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Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa

(Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures)

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Before the 2011 uprisings, the Middle East and North Africa were frequently seen as a uniquely undemocratic region with little civic activism. The first edition of this volume, published at the start of the Arab Spring, challenged these views by revealing a region rich with social and political mobilizations. This fully revised second edition extends the earlier exploratio ...more
Paperback, 2nd Edition, 352 pages
Published August 21st 2013 by Stanford University Press (first published April 21st 2011)
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As with most academic compilations, some essays were better than others. Anne Marie Baylouny's chapter on the women of Hizbullah was particularly good. I appreciated, also, the sensitivity shown to the individual stories and experiences of the men and women of the rebellions. So often, we only hear the "official" points of view. ...more
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Joel Beinin is Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University. From 2006 to 2008 he served as Director of Middle East Studies and Professor of History at the American University in Cairo.
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