, this book explores the role of the UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan, and its ultimate failure. It challenges the resignation with which many in academia and the media greeted the underperformance of the peacekeepers. It suggests that, even while under-resourced, they could have done much more to prevent bloodshed in the new country and protected civilians from the chaos of the first years of the conflict. UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 208 pages HB 9781350273849 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781350273856 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350273863 • £76.50 / $105.78 Zed Books

Entrepreneurs and SMEs in Rwanda The Model Pupil Paradox

David L. Poole, SOAS, University of London, UK This book exposes current policy myths around entrepreneurs and development in Africa, demonstrating how to foster genuinely successful Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in low-income countries. It deconstructs the myths around SMEs, and reveals how neoliberal approaches towards microcredit and related programmes have failed to address the real obstacles to SMEs in countries like Rwanda, effectively setting up these enterprises to fail. Drawing on dozens of case studies from Rwanda, Poole outlines the real factors that have determined the failure or success of SMEs, and offers key policy recommendations for fostering successful, sustainable SMEs in Rwanda and beyond. UK July 2022 • US July 2022 • 256 pages PB 9781786996268 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781786996251 ePub 9781786996282 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781786996275 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Politics and Development in Contemporary Africa • Bloomsbury Academic

India's Forests, Real and Imagined Writing the Modern Nation

Alan Johnson, Idaho State University, USA As they seek to explore evolving and conflicting ideas of nationhood and modernity, India’s writers have often chosen forests as the dramatic setting for stories of national identity. This book explores how these settings have been integral to India's sense of national consciousness. The book casts new light on a wide range of modern writers, from Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay to contemporary authors such as Amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie and Jhumpa Lahiri as well as local attitudes to nationhood and the environment across the country. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 224 pages • 10 bw illus HB 9780755634101 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780755634118 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780755634125 • £76.50 / $105.78 Bloomsbury Academic


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Translation and Modernity

Ghareeb Iskander, Imam Musa al Kadhim College, Iraq This is the first study to examine the Arabic translations of a number of major modern poems in the English language, in particular T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land and Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself. With case studies dedicated to the Arab translators who were themselves modernist poets, including Badr Shakir al-Sayyab and Saadi Yusuf, Ghareeb Iskander brings a reading of the translations as literary works in their own right. Revealing why the Arab modernists were drawn to these poems through situational context, Iskander shows that the influence exerted by the English originals stems from the creative manner in which the Arab poet-translators converted them into their own language. UK August 2022 • US August 2022 • 192 pages PB 9780755639939 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780755607242 ePub 9780755607266 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780755607259 • £76.50 / $105.78 I.B. Tauris

Muhammad ‘Abduh

Modern Islam and the Culture of Ambiguity Oliver Scharbrodt, University of Birmingham, UK Provides a complete intellectual biography of Muhammad ‘Abduh (1849-1905), one of the most influential Muslim modernist reformers of the 19th century. The book adopts a biographical approach in order to delineate his intellectual formation as a reformer and to illustrate significant developments and breaks throughout his life. By using new sources – in particular his writings from his early politically activist career – the book illustrates ‘Abduh’s complex intellectual formation and the various traditional religious, philosophical and cultural influences that shaped him. UK August 2022 • US August 2022 • 224 pages • 16 bw illus HB 9781838607302 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781838607326 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781838607333 • £76.50 / $105.78 I.B. Tauris

Writing Queer Identities in Morocco

Abdellah Taïa and Moroccan Committed Literature Tina Dransfeldt Christensen, Roskilde University, Denmark This book explores queer identity in Morocco through the work of author and LGBT activist Abdellah Taïa, who defied the country’s anti-homosexuality laws by publicly coming out in 2006. Placing key novels such as Salvation Army and Infidels in dialogue with Moroccan writers including Driss Chraïbi and Abdelkebir Khatibi, the author shows how Taïa draws upon a long tradition of politically committed art in Morocco to subvert traditional notions of heteronormativity. By foregrounding silenced or otherwise marginalised voices, she shows how his writings offer a powerful critique of discourses of class, authenticity, culture and nationality in Morocco and North Africa. UK July 2022 • US July 2022 • 216 pages PB 9780755637706 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781788315852 ePub 9781788315869 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781788315876 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Written Culture and Identity • I.B. Tauris

