Palestinian Civil Society

But whatis meant exactlyby neoOrientalism? ... neoOrientalism presents insomecases themes that have diametrically changed. Putina nutshell,neo Orientalism emphasizes matters of politicalIslam (Zubaida 1993: xiii).

Author: Benoit Challand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134020331

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Palestinian Civil Society examines the development of civil society in the Arab Middle East and the impact of western donors, with particular reference to the Palestinian case. Looking at the evolution of Palestinian civil society organizations from sociological, historical, legal, and institutional perspectives, the book sheds light on the involvement of donors in Palestine, and the effect that aid has had on Palestinian civil society at a social, political and ideological level. Drawing on Arabic texts, political theory and a detailed survey of donors and local organizations, this book challenges culturalist views that there cannot be a ‘vibrant civil society’ in the Arab world and examines the issues of depoliticization of civil society, the rise of the Islamist sector, and the gradual defeat of the left in the Occupied Territories. The author looks at how the interaction between donors and NGOs is not only centred on a western model of civil society, but also evolves around institutional mechanisms and disciplinary discourses, affecting the ability of local NGOs to adapt to the institutional requirements set by international donors. Accessible to non-specialists, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, Middle Eastern studies and development studies.

Middle East Studies after September 11

Neo-Orientalism, American Hegemony and Academia Tugrul Keskin ... Manuela E.B. Giolfo and Francesco L. Sinatora Introduction The concepts of Orientalism and neo-Orientalism have been approached through and have shaped the academic ...

Author: Tugrul Keskin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004359901

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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Middle East Studies after September 11: Neo-Orientalism, American Hegemony and Academia describes the complex relationship between American academia and state government: a relationship which has influenced and restructured the state, society and politics in the Middle East as well as in the United States.

Islamophobia Islamophilia

Neo-Orientalism. of. Today's. Muslim. Commentators. Moustafa Bayoumi Thirty years ago, Edward Said published Orientalism, the highly influential study challenging the authority of Western representations of the “Orient” through the twin ...

Author: Andrew Shryock

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253004543

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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"Islamophobia" is a term that has been widely applied to anti-Muslim ideas and actions, especially since 9/11. The contributors to this provocative volume explore and critique the usefulness of the concept for understanding contexts ranging from the Middle Ages to the modern day. Moving beyond familiar explanations such as good Muslim/bad Muslim stereotypes or the "clash of civilizations," they describe Islamophobia's counterpart, Islamophilia, which deploys similar oppositions in the interest of fostering public acceptance of Islam. Contributors address topics such as conflicts over Islam outside and within Muslim communities in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia; the cultural politics of literature, humor, and urban renewal; and religious conversion to Islam.

Re Framing the Arab Muslim

Despite the characteristic American features of neo-Orientalism, this interpretive framework is not unique to U.S. ... As the empirical evidence illustrates, neoOrientalism in fact differs from traditional Orientalism as overarching ...

Author: Silke Schmidt

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839429150

Category: Social Science

Page: 446

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Media depictions of Arabs and Muslims continue to be framed by images of camels, belly dancers, and dagger-wearing terrorists. But do only Hollywood movies and TV news have the power to frame public discourse? This interdisciplinary study transfers media framing theory to literary studies to show how life writing (re-)frames Orientalist stereotypes. The innovative analysis of the post-9/11 autobiographies »West of Kabul, East of New York«, »Letters from Cairo«, and »Howling in Mesopotamia« makes a powerful claim to approach literature based on a theory of production and reception, thus enhancing the multi-disciplinary potential of framing theory.

Globalizing American Studies

In this essay, we explore a phenomenon we call “neo-Orientalism”ia mode of representation that, while indebted to classical ... Although predominantly a North American phenomenon, neoOrientalism is not limited to the United States; ...

Author: Brian T. Edwards

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226185088

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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The discipline of American studies was established in the early days of World War II and drew on the myth of American exceptionalism. Now that the so-called American Century has come to an end, what would a truly globalized version of American studies look like? Brian T. Edwards and Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar offer a new standard for the field’s transnational aspiration with Globalizing American Studies. The essays here offer a comparative, multilingual, or multisited approach to ideas and representations of America. The contributors explore unexpected perspectives on the international circulation of American culture: the traffic of American movies within the British Empire, the reception of the film Gone with the Wind in the Arab world, the parallels between Japanese and American styles of nativism, and new incarnations of American studies itself in the Middle East and South Asia. The essays elicit a forgotten multilateralism long inherent in American history and provide vivid accounts of post–Revolutionary science communities, late-nineteenth century Mexican border crossings, African American internationalism, Cold War womanhood in the United States and Soviet Russia, and the neo-Orientalism of the new obsession with Iran, among others. Bringing together established scholars already associated with the global turn in American studies with contributors who specialize in African studies, East Asian studies, Latin American studies, media studies, anthropology, and other areas, Globalizing American Studies is an original response to an important disciplinary shift in academia.

