Emerging Scholarship on the Middle East and Central Asia: Moving from the Periphery

Author:   Katlyn Quenzer ,  Maria Syed ,  Elisabeth Yarbakhsh ,  Sam Bowker
Publisher:   Lexington Books
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9781498558426


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   15 September 2018
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Emerging Scholarship on the Middle East and Central Asia: Moving from the Periphery provides fresh analysis and cutting-edge critique of phenomena and events across the region. Working out of diverse disciplinary traditions, the authors call on varied theoretical frameworks in order to challenge entrenched stereotypes and long-standing perspectives. This volume explores emerging directions in scholarship across a range of issues, including: the Gulf; Saudi strategizing; Afghan refugees in the Islamic Republic of Iran; contemporary Turkish politics; the current Syrian conflict; Middle Eastern and Central Asian art; perceptions of security threats from Afghanistan; and the potential future role of China in the region. The authors in this volume have given wide-berth to dominant approaches to scholarship on the region, while grappling with overlooked issues and marginal populations in order to advance new frameworks. On the Periphery deserves a central place in future scholarly engagement with the Middle East and Central Asia.

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Author:   Katlyn Quenzer ,  Maria Syed ,  Elisabeth Yarbakhsh ,  Sam Bowker
Publisher:   Lexington Books
Imprint:   Lexington Books
Dimensions:   Width: 15.80cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 23.00cm
Weight:   0.631kg
ISBN:  

9781498558426


ISBN 10:   1498558429
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   15 September 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction: Alternative Frameworks: Accounting for the Overlooked, Katlyn Quenzer and Maria Syed Chapter One: Emerging Trends and Debates in Gulf Studies, Matthew Gray Chapter Two: Impending Decline? A Reassessment of Saudi Power, Maria Syed Chapter Three: Iranian Nationalism from its (Afghan) Margins, Elisabeth Yarbakhsh Chapter Four: Between (Ethno-)Nationalism and Political Islam: The Kurdish Movement as a Third Way in Turkey, William Gourlay Chapter Five: State Formation and Social Conflict in Syria: Causalities, Unintended Consequences, and Analytical Trajectories, Harout Akdedian Chapter Six: Seen from a Distance: Political Contexts for Middle Eastern Contemporary Art, Sam Bowker Chapter Seven: The Afghan Threat to the Security of the Central Asian Nations: Myth or Reality?, Azam Isabaev Chapter Eight: When East Looks West to the Middle East, Ian Nelson About the authors Index

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The thought-provoking essays brought together in this volume address many of the most complex issues facing the contemporary Middle East and Central Asia. The meticulously researched and clearly presented papers within this volume not only provide rich empirical insights into these challenges, but also raise intriguing questions about the prospects of peace, stability, and prosperity across the region. -- Benjamin Isakhan, associate professor, Deakin University Asking why we often fail to capture the uncertainties of political and social trends, this volume creatively interrogates conventional scholarly approaches. Based on a skillful reading of events from Syria to Afghanistan, it persuasively brings home that to understate the formative influence of local context, agency, and resistance is to miss unraveling the subtleties of Middle Eastern and Central Asian politics. -- James Piscatori, Australian National University


The thought-provoking essays brought together in this volume address many of the most complex issues facing the contemporary Middle East and Central Asia. The meticulously researched and clearly presented papers within this volume not only provide rich empirical insights into these challenges, but also raise intriguing questions about the prospects of peace, stability, and prosperity across the region. -- Benjamin Isakhan, associate professor, Deakin University


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Elisabeth Yarbakhsh is a research scholar at the Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies at the Australian National University Maria Syed is a doctoral candidate at the Australian National University Katlyn Quenzer is a doctoral student at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Australian National University

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