Middle East Studies after September 11: Neo-Orientalism, American Hegemony and Academia will show the long-term implications of current approaches to Middle East scholarship on the internal transformation of Middle Eastern societies. It describes the complex relationship between American academia and state government: a relationship which has influenced and restructured the state, society and politics in the Middle East as well as in the United States. It engages the disciplines of Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, History and International Studies, while maintaining the epistemological, methodological, and ontological insights of a sociological approach to the Middle East.
Contributors are: Beyazit H. Akman, Mahmoud Arghavan, Dunya D. Cakir, Emanuela C. Del Re, Babak Elahi, Manuela E. B. Giolfo, Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, Merve Kavakci, Tugrul Keskin, Seyed Mohammd Marandi, Ameena Al-Rasheed Nayel, Staci Gem Scheiwiller, Francesco L. Sinatora, Zeinab Ghasemi Tari
Tugrul Keskin, Ph.D. (2009), Virginia Tech, is an Associate Professor at Shanghai University. He is the founder and moderator of the Sociology of Islam listserve, the founder and editor of the journal Sociology of Islam (Brill) and the Middle East and North Africa regional editor for the journal Critical Sociology (Sage).
Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Note on Contributors
1 An Introduction: The Sociology of Orientalism and Neo-Orientalism (Theories and Praxis) Tugrul Keskin
2 At the Threshold of Iranian Studies Babak Elahi
3 A Genealogy of Orientalism in Afghanistan: The Colonial Image Lineage Shah Mahmoud Hanifi
4 Orientalism and Neo-Orientalism: Arabic Representations and the Study of Arabic Manuela E.B. Giolfo and Francesco L. Sinatora
5 Middle Eastern Studies in the United Kingdom Post-September 11: A Battlefield of Orientalism Ameena Al-Rasheed Nayel
6 The Onto-Politics of Moderation: Studying Islamist Politics and Democracy in the Middle East Dunya D. Cakir
7 The Dilemma of Postcolonial and/or Orientalist Feminism in Iranian Diasporic Advocacy of Women’s Rights in the Homeland Mahmoud Arghavan
8 Let the Oriental Perform: A Critical Approach to Neo-Orientalism at Work in Turkish Politics Merve Kavakci
9 (Neo)Orientalism: Alive and Well in American Academia: A Case Study of Contemporary Iranian Art Staci Gem Scheiwiller
10 Neo-Orientalism, Neo-Conservatism, and Terror in Salman Rushdie’s Post-9/11 Novel Beyazit H. Akman
11 The Jasmine in the Fist: The Otpor Model in the Arab Spring and Beyond Emanuela C. Del Re
12 Iranian Studies in the United States and the Politics of Knowledge Production on Post-revolutionary Iran Seyed Mohammd Marandi and Zeinab Ghasemi Tari
All interested in the history, politics and sociology of the Modern Middle East, Area Studies, and anyone concerned with Orientalism and Neo-Orientalism on that theme.