State, Society and Islam in the Western Regions of the Sahara

Regional Interactions and Social Change Edited by Francisco Freire, NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Portugal

M I D D L E E A S T S T U D I E S – Literature / Islamic Studies

English Poetry and Modern Arabic Verse

This open access book takes a deeper and broader perspective on the Hassaniya speaking peoples’ struggle for self-determination in the Western Sahara. So far, in-depth understanding and analysis remains neglected and little work has been undertaken on the diverse experiences of the Hassaniya and the contrasting political regimes under which they live. This book examines the complex and ambiguous relations between statehood, Islam, nation building and identity formation in hassanophone northwest Africa. Contributors present new analysis and up-to-date fieldwork to provide an inside perspective on these populations and their regional interactions, shedding new light on the region. UK August 2022 • US August 2022 • 352 pages HB 9780755643479 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780755643509 • £0.00 / $0.00 ePdf 9780755643516 • £0.00 / $0.00 I.B. Tauris

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M I D D L E E A S T S T U D I E S – Gender & the Middle East / Egypt

The Politics of Engaged Gender Research in the Arab Region

Feminist Fieldwork and the Production of Knowledge Edited by Suad Joseph, University of California, Davis, USA, Lena Meari, Birzeit University, Palestine & Zeina Zaatari, University of Illinois, USA How is knowledge on women and gender produced in the Arab region when it is undertaken by Arab women researchers? Through a critical examination of local fieldwork experiences, the contributors of the volume - who are Arab women researchers themselves - answer this question. The book examines the specific structural conditions that shape people’s lives in the Arab region and contributors assess their own daily lives and the practices of their field. They challenge the dominant discourses in academia and provide a methodology of ‘engaged gender research’ which rejects ‘Arab exceptionalism’ and challenges liberal feminisms. UK August 2022 • US August 2022 • 256 pages PB 9780755645220 • £24.99 / $34.95 • HB 9780755645237 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePub 9780755645251 • £22.49 / $31.59 ePdf 9780755645244 • £22.49 / $31.59 I.B. Tauris

Iranian Romance in the Digital Age From Arranged Marriage to White Marriage

Edited by Janet Afary, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA & Jesilyn Faust, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA This interdisciplinary volume responds to the growing need for scholarship on gender, marriage and family relations in the Islamic context. The book examines how the institution of marriage transformed in Iran, paying close attention to the country's culture and politics. Part One examines marital changes in the rural and tribal sectors of society through the works of anthropologists Erika Friedl and Mary Hegland. Part Two analyzes changes in urban marriages to new forms of cohabitation. In Part Three, the contributors explore the ways technology and social media has impacted and altered the institution of family. UK August 2022 • US August 2022 • 264 pages • 5 bw illus PB 9780755639571 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780755618279 ePub 9780755618286 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780755618293 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Sex, Family and Culture in the Middle East • I.B. Tauris World All Languages (except Persian)


Revolution, Failed Transition and Counter-Revolution Azmi Bishara, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Qatar This groundbreaking book documents in granular detail the lead up to the momentous Egyptian uprisings and the subsequent transition and coup. Part One covers the ‘1952 revolution’ up to the day Hosni Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt. Part Two covers the military take over and election of Morsi up until the coup to overthrow his presidency. Written while the revolutions were taking place, the book conveys the immediacy and urgency of the political moments as Bishara makes wide-ranging assessments with many of his forecasts corroborated in later years. UK June 2022 • US June 2022 • 656 pages HB 9780755645909 • £90.00 / $120.00 ePub 9780755645923 • £81.00 / $112.65 ePdf 9780755645916 • £81.00 / $112.65 I.B. Tauris World English


