Issue 08

Apr, 2014

The ACRPS has published the eighth issue of its quarterly peer-reviewed journal Omran, a journal dedicated to the social sciences and humanities.  This issue of Omran is entitled “Zionist Colonialism in Practice: The Palestine Situation” and includes the following studies: “Zionism and Imperialism” (Elia Zureik); “Demography and Conflict in the Israel/Palestine Context” (Youssef Courbage); “Political Economy in the Analysis of the Palestinian Movement,” (Tawfiq Haddad) and “Political Struggle and the Academy” (Illan Pappe); “Why Do We Care So Much About What Others Think? An Introduction to Sociological Epistemology (Hisham Khabbash) “The Formation of the Individual and the Constituents of Individuality in Tunisian Society" (Adel Belhage Rahouma). In the book review section, Walid Noueihed reviews a number of books recently published by the ACRPS relating to the Arab uprisings, and Yahya Bin Waleed presents readings from the Arabic translation of Moroccan Hassan Rachik’s Le proche et le lointain: un siècle d’anthopologie au Maroc [The Proximate and the Distant: A Century of Anthropology in Morocco]. The ACRPS’s Nerouz Satik reviews a group of works, including Amal Tantawi’s “The Marginalized of Upper Egypt, Walid al Zabidi’s Volcano: The Story of the Launch of the Iraqi Resistance”, and Wajih Kawtharani’s “The Problematics of State and Community and Issues of Methodology in Lebanese Historical Writing”. The final book review is Ziad Mona’s discussion of Records of Dispossession: Palestinian Refugee Property and the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Michael Fischbach. The issue closes with a report on the ACRPS’s Third Annual Conference of Social Sciences and Humanities, held in Tunisia from March 20 to March 22, 2014.

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