The ACRPS has published the 26th issue (Autumn 2018) of its quarterly peer-reviewed journal Omran, dedicated to the social sciences and humanities. This edition contains the following studies: “Theoretical Concepts in Population Migration: a Comparative Analytical Study” by Hashim Nimah Fayad; “Cross-cultural Psychology and Psychology of Acculturation: Analytical Study of Identity and Acculturation” by Azzam Amin; “Arab Universities and the Challenges of Social Change” by Adnan El Amine; “Towards Social Sciences in the Arab Context: The Need for Grounded Theory” by Basem Mahmud; and “The Image of Women in the Discourse of Miracle and Religious Practices in Morocco” by Abdelhadi Arabe.
The issue also includes a translation of Mark S. Granovetter’s “The Strength of Weak Ties” by Thaer Deeb and a discussion of “Social Movements and Protest in Transitional Contexts” by Abderrahmane Rachik. Shady Lewis offers a review of Copts and the Security State: Violence, Coercion, and Sectarianism in Contemporary Egypt by Laure Guirguis, while Mohammed Meziane reviews Vegetarian Morocco: 15th-18th Century, History and Biology by Mohamed Houbaida. Finally, in the reports section, Mona Abdelhady contributes her review of the BP Energy Outlook 2018.