Richard Burton, T.E. Lawrence and the Culture of Homoerotic Desire

Orientalist Depictions of Arab Sexuality Feras Alkabani, University of Sussex, UK In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Arabspeaking regions of the Ottoman Empire saw crucial changes in attitudes towards sexuality. However, contemporary Orientalists such as Sir Richard Burton and T.E. Lawrence were oblivious to certain aspects of these shifts. By comparing their autobiographical accounts of the Arab Orient with contemporary Arabic literature, Feras Alkabani exposes this critical disparity in cross-cultural portrayals of sexual morality and homoerotic desire. His detailed comparative study reveals the significance of homoerotic desire within Orientalist and Arab literary discourses. UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 304 pages HB 9781784535698 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781838603649 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781838603656 • £76.50 / $105.78 I.B. Tauris

Storying Relationships

Young British Muslims Speak and Write about Sex and Love Richard Phillips, University of Sheffield, Claire Chambers, University of York, Nafhesa Ali, University of Sheffield, Indrani Karmakar, Rhodes University, South Africa & Kristina Diprose, Bradford Institute for Health Research, UK Explores the sexual lives of young British Muslims in their own words. The book finds engaging and surprising stories in conversational settings, diaries, blogs, poems and more. These narratives challenge expectations about the romantic and sexual lives of Muslims, contradicting racist and Islamophobic stereotypes. The young people featured in the book are shown to be assertive and creative, finding and making their own paths. UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 224 pages PB 9781786998477 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781786998460 ePub 9781786998439 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781786998453 • £76.50 / $105.78 Zed Books

The Egyptian Revolution of 1919

Legacies and Consequences of the Fight for Independence Edited by H.A Hellyer, Royal United Services Institute, UK & Robert Springborg, Naval Postgraduate School, USA The 1919 Egyptian revolution was the founding event for modern Egypt’s nation state and is imprinted in the country’s collective memory. This is the first text that brings together chapters examining the causes, consequences and legacies of the revolution. Egyptian and non-Egyptian scholars examine a range of topics linking back to that crucial event in Egyptian history, including the causes and course of the 1919 revolution, its impacts on subsequent political beliefs, practices and institutions, and its legacy today. UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 256 pages HB 9780755643615 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780755643639 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780755643622 • £76.50 / $105.78 I.B. Tauris

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Religious Reform in the Late Ottoman Empire

David Low, AGBU Nubar Library, Paris, France

Erhan Bektas, Üsküdar University, Turkey

Photography in Erzerum, Harput, Van and Beyond This book examines photographic activity in three cities on the Armenian plateau: Erzurum, Kharpert and Van. It explores how indigenous photography was rooted in the seismic social, political and cultural shifts that shaped Armenian lives during the Ottoman Empire’s last four decades. Arguing that photographic practice was marked by the era’s central movements, it shows how photography was bound-up in Armenian educational endeavours, mass migration and revolutionary activity. Photography responded to and became the instrument of these phenomena, so much so that they were responsible for the spread of the medium through the Armenian communities of the Ottoman East and the rapid increase in photographic studios. UK July 2022 • US July 2022 • 288 pages • 45 bw illus HB 9780755600397 • £90.00 / $120.00 ePub 9780755600403 • £81.00 / $112.65 ePdf 9780755600410 • £81.00 / $112.65 Series: Armenians in the Modern and Early Modern World • I.B. Tauris

Competing Ideologies in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic

Selected Writings of Islamist, Turkist, and Westernist Intellectuals Ahmet Seyhun, University of Winnipeg, Canada The second constitutional period of the Ottoman Empire and the early decades of the Turkish republic were a hotbed of new and competing ideas which dramatically shaped the development of the modern nation that followed. This book includes translations of and introductions to some of the key Turkish writers of the age, including Namik Kemal, Ziya Gökalp, Abdullah Cevdet and Ahmed Riza. Presented with contextualizing introductions, these texts reveal the Turkish intellectual milieu out of which Mustafa Kemal's ideas were to emerge and ultimately dominate. UK July 2022 • US July 2022 • 248 pages PB 9780755637218 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780755602209 ePub 9780755602230 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780755602223 • £76.50 / $105.78 I.B. Tauris

