Issue 16

Apr, 2016

The ACRPS has published the sixteenth issue of its peer-reviewed social sciences and humanities journal Omran, a journal dedicated to the social sciences and humanities.  This edition addresses " The Crisis of the Arab City" and is comprised of the following studies: “The Crisis of Modernization and Urban Planning in Algeria: Roots, Reality and Prospects” (Maaouia Saidouni); “The Modern Arab City: A Socio-Linguistic Reading of Symptoms of Urbanization Phenomena” (Driss Makboul); “Sociology of Suffering: The Daily Life of Youth in Sfax’s Low-Income Districts” (Fouad Ghorbali); “Development of Population Size and Manpower in Gulf States in the First Decade of the 21st Century and The State’s Development Tasks and Market Control via Industrial Policy” by Taher Kanaan. This edition also includes a translation of W.J. Dorman’s “Exclusion and Informality: The Praetorian Politics of Land Management in Cairo, Egypt”, translated by Hani Awwad. In the book review and synopsis section, Mounir Kchaou reviews of The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions by Michael Walzer, Nerouz Satik reviews Modern Social Imaginaries by Charles Taylor, and Mouldi Lahmar reviews of L’imaginaire, l’imaginé et le symbolique by Maurice Godelier. The issue closes with two reports. This first report is on the international symposium “Religion and Religiosity in the Islamic Sciences and Social Sciences” by Mohammed El Idrissi and the second report is on the Fifth Annual Humanities and Social Sciences Conference “The Arab City: Challenges of Urbanization in Changing Communities” by Kamel Tirchi.

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