The New Arabs

The New Arabs

How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East

Book - 2014 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
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"The renowned blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole illuminates the role of today's Arab youth--who they are, what they want, and how they will affect world politics. Beginning in January 2011, the revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests, riots, and civil wars that comprised what many call "the Arab Spring" shook the world. These upheavals were spearheaded by youth movements, and yet the crucial role they played is relatively unknown. Middle East expert Juan Cole is here to share their stories. For three decades, Cole has sought to put the relationship of the West and the Muslim world in historical context. In The New Arabs he outlines the history that led to the dramatic changes in the region, and explores how a new generation of men and women are using innovative notions of personal rights to challenge the authoritarianism, corruption, and stagnation that had afflicted their societies. Not all big cohorts of teenagers and twenty-somethings necessarily produce movements centered on their identity as youth, with a generational set of organizations, symbols, and demands rooted at least partially in the distinctive problems besetting people of their age. The Arab Millennials did. And, in a provocative and optimistic argument about the future of the Arab world, The New Arabs shows just how they did it"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781451690392
1451690398
Characteristics: xiv, 348 pages ; 24 cm

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Nov 05, 2014

If your regime is not strong enough to handle a joke, then you don't have a regime.

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cyberspace was enabling female leadership,...

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suicide rates are relatively low in most of the Muslim world, and the act is forbidden in Islamic Law, as in Catholicism.

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..., nonviolence was practical, not philosophical.

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Nov 05, 2014

Young people are the key to the rapid political and social change in the Arab countries that have been in turmoil since 2011.

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