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This book is about power. The power wielded over others – by absolute monarchs, tyrannical totalitarian regimes and military occupiers – and the power of the people who resist and deny their rulers' claims to that authority by whatever means. The extraordinary events in the Middle East in 2011 offered a vivid example of how non-violent demonstration can topple seemingly invincible rulers. This book considers the ways in which the people have united to unseat their oppressors and fight against the status quo and probes the relationship between power and forms of resistance. It also examines how common experiences of violence and repression create new collective identities. This brilliant, yet unsettling book affords a panoramic view of the twentieth and twenty-first century Middle East through occupation, oppression and political resistance.


'This spirited account carries conviction and by telling it Tripp has made an important contribution in supplementing the record of national liberation struggles.'

Source: Morning Star

'This important and erudite book is written with clarity and illuminated with a commanding knowledge of the Middle East and its complexities. It should be read by anyone hoping to calibrate their moral and political bearings in this difficult and problematic region.'

Source: The Times Literary Supplement

'Charles Tripp has written a remarkable book that provides historical depth and rigorous insight into the long arcs of protest in the Middle East and North Africa. Ranging from Morocco to Iran and from the nineteenth century to the ‘Arab Spring’, Tripp dissects the pathways of popular resistance to authoritarian power. Mixing country case-studies with reflections on the nature of violence, authority and symbolism, he demonstrates how they have for decades undermined the edifice of autocracy in often surprising and effective ways. At a time of profound regional upheaval and great uncertainty over the general ‘direction of travel’, the book provides a timely and highly original insight into power and politics in the modern Middle East.'

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen Source: International Affairs

'In this book, Tripp looks at recent movements across the Middle East for those hidden causes and underlying motivations that often remain unseen and ignored by both scholars and policy makers, much to their analytical detriment … Tripp gives readers the opportunity to understand the issue of civil unrest and potential uprising regardless of geography or specific case study … This insightful work is organized in a comprehensive, probing manner likely to maintain its significance well into the future. It makes sense and is accessible to all: a much-needed addition to the literature. Summing up: highly recommended. All readership levels.'

M. D. Crosston Source: Choice

'… incredibly useful as a core text for a course on resistance movements in the Middle East, and scholars already familiar with the topic and historical context should gain something from Tripp's ability to weave these seemingly diverse and unconnected events together in a single book.'

