Results for Tag: North Africa

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Mass Surveillance and Internet Censorship Under Scrutiny

An exploration of the public opinions scrutiny surrounding mass surveillance of digital content and internet censorship as a means of national security

Islamic Art and the Museum – The construction and problematic use of the Islamic art discourse within museums

The study of Islamic art and architecture is a relatively new field in history of art, and was constructed and forged at the end of the nineteenth century by European scholars after interest in the field started to rise . During that same time, the first museums started to create separate spaces or departments for artifacts now known as Islamic art.

The Female Body in Islam: the Hijab- Religious Oppression or Personal Freedom?

The hijab has been and still is a topic that contents a lot of different conflicts and misunderstandings in the international debate but also on the national level of several countries.

The Epistemic Exhaustion of the Anti-Imperialist Ideology in the Contemporary Iran

The intention of this paper is to pin-point how anti-imperialism, in Iran, from a hegemonic ideology among the opponents of the monarchy became the main obstacle for socio-economic development of the country.

Does State Always Precede Nation in the Middle East and North Africa?: Case Studies of Turkey and Israel

Mike Cesnak, university of Exeter: This essay aims to highlight the evidence concerning the creation of Israel and Turkey.

Adaptation to Climate Change in the Jordan River Valley: the Case of the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh Eco-Park

The topic of this thesis, titled Adaptation to Climate Change in the Jordan River Valley: the Case of the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh Eco-Park, is to examine possible solutions of development projects to help the Jordan River Valley to adapt to the impacts that climate change will have in particular to the natural resources in the valley.

On Muslims and Magic

Islamic magical practices and beliefs constitute a much more symbolic component of particular contemporary Muslim societies than one might assume, with various practices functioning as social coping mechanisms with matters such as grievances and mental health issues.

Featured Debate:Religion, Sex and Politics… Can They Ever Be Funny in MENA Media?

There are three subjects not to be casually discussed on Middle Eastern and North African television, radio, website, or internet platform:Religion, sex, and politics. The topics  are often seen as the triumvirate of taboo subjects to speak lightly or humorously about, but could this ever change? ‘Saturday Night Live’ hit the airwaves within the Middle East […]