The Alawis of Modern Turkey History, Identity and Politics Hakan Mertcan This volume charts the history, identity-formation and politics of the Arab 'Alawis of Turkey. It examines the attitudes to the 'Alawis in the early years of the Turkish Republic and the one party era, wherein, as with other religious and ethnic minorities, 'Turkification' policies led to the suppression of 'Alawi identity. It also explores the multi-party period when 'Sunnification' policies lead to further suppression, culminating in more assimilationist policies under the junta of the 1980s. Throughout, Hakan Mertcan draws on fieldwork surveys and new research in the Turkish state archives to offer various perspectives on the relationship between the 'Alawis and the state, and the evolution of 'Alawi political identity this gave rise to. Published in association with the British Institute at Ankara UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 240 pages • 38 bw illus HB 9780755617111 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780755617135 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Contemporary Turkey • I.B. Tauris World English

Institutional Change and the Professionalisation of the Ulema

Drawing upon Ottoman state archives and the institutional archives of the ulema, this study challenges the narrative of the decline of the Ottoman ulema, showing they instead underwent a process of professionalisation as part of the Tanzimat reforms. Outlining transformations in the office of the Sheikh ul-islam, the leading Ottoman Sunni Muslim cleric, the book presents a detailed portrait of the lives of individual ulema, charting their education and professional and social lives. Erhan Bektas shows they played a key role in the empire’s efforts to centralise the state by acting as intermediaries between the government and social groups. UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 224 pages HB 9780755645473 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780755645497 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780755645480 • £76.50 / $105.78 I.B. Tauris

Contemporary Turkey Ceren Lord, University of Oxford, UK

Mobility and Armenian Belonging in Contemporary Turkey

Migratory Routes and the Meaning of the Local Salim Aykut Öztürk Taking an anthropological approach and using ethnographic data collected from Turkey and Armenia collected over 10 years, this book focuses on themes of migration, human movement, community-making in contemporary Turkey.

M I D D L E E A S T S T U D I E S – Turkey & the Ottoman Empire

Picturing the Ottoman Armenian World

Looking at case studies Salim Aykut Öztürkr provides a vivid description of contemporary non-Muslim life in Turkey through the lives of Armenian citizens of Turkey and undocumented migrants from Armenia, as well as Greek, Jewish and Kurdish communities. UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 272 pages HB 9780755645077 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780755645091 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780755645084 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Contemporary Turkey • I.B. Tauris

Police Reform in Turkey

Human Security, Gender and State Violence Under Erdogan Funda Hulagu How has the supposedly liberalizing project of police reform in Turkey become central to the increasingly authoritarian regime of Erdogan's AKP Party? Engaging political theory and a gender studies perspective, this book traces the implementation of security sector reform in Turkey, showing how various agents, including Islamist policy-makers, Turkish police and the women's movement in Turkey have contributed to and resisted growing police powers. This is a timely intervention on the ‘authoritarian turn’ in Turkey and contributes to a growing number of studies of neoliberalism and security in the context of liberal internationalism. Produced in association with the British Institute at Ankara. UK August 2022 • US August 2022 • 208 pages PB 9780755639915 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781838604127 ePub 9781838604141 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781838604134 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Contemporary Turkey • I.B. Tauris

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M I D D L E E A S T S T U D I E S – Iran/Persia / Middle Eastern History

Sasanian Persia

The Rise and Fall of an Empire Touraj Daryaee, University of California, Irvine, USA Of profound importance in late antiquity, the Sasanian Empire is virtually unknown today, except as a counterpoint to the Roman Empire. The last of the great ancient Persian empires and founded by Ardashir l in 224 CE, the Sasanian Empire was the dominant force in the Middle East for several centuries until its last king, Yazdgerd lll, was defeated by the Muslim Arabs in the seventh century. In this highly readable history, Touraj Daryaee fills a significant gap in our knowledge of world history. This second edition examines the Sasanians' complex and colourful narrative and demonstrates their unique significance, not only for the development of Iranian civilization but also for Roman and Islamic history. UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 304 pages PB 9780755618415 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9780755618408 • £65.00 / $90.00 ePub 9780755618422 • £17.99 / $24.72 ePdf 9780755618439 • £17.99 / $24.72 I.B. Tauris

