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ANT HR OP OLOGY

nurturing masculinities Men, Food, and Family in Contemporary Egypt

nefissa naguib

Dispelling the illusion that Middle Eastern men can be fully understood through the lenses of domination and patriarchy, this book looks at contemporary Egyptian foodways to better understand how men enact masculinity in displays of caregiving and love through food. “A beautifully written and eye-opening account of Muslim men’s food activism, as well as an evocative rendering of Egyptian culinary traditions.” —MARCIA C. INHORN, Yale University

Nurturing Masculinities

Men, Food, and Family in Contemporary Egypt BY NEFISSA NAGUIB

“Nurturing Masculinities is well timed and promises to enrich our understanding of gender and food in contemporary Egyptian life.” — FA R H A G H A N N A M , Macquarie University, author of Live and Die Like a Man: Gender Dynamics in Urban Egypt

r e l e a se d ate | 2015 51/2 x 81/2 inches, 156 pages, 16 b&w photos, 2 maps ISBN 978-1-4773-0710-6 $21.95 | £14.99 | C$28.50

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ANTHROPOLOGY

Reconstructing Beirut Memory and Space in a Postwar Arab City BY ASEEL SAWALHA

Reconstructing Beirut contributes to a new approach to Middle Eastern studies that applies theories of memory and space/place, bringing a fresh framework for analyzing contemporary Arab cultures and post-conflict cities. re le as e dat e | 2 0 1 0 6 x 9 inches, 190 pages, 15 b&w photos ISBN 978-0-292-72881-3 $19.95 | £13.99 | C$25.95

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Pyramids and Nightclubs A Travel Ethnography of Arab and Western Imaginations of Egypt. . . BY L. L. WYNN

A revealing ethnography of the ways in which globalism, history, and other factors shape perceptions of identity in urban Egypt. r ele as e dat e | 2 0 0 7 6 x 9 inches, 296 pages, 49 b&w photos ISBN 978-0-292-71702-2 $24.95 | £16.99 | C$28.50

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ANTHROPOLOGY

“This is an extraordinarily good ethnography of mainly gay male lives in Beirut. . . . Nothing like it exists in the literature.” — S T E V E C A T O N , Harvard University

Queer Beirut BY SOFIAN MERABET

Queer Beirut paves the way for a timely anthropological conversation about gender and queer identities in both Middle Eastern studies and urban studies. r e l e a se d ate | 2 0 1 4 6 x 9 inches, 307 pages, 28 b&w photos, 2 maps ISBN 978-1-4773-0991-9 $27.95 | £18.99 | C$36.50

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ANTHROPOLOGY

Children of Afghanistan The Path to Peace

E D I T E D BY J E N N I F E R H E AT H A N D A S H RA F Z A H E D I

A sweeping examination of Afghanistan’s most vulnerable individuals and the myriad of problems that confront them, Children of Afghanistan not only explores these problems but also offers child-centered solutions to rebuilding the country’s cultural, social, and economic institutions. re l e a se d ate | 2 0 1 4 6 x 9 inches, 388 pages, 14 b&w photos, 2 maps ISBN 978-1-4773-0988-9 $34.95 | £23.99 | C$45.50

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Amazigh Arts in Morocco Women Shaping Berber Identity BY CYNTHIA J. BECKER

An unprecedented examination of of art, gender, and identity among the Amazigh (Berber) people of Morocco. re le as e dat e | 2 0 0 6 6 x 9 inches, 239 pages, 24 color and 82 b&w photos ISBN 978-0-292-72137-1 $25.00 | £17.00 | C$29.00

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Palestinians Born in Exile Diaspora and the Search for a Homeland BY JULIANE HAMMER

This original ethnography records the experiences of Palestinians born in exile who have emigrated to the Palestinian homeland. re le as e dat e | 2 0 0 4 6 x 9 inches, 287 pages ISBN 978-0-292-70296-7 $30.00 | £20.99 | C$38.95

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D I A SP ORA

The Making of Arab Americans From Syrian Nationalism to U.S. Citizenship BY HANI J. BAWARDI

“The stories and characters in this book are fascinating.”

