This new series seeks to examine the various developments and changes in contemporary Middle East society. From a variety of disciplinary approaches it includes books on issues such as globalization, the impact of economic, religious and political change on people’s lives, the family and gender relations in the region.
Israeli Identity: Between Orient and Occident
June 21, 2019
Addressing one of the most pressing issues of the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990) that is still unresolved almost thirty years later, this book adopts a political, sociological and anthropological approach to look at periods of transition from conflict to peace in Lebanon. Inducing a set of...
Michelle Pace, Somdeep Sen
March 07, 2018
Since the start of the conflict in Syria in 2011, Syrian refugee children have withstood violence, uncertainty, fear, trauma and loss. This book follows their journeys by bringing together scholars and practitioners to reflect on how to make their situation better and to get this knowledge to as...
January 12, 2018
For many years before and after the establishment of the state of Israel, the belief that Israel is a western state remained unchallenged. This belief was founded on the predominantly western composition of the pre-statehood Jewish community known as the Yishuv. The relatively homogenous membership...
December 08, 2017
A comprehensive and up to date study of the history of education in Afghanistan since 1901, this book demonstrates how modern education emerged and charts its fluctuating process of development, regression and destruction. Combining historical and contemporary analysis of key international and&...
Mohamed Alaa Abdel-Moneim
September 08, 2015
The failure of reform policies in areas of critical importance to Arab populations such as health and education played a central role in igniting the Arab Awakening, yet this policy perspective has been largely absent from recent studies of the region. Arab regimes most reliant on repression to...
June 09, 2015
No other crisis in Africa has received as much attention in the West during the past 10 years as the war in Darfur, yet the underlying complexities of the war and the background to the crisis remains poorly understood by scholars, activists and aid workers. This anthropological study of the war in...