Issue 02

Sep, 2012

The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) has published the second issue of its quarterly peer-reviewed journal Omran, a journal dedicated to the social sciences and humanities. This edition addresses the “Changing Patterns of Religiosity in the Arab World” and includes the following studies: "Sufi Islam and Levels of Authentication" (Hasan Marzuqi); "The Dialectic of the Master and the Disciple in the Egyptian Sufi Experience" (Muhammad Helmi Abd al-Wahhab); “Religiosity among the Youth: A phenomenon independent of the Ideological Establishment” (Hani Awwad); “Shared Knowledge in the Daily Lives of People” (Hasan Rasheeq); "Religiosity and Outward Appearance in the Moroccan Student Community: A Sociological Approach" (Abd al-Ghani Mandeeb). Other studies featured in this Fall issue of Omran include "The Political Manifestation of Death in Sudan: A Reading in Destiny and Providence" (Husam al-Deen Salih); "Observations on the Teaching of Economics Based on Academic Experience" (Ali Abd al-Qadir Ali); and "Restricted Development: Development Policies in Palestine and their Effect on Employment Opportunities" (Salah al-Zaru al-Tamimi). Additionally, Omran offers a variety of new articles and book reviews, including an article by Tunisian sociologist Adil Belhaj Rahuma: "Salafists and the Tunisian Revolution: Identity and Citizenship";  a review of the recently-published book, The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World; and a translation of a study by Turkish anthropologist Niluler Gole, "The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling," an indispensable text for researchers interested in the phenomenon of religiosity in the public sphere.

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