Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Reviewed: ‘The Naqab Bedouin and Colonialism’

Electronic Intifada, 21st October 2015
This edited volume… gives a broad, reasonably approachable — but also detailed — account of the 20th-century history, political situation and social, economic and cultural dynamics of the Naqab Bedouins. It does so in a way which critiques the power relations inherent in much earlier scholarship and incorporates Bedouin voices both as authors and as interviewees.
Unusually for edited volumes, there is also a clear and coherent progression through its subject. The introduction is an excellent (and rare) example of genuinely engaged academic writing, fully aware of the political and ethical implications of itself and its discipline.
The full review is here.

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