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Iraq Post-2003
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Research and Further Reading
`Adnani, Samirah, Thawra hadi’a min mudawwanat al-ahwal al-shakhsiyya ila mudawwanat al-usra: majmu`a min al-ikhtisasin (Rabat, Morocco, 2004).
Dizeyi, Shahbal Ma`ruf, Al-`unf didda al-mar’a bayna al-nazariyya wa-l-tatbiq (Irbil, Iraq, 2007).
Kurdish Women’s Rights Watch,
Palestinian Women’s Research and Documentation Center,
La Revue Marocaine d’Administration Locale et de Développement, Le Nouveau Code de la Famille: avec les textes d’application/al-Mudawwanah jadidah li-l-usrah (Rabat, Morocco, 2006).
Wizarat al-`Adl (Morocco), Al-ayyam al-dirasiyya hawla al-mudawwana da`ama li-l-usra al-Maghribiyya al-mutawazina (Rabat, Morocco, 2006).
Women Against Violence,
Zaki, Ahmad, Sulayman, Nifin, and al-Rifa`i, Huwayda (eds.), Al-`unf didda al-mar’a fi Misr (Cairo, Egypt, 2007).
Zalzal, Marie Rose, Al-`unf al-qanuni didda al-mar’a fi Lubnan (Beirut, Lebanon, 2008).
Chapter 5
Abu-Lughod, Lila, and Sa`idi, Ahmad (eds.), Nakba: Palestine, 1948 and the claims of memory (New York, 2007).
Arkoun, Mohammed, ‘Langues, société et religion dans le Maghreb indépendant’, in Roque, Marial-Angels (ed.), Les cultures du Maghreb (Paris, 1996) pp. 83–109.
Benrabah, Mohamad, ‘Language in education planning in Algeria: historical development and current issues’, Language Policy 6 (2007) pp. 225–52.
Ben-Raphael, Eliezer, ‘Critical vs non-critical sociology: an evaluation’, Israel Studies 2/1 (1997) pp. 175–89.
Chaker, Salem, ‘Langue et identité berbères (Algérie/émigration): un enjeu de société’, in Henry, Jean-Robert (ed.), Nouveaux enjeux culturels au Maghreb (Paris, 1986) pp. 173–80.
Chaker, Salem, Berbères aujourd’hui (Paris, 1989).
Finkelstein, Norman, ‘Myths, old and new’, Journal of Palestine Studies 21/1 (1991) pp. 66–89.
Flapan, Simha, The birth of Israel – myths and realities (New York, 1987).
Gelber, Yoav, Palestine 1948: war, escape and the emergence of the Palestinian refugee problem (Brighton, England, 2001).
Goodman, Jane E., ‘Imazighen on trial: human rights and Berber identity in Algeria, 1985’, in Hoffman, Katherina E. and Miller, Susan Gibson (eds.), Berbers and others: beyond tribe and nation in the Maghrib (Bloomington, IN, 2010) pp. 103–25.
Gouméziane, Smaïl, Algérie, l’histoire en héritage (Paris, 2000).
Gutwein, Daniel, ‘Left and right post-Zionism and the privatization of Israeli collective memory’, Journal of Israeli History 20/2 (2001) pp. 9–42.
Harkabi, Yehoshafat, Arab attitudes to Israel (London, 1972).
Harkabi, Yehoshafat, The Bar Kochba syndrome (Chappaqua, NY, 1983).
Harkabi, Yehoshafat, Israel’s fateful decisions (London, 1988).
Hill, Jonathan, ‘Identity and instability in postcolonial Algeria’, Journal of North African Studies 11/1 (2006) pp. 1–16.
Hoffman, Katherine E., and Miller, Susan Gilson (eds.), Berbers and others: beyond tribe and nation in the Maghrib (Bloomington, IN, 2010).
International Crisis Group, Algeria: unrest and impasse in Kabylia, Report 15, 10 June 2003.
Karsh, Efraim, Fabricating Israeli history: the ‘new historians’ (London, 2001).
Khalili, Laleh, Heroes and martyrs of Palestine: the politics of national commemoration (Cambridge, 2007).
Likhovski, Assaf, ‘Post-post-Zionist historiography’, Israel Studies 15/2 (2010) pp. 1–23.
Lissak, Moshe, ‘“Critical” sociology and “Establishment” sociology in the Israeli academic community: ideological struggles or academic discourse’, Israel Studies 1/1 (1996) pp. 247–94.
Lowi, Miriam R., Oil wealth and the poverty of politics (Cambridge, 2009).
Maddy-Weitzman, Bruce, The Berber identity movement and the challenge to North African states (Austin, TX, 2011).
Maddy-Weitzman, Bruce, and Zisenwine, Daniel, The Maghrib in the new century: identity, religion and politics (Gainesville, FL, 2007).
Martinez, Luis, The Algerian civil war 1990–1998 (London, 2000).
McDougall, James, History and the culture of nationalism in Algeria (Cambridge, 2006).
Morris, Benny, The birth of the Palestinian refugee problem (Cambridge, 1987).
Morris, Benny, ‘Review: refabricating 1948’, Journal of Palestine Studies 27/2 (1998) pp. 81–95.
Morris, Benny, The birth of the Palestinian refugee problem revisited (Cambridge, 2004).
Olick, Jeffrey K., States of memory: continuities, conflicts and transformations in national retrospection (Durham, NC, 2003).
Pappé, Ilan, The making of the Arab–Israeli conflict (London, 1994).
Pappé, Ilan, ‘Post-Zionist critique on Israel and the Palestinians: part I: the academic debate’, Journal of Palestine Studies 26/2 (1997) pp. 29–41.