Stability and the Lebanese State in the 20th Century: Building Political Legitimacy Tarek Abou Jaoude, independent scholar

In this book Tarek Abou Jaoude looks at the relation between legitimacy and stability in Lebanon throughout the 20th century, explaining statebuilding failures through a focus on the role that political legitimacy plays in forming states. Based on primary sources including national archives and collections, institutional documents, personal memoirs, newspapers and journals, this book provides a rich survey on the development and functioning of Lebanese political institutions. UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 224 pages HB 9780755644148 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780755644162 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780755644155 • £76.50 / $105.78 I.B. Tauris

Classical Sanskrit Tragedy

The Concept of Suffering and Pathos in Medieval India

Representing PostRevolutionary Iran

Captivity, Neo-Orientalism, and Resistance in Iranian–American Life Writing Hossein Nazari, University of Tehran, Iran This book analyses the processes of production, promotion, and reception of memoirs of diasporic Iranian-American authors. It provides new perspectives on key examples of the genre such as Betty Mahmoody’s Not Without My Daughter, Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran and Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Hossein Nazari places these texts in their social and political contexts, tracing their origins within the trope of the America captivity narrative, and critically unearths their neo-Orientalist tendencies within. The book analyses the structural means by which stereotypes about Islam and women in the Islamic Republic in these narratives are privileged by news media and the creative industries, while also charting a growing number of counterhegemonic memoirs which challenge these narratives by representing more nuanced accounts of life in Iran after 1979. UK July 2022 • US July 2022 • 256 pages HB 9780755617364 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780755617388 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780755617371 • £76.50 / $105.78 I.B. Tauris

History of the Arab Invasions: The Conquest of the Lands

A New Translation of al-Baladhuri's Futuh al-Buldan Ahmad b. Yahya al-Baladhuri Translated by Hugh Kennedy, SOAS, University of London, UK This is perhaps the most important single source for the history of the great Arab conquests in the 6th and 7th centuries. A historian working at the court of the Abbasid caliphs in Baghdad, al-Baladhuri preserved accounts not found anywhere else, containing a wealth of information about government, land-holding and economic developments. This new translation, fully annotated with a scholarly apparatus and commentary on places, events and individuals mentioned, finally makes a key source on the Arab conquests available in English. UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 544 pages HB 9781788314190 • £120.00 / $160.00 ePub 9780755637423 • £108.00 / $149.75 ePdf 9780755637416 • £108.00 / $149.75 I.B. Tauris

Bihani Sarkar, University of Oxford, UK Here, in the first study of tragedy in classical Sanskrit literature, Bihani Sarkar draws on a wide range of Sanskrit dramas, poems and treatises – much of it translated for the first time into English – to provide a complete history of the tragic in Indian literature, from the second to the tenth centuries. Looking at Kalidasa, the most celebrated writer of Sanskrit poetry and drama (kavya), this book argues that constructions of absence and grief are central to Kalidasa’s compositions and that these ‘tragic middles’ are more sophisticated than previously understood. Sarkar uses close textual analysis to respond to other questions such as: what were the early Indians’ attitudes towards the tragic? How and why did these change over time? How do these intersect with and reflect Indian religious traditions? UK August 2022 • US August 2022 • 224 pages PB 9780755639243 • £19.99 / $26.95 Previously published in HB 9781788311113 ePub 9780755617876 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780755617869 • £76.50 / $105.78 I.B. Tauris


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Voices from the Revolution

Edited by Jeffrey G. Karam, Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanon & Rima Majed, University of Beirut, Lebanon

The I.B.Tauris Handbook of Sociology and the Middle East Edited by Fatma Müge Göçek, University of Michigan, USA & Gamze Evcimen, Eastern Michigan University, USA

The Lebanon Uprising of 2019 is the first book to tackle the huge transformations that have been unravelling in Lebanon since the revolution erupted in October 2019. The book brings to the fore the voices of scholars, activists, researchers, and journalists who took part in the protests or were active in the demonstrations that unfolded before them. The book historicizes the uprisings and places them in the context of their regional and global dimensions. Including photos, pamphlets, posters, and other materials disseminated in the streets and social media collected here for the first time, this is the essential text on the subject.

