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  • Sehrengiz, Urban Rituals and Deviant Sufi Mysticism in Ottoman Istanbulby B. Deniz Çalis-Kural

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Examining the urban culture and landscapes of Istanbul through Sehrengiz, a genre of Ottoman poetry written in honor of various cities and provincial towns, this book questions the space culture of the Ottoman world in relation to practices of orthodox and heterodox Islam and imperial politics. The author traces how a sixteenth-century marginal protest... more...

  • Women and Islamby Ibtissam Bouachrine

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Ibtissam Bouachrine's Women and Islam: Myths, Apologies, and the Limits of Feminist Critique calls for a shift away from the unproductive paradigm of ?us? vs. the West that has informed discourse on Muslim women and feminism in the post-9/11 era. Bouachrine challenges and calls for further challenge to the long-celebrated myths and ideologies... more...

  • Temptation, Responsibility and Loss in Tha'labi'sby Marianna Klar

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    Al-Tha?labi was a renowned Qur?anic scholar of the fifth/eleventh century, and his ?Ara?is al-majalis is arguably the finest and most widely consulted example of the Islamic qisas al-anbiya? genre. Drawing on primary Arabic sources, Klar applies modern critical methods in order to explore the nature of al-Tha?labi?s ?Ara'is al-majalis within... more...

  • Fiction, Film, and Indian Popular Cinemaby Florian Stadtler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book analyses the novels of Salman Rushdie and their stylistic conventions in the context of Indian popular cinema and its role in the elaboration of the author?s arguments about post-independence postcolonial India. Focusing on different genres of Indian popular cinema, such as the ?Social?, ?Mythological? and ?Historical?, Stadtler examines... more...

  • New Perspectives on Arabian Nightsby Wen-chin Ouyang; Geert Jan van Gelder

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, this comparative study of a selection of The Arabian Nights stories in a cross-cultural context, brings together a number of disciplines and subject areas to examine the workings of narrative. It predominantly focuses on the ways in which the Arabian Nights have transformed as its stories have travelled... more...

  • Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim Writingby Rehana Ahmed; Peter Morey; Amina Yaqin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    Fiction by writers of Muslim background forms one of the most diverse, vibrant and high-profile corpora of work being produced today - from the trail-blazing writing of Salman Rushdie and Hanif Kureishi, which challenged political and racial orthodoxies in the 1980s, to that of a new generation including Mohsin Hamid, Nadeem Aslam and Kamila Shamsie.... more...

  • Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa: A Postcolonial Outlookby Walid El Hamamsy; Mounira Soliman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book explores the body and the production process of popular culture in, and on, the Middle East and North Africa, Turkey, and Iran in the first decade of the 21st century, and up to the current historical moment. Essays consider gender, racial, political, and?cultural issues in film, cartoons, music, dance,?photo-tattoos, graphic novels, fiction,... more...

  • The Ethics of Representation in Literature, Art, and Journalismby Caroline Rooney; Rita Sakr

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This transnational collection of essays, interviews, and creative pieces on the 1982 Siege of Beirut explores literary representations of the siege by a diverse set of writers alongside journalism and other media including film and art. The book investigates and promotes an awareness of an ethics of representation on questions of extreme emotional... more...

  • An Introduction to Arabic Literatureby Roger Allen

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 34.00

    An accessible introduction to Arabic literature from the fifth century to the present. more...

  • A Matter of Fateby Dalya Cohen-Mor

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 109.99

    This book explores the impact of war and political crisis on the national identity of Jews, both in the multinational Habsburg monarchy and in the new nation-states that replaced it at the end of World War I. Jews enthusiastically supported the Austrian war effort because it allowed them to assert their Austrian loyalties and Jewish solidarity at the... more...