Pappé, Ilan, ‘Post-Zionist critique on Israel and the Palestinians: part III: popular culture’, Journal of Palestine Studies 26/4 (1997) pp. 60–9.
Pappé, Ilan, ‘The Tantura case in Israel: the Katz research and trial’, Journal of Palestine Studies 30/3 (2001) pp. 19–39.
Pappé, Ilan, The ethnic cleansing of Palestine (Oxford, 2006).
Pappé, Ilan, ‘Histories and historians in Israel and Palestine’, Transforming Cultures 1/1 (2006)
Podeh, Elie, The Arab–Israeli conflict in Israeli history textbooks, 1948–2000 (Westport, CT, 2002).
Ram, Uri, The changing agenda of Israeli sociology (New York, 1995).
Ram, Uri, ‘Postnationalist pasts: the case of Israel’, in Olick, Jeffrey K. (ed.), States of memory (Durham, NC, 2003) pp. 236–50.
Raz-Krakotzkin, Amnon, ‘History textbooks and the limits of Israeli consciousness’, JIH 20/2 (2001) pp. 155–65.
Renan, Ernest, ‘What is a Nation?’, in Eley, Geoff and Suny, Ronald (eds.), Becoming national: a reader (Oxford, 1996) pp. 41–55.
Rogan, Eugene, and Shlaim, Avi (eds.), The war for Palestine: rewriting the history of 1948 (Cambridge, 2001).
Sands, Shlomo, The invention of the Jewish people (London, 2009).
Sayigh, Rosemary, ‘Palestinian camp women as tellers of history’, Journal of Palestine Studies 27/2 (1998) pp. 42–58.
Seliktar, Ofira, ‘“Tenured radicals” in Israel: from New Zionism to Political Activism’, Israel Affairs 11/4 (2005) pp. 717–36.
Shafir, Gershon, ‘Israeli Society: a counterview’, Israel Studies 1/2 (1996) pp. 189–213.
Shapira, Anita, ‘Politics and collective memory: the debate over the “new historians” in Israel’, History and Memory 7/1 (1995) pp. 9–40.
Shapira, Anita, ‘The strategies of historical revisionism’, The Journal of Israeli History 20/2 (2001) pp. 62–76.
Sheffer, Gabriel (ed.), Dynamics of a conflict: a re-examination of the Arab–Israeli conflict (Atlantic Highlands, NJ, 1975).
Shenhav, Yehuda, ‘Jews from Arab countries and the Palestinian right of return: an ethnic community in the realms of national memory’, British Journal of Middle East Studies 29/1 (2002) pp. 27–56.
Shlaim, Avi, The politics of partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists and Palestine (Oxford, 1990).
Shlaim, Avi, ‘The debate about 1948’, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 27/3 (1995) pp. 287–304.
Shlaim, Avi, The iron wall: Israel and the Arab world (London, 2001).
Shlaim, Avi, ‘La guerre des historiens israéliens’, Annales 59/1 (2004) pp. 161–9.
Silberstein, Laurence, The postzionism debates: knowledge and power in Israeli culture (London, 1999).
Slyomovics, Susan, The object of memory – Arab and Jew narrate the Palestinian village (Philadelphia, PA, 1998).
Smith, Rogers, Stories of peoplehood: the politics and morals of political membership (Cambridge, 2003).
Tahi, Mohand Salah, ‘The struggle for linguistic rights and democratic pluralism: the case of the Kabyle Berbers in Algeria’, in Isaksson, Bo and Laanatza, Marianne (eds.), About the Berbers: history, language, culture and socio-economic conditions (Uppsala, Sweden, 2004) pp. 207–26.
Troen, Selwyn K., ‘De-judaizing the homeland: academic politics in rewriting the history of Palestine’, Israel Affairs 13/4 (2007) pp. 872–84.
Trouillot, Michel-Rolph, Silencing the past – power and the production of history (Boston, MA, 1995).
Waxman, Chaim I., ‘Critical sociology and the end of ideology in Israel’, Israel Studies 2/1 (1997) pp. 194–210.
Weingrod, Alex, ‘How Israeli culture was constructed: memory, history and the Israeli past’, Israel Studies 2/1 (1997) pp. 228–37.
Zertal, Idit, Israel’s holocaust and the politics of nationhood (Cambridge, 2005).
Zerubavel, Yael, Recovered roots: collective memory and the making of Israeli national tradition (Chicago, 1995).
Chapter 6
Al-Ali, Naji, A child in Palestine – the cartoons of Naji al-Ali (London, 2009).
Baker, Raymond, ‘Combative cultural politics: film art and political spaces in Egypt’, Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics 15 (1995) pp. 6–38.
Balaghi, Shiva, and Gumpert, Lynn (eds.), Picturing Iran: art, society and revolution (London, 2002).
Baron, Beth, Egypt as a woman: nationalism, gender and politics (Berkeley, CA, 2005).
Becker, Cynthia, ‘Exile, memory and healing in Algeria’, African Arts 42/2 (2009) pp. 24–31.
Berger, John, The sense of sight (New York, 1985).
Boullata, Kamal, ‘Artists re-member Palestine in Beirut’, Journal of Palestine Studies 32/4 (2003) pp. 22–38.
Boullata, Kamal, ‘Art under siegeJournal of Palestine Studies 33/4 (2004) pp. 70–84.
Boullata, Kamal, Palestinian art – from 1850 to the present (London, 2009).
Bourdieu, Pierre, The field of cultural production (Cambridge, 1993).
Chelkowski, Peter, and Dabashi, Hamid, Staging a revolution: the art of persuasion in the Islamic Republic of Iran (London, 2000).