Using previously untapped archives, this groundbreaking study traces Arab American advocacy to the early twentieth century, when mass immigration as a result of Arab grievances with Ottoman Turks fostered a unified Arab American political identity. re le as e dat e | 2 0 1 4

—ANNY BAKALIAN,

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City University of New York

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Iranians in Texas

Migration, Politics, and Ethnic Identity BY MOHSEN M. MOBASHER

A vivid exploration of ethnic identity and political mobility among Iranian immigrants and their descendants in Texas in the wake of the 1978– 1979 revolution and its American aftermath, including heightened xenophobia after 9/11 and the response of the Bush administration. re le as e dat e | 2 0 1 2 6 x 9 inches, 211 pages ISBN 978-0-292-75439-3 $25.00 | £17.00 | C$29.00

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DIASPORA

Representatives of the Sunni Muslim community of Rio de Janeiro

Crescent over Another Horizon Islam in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino USA EDITED BY MARÍA DEL MAR LOGROÑO N A R B O N A , PA U L O G . P I N T O , A N D J O H N TOFIK KARAM

“Fascinating, original, and critically important. . .” — PA U L A M A R , University of California, Santa Barbara

An authoritative history of Islam in Latin America from the colonial period to contemporary Latino communities in the US. r e le as e dat e | 2 0 1 5 6 x 9 inches, 356 pages, 16 b&w photos ISBN 978-1-4773-0229-3 $60.00 | £42.00 | C$80.00

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GENDER & SEXUALITY

Muslim Women in War and Crisis Representation and Reality E D I T E D B Y FA E G H E H S H I R A Z I

An anthology of international voices, exploring provocative images of Muslim women from around the globe in literature, visual arts, journalism, and other media. re le as e dat e | 2 0 1 0 6 x 9 inches, 319 pages, 30 b&w photos ISBN 978-0-292-72884-4 $30.00 | £20.99 | C$38.95

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Women, Gender, and the Palace Households in Ottoman Tunisia BY AMY AISEN KALLANDER

“Fascinating. . . essential reading for the historiography of modern North Africa.”

This examination of Tunisia’s ruling family between 1700 and 1900 reveals the significance of the palace and the crucial political and economic roles women played in the family’s relationship with the imperial government. re le as e dat e | 2 0 1 3 6 x 9 inches, 287 pages

—M’HAMED OUALDI,

ISBN 978-1-4773-0213-2 $25.00 | £17.00 | C$28.50

The Journal of North African Studies

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GENDER & SEXUALITY

Modernizing Patriarchy

The Politics of Women’s Rights in Morocco BY KAT JA Ž VA N E L L I O T T

This ethnographic study breaks the silence on women’s rights and contemporary development in Morocco, where legal and educational advances are actually leaving some women behind, especially educated single women. r e l e a se d ate | 2 0 1 5 6 x 9 inches, 251 pages, 5 b&w photos ISBN 978-1-4773-0244-6 $55.00 | £38.00 | C$72.50

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GENDER & SEXUALITY

Tracing the Islamization of Egyptian celebrities and their fans and the emergence of an Islamic aesthetics, this book offers a unique history of the religious revival in Egypt through the lens of the performing arts. “An inventive analysis of the circulation of taste in a fractured media environment.” —KENDRA SALOIS, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

Performing Piety Singers and Actors in Egypt’s Islamic Revival BY KA R I N VA N N I E U W K E R K r e le a se d ate | 2013 6 x 9 inches, 332 pages, 13 b&w photos

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—ANNE K. RASMUSSEN, College of William and Mary

“An invaluable contribution to the anthropology of performing piety.” —EL-SAYED EL-ASWAD,

ISBN 978-1-4773-0225-5

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“The single most profound strength of this book is that the author gives voice to a great number of performers, especially women performers, from Cairo.”

