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The Arab spring : the end of postcolonialism

Author: Hamid Dabashi
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books, London [England] ; New York : Zed Books, 2012. 2012. ©2012
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This pioneering explanation of the Arab Spring will define a new era of thinking about the Middle East. In this landmark book, Hamid Dabashi argues that the uprisings occurring from Morocco to Iran and from Syria to Yemen have been driven by a delayed defiance that signifies no less than the end of postcolonialism. As he brilliantly explains, the permanent revolutionary mood has the potential to liberate not only  Read more...
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History
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Dabashi, Hamid, 1951-.
Arab spring : the end of postcolonialism.
London, [England] ; New York : Zed Books, ©2012
approximately 221 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hamid Dabashi
ISBN: 9781780322261 1780322267
OCLC Number: 1058149911
Description: 1 online resource (221 pages)
Contents: 1. Decentering the world: how the Arab Spring unfolded --
2. Towards a liberation geography --
3. A new language of revolt --
4. Discovering a new world --
5. From the Green Movement to the Jasmine Revolution --
6. The center cannot hold --
7. The end of postcolonialism --
8. Race, gender, and class in transnational revolutions --
9. Libya: the crucible and the politics of space --
10. Delayed defiance --
Conclusion: the people demand the overthrow of the regime.
Responsibility: Hamid Dabashi.

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This pioneering explanation of the Arab Spring will define a new era of thinking about the Middle East. In this landmark book, Hamid Dabashi argues that the uprisings occurring from Morocco to Iran and from Syria to Yemen have been driven by a delayed defiance that signifies no less than the end of postcolonialism. As he brilliantly explains, the permanent revolutionary mood has the potential to liberate not only those societies already ignited but ultimately many others as well.

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