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Life as politics : how ordinary people change the Middle East

Life as politics : how ordinary people change the Middle East

Author: Asef Bayat
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
"Prior to 2011, popular imagination perceived the Muslim Middle East as unchanging and unchangeable, frozen in its own traditions and history. In Life as Politics, Asef Bayat argues that such presumptions fail to recognize the routine, yet important, ways in which ordinary people make meaningful change through everyday actions. First published just months before the Arab Spring swept across the region, this timely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bayat, Asef.
Life as politics.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2013005497
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Asef Bayat
ISBN: 9780804786331 080478633X
OCLC Number: 843637507
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The art of presence --
The quiet encroachment of the ordinary --
The poor and the perpetual pursuit of life chances --
Feminism of everyday life --
Reclaiming youthfulness --
The politics of fun --
Battlefield Tehran --
Streets of revolution --
Does radical Islam have an urban ecology? --
Everyday cosmopolitanism --
The "Arab street" --
Is there a future for Islamic revolutions? --
The post-Islamist refo-lutions --
The green revolt --
The coming of a post-Islamist democracy.
Responsibility: Asef Bayat.


An updated and expanded look at how under the shadow of authoritarian rule, ordinary people can make meaningful change through the practices of everyday life in the Middle East.  Read more...


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"Asef Bayat has penned a remarkable study. Life as Politics should be a mandatory read for any journalist, scholar or politician who has never been to the Middle East." -- <I>Arab News Read more...

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