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The Hegemony of Resistance: Contemporary Issues in the Middle East

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The Middle East has long been a hotbed of conflict and resistance. From the Arab Spring uprisings to the ongoing Syrian civil war, the region has been marked by a series of struggles against oppression and injustice. In recent years, there has been a growing body of scholarship that has sought to understand the complex and multifaceted nature of resistance in the Middle East. This scholarship has examined the historical, political, and cultural factors that have shaped the region's struggles against oppression and injustice, and has explored the challenges and opportunities that resistance faces in the face of globalization and the rise of authoritarianism.

Understanding Hezbollah: The Hegemony of Resistance (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East)
Understanding Hezbollah: The Hegemony of Resistance (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East)
by Abed T. Kanaaneh

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The Hegemony of Resistance

One of the key concepts that has emerged from this scholarship is the idea of the "hegemony of resistance." This concept refers to the way in which resistance becomes normalized and accepted as the only legitimate response to oppression and injustice. As a result, resistance becomes a form of control, as it limits the range of possible responses to oppression and injustice. The hegemony of resistance can be seen in the way that certain forms of resistance are celebrated and legitimized, while others are marginalized and delegitimized. For example, violent resistance is often seen as more legitimate than nonviolent resistance, and resistance that is led by men is often seen as more legitimate than resistance that is led by women.

The Challenges of Resistance

Resistance in the Middle East faces a number of challenges. One of the most significant challenges is the rise of authoritarianism. In recent years, there has been a trend towards authoritarianism in the Middle East, as governments have cracked down on dissent and opposition. This has made it more difficult for resistance movements to operate, and has increased the risks for those who participate in them. Another challenge that resistance movements face is the impact of globalization. Globalization has led to increased interconnectedness and interdependence between countries, which has made it more difficult for resistance movements to isolate themselves from the effects of global events. This has also made it more difficult for resistance movements to gain international support.

The Opportunities for Resistance

Despite the challenges that resistance movements face, there are also a number of opportunities for resistance in the Middle East. One of the most important opportunities is the rise of new technologies. Social media and other new technologies have made it easier for resistance movements to organize and communicate, and have also made it more difficult for governments to suppress dissent. Another opportunity for resistance movements is the growing awareness of the importance of human rights. In recent years, there has been a growing movement to promote human rights in the Middle East, and this movement has provided support for resistance movements.

The Hegemony of Resistance: Contemporary Issues in the Middle East is a timely and important book that provides a comprehensive overview of the complex and multifaceted nature of resistance in the Middle East. The book examines the historical, political, and cultural factors that have shaped the region's struggles against oppression and injustice, and explores the challenges and opportunities that resistance faces in the face of globalization and the rise of authoritarianism. The book is a valuable resource for scholars, activists, and anyone who is interested in understanding the contemporary Middle East.

References

  • Abu-Lughod, Lila. "The Romance of Resistance." American Ethnologist 19.1 (1992): 41-55.
  • Bayat, Asef. "From "Islamism" to "Islamism Plus": Rethinking Political Islam." Comparative Politics 46.4 (2014): 413-433.
  • Ghanem, As'ad. "The Arab Spring: A Historical Moment?" Arab Studies Quarterly 34.2 (2012): 1-11.
  • Khalidi, Rashid. "The Struggle Over Palestine: A History and Present." The Arab World: Society, Culture, and State. Ed. Bahgat Korany. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992. 164-191.
  • Said, Edward W. Culture and Imperialism. New York: Vintage Books, 1994.

Understanding Hezbollah: The Hegemony of Resistance (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East)
Understanding Hezbollah: The Hegemony of Resistance (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East)
by Abed T. Kanaaneh

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Language : English
File size : 2019 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Print length : 262 pages
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Understanding Hezbollah: The Hegemony of Resistance (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East)
Understanding Hezbollah: The Hegemony of Resistance (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East)
by Abed T. Kanaaneh

4.1 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 2019 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Print length : 262 pages
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