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Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East

Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East

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Part of The Contemporary Middle East

  • Date Published: September 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521629034

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  • The working people, who constitute the majority in any society, can be and deserve to be subjects of history. Joel Beinin's state-of-the-art survey of subaltern history in the Middle East demonstrates lucidly how their lives, experiences, and culture can inform our historical understanding. Beginning in the eighteenth century, the book charts the history of the peasants and the modern working classes across the lands of the Ottoman Empire and its Muslim-majority successor-states. Inspired by the approach of the Indian subaltern Studies school, the book presents a synthetic assessment of the scholarly work on the social history of the region for over thirty years. Students will find it rich in detail, and accessible in presentation.

    • Survey of working people in the modern Middle East by well-known, high profile scholar
    • Accessible, well structured and presented, and interdisciplinary in appeal
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    "...vivid and interesting..." Middle East Quarterly

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521629034
    • length: 226 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • contains: 3 maps 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The world capitalist market, provincial regimes and local producers, 1750–1839
    2. Ottoman reform and European Imperialism, 1839–1907
    3. The rise of mass politics, 1908–39
    4. Fikri al-Khuli's journey to al-Mahalla al-Kubra
    5. Populist nationalism, state-led development and authoritarian regimes, 1939–73
    6. Post-populist reformation of the working-class and peasantry.

  • Author

    Joel Beinin, Stanford University, California
    Joel Beinin is Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University, California. His publications include The Dispersion of Egyptian Jewry: Culture, Politics, and the Formation of a Modern Diaspora (1998) and Was the Red Flag Flying There? Marxist Politics and the Arab-Israeli Conflict in Egypt and Israel, 1948–65 (1990).

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