Literature and Development in North Africa

Literature and Development in North Africa

What appears as “underdevelopment” to the proponents of modernization is the impoverishment of the Third World. ... consumption as well as the consumption of a global market controlled 32 Literature and Development in North Africa.

Author: Perri Giovannucci

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135904982

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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The book examines how modern global development largely privileges Western multinational interests at the expense of local or indigenous concerns in the "developing" nations of the East. The practices of development have mostly led not to economic, social, and political progressivism in local society but rather to instability, poverty, debt, and repression. "Modernization" may therefore be seen as the catalyst of anti-Western reaction. The record of exploitative "development" is traceable in the anti-colonial works of Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi, and Jean-Paul Sartre, as well as in the fiction and memoirs of several North African authors, including Albert Camus, Naguib Mahfouz, Nawal El Saadawi, Assia Djebar, and Edward Said, who address decolonization in the middle twentieth century. The critical regard of development provides better understanding of the independence movements in North Africa. Further, one may look to the colonial past for perspective upon global development today. One sees similar practices and rhetoric are now invoked under "globalization." This recognition is key to understanding today’s so-called "war on terror." The understanding of things "postcolonial" is therefore critical for Americans today. Grounded in literature in English translation, this work has relevance for cultural studies in the Middle East, Africa, globalization, postcolonialism, and women’s studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Land Food And Rural Development In North Africa

Land  Food And Rural Development In North Africa

Development literature has tended to characterize the problems of Sudan in terms of frequent outbreak of famine, increasing concentration of profits and scarce capital in a few hands, civil war, and political instability.

Author: M. Riad El-Ghonemy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429715587

Category: Science

Page: 210

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This study of rural development in six North African nations addresses the issues surrounding poverty and landlessness. Providing an Islamic perspective on policy-making, the author describes the influence of Islam on development in these countries, and stresses the Islamic religious and moral revival as a major factor in policy-making toward reduc
Categories: Science

Encyclopedia of African Literature

Encyclopedia of African Literature

The development of modern Arabic literature throughout North Africa is intricately connected to the colonial experience (see colonialism, neocolonialism, and postcolonialism). The early stages of the national struggle for independence ...

Author: Simon Gikandi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134582235

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 648

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The most comprehensive reference work on African literature to date, this book covers all the key historical and cultural issues in the field. The Encyclopedia contains over 600 entries covering criticism and theory, African literature's development as a field of scholarship, and studies of established and lesser-known writers and their texts. While the greatest proportion of literary work in Africa has been a product of the twentieth century, the Encyclopedia also covers the literature back to the earliest eras of story-telling and oral transmission, making this a unique and valuable resource for those studying social sciences as well as humanities. This work includes cross-references, suggestions for further reading, and a comprehensive index.
Categories: Literary Criticism

British Qualifications 2012

British Qualifications 2012

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON; ROYALVETERINARY COLLEGE www.rvc.ac.uk UNIVERSITY OF LONDON; SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES ... East and north Africa), international politics/development diplomacy, Islamic law/studies/ literature, ...

Author: Kogan Page Ltd

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749464127

Category: Education

Page: 528

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Now in its 42nd edition, British Qualifications is the definitive one-volume guide to every qualification on offer in the United Kingdom. With full details of all institutions and organizations involved in the provision of further and higher education, this publication is an essential reference source for careers advisors, students and employers. It also includes a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the structure of further and higher education in the UK. The book includes information on awards provided by over 350 professional institutions and accrediting bodies, details of academic universities and colleges and a full description of the current framework of academic and vocational educational. It is compiled and checked annually to ensure accuracy of information.
Categories: Education

Islam in Middle East and North Africa Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Islam in Middle East and North Africa  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

An overview of the historical development of hadith literature, the major collections, and technical terms in the Muslim science of hadith criticism. ▻Schacht, Joseph. The Origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence. Oxford: Clarendon Press ...

Author: David Commins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199804044

Category: Social Science

Page: 28

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
Categories: Social Science

Women Work and Welfare in the Middle East and North Africa

Women  Work and Welfare in the Middle East and North Africa

Keywords: Labor productivity, economic development, education, gender, Turkey Human capital accumulation in the ... of educational human capital on the growth and development of economies and regions.1 A survey of this literature by ...

