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Proper Women

Feminism and the Politics of Respectability in Iran

Fae Chubin

Forthcoming Spring 2024
An intersectional analysis of Iran’s feminist activism through an ethnographic study of an NGO-led women’s empowerment program

208 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Jewish Self-Determination beyond Zionism

Lessons from Hannah Arendt and Other Pariahs

Jonathan Graubart

A compelling diagnosis of the long-reigning pathologies and practices of Zionism and a prescription for reforming Jewish self-determination

218 pages | 6 x 9


Islam, Justice, and Democracy

Sabri Ciftci

Explores the connection between Muslim conceptions of justice and democratic orientations

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 19 tables, 12 figures


Vehicles of Decolonization

Public Transit in the Palestinian West Bank

Maryam S. Griffin

Considers collective Palestinian movement via public transportation as a site of social struggle

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 23 color photos, 6 halftones, 12 maps


Disruptive Situations

Fractal Orientalism and Queer Strategies in Beirut

Ghassan Moussawi

The first comprehensive study to employ the lens of queer lives in the Arab World to understand everyday life disruptions, conflicts, and violence

210 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 2 figures, 3 halftones


The Palestinian Idea

Film, Media, and the Radical Imagination

Greg Burris

A window into the Palestinian freedom struggle, drawing on an analysis of Palestinian film and media

270 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 halftones


Sexology and Translation

Cultural and Scientific Encounters across the Modern World

Edited by Heike Bauer

Is the emergence of modern sexuality a global phenomenon?

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone


Revolution By Love

Emerging Arab Youth Voices

Stephen Parks

Voices of youth from the Arab Spring

194 pages | 5 x 7


Hope Is Cut

Youth, Unemployment, and the Future in Urban Ethiopia

Daniel Mains

A detailed look at young men in urban Ethiopia that reveals the impact of economic development and globalization

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 maps


Nearest East

American Millennialism and Mission to the Middle East

Hans-Lukas Kieser

How missionaries and evangelical politics influenced American government policy in the Middle East

224 pages | 6 x 9


Israel's Dead Soul

Steven Salaita

How Zionism became an exceptional ideology in the eyes of the West

176 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


The Production of Modernization

Daniel Lerner, Mass Media, and The Passing of Traditional Society

Hemant Shah

How Daniel Lerner's seminal work contributed to the overall professionalization of communication theory and sociology

226 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 tables, 1 figure


Another Arabesque

Syrian-Lebanese Ethnicity in Neoliberal Brazil

John Tofik Karam

A revealing investigation of changing identity in a globalizing world

232 pages | 6 x 9


Seeking Mandela

Heribert Adam and Kogila Moodley

Lessons from South Africa for the unresolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict

248 pages | 6 x 9


Elie Wiesel and the Politics of Moral Leadership

Mark Chmiel

A sobering critique of the renowned Jewish writer and philosopher Wiesel

248 pages | 6 x 9