Middle East Media and Book Reviews Online

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GENDER & SEXUALITY

What Makes a Man? Sex Talk in Beirut and Berlin RASHID AL-DAIF AND JOACHIM HELFER Tr an s l at ed b y Ken Seign eu r ie a nd Ga r y Sc hmidt

Lebanese novelist Rashid al-Daif and German novelist Joachim Helfer explore how attitudes toward sex and masculinity underlie much of the East-West struggle. Center for Middle Eastern Studies University of Texas at Austin r e le as e dat e | 2 0 1 5 51/2 x 81/2 inches, 266 pages ISBN 978-0-292-76310-4 $30.00 | £20.99 | C$38.95

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American Muslim Women, Religious Authority, and Activism More Than a Prayer BY JULIANE HAMMER

An examination of the intellectual output of American Muslim women writers since 1990. r e le as e dat e | 2 0 1 2 6 x 9 inches, 296 pages, 32 b&w photos ISBN 978-0-292-75440-9 $25.00 | £16.99 | C$28.50

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ART & ARCHITECTURE

Afghanistan

Between Hope and Fear B Y PA U L A B R O N S T E I N Fo r e w o r d b y K i m B a r ker I n t r o du c t i o n b y Ch r is t ina La mb

One of the world’s leading female photojournalists presents a powerful photo-essay of daily life in war-torn Afghanistan, offering the most complete visual narrative history of this pivotal Middle East country. r e l e a se d ate | 2 0 1 6 11 x 10 inches, 228 pages ISBN 978-1-4773-0939-1 $50.00 | £35.00 | C$65.00

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Mourning Farkhunda

High on Heroin


HISTORY

Foodways and Daily Life in Medieval Anatolia A New Social History B Y N I C O L A S T R É PA N I E R

Bringing to life an overlooked aspect of the dawn of the Ottoman Empire, this illuminating study uses the prism of food to understand how Anatolian society gave rise to a superpower. re l e a se d ate | 2 0 1 4 6 x 9 inches, 264 pages, 1 map ISBN 978-1-4773-0992-6 $24.95 | £16.99 | C$28.50

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Science among the Ottomans The Cultural Creation and Exchange of Knowledge BY MIRI SHEFER-MOSSENSOHN

Science among the Ottomans contends that, contrary to the generally accepted belief, science was a valued, dynamic, and sustaining force throughout the life span of the empire. re l e a se d ate | 2 0 1 5 6 x 9 inches, 262 pages, 1 map ISBN 978-1-4773-0359-7 $55.00 | ÂŁ38.00 | C$72.50

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HISTORY

Bridge over the seguia midrariya irrigation canal.

The Last Civilized Place Sijilmasa and Its Saharan Destiny BY RONALD A. MESSIER AND JAMES A. MILLER

Drawing on archaeological discoveries and historical accounts, this book tells the lively story of Morocco’s legendary golden city and its pivotal role in medieval transcontinental trade, the spread of Islam, and the rise of several ruling dynasties. re le as e dat e | 2 0 1 5 6 x 9 inches, 296 pages, 42 b&w photos, 14 illustrations, 11 maps ISBN 978-0-292-76665-5 $55.00 | £38.00 | C$72.50

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Competitive Archaeology in Jordan Narrating Identity from the Ottomans to the Hashemites BY ELENA D. CORBETT

Tracing the complex history of Jordan through its archaeology, Competitive Archaeology in Jordan examines how foreign and indigenous powers have competed for and used antiquities to create their own narratives, national identities, and borders. r e l e a se d ate | 2 0 1 5 6 x 9 inches, 312 pages, 11 b&w photos, 2 maps ISBN 978-1-4773-0990-2 $27.95 | ÂŁ18.99 | C$36.50

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HISTORY

Arab Responses to Fascism and Nazism Attraction and Repulsion BY ISRAEL GERSHONI

This collection rethinks old paradigms and widely accepted assumptions about the Arab response to fascism and Nazism, bringing to light Arab support for the Allied forces during World War II and its effect on the fate of the Middle East. re le as e dat e | 2 0 1 4 6 x 9 inches, 394 pages ISBN 978-1-4773-0757-1 $34.95 | £23.99 | C$45.50

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Reclaiming Iraq The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State BY ABBAS KADHIM