Author: Nadereh Chamlou

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781783267347

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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Categories: Social Science

Women Work and Welfare in the Middle East and North Africa

Women  Work and Welfare in the Middle East and North Africa

Keywords: Labor productivity, economic development, education, gender, Turkey Human capital accumulation in the ... of educational human capital on the growth and development of economies and regions.1 A survey of this literature by ...

Author: Nadereh Chamlou

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781783267354

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

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' In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, and in light of socio-economic and geopolitical challenges facing governments old and new, women''s rights and empowerment have gained new urgency and relevance. Groups in power, or groups contesting for power, are more conservative than expected, and there are serious threats to roll back some of the gains women had achieved over the past 20–30 years on economic and social fronts. The global gender debate has neglected the economic dimension of women''s empowerment and a great deal of debate and interest among researchers is needed to push the topics further. This timely book brings together leading regional researchers to offer original research linking gender equality with economic policy, reinforcing the agenda from a broad-based perspective. Contents:Forewords (Gary Becker and Ismail Serageldin)Preface (Soukeina Bouraoui)Acknowledgments (Nadereh Chamlou)Committee Members of the Gender Economic Research and Policy Analysis InitiativeContributors'' Biographical InformationWomen, Work, and Welfare in the Middle East and North Africa: Introduction and Overview (Massoud Karshenas, Valentine M Moghadam, and Nadereh Chamlou)Socio-Demographics:Returns to Education in Palestine and Turkey: A Comparative Study (Aysit Tansel and Yousef Daoud)Gender Effects of Education on Economic Development in Turkey (Aysit Tansel and Nil Demet Güngör)Intra-Household Resource Allocation in Egypt: Effect of Power Distribution within the Household on Child Work and Schooling (Rania Roushdy and Soiliou Daw Namoro)Gender, Resources across the Life Course, and Cognitive Functioning in Egypt (Kathryn M Yount)Socio-Demographic and Economic Characteristics and Problems of Jordanian Female-Headed Households (Hussein M Abu Farash)Women''s Entrepreneurship — Obstacles, Progress, and Prospects:Women Entrepreneurs in Egypt: Obstacles, Potential, and Prospects (Alia El Mehdi)Women Entrepreneurs in Lebanon: Obstacles, Potential, and Prospects (Kamal Hamdan, Redha Hamdan, Lara Batlouni, and Nisrine Mansour)Women Entrepreneurs in Turkey: Obstacles, Potentials, and Prospects (Şemsa Özar)Self-Employed Persons and Wage-Earners in Algeria: Application of a Bivariate Probit Model (Soheil Chennouf and Taïeb Hafsi)Gender and Entrepreneurship in Iran (Roksana Bahramitash and Hadi Salehi Esfahani)Labor, Liberalization, and Gender Discrimination:The Determinants of Female Labor Force Participation in the Middle East and North Africa Region: The Role of Education and Social Norms in Amman, Cairo, and Sana''a (Nadereh Chamlou, Silvia Muzi, and Hanane Ahmed)Women and Work in Dubai City: Institutional Barriers and Potentials (Fatemeh Etemad Moghadam, Farroukh Guiahi, and Rabia Naguib)Private–Public Sector Employment Choice and Wage Differentials in Palestine: A Gender Perspective (Yousef Daoud and Ruba Shanti)Offshoring and the Availability of Female Labor in the MENA Region (Nadereh Chamlou & Désirée van Gorp)Gender and Public Policies:Did Trade Liberalization Benefit Female Workers? Evidence from Egypt on Wage and Employment Effects (Shireen AlAzzawi)Gender and Employment Impacts of Taxation Policy in the Middle East and North Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia (Ismael Fofana, Rim Chatti, Erwin Corong, Sami Bibi, and Omar Bouazouni)Family Planning and Female Empowerment in Iran (Djavad Salehi-Isfahani)The Impact of Labor Nationalization Policies on Female Participation Rates in the Arab Gulf (Emilie Rutledge and Fatima Al Shamsi) Readership: Policy makers, graduate students and researchers interested in the socio-economic issues that impact women in the Middle East and North Africa. Key Features:Incorporates a wide range of authoritative voices and counters criticism that the topic infringes on "cultural" issuesIncludes a foreword by the late Nobel Laureate Professor Gary Becker, the Chair of the Steering Committee and the Director of the renowned Library of Alexandria Dr Ismail Serageldin, and the Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa Mrs Inger AndersenMore than 80 researchers were engaged in the writing of this book. They are intimately familiar with the circumstances of their societies, and what kind of reforms are neededKeywords:Middle East and North Africa;Women''s Welfare;Gender Studies'
Categories: Business & Economics

Europe s Relations with North Africa

Europe s Relations with North Africa

Secondary Source Publications (Qualitative and Quantitative): These comprise reports, academic studies, articles, and books published by economists, journalists, sociologists, and development experts. These publications will offer the ...

