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Books available for review in MEMBR

Below is a list of books available for review in the online open access journal Middle East Media & Book Reviews (MEMBR). The site has information on requirements for length and format of submitted reviews.

Please let me know of the title(s) you wish to receive and review for MEMBR along with your preferred postal address. Your review is to be emailed to <>.  We are always adding new reviewers to our roster of reviewers, so please feel free to share this message and the attachment with other colleagues who have interest and expertise in the MENA studies. Thank you.


Achili, L. (2015). Palestinian Refugees and Identity: Nationalism, Politics and the everyday. London & New York: I.B. Tauris. ISBN: 9781780769110. $99.00

Al-Jawzi, I. and Cooperson, M. (ed) (2015). Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal. Vol. 2. New York and London: New York University Press. ISBN: 9780814738948 $40.00

Al-Rawi, R. (2015). Divine Names: The Healing names of the one love. Northampton, Massachusetts: Olive Branch Press. ISBN: 9781566569873. $ 25.00

Balkan, N., Balkan, E., and Öncü, A. (2015). The Neoliberal Landscape and the rise of Islamist Capital in Turkey. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books. ISBN: 9781782386384. $95.00

Behr, T and Tiilikainen. (eds) (2015). Northern Europe and the Making of the EU’s Mediterranean and Middle East Policies: Normative Leaders or Passive Bystanders? Burlington and Surrey, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company. ISBN: 9781472430434. $ 119.95

Bennis, P. (2015). Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror: A Primer. Northhampto,MA: Olive Branch Press. ISBN: 9781566560948. $15.00

Chehabi, H. E., Jafari, P. & Jefroudi, M. (2015) Iran in the Middle East: Transnational Encounters and Social History. London & New York: I.B. Tauris. ISBN: 9781784531348. $99.00

Cuno, K. M. (2015). Modernizing Marriage: Family, Ideology, and Law in Nineteenth- and Early Twentienth-Century Egypt. New York: Syracuse Press. ISBN: 9780815633921. $39.95

Daechesel, M. (2015). Islamabad and the Politics of International Development in Pakistan. U.K and USA: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781107057173. $99.00

De Vries, D. Strike Action and Nation Building: Labour Unrest in Palestine/Israel, 1899-1951. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books. ISBN: 9781782388098. $ 90.00

Erlich, H. (2015, pbk ed.). Saudi Arabia & Ethiopia: Islam, Christianity & Politics Entwined. Boulder & London: Lynne Rienner Publishers. ISBN 978-1-62637-193-4, $25.00

Fábos, A. H and Isotalo, R. (Eds.) (2015). Managing Muslim Mobilities: Between Spiritual Geographies and the Global Security Regime (Religion and Global Migrations). New York: Palgrave Macmillan ISBN: 9781137434869. $95.00

Fair, C. C. and Watson, S. J. (eds). (2015). Pakistan’s Enduring Challenges. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN: 9780812246902. $69.92

Farzaneh, M. M. (2015). The Iranian Constitutional Revolution and Clerical Leadership of Khurasani (Modern Intellectual and Political History of the Middle East). New York, NY: Syracuse University Press. ISBN: 9780815633884. $49.95

Feldman, K. P. (2015). A Shadow over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in America. Minneapolis, London: University of Minnesota press. ISBN: 9780816694501. $ 24.95

Fozi, N. (2015). Reclaiming the Faravahar: Zoroastrian survival in contemporary Tehran. Leiden University Press. ISBN: 9789087282141. $59.50-paperback

Geelhoed, F. (2014). Striving for Allah: Purification and Resistance among Fundamentalist Muslims in the Netherlands. The Hague, Netherlands: Eleven International Publishing. ISBN: 9789462364936. $61.00

Gilbert, M. (2015). Night in Gaza. Northampton, Massachusetts: Olive Branch Press. ISBN: 781566560757. $25.00

Gorman, A. and Kasbarian, S. (2015). Diasporas of the Modern Middle East: Contextualising Community. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN: 9780748686100. $120.00

Harel, Y. (2015). Zionism in Damascus: Ideology and Activity in the Jewish Community at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century. London and New York: I.B. Tauris.  ISBN: 9781780766706. $99.00