This timely study reclaims the early–twentiethcentury Iraqi revolution narrative to emphasize the voices of the vanquished, who lost the battle but ultimately won the war for Iraq’s independence. re le as e dat e | 2 0 1 2 51/2 x 81/2 inches, 223 pages, 3 b&w photos, 1 map, 1 table ISBN 978-0-292-75689-2 $25.00 | £16.99 | C$28.50

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The Ba‘thification of Iraq Saddam Hussein’s Totalitarianism B Y A A R O N M . FA U S T

This fascinating analysis of a wealth of documents from the Hussein regime reveals the specific tactics used to inculcate loyalty in the Iraqi people during the nearly quarter century–long rule of Saddam Huessein and the Ba‘th party. r e l e a se d ate | 2 0 1 5 6 x 9 inches, 320 pages, 5 illustrations, 1 map ISBN 978-1-4773-0557-7 $55.00 | £38.00 | C$72.50

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HISTORY

A group of local tourists in front of the modern mausoleum of Sa’di, Shiraz, 1950s.

Rethinking Iranian Nationalism and Modernity EDITED BY KAMRAN SCOT AGHAIE AND AFSHIN MARASHI

An illuminating anthology of more than a dozen innovative perspectives on the making of modern Iranian nationhood, from Orientalism and historiography to the role of land/place, identity, religion, and contested visions of modernity in twentieth-century Iran. r ele as e dat e | 2 0 1 4 6 x 9 inches, 373 pages, 12 b&w photos ISBN 978-1-4773-0751-9 $34.95 | £23.99 | C$45.50

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Science in Medieval Islam An Illustrated Introduction BY HOWARD R. TURNER

This book offers a fully illustrated, highly accessible introduction to the scientific achievements of medieval Islam. r e le as e dat e | 1 9 9 7 6 x 9 inches, 288 pages

“The best means to introduce people to Islam’s contributions to science. . .”

ISBN 978-0-292-78149-8

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—EMORY C. BOGLE, University of Richmond

Witches, Whores, and Sorcerers The Concept of Evil in Early Iran BY S. K. MENDOZA FORREST

A deep exploration into how evil was understood and categorized, and then finally combated, in early Iranian traditions. r e le as e dat e | 2 0 1 1 6 x 9 inches, 245 pages ISBN 978-0-292-74767-8 $25.00 | £16.99 | C$28.50

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HISTORY

The Concubine, the Princess, and the Teacher

Islamism in the Shadow of al-Qaeda

TRANSLATED AND EDITED BY DOUGLAS SCOTT BROOKES

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Voices from the Ottoman Harem

BY FRANÇOIS BURGAT ISBN 978-0-292-71760-2

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BY MICHAEL PROVENCE

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BY GAVIN D. BROCKETT

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Provincial Newspapers and the Negotiation of a Muslim National Identity

ISBN 978-0-292-74400-4

ISBN 978-0-292-72149-4

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The Great Syrian Revolt and the Rise of Arab Nationalism

How Happy to Call Oneself a Turk

Exiled in the Homeland

Preparing the Mothers of Tomorrow

BY DONNA ROBINSON DIVINE

BY ELA GREENBERG

Zionism and the Return to Mandate Palestine

Education and Islam in Mandate Palestine

ISBN 978-0-292-72568-3

ISBN 978-0-292-72566-9

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The American University of Beirut Arab Nationalism and Liberal Education BY BETTY S. ANDERSON

This history of the American University of Beirut presents a rich 150-year process of conflict, cooperation, and growth that has balanced the goals of American liberal education with the quest for Arab national identity and empowerment. r e l e a se d ate | 2 0 1 1 6 x 9 inches, 280 pages, 20 b&w photos ISBN 978-0-292-74766-1 $25.00 | ÂŁ16.99 | C$28.50

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P O P U L A R C U LT U R E

FA E G H E H S H I R A Z I

BRAND

ISLAM

The Marketing and Commodification of Piety

Brand Islam The Marketing and Commodification of Piety B Y FA E G H E H S H I R A Z I

