Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East
By (author) Joel Beinin
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Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East by Joel Beinin
Book DescriptionJoel Beinin's survey of subaltern history in the Middle East demonstrates lucidly and compellingly how the lives, experiences and culture of working people can inform our historical understanding. Beginning in the middle of the eighteenth century, the book charts the history of peasants, urban artisans and modern working-classes across the lands of the Ottoman empire and its Muslim-majority successor-states, including the Balkans, Turkey, the Arab Middle East and North Africa. Inspired by the approach of the Indian Subaltern Studies school, the book is the first to offer a synthesized critical assessment of the scholarly work on the social history of this region for the last twenty years. It offers insights into the political, economic and social life of ordinary men and women and their apprehension of their own experiences. Students will find it rich in narrative detail, and accessible and authoritative in presentation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521629034
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joel Beinin
Workers and Thieves, Paperback (November 2015)
The book describes the central role of workers and the unemployed in the run up to and the aftermath of the popular uprisings of 2011 in Tunisia and Egypt.
Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa, Paperback (August 2013)
This book offers a nuanced understanding of the contexts, culturally conditioned rationality, local networks, and innovation in contentious action across the Middle East and North Africa to give the reader a substantive understanding of events in the Arab world before and since 2011.
Egypt, Paperback (October 2009)
Examines contemporary issues in Egypt. This book presents a series of analyses of politics, culture and society, including many by Egyptian academics and activists. It also addresses the turmoil created by imposition of neo-liberal economic policies, and the fragile nature of an authoritarian regime.
Struggle for Sovereignty, Paperback (January 2006)» View all books by Joel Beinin
This book examines political, social, and cultural changes in Palestine and Israel from the 1993 Oslo Accords through the second Palestinian uprising and the death of Yasser Arafat. It also explains the failures of the Oslo process and considers the prospects for a just and lasting peace in the region.
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Author Biography - Joel Beinin
Joel Beinin is Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University, California. His publications include The Dispersion of Egyptian Jewry: Culture, Politics, and the Formation of a Modern Diaspora (1998) and Was the Red Flag Flying There? Marxist Politics and the Arab-Israeli Conflict in Egypt and Israel, 1948-65 (1990).
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