This handbook reshapes studies on the Middle East by framing our knowledge of the region within the scope of sociologists’ chosen perspectives on it. To do this, the handbook’s 52 chapters trace their key contributions. The global approach and wide-ranging topics represent how sociologists enable us to redefine the boundaries and identities of the Middle East today. The volume is divided into four parts to cover social transformations and social conflict; sociologists’ findings on the region’s economic, religious and political activities; sociologists’ attention to people’s everyday practices; and sociologists’ work on the diasporas from the Middle East.

UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 336 pages • 10 b&w photos PB 9780755644438 • £24.99 / $34.95 • HB 9780755644421 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePub 9780755644452 • £22.49 / $31.59 ePdf 9780755644445 • £22.49 / $31.59 I.B. Tauris

UK July 2022 • US July 2022 • 544 pages HB 9780755639427 • £150.00 / $200.00 ePub 9780755639441 • £135.00 / $186.85 ePdf 9780755639434 • £135.00 / $186.85 Series: I B Tauris Handbooks • I.B. Tauris

Trust in Divided Societies

State, Institutions and Governance in Lebanon, Syria and Palestine Abdalhadi M. Alijla, Orient-Institute Beirut (OIB), Lebanon In many societies, 'generalized trust', that is, trust in other members of society, appears to be low. This book looks at the concept of generalized trust and examines why some countries are more divided and prone to the collapse of social trust than others. Alijla draws on his experience as an analyst to look at three case studies – Lebanon, Syria and Palestine – focusing in each example on how trust breaks down, and the ensuing consequences. The author examines the basis for treating trust as a commodity in society, alongside and connected to wealth, opportunity and democratic institutions. UK May 2022 • US May 2022 • 256 pages PB 9780755641185 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781838605315 ePub 9781838605339 • £81.00 / $112.65 ePdf 9781838605322 • £81.00 / $112.65 I.B. Tauris

States of Exception or Exceptional States

Law, Politics and Giorgio Agamben in the Middle East Edited by Simon Mabon, University of Lancaster, UK, Sanaa Al Sarghali, An-Najah UniversityNablus, Palestine & Adel Ruished, Lancaster University, UK This book uses a multi-disciplinary approach to explore the application of the work of philosopher Giorgio Agamben to the Middle East after the Arab Uprisings, considering the evolution of regime-society relations that ultimately erupted in violence in the early months of 2011. Agamben’s ideas of the state of exception and bare life provide important intellectual tools to understand the nature of sovereignty and the regulation of life, which has largely been missing in the study of the region.

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The Lebanon Uprising of 2019

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The Untold Story of the Golan Heights Occupation, Colonisation and Jawlani Resistance

Edited by Michael Mason, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK, Munir Fakher Eldin, Birzeit University, Palestine & Muna Dajani, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK Sometimes characterised as the ‘forgotten occupation’, the western Golan Heights have been transformed by Israeli colonisation, via the appropriation of land and water resources, economic development and extensive military use. This landmark volume is the first academic study in English of Arab politics and culture in the occupied Golan Heights. It focuses on an indigenous community, known as the Jawlanis, and their resistance to settler colonisation. The book brings together Jawlani, Palestinian and UK researchers and adopts an innovative format, with shorter ‘reflections’ responding to traditional academic chapters. UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 224 pages • 12 colour images PB 9780755644520 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9780755644513 • £65.00 / $90.00 ePub 9780755644544 • £19.79 / $27.47 ePdf 9780755644537 • £19.79 / $27.47 I.B. Tauris

Kurds and Yezidis in the Middle East Shifting Identities, Borders, and the Experience of Minority Communities

