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Origins and patterns in the discourse of new Arab cinema

Origins and patterns in the discourse of new Arab cinema Malek Khoury INTRODUCTION AS THE WEST GRAPPLES TO COME to grips with Arab and Muslim cultures in a number of ways, the study of Arab cinema stands as an effective tool for understanding and assessing issues of great impact on one of the world’s most […]

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Palestinian party affiliation and political attitudes toward the peace process

Palestinian party affiliation and political attitudes toward the peace process Mkhaimar S. Abusada The question of mass public opinion toward the Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations and the use of armed struggle against Israel has received little empirical investigation. In an effort to remedy this situation, this study focuses on the impact of political party affiliation in […]

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FIS de la haine.

FIS de la haine. – book reviews Yahia H. Zoubir The freest legislative elections since Algeria’s independence in 1962 were held on 26 December 1991. The first ballot of those pluralist elections was won by the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), the main beneficiary of the democratic process, a process which ended 30 years of single-party […]

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The Press in the Arab Middle East: A History.

The Press in the Arab Middle East: A History. – book reviews Walter Armburst Reviewed by Walter Armbrust Print media involve both elite and popular cultures in novel ways, and carry enormous implications for politics and economics. Few would dispute that media can fundamentally restructure consciousness, although exactly how they do so is hotly debated. […]

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the case of the Palestine National Front

The rise and demise of the left in West Bank politics: the case of the Palestine National Front Weldon C. Matthews INTRODUCTION The origins of the predominance of President Yasir Arafat’s Fatah organization in the Palestinian Authority and its rivalry with the Islamist movements can be located in a time well before the implementation of […]

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The Japanese experience in technology transfer and how it may apply to Saudi Arabia

The Japanese experience in technology transfer and how it may apply to Saudi Arabia Issa E. Batarseh INTRODUCTION THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS of the Japanese has been one of the primary reasons behind its unprecedented modernization and becoming one of the world’s leading industrialized powers in only four decades. Furthermore, it […]

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State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East.

State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East. – book reviews Michael Nojeim This is a lively, succinctly written work that will stand the test of time. It will fit nicely as a basic text in a course on contemporary Middle East politics. Because Owen takes a comparative perspective that spans […]

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1933-1940

The Arabs and the Axis: 1933-1940 Basheer M. Nafi In his latest book, the Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years, Bernard Lewis has rekindled the debate over the Arabs’ relations with the Axis powers during the 1930s. While it has been generally accepted that the Palestinian leader Hajj Amin al-Husayni turned […]

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Rituals of reconciliation: Arab-Islamic perspectives

Rituals of reconciliation: Arab-Islamic perspectives George E. Irani INTRODUCTION Over the past ten years, many Middle Eastern scholars and practitioners trained in the United States have returned to their countries of origin ready to impart what they have learned about Western conflict resolution techniques. Because the teaching and practice of conflict resolution is a novel […]

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Nazik al-Mala’ika’s poetry and its critical reception in the West

Nazik al-Mala’ika’s poetry and its critical reception in the West – Modern Iraqi Literature in English Translation Salih J. Altoma Nazik al-Mala’ika occupies a prominent position in modern Arabic literature not only because of her innovative, experimental poetry, but also because of her well-known systematic critical efforts and her views toward important artistic, linguistic, and […]