Focusing on the rise of “Brand Islam,” this book considers how the highly lucrative marketing of goods and services as “Islamic” or “halal” is reshaping the religious, cultural, and economic lives of Muslim consumers and communities around the globe. re l e a se d ate | 2 0 1 6 6 x 9 inches, 336 pages, 52 b&w photos ISBN 978-1-4773-0946-9 $24.95 | £16.99 | C$28.50

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Islam and Popular Culture E D I T E D BY KA R I N VA N N I E U W K E R K , MARK LEVINE, AND MARTIN STOKES

With well-structured chapters by leading scholars who explain key developments and concepts clearly, Islam and Popular Culture is the first comprehensive overview of this important subject. r e l e a se d ate | 2 0 1 6 6 x 9 inches, 412 pages, 38 illustrations, 3 maps ISBN 978-1-4773-0904-9 $34.95 | ÂŁ23.99 | C$45.50

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Film in the Middle East and North Africa Creative Dissidence EDITED BY JOSEF GUGLER

This remarkable overview includes many essays that provide the first scholarly analysis of significant works by key filmmakers in the region. r e le as e dat e | 2 0 1 1 6 x 9 inches, 383 pages ISBN 978-0-292-73756-3 $35.00 | £16.99 | C$28.50

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“Evil” Arabs in American Popular Film Orientalist Fear

BY TIM JON SEMMERLING ISBN 978-0-292-71342-0

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Israeli Cinema Identities in Motion

EDITED BY MIRI TALMON AND YARON PELEG

Desert Passions

Orientalism and Romance Novels BY HSU-MING TEO SBN 978-0-292-75690-8

ISBN 978-0-292-74399-1

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Muslim Rap, Halal Soaps, and Revolutionary Theater Artistic Developments in the Muslim World E D I T E D BY KA R I N VA N N I E U W K E R K

Twelve leading scholars trace Islamic discourse on the performing arts to give insight into genres of pious productions throughout the world. r e l e a se d ate | 2 0 1 1 6 x 9 inches, 301 pages, 20 b&w photos ISBN 978-0-292-74768-5 $25.00 | ÂŁ16.99 | C$32.50

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NORTH AFRICA

The Berber Identity Movement and the Challenge to North African States BY BRUCE MADDY-WEITZMAN

The first full-length treatment of the emergence of the modern Berber identity movement in North Africa and the Berber diaspora. The L. Carl Brown AIMS Book Prize, 2013 —AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR MAGHRIB STUDIES

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Medicine and the Saints

Science, Islam, and the Colonial Encounter in Morocco, 1877-1956 BY ELLEN J. AMSTER

“Intellectually ambitious and wide-ranging” — J O N AT H A N G . KAT Z , History of Medicine and Allied Sciences

Exploring the colonial encounter between France and Morocco as a process of embodiment, and the Muslim body as the place of resistance to the state, this book provides the first history of health, disease, and the welfare state in Morocco. re le as e dat e | 2 0 1 3 6 x 9 inches, 350 pages, 48 b&w photos ISBN 978-0-292-76211-4 $30.00 | £20.99 | C$38.95

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NORTH AFRICA

Now with a new afterword that surveys the “North African Spring” uprisings that roiled the region from 2011 to 2013, this is the most comprehensive history of North Africa to date, with accessible, in-depth chapters covering the pre-Islamic period through colonization and independence. “A solid history of a region with whose conflicts we are fated to contend for at least a few years still.” —WALL STREET JOURNAL

North Africa, Revised Edition A History from Antiquity to the Present BY PHILLIP C. NAYLOR r e l e a se d ate | 2015 6 x 9 inches, 411 pages, 15 maps ISBN 978-0-292-76190-2 $29.95 | £20.99 | C$38.95

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“Naylor elegantly leads the reader through the maze of events that have shaped the history of a vast region at the crossroads of civilizations. . . . North Africa is a valuable introduction for students and the general public of an understudied part of the world.” —MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL

“A history few have mastered as well in print as Naylor.” —JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORY

