[PDF] Living In Romantic Baghdad

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Author: Ida Donges Staudt
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815651813
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 251
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Living In Romantic Baghdad

by Ida Donges Staudt, release date 2012-08-06, Living In Romantic Baghdad Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Living In Romantic Baghdad books, In its second half, this volume shifts its attention to the concept of "memory practices," ways of cultural remembering that result from and are shaped by particular cultural forms. Many of these cultural forms embody memory materially through language, music, and photography and, because of their distinc­tive expressions of culture, give rise to distinctive memory practices. Gath­ering the leading voices in Irish studies, this volume opens new pathways into the body of Irish cultural memory, demonstrating time and again the ways in which memory is supported by the negotiations of individuals within wider cultural contexts.




[PDF] The Poisoned Well

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Author: Hardy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1787380491
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Category : History
Languages : en
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The Poisoned Well

by Hardy, release date 2018-03-29, The Poisoned Well Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Poisoned Well books, Almost fifty years after Britain and France left the Middle East, the toxic legacies of their rule continue to fester. To make sense of today’s conflicts and crises, we need to grasp how Western imperialism shaped the region and its destiny in the half-century between 1917 and 1967. Roger Hardy unearths an imperial history stretching from North Africa to southern Arabia that sowed the seeds of future conflict and poisoned relations between the Middle East and the West. Drawing on a rich cast of eye-witnesses — ranging from nationalists and colonial administrators to soldiers, spies, and courtesans — The Poisoned Well brings to life the making of the modern Middle East, highlighting the great dramas of decolonisation such as the end of the Palestine mandate, the Suez crisis, the Algerian war of independence, and the retreat from Aden. Concise and beautifully written, The Poisoned Well offers a thought-provoking and insightful story of the colonial legacy in the Middle East.




[PDF] Democracy And The Nature Of American Influence In Iran 1941 1979

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Author: David R. Collier
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815653972
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Category : Political Science
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Democracy And The Nature Of American Influence In Iran 1941 1979

by David R. Collier, release date 2017-05-08, Democracy And The Nature Of American Influence In Iran 1941 1979 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Democracy And The Nature Of American Influence In Iran 1941 1979 books, Collier presents a timely and fresh reexamination of one of the most important bilateral relationships of the last century. He delves deeply into the American desire to promote democracy in Iran from the 1940s through the early 1960s and examines the myriad factors that contributed to their success in exerting a powerful influence on Iranian politics. By creating a framework to understand the efficacy of external pressure, Collier explains how the United States later relinquished this control during the 1960s and 1970s. During this time, the shah emerged as a dominant and effective political operator who took advantage of waning American influence to assert his authority. Collier reveals how this shifting power dynamic transformed the former client-patron relationship into one approaching equality.




[PDF] Archaeologists In Print

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Author: Amara Thornton
Publisher: UCL Press
ISBN: 1787352579
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Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
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Archaeologists In Print

by Amara Thornton, release date 2018-06-25, Archaeologists In Print Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Archaeologists In Print books, Archaeologists in Print is a history of popular publishing in archaeology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, a pivotal period of expansion and development in both archaeology and publishing. It examines how British archaeologists produced books and popular periodical articles for a non-scholarly audience, and explores the rise in archaeologists’ public visibility. Notably, it analyses women’s experiences in archaeology alongside better known male contemporaries as shown in their books and archives. In the background of this narrative is the history of Britain’s imperial expansion and contraction, and the evolution of modern tourism in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Archaeologists exploited these factors to gain public and financial support and interest, and build and maintain a reading public for their work, supported by the seasonal nature of excavation and tourism. Reinforcing these publishing activities through personal appearances in the lecture hall, exhibition space and site tour, and in new media – film, radio and television – archaeologists shaped public understanding of archaeology. It was spadework, scripted. The image of the archaeologist as adventurous explorer of foreign lands, part spy, part foreigner, eternally alluring, solidified during this period. That legacy continues, undimmed, today. Praise for Archaeologists in Print This beautifully written book will be valued by all kinds of readers: you don't need to be an archaeologist to enjoy the contents, which take you through different publishing histories of archaeological texts and the authors who wrote them. From the productive partnership of travel guide with archaeological interest, to the women who feature so often in the history of archaeological publishing, via closer analysis of the impact of John Murray, Macmillan and Co, and Penguin, this volume excavates layers of fascinating facts that reveal much of the wider culture of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The prose is clear and the stories compulsive: Thornton brings to life a cast of people whose passion for their profession lives again in these pages. Warning: the final chapter, on Archaeological Fictions, will fill your to-be-read list with stacks of new titles to investigate! This is a highly readable, accessible exploration into the dynamic relationships between academic authors, publishers, and readers. It is, in addition, an exemplar of how academic research can attract a wide general readership, as well as a more specialised one: a stellar combination of rigorous scholarship with lucid, pacy prose. Highly recommended!' Samantha Rayner, Director of UCL Centre for Publishing; Deputy Head of Department and Director of Studies, Department of Information Studies, UCL




[PDF] We Are Iraqis

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Author: Nadje Sadig Al-Ali
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815633017
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Category : Art
Languages : en
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We Are Iraqis

by Nadje Sadig Al-Ali, release date 2013, We Are Iraqis Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download We Are Iraqis books, While the occupation of Iraq and its aftermath has received media and political attention, we know very little about the everyday lives of Iraqis. Iraqi men, women, and children are not merely passive victims of violence, vulnerable recipients of repressive regimes, or bystanders of their country's destruction. In the face of danger and trauma, Iraqis continue to cope, preparing food, sending their children to school, socializing, telling jokes, and dreaming of a better future. Within the realm of imagination and creative expression, the editors find that many Iraqi artists have not only survived but have also sought healing. In We Are Iraqis, Al-Ali and Al-Najjar showcase written and visual contributions by Iraqi artists, writers, poets, filmmakers, photographers, and activists. Contributors explore the way Iraqis retain, subvert, and produce art and activism as ways of coping with despair and resisting chaos and destruction. The first anthology of its kind, We Are Iraqis brings into focus the multitude of ethnicities, religions, and experiences that are all part of Iraq.




