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Dispossession and Displacement: Forced Migration in the Middle East and North Africa

Dawn Chatty and Bill Finlayson (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264591
eISBN:
9780191734397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264591.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book explores the extent to which forced migration has become a defining feature of life in the Middle East and North Africa. The chapters present research on refugees, internally displaced ... More


In the Shadow of Orientalism: The Historiography of US-Arab Relations

Ussama Makdisi

in Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu: Infrastructures of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479827787
eISBN:
9781479850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the historiography of US–Arab relations. It traces the attempted transformation of a discourse of American exceptionalism into a more critical postnationalist scholarship. At ... More


Introduction: Dawn Chatty and Bill Finlayson

Dawn Chatty

in Dispossession and Displacement: Forced Migration in the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264591
eISBN:
9780191734397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264591.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Dispossession and displacement have always afflicted life in the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa. Waves of people have been displaced from their homeland as a result of conflicts ... More


Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu: Infrastructures of Knowledge

Seteney Shami and Cynthia Miller-Idriss (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479827787
eISBN:
9781479850662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Few world regions today are of more pressing social and political interest than the Middle East: hardly a day has passed in the last decade without events there making global news. Understanding the ... More


Introduction: The Many Crises of Middle East Studies

Seteney Shami and Cynthia Miller-Idriss

in Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu: Infrastructures of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479827787
eISBN:
9781479850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to draw a portrait of the issues animating and challenging the field of Middle East studies (MES) in their academic and national ... More


Middle East in Sociology, Sociology in the Middle East

Reşat Kasaba

in Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu: Infrastructures of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479827787
eISBN:
9781479850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In the post-9/11 environment, characterized by high security surveillance, the debates about the relationship between academic pursuits and political interests, and the related question of whether ... More


Oil on the Waters? Middle East Studies and Economics for the Middle East

Karen Pfeifer

in Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu: Infrastructures of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479827787
eISBN:
9781479850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter first reviews the reasons for the weak links between the fields of economics and Middle East studies (MES) in the United States. It then examines the growth of the economics profession ... More


Trends in the Production of Knowledge about the Middle East within and across Disciplines: A Survey of PhD Dissertations, 2000–2010

Laura Bier

in Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu: Infrastructures of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479827787
eISBN:
9781479850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter surveys topical, methodological, and geographic trends in the production of knowledge about the Middle East in doctoral dissertations written over the decade 2000–2010. It assesses the ... More


Islamic Studies in US Universities

Charles Kurzman and Carl W. Ernst

in Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu: Infrastructures of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479827787
eISBN:
9781479850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter analyzes the locations and contexts for the development of Islamic studies in US universities. It attributes the field's growth in part to exaggerated concerns about national security. ... More


Introduction: religion and social policy – an “old–new” partnership

Rana Jawad

in Social welfare and religion in the Middle East: A Lebanese perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349538
eISBN:
9781447303510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349538.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Religious faith has a major part to play in the formation of values that guide the modern world. It also has a prominent role in the advancement of progress. It is believed that Faith and Reason and ... More


Area Studies and the Decade after 9/11

Seteney Shami and Marcial Godoy-Anativia

in Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu: Infrastructures of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479827787
eISBN:
9781479850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the complex intersection of intellectual, institutional, and political processes that have, after the events of 9/11, cumulatively contributed to the current state of area ... More


Scientific Knowledge, Liberalism, and Empire: American Political Science in the Modern Middle East

Lisa Wedeen

in Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu: Infrastructures of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479827787
eISBN:
9781479850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how political science's complicities with the US empire would jibe with the two aspects of political science that are currently defining the discipline—the convergence, or ... More


The Interdisciplinary Spatial Turn and the Discipline of Geography in Middle East Studies

Amy Mills and Timur Hammond

in Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu: Infrastructures of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479827787
eISBN:
9781479850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter begins with a brief survey of the literature that constitutes the present spatial turn in Middle East studies (MES). This review has two aims: to examine the (often undertheorized or ... More


The Dual Logics of International Education in the Global University: The Case of Middle East Studies at New York University

Jonathan Z. Friedman and Cynthia Miller-Idriss

in Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu: Infrastructures of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479827787
eISBN:
9781479850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter analyzes the position of the “area studies center” as a major institutional form in the context of a US university that seeks to transform itself into a global institution. It looks at ... More


What next for the Middle East? Re-reading history, re-visioning future possibilities of positive action

Rana Jawad

in Social welfare and religion in the Middle East: A Lebanese perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349538
eISBN:
9781447303510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349538.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses the practical implications of religious welfare for social policy, specifically in the Middle East. It advances some policy recommendations for Lebanon but also considers the ... More


The Risk of Knowing

Irene Gendzier

in Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu: Infrastructures of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479827787
eISBN:
9781479850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter seeks to encourage reflection on the operation of the media in a democratic society. Its starting point is that the function of the press in a democracy is to inform the public in order ... More


Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 1: Asia, Africa, and the Middle East

Michael Pfeifer (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040801
eISBN:
9780252099304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040801.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The word lynching is most likely American in origin, but the practice of lynching, defined by scholars as extralegal group assault and/or murder motivated by social control concerns, can be found in ... More


Arabic Language Learning on US Campuses after 9/11: “Needs” and Challenges

Elizabeth Anderson Worden and Jeremy Browne

in Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu: Infrastructures of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479827787
eISBN:
9781479850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores trends in Arabic-language learning during years before and after 9/11 to shed light on the relationship between the federal government's pressing need for regional specialists ... More


Middle East Studies for the New Millennium: Infrastructures of Knowledge

Lisa Anderson

in Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu: Infrastructures of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479827787
eISBN:
9781479850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter deplores the state of Middle East social sciences, which is described as demoralized, lacking academic freedom and reliable research data, and functioning in a general climate of ... More


Conclusion

Rana Jawad

in Social welfare and religion in the Middle East: A Lebanese perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349538
eISBN:
9781447303510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349538.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This book marks the preliminary attempt to consider the role of religion in social welfare from the perspectives of local social actors in the Middle Eastern context. Drawing on the case of Lebanon ... More


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