Popular Culture and Political Identity in the Arab Gulf States

Edited by Alanoud Alsharekh and Robert Springborg

July 2008 | £14.99 | $21.95 | 144pp

As the Gulf assumes an ever more important identity in the global political economy, we see the emergence of a new popular and political culture underpinning its increasingly self-confident national identities. This volume explores the new dynamism of […]

Imperial Fictions

Rana Kabbani

May 2008 | £10.99 | $16.95 | 256pp

Rana Kabbani unravels Western fantasies and myths about the East which were woven over the ages. Devised during the Crusades to combat Islam, then confirmed by centuries of Western writers and artists, these myths fostered racial and sexual […]

A Lost Summer

Edited by Maureen Ali

May 2008 | £8.99 | $14.95 | 82pp

The summer 2006 conflict between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon was reflected through a variety of media in the words and images of ordinary people. Blogs proliferated, emails zapped through cyberspace and text messages punched out instant reactions […]

Honour Killing

Ayse Onal

May 2008 | £12.99 | $19.95 | 256pp

Honour killing persists across the Middle East, where regimes refrain from tackling primitive traditions for fear of sparking unrest. Ayse Onal interviewed imprisoned men in Turkey convicted of killing their mothers, sisters and daughters. The result is a […]

Living with Djinns

Barbara Drieskens

February 2008 | £25.00 | $40.00 | 266pp

The djinn is an invisible spirit with a will of its own that may hide in the bathroom, lurk in dark alleys or under staircases to seep through the pores of its victims and possess them. Djinns have […]

Selected Writings

Mai Ghoussoub

February 2008 | £12.99 | $17.95 | 266pp

Mai Ghoussoub was a woman who lived with one foot in the East and one in the West, who embodied cosmopolitanism, and who was deeply committed to freedom of expression. Drawing on her own extraordinary experiences as well […]

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