Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice

Arab Spring

Modernity, Identity and Change

Editors: Mohamed, Eid, Fahmy, Dalia (Eds.)

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  • Offers an original contribution to current social, political and cultural theory on the Arab social movements
  • Addresses interdisciplinary scholarship in culture, media, politics, and religious studies
  • Provides carefully selected case studies: namely, Egypt, Tunis, Syria, and Yemen 
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This book provides systematic, integrated analyses of emergent social and cultural dynamics in the wake of the so-called Arab Spring, and looks closely at the narratives and experiences of a people as they confront crisis during a critical moment of transition. Providing an interdisciplinary approach to interconnections across regional and communal boundaries, this volume situates itself at the intersection of political science, cultural studies, media and film studies, and Middle Eastern studies, while offering some key critical revisions to dominant approaches in social and political theory. Through the unique contributions of each of its authors, this book will offer a much-needed addition to the study of Middle East politics and the Arab Spring. Moreover, although its specific focus is on the Arab context, its analysis will be of issues of significant relevance to a changing world order. 


About the authors

Eid Mohamed is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and US-Arab Cultural Politics at Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and the University of Guelph, Canada.

Dalia Fahmy is Associate Professor of Political Science at Long Island University, USA.


Reviews

“If the Arab Spring largely lacked any systematic intellectual anchor, its very happening has implied and spurred a new intellectual formation, notably on religion and politics. Setting out to address the crucial question of what the Arab spring can tell us about Arab thought, this book begins to open up a valuable discussion about the meaning of what swept across the Arab societies in the 2010s.” (Asef Bayat, Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)

“While the world at large may think that the spectacular crescendo of Arab Spring is over, understanding what has exactly happened to the Arab world has just begun. Two seminal scholars of the Arab world, Eid Mohamed and Dalia Fahmy, have gathered in this compendium of critical thinking—Arab Spring:Modernity, Identity and Change—the largely uncharted vicissitude of statecraft and governance as the locus classicus of our understanding of the Arab world—before and after these revolutions. What they have produced will teach us far beyond the surface of the historical unfolding of a world-historic event. They intend changing the very angle of our visions. No serious scholar of these revolutions can afford ignoring this book.” (Hamid Dabashi, Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, USA)

“The rise and fall of the 2011 Arab revolts occasioned a crisis within political Islam in a number of ways. Of course there was the brutal, violent counter-revolution of the 2013 Egyptian coup and the subsequent persecution of all opposition movements. But within political Islam itself, the brief opening of the 2011 period (still partly alive in Tunisia), followed by the anti-political backlash in much of the region has caused something of a rupture in the historical trajectory of political Islam. Is it still possible to orient one’s thinking in terms of an ‘Islamic state’ or an ‘Islamization of modernity’? Or does the encounter with constituent politics in pluralist conditions, the authoritarian-nationalist trajectory of the AKP in Turkey, and the resurgence of anti-democratic neo-Traditionalism require a more radical shift of political and ideological framing on the part of Islamists themselves and scholars who study Islamist movements? This volume, with contributions from many leading scholars of political Islam and Arab politics (including many working and writing within the Middle East) is a crucial resource for answering those questions.” (Andrew F. March, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Arab Spring: Modernity, Identity, and Change

    Pages 1-12

    Fahmy, Dalia (et al.)

  • Whither Post-Islamism: Revisiting the Discourse/Movement After the Arab Spring

    Pages 15-38

    Mahdavi, Mojtaba

  • Islamists and Politics in Tunisia Today: Is the Foundation of a Democratic Islamic Party Possible?

    Pages 39-53

    Lahmar, Mouldi

  • The ‘Arab Spring’ and the End of Turkish Democracy

    Pages 55-78

    Hecker, Pierre

  • Re-examining Hasan al-Banna’s Model of Da’wah in the Post-Arab Spring Era

    Pages 79-96

    Ali, Khalidah

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Arab Spring
Book Subtitle
Modernity, Identity and Change
Editors
  • Eid Mohamed
  • Dalia Fahmy
Series Title
Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24758-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24758-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24757-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 282
Number of Illustrations
9 illustrations in colour
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