Edited by Günes Murat Tezcür, University of Central Florida, USA The diversity of Kurdish communities across the Middle East is now recognized as central to understanding both the challenges and opportunities for their representation and politics. This book diversifies the literature on Kurdish Studies by highlighting the Kurds’ relationship to the Yezidis. Comprising the perspectives of leading scholars, chapters combine in-depth empirical work with theoretical and conceptual discussions to progress debates in the field. The study is divided into three thematic sections covering political identity, how the Kurds appear to others, and the Yezidis, to capture new insights into the heterogeneous aspects of Kurdish history and identity. UK August 2022 • US August 2022 • 224 pages • 10 bw illus PB 9780755639922 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780755601196 ePub 9780755601202 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780755601219 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Kurdish Studies • I.B. Tauris

Religious Minorities in Iraq

Co-Existence, Faith and Recovery after ISIS Maria Rita Corticelli, International University of Erbil, Iraq The religious minorities of Iraq suffered immense violence at the hands of ISIS and are now trying to rebuild their lives. In their own words, and based on interviews with over 100 people, this book tells their stories. Covering the experiences of the Christians, Kakais, Yezidis, Sunni Muslims and Shabaks, amongst others, the research reveals how the different communities narrate their beliefs and deal with life in the aftermath of ISIS. This is the first book to illustrate how a strong network between the minorities operates in an effort to peacefully coexist, based on their shared experience of persecution and oppression. UK July 2022 • US July 2022 • 224 pages HB 9780755641345 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780755641352 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780755641338 • £76.50 / $105.78 I.B. Tauris


Dalit Theology, Boundary Crossings, and Liberation in India A Biblical and Postcolonial Study

Jobymon Skaria, The Malankara Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary, India Here an Indian St Thomas Christian Scholar, offers a critique of Indian Christian theology and suggests that constructive dialogues between biblical and dissenting Dalit voices – such as Chokhamela, Karmamela, Ravidas, Kabir, Nandanar and Narayana Guru – could set right the imbalance within Dalit theology, and could establish dialogical partnerships between Dalit Theologians, non-Dalit Christians and Syrian Christians. Drawing on Biblical and sociohistorical resources, this book examines worldviews which would empower the Dalits in their everyday existences. UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 224 pages HB 9780755642359 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780755642373 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780755642366 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Library of Islamic South Asia • I.B. Tauris

Escaping the Conflict Trap

Toward Ending Civil War in the Middle East Edited by Ross Harrison & Paul Salem, Middle East Institute, USA What pathways are there to ending the current civil wars in the Middle East? This volume brings together academics, experts, and practitioners to explore this question. The book covers the history of civil wars in the region during the 20th century, shows how civil wars can be resolved, and then examines the specific causes, drivers, and dynamics of the ongoing civil wars in Syria, Yemen, Libya, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The book argues there are patterns to the civil wars in the Middle East that should impact policymaking in the future, which in turn can work toward ultimate resolutions. UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 272 pages PB 9780755646951 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9780755646944 • £65.00 / $90.00 ePub 9780755646975 • £17.99 / $24.72 ePdf 9780755646968 • £17.99 / $24.72 Series: Middle East Institute Policy Series • I.B. Tauris

US-Egypt Diplomacy under Johnson

Nasser, Komer, and the Limits of Personal Diplomacy Gabriel Glickman, Bar-Ilan University, Israel Brings to light the diplomatic efforts of Robert Komer, a now little known figure, who through strategy and realpolitik was able to have an outsized influence over American foreign policy towards Egypt. While Kennedy and Komer saw the benefit of having good relations with Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, JFK's successor Johnson did not. Ultimately, the administration was left with people who did not share Kennedy/ Komer’s enthusiasm for good relations with Egypt. In light of this the book chronicles three distinctive phases in U.S.-Egyptian relations under Johnson leading up to the outbreak of the June 1967 ArabIsraeli War - when Nasser suddenly reneged on his understanding with Kennedy. It reveals a new perspective on the causes of a war which changed the face of the Middle East. UK August 2022 • US August 2022 • 296 pages PB 9780755639946 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780755634026 ePub 9780755634040 • £81.00 / $112.65 ePdf 9780755634033 • £81.00 / $112.65 I.B. Tauris

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