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The Resource Life as politics : how ordinary people change the Middle East, Asef Bayat

Life as politics : how ordinary people change the Middle East, Asef Bayat

Label
Life as politics : how ordinary people change the Middle East
Title
Life as politics
Title remainder
how ordinary people change the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Asef Bayat
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the popular imagination, the Muslim Middle East is frozen in its own traditions and history - a land of mosques and minarets, veiled women, despotic regimes, and desert sand. But this assumption fails to recognize that social and political change comes in many guises. In this eye-opening book, Asef Bayat reveals how under the shadow of the authoritarian rule, religious moral authorities, and economic elites, ordinary people can make meaningful change through the practices of everyday life. Though not as visible on the world-stage as a mass protest or a full-scale revolution, millions of people across the Middle East are discovering or creating new social spaces within which to make their claims heard. The street vendor who sets up his business in the main square, squatters who take over public parks, Muslim youth who frequent public hangouts in blue jeans, and protestors who march in the streets, poor housewives who hang their wash in the alleyways, and educated women who pursue careers doing "men's work" - all these people challenge the state's control and implicity question the established public order through their daily activities. Though not coordinated in their activities, these "non-movements" offer a political response, not of protest but of practice and direct daily action
Cataloging source
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Bayat, Asef
Index
index present
LC call number
HN656.A8
LC item number
B39 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social movements
  • Social change
  • Political participation
  • Middle East
  • Soziale Bewegung
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Naher Osten
Label
Life as politics : how ordinary people change the Middle East, Asef Bayat
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-296) and index
Contents
Introduction : the art of presence -- Transforming the Arab Middle East : dissecting a manifesto -- Part 1: Social nonmovements. 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 -- Part 2: Street politics and the political street. A street named "revolution" ; Does radical Islam have an urban ecology? ; Everyday cosmopolitanism ; The "Arab street" ; Is there a future for Islamic revolutions? -- Part 3: Prospects. No silence, no violence: post-Islamist trajectory
Control code
370387410
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 304 p .
Isbn
9780804769242
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009021941
Other control number
3017056
System control number
(OCoLC)370387410
Label
Life as politics : how ordinary people change the Middle East, Asef Bayat
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-296) and index
Contents
Introduction : the art of presence -- Transforming the Arab Middle East : dissecting a manifesto -- Part 1: Social nonmovements. 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 -- Part 2: Street politics and the political street. A street named "revolution" ; Does radical Islam have an urban ecology? ; Everyday cosmopolitanism ; The "Arab street" ; Is there a future for Islamic revolutions? -- Part 3: Prospects. No silence, no violence: post-Islamist trajectory
Control code
370387410
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 304 p .
Isbn
9780804769242
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009021941
Other control number
3017056
System control number
(OCoLC)370387410

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