Author: Adam Yousef

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786721686

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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The rapid evolution of events in the European, Middle Eastern, and North African spheres has reinvigorated the debate on Euro-Mediterranean relations. Since 1995 these relations have operated under the auspices of the Barcelona Process, which laid the foundations for three initiatives that define European policy towards neighbouring states: the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, the European Neighbourhood Policy, and the Union for the Mediterranean. This book scrutinises these initiatives through a socioeconomic prism. Adam Yousef reviews how appropriate these initiatives have been in promoting socioeconomic development in North African states, projects the long-term implications of these policies and investigates whether they can reduce the gap in social outcomes across the Mediterranean Basin over time. Using Morocco as a case study, this book employs a mixed-methods approach, combining qualitative and quantitative data as well as economic theory. It reveals not only that the Barcelona Process has had a limited impact on promoting social outcomes in Morocco, but crucially that it is also unlikely to do so in the future, suggesting a new approach may be required.
Categories: Business & Economics

Pop Culture in North Africa and the Middle East Entertainment and Society around the World

Pop Culture in North Africa and the Middle East  Entertainment and Society around the World

Arabic in Translation Translation is an art form, an act of creation in itself, and with Arabic literature like other literatures classified in the West as “global literature” it can make the difference between fame and fortune outside ...

Author: Andrew Hammond

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440833847

Category: History

Page: 319

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Ideal for students and general readers, this single-volume work serves as a ready-reference guide to pop culture in countries in North Africa and the Middle East, covering subjects ranging from the latest young adult book craze in Egypt to the hottest movies in Saudi Arabia. • Allows readers to make cross-cultural comparisons by relating pop culture in the Islamic world to pop culture in the United States • Supplies highly relatable content for young adult readers that is presented in a fun and engaging way • Provides information that students can use in daily life, such as renting a popular or acclaimed Middle Eastern film or watching a YouTube video of Egyptian music • Enables students to better understand the uneasy paradox that is pop culture in the Islamic world
Categories: History

Contemporary Sephardic and Mizrahi Literature

Contemporary Sephardic and Mizrahi Literature

This literary output contributed to the construction of a new identification, one primarily based in memory. ... This is why the exile of Jews from North Africa served as a spark in the development of their own literary subgenre.

Author: Dario Miccoli

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315308586

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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In the last few years, the fields of Sephardic and Mizrahi Studies have grown significantly, thanks to new publications which take into consideration unexplored aspects of the history, literature and identity of modern Middle Eastern and North African Jews. However, few of these studies abandoned the Diaspora/Israel dichotomy and analysed the Jews who moved to Israel and those that settled elsewhere as part of a new, diverse and interconnected diaspora. Contemporary Sephardic and Mizrahi Literature argues that the literary texts produced by Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews who migrated from the Middle East and North Africa in the 1950s and afterwards, should be considered as part of a transnational arena, in which forms of Jewish diasporism and postcolonial displacement interweave. Through an original perspective that focuses on novelists, poets, professional and amateur writers – from the Israeli poets Erez Biton and Shva Salhoov to Francophone authors such as Chochana Boukhobza, Ami Bouganim and Serge Moati – the book explains that these Sephardic and Mizrahi authors are part of a global literary diaspora at the crossroads of past Arab legacies, new national identities and persistent feelings of Jewishness. Some of the chapters emphasise how the Sephardic and Mizrahi past and present identities are narrated, how generational and ethno-national issues are taken into account and which linguistic and stylistic strategies the authors adopted. Other chapters focus more explicitly on how the relations between national societies and different Jewish migrant communities are narrated, both in today’s Israel and in the diaspora. The book helps to bridge the gap between Hebrew and postcolonial literature, and opens up new perspectives on Sephardic and Mizrahi literature. It will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of Jewish and Postcolonial Studies and Comparative Literature ?
Categories: Literary Criticism