The Middle East in the Media

Edited by Arnim Heinemann, Olfa Lamloum and Anne Françoise Weber

October 2009 | £30.00 | $50.00 | 304pp

Several long-lasting conflicts have shaped the Middle East and dominated its representation in local, regional and international media. Since the 1990s, the Arab media landscape has undergone a rapid transformation, and this is affecting both how news is […]

Higher Education in the Gulf States

Edited by Christopher Davidson and Peter Mackenzie Smith

November 2008 | £14.99 | $21.95 | 192pp

Nowhere in the world is university education expanding as rapidly as in the six-member state of the Gulf Cooperation Council. In two generations the region has gone from having the Middle East’s least educated population to boasting a […]

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 […]

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