Hochberg, G. Z. (2015). Visual Occupations: Violence and Visibility in a Conflict Zone. Durham and London: Duke University Press. ISBN: 9780822358879. $23.95

Hopper, M. S. (2015). Slaves of One Master: Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Empire Age of Empire. New Haven & London: Yale University Press. ISBN: 9780300192018. $85.00

Jamal, A. A. (2009). Barriers to Democracy: The other side of social capital in Palestine and the Arab world. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press. ISBN: 9780691140995. $23.95

Jarmakani, A. (2015). An Imperialist Love Story: Desert Romances and the War on Terror. New York and London: New York University Press. ISBN: 9781479820863. $28.00(paperback) $89.00 (hardcover)

Joskowicz, A. and Katz, E. B. (2015). Secularism in Question: Jews and Judaism in Modern Times. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN: 9780812247275. $65.00

Jouili. J. S (2015). Pious Practice and Secular Constraints: Women in the Islamic Revival in Europe. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. ISBN: 9780804794664. $27.95

Khalifa, S. (2015). Egypt’s Lost Spring: Causes and Consequences. Santa Barbara, California and Denver, Colorado: Praeger. ISBN: 9781440834080. $58.00

Karakoc, J. (Ed) (2015). Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Before and After the Arab Uprisings. Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 9781137445544. $ 90.00

Kotef, H. (2015). Movement and the Ordering of Freedom. Durham and London: Duke University Press. ISBN: 9780822358558. Hard cover $ 84.95, Paperback $ 23.95

Kozma, L., Schayegh, C and Wishnitzer, A. (eds)(2015). A Global Middle East: Mobility, Materiality and Culture in the Morden Age, 1880-1940. London and New York: I.B. Tauris. ISBN: 9781780769424 $–

Lavie, S. (2014). Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureautic Torture. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books. ISBN: 9781782382225. $ 39.95

Malik, A. I. (2015). US Foreign Policy and the Gulf Wars: Decision- making and International Relations. London and New York: I.B. Tauris. ISBN: 9781780768359. $99.00

Mohammadi, M. (2015). Political Islam in Post-Revolutionary Iran: Shi’i Ideologies in Islamist Discourse. London & New York: I.B. Tauris. ISBN: 9781848852761. $99.00

Molavi, S. C. (2014, pbk ed.). Stateless Citizenship: the Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books ISBN: 978-1-60846-383-1 $28.00

Motadel, D. (2014). Islam and Nazi Germany’s war. Cambridge, Massachutts London, England: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. ISBN: 978-0-674-72460-0, $35.00

Mottahedeh, N. (2015). #iranelection: Hashtag Solidarity and the Transformation of Online Life. Stanford, Calfonia: Stanford University Press. ISBN: 9780804795876. $12.99

Osoegawa, T. (2015) Syria and Lebanon: International Relations and Diplomacy in the Middle East. London and New York: I.B. Tauris. ISBN: 9781784532338. $25.00

Patrick, A. (2015). America’s Frogptten Middle East Initiative: The King-Crane Commission 1919. London and New York: I.B. Tauris. ISBN: 978178453274. 99.00

Peace, T. (2015). Muslims and Political Participation in Britain. New York and London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN: 9780415725316. $140

Pagès, M. (2014). From Martyr to Murder: Representations of the Assassins in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Europe. New York: Syracuse Press. ISBN: 9780815633709. $39.99

Possamai, A., Richardson, J. T. and Turner, B. S. (eds) (2015). The Sociology of Shari’a: Case Studies from around the world (Boundaries of Religious Freedom: Regulating Religion in Diverse Societis 1). New York, NY: Springer International Publishing. ISBN: 9783319096049. $129.00.

Rotbard, S. (2015). White City Black City: Architecture and War in Tel Aviv and Jaffa. London: Pluto Press. ISBN: 9780745335117. $–.–?

Shari-Yazidi, F. C. (2015). Arab_Iranian Rivalry in the Persian Gulf: Terrirorial Disputes and the Balance of Power in the Middle East. London & New York: I.B. Tauris. ISBN: 9781848858220. $110.00