Join the Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs at MESA 2016! The Arab Studies Institute will hold a reception for the announcement of the Knowledge Production Project on Friday, November 18th from 9-10:30 pm in Salon D on the Fourth Floor. Be sure to also visit the Arab Studies Institute's booth at the MESA Book Bazaar (booths 14-15) to learn more about Tadween's Fall 2016 lineup and other ongoing activities. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
ASI-FAMA Public Events Schedule
ASI-Tadween Publishing Book Exhibit @ MESA 2016 Book Bazaar:
Location: Third Floor, Back Bay Conference and Exhibition Center
Booth #: 14-15
Open to Public:
4:00 pm-7:00 pm on Thursday, November 17th
8:30 am-5:30 pm on Friday, November 18th
8:30 am-5:30 pm on Saturday, November 19th
ASI-KPP Reception: Knowledge Production Project Launching Reception
Date: Friday, November 18th
Time: 9:00-10:30 pm
Location: Fourth Floor, Salon D
Knowledge Production Project Launching Reception
ASI-Tadween Publishing Book Bazaar Exhibit
The Political Economy Project @ MESA 2016
The Arab Studies Journal Volume XXIV, no. 2 Fall 2016 issue is now available for purchase! Read the following message from the editor:
"The Arab world we are accustomed to seeing is one of accumulating catastrophes, multiple wars, occupations, and unprecedented authoritarian and sectarian militarization. By all counts, the conditions of people, as varied as they may be, in places like Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, and Palestine appear to only be getting worse before, and if, they will get any better. These conditions target the very possibility of life. Yet despite these hardships and amidst the varieties of dispossession and injustice we are now witnessing, people continue to live, to create, and to love.
It is in the spirit of honoring this will to live that we present this Fall 2016 issue of Arab Studies Journal. We are proud to feature articles that explore the history of modern Assyrian and Chaldean appellations, contribute a literary analysis of Cairo in a time of intense political change and upheaval, and present a historical study of Arab nationalism in the “Trucial States.” A special section titled “Love in the Arab World” includes a rich body of ethnographic studies on compatibility and marriage in Jordan; Valentine’s Day in Egypt; and the politics of desire in post-uprising Syrian television drama. As always, we are pleased to accompany our articles with a review section that engages a number of recent contributions to the field. Together these pieces testify to the resilience of the everyday and the significance of untold stories that are perhaps best represented in the words of Mahmoud Darwish, “One day I will be what I wish to be."
Continue reading here: Arab Studies Journal Announces Fall 2016 Issue: Editor's Note and Table of Contents
To purchase and subscribe visit Tadween Publishing: Arab Studies Journal Fall 2016
FAMA and ASI at MESA 2016:
MESA Book Fair: November 17-19th, Booths 14-15
KPP Reception: Friday, November 18th at 9 pm, Floor Four-Salon D
Join the Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs, along with the entirety of the Arab Studies Institute, this year at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in Boston, Massachusetts! Visit our exhibit at the MESA Book Fair (booths 14-15) and join us on Friday, November 18th at 9 pm for the Knowledge Production Project's Launching Reception.
For more information click here.
Jadaliyya turns six years old this fall! Read about Jadaliyya's journey and future plans here:
"When Jadaliyya published its very first articles, the seismic political shifts that would engulf the Middle East starting in late 2010 had not yet started. Once those events and their resulting transformations got under way, Jadaliyya became ideally situated to reflect, interpret, and contribute to discussions about these changes—both in the West and the Middle East. A key reason behind Jadaliyya’s rise was the ability to deliver incisive, hard-hitting, nuanced, and critical content at this crucial time, in both English and Arabic. In the few years that followed, Jadaliyya was not simply a conduit for analysis; it also became an active organic platform for the mobilized voices on the margins of public discourse. We provided one of the few spaces to question the “experts” and the growing cult that sustained them..."
Continue reading here: Jadaliyya Six Years On
Forum on Muslim and Arab Affairs
FAMA is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute.
Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs (FAMA) is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute. It produces and oversees ASI’s research projects on overarching issues related to the Arab and broader Muslim worlds, including the Middle East and North Africa. The forum is the home of ASI's Knowledge Production Project, the Political Economy Project, among others. All FAMA projects are operated by the Arab Studies Institute, a nonprofit organization that produces and scrutinizes knowledge on matters related to the Arab world and its relations.