Issue 28

Apr, 2019

The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies has published the 28th issue (Spring 2019) of its quarterly peer-reviewed journal Omran, dedicated to the social sciences. This edition tackles "Hybrid Modernity in the Arab Gulf: Questions of State and Society" and includes the following studies: "Transformations of Manama: Equations of Demography, Islamization and Commercialization" by Nader Kadhim; "The New Gulf Urban: Test Beds, Work-arounds, and the Limits of Enacted Cities" by Harvey Molotch and Davide Ponzini; "A Primer to Social Conflict in Kuwait: Voting on Economic Legislation in the Kuwaiti National Assembly 2006-2012" by Luai Ali and "Social Networks and Communication Culture in Hybrid Societies: A Reading in the Role of Twitter in Qatar" by Ahmed Atyq. Featured in the Translation Section is Thaer Deeb's Arabic rendition of  William H. Sewell, Jr's A Theory of Structure: Duality, Agency, and TransformationVarious book reviews are also featured in Omran 28 including: Abdou Moussa's review of Modernism in the Arabian Gulf: Transformations of Society and the State  by Baqer Alnajjar; Courtney Freer's review of  Bedouins into Bourgeois: Remaking Citizens for Globalization by Calvert Jones; Courtney Freer's review of "Money, Markets, and Monarchies: The Gulf Cooperation Council and the Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East " by  Adam Hanieh; and Baqer Alnajjar's review of Exporting Wealth and Entrenching Alienation: A History of Productive Imbalance in the Gulf States by Omar El Shehabi.

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