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The Resource The invisible Arab : the promise and peril of the Arab revolutions, Marwan Bishara

The invisible Arab : the promise and peril of the Arab revolutions, Marwan Bishara

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The invisible Arab : the promise and peril of the Arab revolutions
Title
The invisible Arab
Title remainder
the promise and peril of the Arab revolutions
Statement of responsibility
Marwan Bishara
Title variation
Promise and peril of the Arab revolutions
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Language
eng
Summary
The Invisible Arab traces the roots of the revolutions in the Arab world. Marwan Bishara, chief policy analyst of Al Jazeera English and the anchor of the program “Empire”, combines on-the-ground reporting, extensive research and scholarship, and political commentary in this book on the complex influences that made the revolutions possible. Bishara argues that the inclusive, pluralistic nationalism that motivated the revolutions are indispensable to their long-term success. The Invisible Arab is a voyage in time from the Arab world<U+2019>s 'liberation generation<U+2019> through the 'defeated' and 'lost generations', arriving at today<U+2019>s 'miracle generation'. Bishara unpacks how this new generation, long seen as a demographic bomb, has proved to be the agent of progress, unity and freedom. It has in turn used social networks to mobilize for social justice. Bishara discusses how Israel, oil, terrorism and radical Islam have affected the interior identity of the region as well as Western projections upon it. Protection of Israel, Western imperial ambition, a thirst for oil, and fear of radicalism have caused many Western regimes and media to characterize Arab countries and people as unreceptive to democracy or progress. These ideas are as one-dimensional as they are foolhardy. Bishara argues that the Arab revolutions present a great window of opportunity for reinventing and improving Arab ties with the rest of the world<U+2014> notably the West<U+2014>on the basis of mutual respect and mutual interest. The revolutions will be judged by how they realize freedom and justice, and how they can pave the way for reconciling and accommodating nationalism and Islam with democracy. Bishara argues that these pillars<U+2014>liberty and justice reconciled with religion and nationalism, form the bedrock that will allow stability and progress to flourish in the Arab world and beyond
Summary
Analyzes the Arab social revolutions in 2011 from a non-Western perspective, describing how the protest movements were the result of a long social and political struggle and aided by the dramatic rise of satellite information networks
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10151923
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Bishārah, Marwān
Dewey number
303.4840956
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Social change
  • Protest movements
  • Arab countries
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the promise and peril of the Arab revolution
Label
The invisible Arab : the promise and peril of the Arab revolutions, Marwan Bishara
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781568587080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 731913246
  • (OCoLC)731913246
Label
The invisible Arab : the promise and peril of the Arab revolutions, Marwan Bishara
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781568587080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 731913246
  • (OCoLC)731913246

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