Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9781780322230 Published May 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $143.95 ISBN: 9781780322247 Published May 2012 For sale in North and South America only

The Arab Spring

The End of Postcolonialism

Hamid Dabashi

The Arab Spring

Hamid Dabashi

Distributed for Zed Books

296 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9781780322230 Published May 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $143.95 ISBN: 9781780322247 Published May 2012 For sale in North and South America only
This pioneering explanation of the Arab Spring will define a new era of thinking about the Middle East.

In this landmark book, Hamid Dabashi argues that the revolutionary uprisings that have engulfed multiple countries and political climes from Morocco to Iran and from Syria to Yemen, were driven by a 'Delayed Defiance' - a point of rebellion against domestic tyranny and globalized disempowerment alike - that signifies no less than the end of Postcolonialism. Sketching a new geography of liberation, Dabashi shows how the Arab Spring has altered the geopolitics of the region so radically that we must begin re-imagining the 'the Middle East'.

Ultimately, the 'permanent revolutionary mood' Dabashi brilliantly explains has the potential to liberate not only those societies already ignited, but many others through a universal geopolitics of hope.
Contents
Introduction: The Arab Spring: The End of Postcoloniality
1. Decentering the World: How the Arab Spring Unfolded
2. Towards Liberation Geography
3. A New Language of Revolt
4. Discovering a New World
5. From the Green Movement to the Jasmine Revolutions
6. The center cannot hold
7. The End of Postcolonialism
8. Race, Gender, and Class in Transnational Revolutions
9. Libya: The Crucible
10. Delayed Defiance
Conclusion. The People Demand the Overthrow of the Regime
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