New Middle Eastern Studies

New Middle Eastern Studies (NMES) exists to offer new perspectives on debates within Middle Eastern Studies and to challenge main orthodoxies in the field. The journal is in dialogue with a set of perspectives inspired by critical, post-colonial, non-orientalist and “global” approaches in the study of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and welcomes such contributions. Taking this aim a step further, however, NMES suggests to tackle issues from a comparative, cross-cultural perspective with the goal of going beyond consolidated frameworks and encouraging original accounts of life and politics in the Middle East.

NMES acknowledges the perspectives of people “on the ground”, as local voices are seen as a source of inspiration for thinking beyond Western ontological schemes and political views. In this direction, the journal strives to contribute to non-Eurocentric understandings of the region and encourages contributions that challenge mainstream theories and perspectives.

NMES promotes the exploration of historical, socio-economic, cultural, intellectual and political processes that are constitutive of the multiplicity and multi-layered set of transformations that have shaped the region in the last 3 millennia. The journal welcomes original contributions from the humanities and the social sciences that engage with these themes and which are able to frame case studies in a wider theoretical and comparative framework.


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Vol 7 (2017)

Table of Contents

Articles

Rohan Advani
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Book Reviews

Review of Yael Raviv, Falafel Nation: Cuisine and the Making of National Identity in Israel
Ryan Zohar
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