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POLITICS

The first systematic study of the evolution of Islamic politics in Iran and Turkey, based on primary documents from both countries. “Impressive.” — DA N I E L M A R T I N VA R I S C O , Contemporary Islam

“Without doubt, it is a must-read for all who share interest in moderation theory.” — RA M A Z A N H A K K I O Z TA N , Digest of Middle East Studies

“In sensitive and compelling prose, Tezcür assesses the different and not entirely predictable paths that these two countries have taken and suggests the different paths that Muslim reforms can take.” — D A L E F. E I C K E L M A N , Dartmouth College

“Tezcür’s work is a wellwritten political history of the last two decades in Iran and Turkey.” —OZLEM MADI-SISMAN, Politics & Religion

Muslim Reformers in Iran and Turkey The Paradox of Moderation BY G Ü N E Ş M U RAT T E Z C Ü R re le as e dat e | 2 0 1 0 6 x 9 inches, 320 pages, 16 b&w photos, 12 illustrations ISBN 978-0-292-72883-7 $30.00 | £20.99 | C$38.95

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Kurdish Awakening is a comprehensive examination of the sweeping developments in “Greater Kurdistan” over the past few decades, analyzing the growth of this nationalistic yet fragmented movement and illuminating its geopolitical implications. “This book is a sober, academically nuanced reading of a very complex and transformative situation.” — G A R E T H S TA N S F I E L D , Director, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter

Kurdish Awakening Nation Building in a Fragmented Homeland EDITED BY OFRA BENGIO re l e a se d ate | 2014

“This book complements many previous studies not only by [taking account of ] contemporary developments, but also by exploring the changing role of the Kurds in their host states, the region, and the world.” —CHARLES G. MCDONALD, Florida International University

6 x 9 inches, 384 pages, 2 b&w photos, 5 maps ISBN 978-1-4773-0989-6 $34.95 | £23.99 | C$45.50

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ISLAM

“Believing Women” in Islam

Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an BY ASMA BARLAS

The Word of Islam EDITED BY JOHN ALDEN WILLIAMS ISBN 978-0-292-79076-6

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Women Embracing Islam Gender and Conversion in the West

EDITED BY KARIN VAN NIEUWKERK

ISBN 978-0-292-70904-1

ISBN 978-0-292-71302-4

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Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws From Islamic Empires to the Taliban BY SHEMEEM BURNEY ABBAS

Uncovers the history and questionable motives behind Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and calls for a return to Muhammad’s peaceful vision of social justice r e le as e dat e | 2 0 1 3 6 x 9 inches, 222 pages ISBN 978-0-292-76212-1

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Muhammad in the Digital Age EDITED BY RUQAYYA YASMINE KHAN Fo r ew o r d b y Ran da ll Na deau

This remarkable collection of essays treats Muhammad and Islam as focal points in exploring how the digital age has affected and been affected by the religion. r e l e a se d ate | 2 0 1 5 6 x 9 inches, 256 pages, 5 illustrations ISBN 978-1-4773-0767-0 $55.00 | ÂŁ38.00 | C$72.50

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I S R A E L & PA L E S T I N E

For God and Country? Religious Student-Soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces BY E L I S H E VA R O S M A N - S T O L L M A N

Challenging conventional assumptions about religious believers, this study reveals how religious student-soldiers negotiate the sometimes conflicting goals and norms of their Orthodox Jewish faith and the Israel Defense Forces in which they serve. re le as e dat e | 2 0 1 4 6 x 9 inches, 320 pages ISBN 978-0-292-75852-0 $29.95 | £20.99 | C$38.95

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Israeli Culture between the Two Intifadas A Brief Romance BY YARON PELEG

A portrait of Israel’s “Generation X,” and the perceived decline in Zionism among urban Israeli youth between the Palestinian uprisings that began in 1987 and 2000. re le as e dat e | 2 0 0 8 6 x 9 inches, 170 pages ISBN 978-0-292-72158-6 $19.95 | £13.99 | C$25.95

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Chances for Peace Missed Opportunities in the Arab-Israeli Conflict

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Chances for Peace Missed Opportunities in the Arab-Israeli Conflict BY ELIE PODEH

