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Spring 2016 Courses Announced

Spring 2016 Courses Announced

Courses for both the undergraduate Islamic Studies minor and graduate MA in Middle East & Islamic Studies are now listed online. Registration for the Spring 2016 semester began on November 3 and will remain open until January 26.

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Bodies Of Revolution: Gender, the State, and Violence in the Arab Uprisings

Bodies Of Revolution: Gender, the State, and Violence in the Arab Uprisings

Sherene Seikaly studies the gendered experiences and representations of the Arab body to reveal the stakes of state violence and revolutionary change. She explores how people like Muhamad Bouazizi and Samira Ibrahim mobilized their bodies as sites of revolutionary possibility, detailing both the lost histories of state gendered violence as well as the many attempts to confront and resist it.

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New Texts Out Now: Ali Issa, Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq

New Texts Out Now: Ali Issa, Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq

Collected from dozens of interviews with, and reports from, Iraqi feminists, labor organizers, environmentalists, and protest movement leaders, Against All Odds presents the unique voices of progressive Iraqi organizing on the ground. Dating back to 2003, with an emphasis on the 2011 upsurge in mobilization and hope as well as the subsequent embattled years, these voices belong to Iraqis asserting themselves as agents against multiple local, regional, and global forces of oppression.

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Jadaliyya: NEWTON 2015 in Review

Jadaliyya: NEWTON 2015 in Review

Since it was first launched in the fall of 2011, the New Texts Out Now (NEWTON) Page has been honored to have the opportunity to feature an astonishing range of books, articles, special issues of journals, and films for Jadaliyya readers. This past year was no exception. With authors generously agreeing to discuss their new works, offer background information on their research, and allow us to post excerpts from their books and articles, we have been able to offer first looks at some of the most important new work in the field, from established names and rising stars alike.

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