Arab America Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism

ISBN-10: 0814758878
ISBN-13: 9780814758878
Edition: 2012
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Description: Saudi Arabia in the Balancebrings together today’s leading scholars in the field to investigate the domestic, regional, and international affairs of a Kingdom whose policies have so far eluded the outside world. With the passing of King Fahd and the  More...

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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 8/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Saudi Arabia in the Balancebrings together today’s leading scholars in the field to investigate the domestic, regional, and international affairs of a Kingdom whose policies have so far eluded the outside world. With the passing of King Fahd and the installation of King Abdullah, a contemporary understanding of Saudi Arabia is essential as the Kingdom enters a new era of leadership and particularly when many Saudis themselves are increasingly debating, and actively shaping, the future direction of domestic and foreign affairs.Each of the essays, framed in the aftermath of 9/11 and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, offers a systematic perspective into the country’s political and economic realities as well as the tension between its regional and global roles. Important topics covered include U.S. and Saudi relations; Saudi oil policy; the Islamist threat to the monarchy regime; educational opportunities; the domestic rise of liberal opposition; economic reform; the role of the royal family; and the country's foreign relations in a changing international world.Contributors:Paul Aarts, Madawi Al-Rasheed, Rachel Bronson, Iris Glosemeyer, Steffen Hertog, Yossi Kostiner, Stéphane Lacroix, Giacomo Luciani, Monica Malik, Roel Meijer, Tim Niblock, Gerd Nonneman, Michaela Prokop, Abdulaziz Sager, Guido Steinberg

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Acknowledgments
Introduction: Articulating Arabness
From Model Minority to Problem Minority
The Politics of Cultural Authenticity
Muslim First, Arab Second
Dirty Laundry
Diasporic Fermnist Anti-Imperialism
Conclusion: Toward a Diasporic Feminist Critique
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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