This innovative reexamination of thirty pivotal episodes in the Arab-Israeli conflict, beginning with the 1919 Faysal-Weizmann Agreement and ending with the 2008 Abu Mazen-Olmert talks, reveals both missed opportunities and realistic possibilities to negotiate lasting peace. r e l e a se d ate | 2 0 1 5 6 x 9 inches, 423 pages, 12 maps ISBN 978-1-4773-0560-7 $65.00 | ÂŁ45.00 | C$85.00

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Palestine Broadcasting Service musical ensemble

“This Is Jerusalem Calling” State Radio in Mandate Palestine BY A N D R E A L . S TA N T O N

This history of the long-overlooked Palestine Broadcasting Service (1936–1948) examines the role of government-sponsored radio in shaping Arab political and social life in the wake of British colonialism. “Contributes a great deal to studies of Mandate Palestine and imperialism.” —JOURNAL OF

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A Young Palestinian’s Diary, 1941-1945 The Life of Sami ‘Amr T RA N S L AT E D , A N N O TAT E D , A N D W I T H A N I N T R O D U C T I O N B Y K I M B E R LY KAT Z Fo r ew o r d b y Sa lim Ta ma r i

A new perspective on life in British Mandate Palestine during the last four years of World War II, captured through the eyes of a young civil servant whose rare diary addresses fundamental aspects of the region’s recent history. r e le as e dat e | 2 0 0 9 6 x 9 inches, 205 pages, 6 b&w photos, 3 maps ISBN 978-0-292-72355-9 $19.95 | £13.99 | C$25.95

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Colonialism and Christianity in Mandate Palestine BY LAURA ROBSON

This crucial history of Palestinian Christians from the late Ottoman period through the British Mandate reveals the British role in diminishing Arab Christian influence. “A comprehensive contribution. . .” —MAHNAZ MOAZAMI, Columbia University

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Limbo Beirut BY HILAL CHOUMAN

This groundbreaking work of Arabic fiction, now translated into English for the first time, explores how young adults in Lebanon experienced the violent clashes between Hezbollah militants and Sunni fighters in 2008. Center for Middle Eastern Studies University of Texas at Austin re le as e dat e | 2 0 1 6 51/2 x 81/2 inches, 250 pages, 85 illustrations ISBN 978-1-4773-1005-2 $16.00 | £10.99 | C$20.95

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Twenty Girls to Envy Me Selected Poems of Orit Gidali BY ORIT GIDALI

In this English-Hebrew bilingual volume by Israeli poet Orit Gidali, domestic dramas become the stage on which the region’s political impasses play out in individual lives. Center for Middle Eastern Studies University of Texas at Austin re le as e dat e | 2 0 1 6 51/2 x 81/2 inches, 130 pages ISBN 978-1-4773-0957-5

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Year of the Elephant A M OR O C C A N W O M A N ’ S

Revised Edition

J O U R N E Y TO WA R D I N D E PE N D E NC E

A N D OT H E R S TOR I E S

Leila Abouzeid T R A N S L AT E D F R O M T H E A R A BIC BY B A R B A R A PA R M E N T E R

Year of the Elephant Revised Edition BY LEILA ABOUZEID Tr an s l at ed b y B ar b a r a Pa r men t er I n t r o du c t i o n b y B ar b a r a Ha r lo w

This revised edition of pioneering Moroccan author Leila Abouzeid’s novella and short stories features a new introduction that traces the work’s reception and impact over the twenty years since its first publication. Center for Middle Eastern Studies University of Texas at Austin r e l e a se d ate | 2 0 0 9 51/2 x 81/2 inches, 125 pages ISBN 978-0-292-72172-2

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I Want to Get Married! One Wannabe Bride’s Misadventures. . .