Clark, Toby, Art and propaganda in the twentieth century: the political image in the age of mass culture (London, 1997).
Egrikavuk, Isil, ‘Interview with Halil Altindere’, Boot Print 1/2 (2007) p. 22.
Fyfe, Gordon and Law, John (eds.), Picturing power: visual definition and social relations (London, 1988).
Gamboni, Dario, The destruction of art – iconoclasm and vandalism since the French revolution (London, 1997).
Gröndahl, Mia, Gaza graffiti – messages of love and politics (Cairo, Egypt, 2009).
Hallaj, Muhammad, ‘Palestine – the suppression of an idea’, The Link 15/1 (1982) pp. 1–16.
Held, Jutta, and Potts, Alex, ‘How do the political effects of pictures come about? The case of Picasso’s “Guernica”’, Oxford Art Journal 11/1 (1988) pp. 33–9.
Isaak, Jo Anna, Feminism and contemporary art: the revolutionary power of women’s laughter (London, 1996).
Issa, Rose, ‘Weapons of mass discussion’, in Reorientations – contemporary Arab representations (Brussels, 2008) pp. 10, 24–31.
Jowett, Garth, and O’Donnell, Victoria, Propaganda and persuasion (Thousand Oaks, CA, 2006).
Khalaf, Samir, Cultural resistance: global and local encounters in the Middle East (London, 2001).
Khalil, Karima (ed.), Messages from Tahrir – signs from Egypt’s revolution (Cairo, Egypt, 2011).
Kosova, Erden, ‘An extra struggle’, Bidoun (2005) pp. 70–1.
Laidi-Hanieh, Adila, ‘Arts, identity and survival: building cultural practices in Palestine’, Journal of Palestine Studies 35/4 (2006) pp. 28–43.
Maasri, Zeina, Off the wall – political posters of the Lebanese civil war (London, 2009).
Massad, Joseph, ‘Permission to paint: Palestinian art and the colonial encounter’, Art Journal 66/3 (2007) pp. 126–33.
Mir-Hosseini, Ziba, ‘Iranian cinema: art, society and the state’, Middle East Report 219 (2001) pp. 26–9.
Mitter, Partha, Art and nationalism in colonial India 1850–1922 (Cambridge, 1994).
Mouffe, Chantal, Deutsche, Rosalyn, Joseph, Branden W., and Keenan, Thomas, ‘Every form of art has a political dimension’, Grey Room 2 (2001) pp. 99–125.
Parry, William, Against the wall – the art of resistance in Palestine (London, 2010).
Peteet, Julie, ‘The writing on the walls: the graffiti of the intifada’, Cultural Anthropology 11/2 (1996) pp. 139–59.
Porter, Venetia, Word into art – artists of the modern Middle East (London, 2006).
Porter, Venetia, Word into art – artists of the modern Middle East – Dubai 2008 (Dubai, 2008).
Ram, Haggai, ‘Multiple iconographies: political posters in the Iranian revolution’, in Balaghi, Shiva and Gumpert, Lynn (eds.), Picturing Iran (London, 2003) pp. 89–101.
Safawi, Azarmi D., Revolution and creativity: a survey of Iranian literature, films and art in the post-revolutionary era (New Delhi, 2006).
Schnapp, Jeffrey T., Revolutionary tides: the art of the revolutionary poster 1914–1989 (Milan, 2005).
Shammout, Ismail, and al-Akhal, Tamam, Jadariyyat al-sira wa-l-masira al-filastiniyya/Palestine: the Exodus and the Odyssey (Amman, Jordan, 2000).
Silem, Ali, ‘Mouvement Aouchem: signes et résistance’, in Sraieb, Noureddine (ed.), Pratiques et résistance culturelles au Maghreb (Paris, 1992) pp. 197–202.
Weber, Samuel, ‘War, terrorism, and spectacle, or: on towers and caves’, Grey Room 7, On 9/11 (2002) pp. 15–23.
Further Reading
Abu Rashid, `Abd Allah, Fann al-taswir al-Filastini: hiwariyat al-ard, al-turath, al-Quds, al-muqawama, al-intifada, namadhij mukhtara (Damascus, Syria, 2007).
Altindere, Halil, ‘When ideas become crime’ exhibition Depo Istanbul,
Bidoun – arts and culture from the Middle East (magazine published in New York since 2004)
‘Egypt’s Protest Art’, Foreign Policy, 4 August 2011, ,0 [accessed 25 August 2011]
Jadaliyya, Culture page,
Nashashibi, Salwa Mikdadi, Forces of change – artists of the Arab world (Washington, DC, 1994).
Zoghbi, Pascal, and Stone, Don Karl, Arabic graffiti (Berlin, 2011).
Hannoum, Abdelmajid, Violent modernity: France in Algeria (Cambridge, MA, 2010).
Levi, Primo, The drowned and the saved (tr. Bailey, P.) (London, 1988).
Neep, Dan, Syria insurgent: occupation, space and violence under the French mandate (Cambridge, 2012).
Reno, William, Corruption and state politics in Sierra Leone (Cambridge, 1995).
Tripp, Charles, A History of Iraq (Cambridge, 2007).
Tripp, Charles, ‘“In the name of the people”: the “people’s court” and the Iraqi revolution (1958–1960)’, in Strauss, Julia C. and O’Brien, Donal Cruise (eds.), Staging politics: power and performance in Asia and Africa (London, 2007) pp. 31–48.
Yablonka, Hannah, ‘Holocaust survivors in the Israeli army during the 1948 war: documents and memory’, Israel Affairs 12/3 (2006) pp. 462–83.


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