[PDF] Improbable Women

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Author: William Woods Cotterman
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815652313
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 298
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Improbable Women

by William Woods Cotterman, release date 2013-10-22, Improbable Women Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Improbable Women books, Improbable Women examines the lives of five women writers, all upper-class British women, who rebelled against the conventions of their own societies and lived, traveled and explored the Middle East.




[PDF] Reading Arabia

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Author: Andrew C. Long
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815652321
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Reading Arabia

by Andrew C. Long, release date 2014-02-21, Reading Arabia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Reading Arabia books, In "Reading Arabia," Long explores the change in the tradition of British Orientalism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He examines the role of mass print culture, including travel literature, newspapers, and silent films, in the construction of the British public’s perception of "Arabia" (a region that extended from Morocco through Syria).




[PDF] Law Of Desire

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Author: Shahla Haeri
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815652941
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 299
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Law Of Desire

by Shahla Haeri, release date 2014-10-21, Law Of Desire Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Law Of Desire books, As an Iranian Muslim woman and a granddaughter of a well-known ayatollah, Shahla Haeri was accepted into the communities where she conducted her fieldwork on mut’a, temporary marriage. Mut’a is legally sanctioned among the Twelver Shi’ites who live predominantly in Iran. Drawing on rich interviews that would have been denied a Western anthropologist, the author describes the concept of a temporary-marriage contract, in which a man and an unmarried woman (virgin, widow, or divorcee) decide how long they want to stay married to each other (from one hour to ninety-nine years) and how much money is to be given to the temporary wife. Since the Iranian revolution of 1979, the regime has conduction an intensive campaign to revitalize this form of marriage, and Shi’i ulama (religious scholars) support it as positive, self-affirming, and cognizant of human needs. Challenged by secularly educated urban Iranian women, and men and by the West, the ulama have been called upon to address themselves to the implications of this custom for modern Iranian society, to respond to the changes that mut’a is legally equivalent to hire or lease, that it is abusive of women, and that it is in fact legalized prostitution. Law if Desire thus makes available previously untapped and undocumented data about an institution in which sexuality, morality, religious rules, secular laws, and cultural practices converge. This important work will be of interest to cultural anthropologist, religious scholars, scholars of the Middle East, and lawyers as well as to those interested in the role of women in Islamic society.




[PDF] Colonial Jerusalem

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Author: Thomas Philip Abowd
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815652615
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 287
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Colonial Jerusalem

by Thomas Philip Abowd, release date 2014-06-24, Colonial Jerusalem Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Colonial Jerusalem books, In one of the few anthropological works focusing on a contemporary Middle Eastern city, Colonial Jerusalem explores a vibrant urban center at the core of the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This book shows how colonialism, far from being simply a fixture of the past as is often suggested, remains a crucial component of Palestinian and Israeli realities today. Abowd deftly illuminates everyday life under Israel’s long military occupation as it is defined by processes and conditions of "apartness" and separation as Palestinians are increasingly regulated and controlled. Abowd examines how both national communities are progressively divided by walls, checkpoints, and separate road networks in one of the most segregated cities in the world. Drawing upon recent theories on racial politics, colonialism, and urban spatial dynamics, Colonial Jerusalem analyzes the politics of myth, history, and memory across an urban landscape integral to the national cosmologies of both Palestinians and Israelis and meaningful to all communities.




[PDF] The Mizrahi Era Of Rebellion

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Author: Bryan K. Roby
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 081565345X
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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The Mizrahi Era Of Rebellion

by Bryan K. Roby, release date 2015-12-04, The Mizrahi Era Of Rebellion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Mizrahi Era Of Rebellion books, During the postwar period of 1948–56, over 400,000 Jews from the Middle East and Asia immigrated to the newly established state of Israel. By the end of the 1950s, Mizrahim, also known as Oriental Jewry, represented the ethnic majority of the Israeli Jewish population. Despite their large numbers, Mizrahim were considered outsiders because of their non-European origins. Viewed as foreigners who came from culturally backward and distant lands, they suffered decades of socioeconomic, political, and educational injustices. In this pioneering work, Roby traces the Mizrahi population’s struggle for equality and civil rights in Israel. Although the daily "bread and work" demonstrations are considered the first political expression of the Mizrahim, Roby demonstrates the myriad ways in which they agitated for change. Drawing upon a wealth of archival sources, many only recently declassified, Roby details the activities of the highly ideological and politicized young Israel. Police reports, court transcripts, and protester accounts document a diverse range of resistance tactics, including sit-ins, tent protests, and hunger strikes. Roby shows how the Mizrahi intellectuals and activists in the 1960s began to take note of the American civil rights movement, gaining inspiration from its development and drawing parallels between their experience and that of other marginalized ethnic groups. The Mizrahi Era of Rebellion shines a light on a largely forgotten part of Israeli social history, one that profoundly shaped the way Jews from African and Asian countries engaged with the newly founded state of Israel.