New Waw, Saharan Oasis

BY GHADA ABDEL AAL Translated by Nora Eltahawy

BY IBRAHIM AL-KONI Translated by William M. Hutchins

Center for Middle Eastern Studies University of Texas at Austin

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

ISBN 978-0-292-72397-9

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A Portal in Space BY MAHMOUD SAEED Translated by William M. Hutchins Center for Middle Eastern Studies University of Texas at Austin ISBN 978-1-4773-0810-3

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University of Texas at Austin ISBN 978-0-292-75475-1

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The Puppet BY IBRAHIM AL-KONI Translated by William M. Hutchins Center for Middle Eastern Studies University of Texas at Austin ISBN 978-0-292-72335-1

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Who’s Afriad of Meryl Streep? BY RASHID AL-DAIF Translated by Paula Haydar and Nadine Sinno Center for Middle Eastern Studies University of Texas at Austin ISBN 978-0-292-76307-4

Moon and Henna Tree BY AHMED TOUFIQ Translated by Roger Allen Center for Middle Eastern Studies University of Texas at Austin ISBN 978-0-292-74824-8

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The Scarecrow BY IBRAHIM AL-KONI Tr an s l at ed b y Wi l l i a m M. Hu t c hin s

The concluding volume of Ibrahim al-Koni’s Oasis trilogy, begun in New Waw, Saharan Oasis and The Puppet, The Scarecrow completes a tale of greed and corruption that reveals the hollowness of tyrants. Center for Middle Eastern Studies University of Texas at Austin r e l e a se d ate | 2 0 1 5 51/2 x 81/2 inches, 128 pages ISBN 978-1-4773-0252-1 $21.95 | £14.99 | C$28.50

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Kalima wa Nagham A TE X TB OOK for TE AC H I N G AR AB IC

Vol ume 1I

N as s e r M . I s le e m G h azi M . Abu h ake ma

Kalima wa Nagham

A Textbook for Teaching Arabic, Volume 2 BY NASSER M. ISLEEM AND GHAZI M. ABUHAKEMA

This second volume uses the Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) curriculum to enhance language learning and build cultural awareness by incorporating media language to help students understand news reports and original cartoons that illustrate idiomatic expressions. ISBN 978-1-4773-0943-8 $39.95 | £27.99 | C$51.95

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Kalima wa Nagham A Textbook for Teaching Arabic, Volume 1 BY GHAZI M. ABUHAKEMA, NASSER M. I S L E E M A N D R A’ E D F. Q A S E M

This introductory-level textbook presents an innovative Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) curriculum that uses dialogues and songs to enhance language learning and build cultural awareness. re le as e dat e | 2 0 1 4 81/2 x 11 inches, 340 pages ISBN 978-0-292-75775-2

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Modern Hebrew for Intermediate Students, 2nd Edition A Multimedia Program BY ESTHER RAIZEN

Modern Hebrew for Beginners, 2nd Edition

A Multimedia Program for Students at the Beginning and Intermediate Levels

A companion volume to Esther Raizen’s Modern Hebrew for Beinngers, extending the program of study, endlessly adaptable and suitable for self-paced training and a variety of academic settings. ISBN 978-1-4773-0813-4 $27.95 | £18.99 | C$36.50

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BY ESTHER RAIZEN

Modern Hebrew for Beginners is the core of a widely used multimedia program for teaching Hebrew in the college-level classroom. r e l e a se d ate | 2016 81/2 x 11 inches, 252 pages ISBN 978-1-4773-0043-5 $24.95 | £16.99 | C$28.50

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Forthcoming About Antiquities Ottoman Claims and Cultural Controversies BY ZEYNEP ÇELIK His t o r y r e le as e dat e | fall

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A People Without a State The Kurds from the Rise of Islam to the Dawn of Nationalism BY MICHAEL EPPEL His t o r y r e le as e dat e | fall

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Forthcoming Directed by God Jewishness in Contemporary Israeli Film and Television BY YARON PELEG Po p u la r Cu lt u r e r e le as e dat e | fall 2 0 1 6 ISBN 978-1-4773-0951-3

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Connecting with the Enemy A Century of PalestinianIsraeli Joint Nonviolence BY S H E I L A KAT Z Is r a el & Pa les t in ia n r e le as e dat e | fall 2 0 1 6 ISBN 978-1-4773-1027-4

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