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“A Funky Language for Teenzz to Use”: Representing Gulf Arabic in Instant Messaging

David Palfreyman and Muhamed Al Khalil

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines how the Roman alphabet and other ASCII symbols such as numerals are used to represent colloquial Gulf Arabic dialect in instant messaging in the United Arab Emirates. This use ... More


United Arab Emirates: Economic Boom and Insurance

Frauke Heard-Bey

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0017
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter traces the history of the insurance industry in the United Arab Emirates. The oil-exporting countries of the Gulf all have a very brief history of exposure to the concept of modern ... More


Elusive Jannah: The Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity

Cawo M. Abdi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697380
eISBN:
9781452952376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697380.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The focus of this book is the factors—local and global, factual and fictional, political and historical—that shape Somali migration experiences in consequential ways. Comparing Somali settlement in ... More


The ‘Makings’ of a Movement ‘by Implication’: Assessing the Expansion of Women's Rights in the United Arab Emirates from 1971 Until Today

Vânia Carvalho Pinto

in Mapping Arab Women's Movements: A Century of Transformations from Within

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164989
eISBN:
9781617971266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164989.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter looks at the expansion of women's rights in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) through the lenses of a movement 'by implication.' Departing from the ideational support leant by the Emirati ... More


Politics of Constructive Engagement: The Foreign Policy of the United Arab Emirates

Bahgat Korany and Ali E. Hillal Dessouki

in The Foreign Policies of Arab States: The Challenge of Globalization

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163609
eISBN:
9781617970375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163609.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

UAE foreign policy has been able, through constructive engagement, quiet diplomacy, the power of the purse, and commitment to the peaceful settlement of conflicts, to achieve its national goals. The ... More


Attitudes of Students in the GCC Region towards the Arab Spring: A Case Study of Students in the UAE

George Naufal, Ismail Genc, and Carlos Vargas-Silva

in Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190608873
eISBN:
9780190848484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608873.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The purpose of this chapter is to present new empirical research on the Arab Spring and, specifically, to focus on the attitudes of residents of one country in the Middle East towards the Arab ... More


Arab Migrant Teachers in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar: Challenges and Opportunities

Natasha Ridge, Soha Shami, and Susan Kippels

in Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190608873
eISBN:
9780190848484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608873.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Globally, studies on migrant teachers have tended to focus on Africa and Asia, while the topic of teacher migration in the Middle East in general, and in the Gulf in particular, has not been examined ... More


The ‘Other Arab’ and Gulf Citizens: Mutual Accommodation of Palestinians in the UAE in Historical Context

Manal A. Jamal

in Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190608873
eISBN:
9780190848484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608873.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter explores the fate of Arabs of Palestinian origin in the UAE, culminating in events surrounding the first Gulf War and the Arab uprisings. The specific questions this project addresses ... More


Internationalization of the Fuel Cycle and the Nuclear Energy Renaissance: Confronting the Credible Commitment Problem

Adam N. Stulberg

in The Nuclear Renaissance and International Security

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804784177
eISBN:
9780804785303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784177.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter tackles the puzzle of international fuel supply cooperation. It explains why the historical record of multilateral nuclear approaches (MNAs) is mixed even though internationalizing the ... More


The United Arab Emirates: Some Lessons in Economic Development

Yaw Nyarko

in Achieving Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671557
eISBN:
9780191751059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671557.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the development strategy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The de facto development strategy of the UAE has been at the political level, with economic power concentrated in the ... More


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