Routledge Handbook of Gender and Security

Asking the other question has also led me to look at 'gendered neo-orientalism' (Gentry 2016a), particularly in the ... Later work on neoorientalism took orientalism further, arguing that neoorientalism is a bias against all of those ...

Author: Caron E. Gentry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315525075

Category: History

Page: 422

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This handbook provides a comprehensive look at the study of gender and security in global politics. The volume is based on the core argument that gender is conceptually necessary to thinking about central questions of security; analytically important for thinking about cause and effect in security; and politically important for considering possibilities of making the world better in the future. Contributions to the volume look at various aspects of studying gender and security through diverse lenses that engage diverse feminisms, with diverse policy concerns, and working with diverse theoretical contributions from scholars of security more broadly. It is grouped into four thematic sections: Gendered approaches to security (including theoretical, conceptual, and methodological approaches); Gendered insecurities in global politics (including the ways insecurity in global politics is distributed and read on the basis of gender); Gendered practices of security (including how policy practice and theory work together, or do not); Gendered security institutions (across a wide variety of spaces and places in global politics). This handbook will be of great interest to students of gender studies, security studies and IR in general.

Researching War

Neo-Orientalism ... NeoOrientalism expands upon Said's original formulation to look more closely at all peoples associated with Islam, thus broadening geographical boundaries. NeoOrientalism is also concerned with the role ...

Author: Annick T. R. Wibben

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317418306

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

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Researching War provides a unique overview of varied feminist contributions to the study of war through case studies from around the world. Written by well-respected scholars, each chapter explicitly showcases the role of feminist methodological, ethical and political commitments in the research process. Designed to be useful for teaching also, the book provides insight into feminist research practices for students and scholars wanting to further their understanding what it means to study war (and other issues) from a feminist perspective. To this end, every author follows a four-part structure in the presentation of their case study: outlining a research puzzle, explaining the chosen approach, describing the findings and, finally, offering a reflection on the feminist commitments that guided the research. This book: Provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on war by drawing on disciplines such as anthropology, history, literature, peace research, postcolonial theory, queer studies, security studies, and women’s studies; Showcases a multiplicity of experiences with war and violence, emphasizing everyday experiences of war and violence with accounts from around the world; Challenges stereotypical accounts of women, violence, and war by pointing to contradictions and unexpected continuities as well as unexpected findings made possible by adopting a feminist perspective; Teases out linkages between various forms of political violence (against women, but increasingly also by women); Discusses theoretical and methodological innovation in feminist research on war. This book will be essential reading for advanced students and scholars of Security Studies, Gender and Conflict, Women and War, Feminist International Relations and Research Methods.

Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction

NeoOrientalism: Mokhtasari dar Barehye Chehrehye Honar va Adabiyate Iran dar Amrika”(NeoOrientalism: ABrief Observation Concerning the Imageof Iranian Art and Literature inAmerica), Asre Panjshanbeh, nos5–6, (1377/1998), pp.38–43 ——.

Author: Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317668763

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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The main focus of Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction is to identify components and elements which define Persian modernist fiction, placing an emphasis on literary concepts and devices which provide the dynamics of the evolutionary trajectory of this modernism. The question of ‘who writes Iran’ refers to a contested area which goes beyond the discipline of literary criticism. Non-literary discourses have made every effort to impose their "committed" readings on literary texts; they have even managed to exert influence on the process of literary creation. In this process, inevitably, many works, or segments of them, and many concepts which do not lend themselves to such readings have been ignored; at the same time, many of them have been appropriated by these discourses. Yet components and elements of Persian literary tradition have persistently engaged in this discursive confrontation, mainly by insisting on literature’s relative autonomy, so that at least concepts such as conformity and subterfuge, essential in terms of defining modern and modernist Persian fiction, could be defined in a literary manner. Proffering an alternative in terms of literary historiography; this book supports a methodological approach that considers literary narratives which occur in the margins of dominant discourses, and indeed promote non-discursivity, as the main writers of Persian modernist fiction. It is an essential resource for scholars and researchers interested in Persian and comparative literature, as well as Middle Eastern Studies more broadly.

The Iranian Political Language

... the oldschool Orientalism and neoOrientalism have essentialized Islam and downplayed the role of imperialism. The downplaying of the role of imperialism in Middle Eastern politics has prevented theoretical reflections and empirical ...

Author: Yadullah Shahibzadeh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137536839

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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In this detailed study of modern Iran, Yadullah Shahibzadeh examines changes in people's understanding of politics and democracy. The book aims to overcome the shortcomings of traditional historiography by challenging the monopoly of intellectuals' perspectives and demonstrating the intellectual and political agency of the ordinary people.

Civilizational Identity

In refurbished orientalist narration (dubbed as neoorientalism), represented by Daniel Pipes or Martin Kramer,29 Muslim pathway remains off course, devoid of the right ingredients for internalized transformation; modernity appearing as ...

Author: M. Hall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230608924

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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This volume focuses on the constitutive politics of civilizational identity, examining the practices through which notions of civilizational identity are produced and reproduced in different contexts, including the global credit regime, modernity debates, and the "war on terrorism".