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Editor: Suad Joseph
A unique collaboration of nearly 300 scholars worldwide, the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures 2010-2020 is an interdisciplinary, trans-historical, and global project. The 9 volumes represent cutting-edge research on gender studies and the Islamic world. The EWIC 2010-2020 consist of all new entries on ground-breaking contemporary research topics, such as social media, security regimes, cinema, diaspora studies, Hip-Hop & Rap, Queer movements, Islamophobia and masculinity. The Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures 2010-2020 is an essential reference work for gender studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, as well as religion, history, politics, anthropology, geography and related disciplines.
All articles published in the EWIC 2010-2020 have been published previously as part of EWIC Online (

EWIC 2010-2020 collects all the articles from ten years of EWIC Online, into a nine-volume set – eight volumes of articles and one volume for the collective index. EWIC 2010-2020 offers 289 articles, written by 292 authors, covering 126 topics. Cumulatively, this is nearly two million words.

Volume 1: Family, Law, Religion, Theory - published August 2020
Volume 2: Body, Sexuality, Health - published September 2020
Volume 3: Economics, Migration, Refugees - published: November 2020
Volume 4: Colonialism, Education, Governance - published: December 2020
Volume 5: Political and Social Movements - published March 2021
Volume 6: Arts and Artists - published June 2021
Volume 7: Knowledge Production and Representation- published August 2021
Volume 8: Literary Studies, Media, Communications - published October 2021
Volume 9: Index - published December 2021
Author: Akif Avcı
In Unravelling the Social Formation: Free Trade, the State and Business Associations in Turkey, Akif Avci examines the role of business associations and the state in Turkey in analysing the dialectical relationship between global free trade and Turkish social formation since 2002. The manuscript constructs a three-levels analysis based on the social relations of production, forms of state and world order. It explores the class characteristics of the business associations, the role of the Turkish state in the process of integration into global capitalism, and at the same time, internalisation of the global class relations inside Turkish social formation. It offers a fresh evaluation of imperialism theories and the uneven and combined development (U&CD) approach from a neo-Gramscian perspective.
In: Unravelling the Social Formation
In: Unravelling the Social Formation
In: Unravelling the Social Formation
In: Unravelling the Social Formation
In: Unravelling the Social Formation
In: Unravelling the Social Formation
In: Unravelling the Social Formation
Editors: Anthony Axon and Susan Hewitt
The fifth in the CAIW series, this title reflects 50 years of experience of Cambridge (UK)-based World of Information, which since 1975 has followed the region’s politics and economics.

In the period following the Second World War, Saudi Arabia – a curious fusion of medieval theocracy, unruly dictatorship and extrovert wealth - has been called a country of ‘superlatives.’ The modernisation of the Kingdom’s oil industry has been a smooth process: its oilfields are highly sophisticated. However, social modernisation has not kept pace. ‘Reform’, long a preoccupation among the Peninsula’s leaders does not necessarily go hand in hand with religion.