Mohammed Bamyeh’s 2007 book, Of Death and Dominion, was translated into German in 2020 and released by Turia + Kant. We spoke with the author about his research process, how death played out within historical power structures, and the role of mortality in contemporary society.
Tagged: power structures
A Small Rift in the United States Regarding Palestine: A Shift in Rhetoric, But What About Foreign Policy?
By Jeffrey G. Karam. For decades, the United States’ steadfast support for Israel has been one of the pillars of its foreign policy in the Middle East. This has allowed successive Israeli governments to act with impunity and evade accountability for crimes against Palestinians.
By Berin Gölönü. Starting in the year 1870, a new type of public recreation space referred to as the “people’s garden” or municipal garden took root in the Ottoman Empire’s cities and towns. These formally landscaped spaces were modeled after Haussmann-era Parisian promenades.
By Antje Flüchter (History, University of Bielefeld, Germany). Before I start, I want to lay open the social and cultural position I am writing from: I write this piece as a historian, from a White female German perspective: History is a part of the humanities, but history is perhaps closer to politics and power than some of the other parts of the humanities.
أنتجي فلوشتر (التاريخ، جامعة بيلفيلد، ألمانيا). قبل أن أبدأ، أريد أن أبيّن الموقع الاجتماعي والثقافي الذي أكتب منه: أكتب هذه المقالة كمؤرّخة، من منظور أنثى ألمانية بيضاء: التاريخ جزء من الإنسانيات، لكنّ التاريخ قد يكون أقرب إلى السياسة والقوة من بعض أجزاء الإنسانيات الأخرى.
By Shereen Abouelnaga (English and Comparative Literature, Cairo University, Egypt). To speak about the importance of gender studies is like reinventing the wheel, not to mention the attempt at discrediting all past scholarship. My concern, instead, is about how (the why is a corollary) to revive and relocate gender studies to restore the political core of the feminist project and thought, which would endow it with a more productive role in the humanities.
شيرين أبو النجا (الأدب الإنكليزي والمقارن، جامعة القاهرة، مصر). يشير عنوان هذه المقالة إلى أنَّ دراسات الجندر كانت قد وُضعت في موضع وأنَّ هذا الموضع يحتاج إلى أن يستعيد غرضه الأصلي. والكلام على أهمية دراسات الجندر أشبه بإعادة اختراع العجلة، ناهيك عن كونه يسفّه جميع ما سبق من بحث.
By İlkay Yilmaz. In the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire attempted to construct new technologies of transportation and communication in its territories. These were not only new technologies for the empire, they were also new to the rest of the world.
By Yaprak Melike Uyar. Due to globally unified measures for controlling the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been almost one year since musicians have not met their audiences.
“I Aim to Ask Big Questions: About Inequality, Injustice, and Power Structures” — 5in10 with Juhi Tyagi
Juhi Tyagi has a PhD in Sociology from Stony Brook University, New York where she worked on resilience in armed movements. She is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie EU Fellow at...