Life as Politics is a collection of essays and fieldwork articles originally published by Asef Bayat in a range of academic outlets between the. Life as politics: how ordinary people change the Middle East In this eye- opening book, Asef Bayat reveals how under the shadow of the authoritarian rule . Asef Bayat. Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East Amsterdam University Press pp. $60 (hardback) $
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Sincehe taught Sociology at the American University in Cairo for some 17 years in the course of which he also held positions at the University of California at BerkeleyColumbia Universityand was Fellow of St. Asef Bayat was born in a small village located approximately sixty miles west of Tehran in an Azeri family. This page was last edited on 16 Juneat Prior topopular imagination perceived the Muslim Middle East as unchanging and unchangeable, frozen in its own traditions and history.
Offering a window into the complex social processes in a too-often misunderstood part of the world, this unique book provides a much-needed Middle Eastern perspective on global debates over the meaning of social movements and the dynamics of social change. Views Read Edit View history.
SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. He has conducted extensive studies on the Iranian Islamic RevolutionIslamist movements in comparative perspective since the s, the non-movements of the urban poor, Muslim youth, and women, the politics of fun, and the Arab Spring.
But this assumption fails to recognize that social and political change comes in many guises. Publisher’s Summary In the popular imagination, the Muslim Middle East is frozen in its own traditions and history–a land of mosques and minarets, veiled women, despotic regimes, and desert sand.
Asef Bayat is an Iranian-American scholar. This eye-opening book makes an important contribution to global debates bayst the meaning of social movements and the dynamics of social change. The street vendor who sets up his business in the main square, squatters who take over public parks, Muslim youth who frequent public hangouts in blue jeans, and protestors who march in the streets, poor housewives who hang their wash in the alleyways, and educated women who pursue careers doing “men’s work”–all these people challenge the state’s control and implicity question the established public order through their daily activities.
He is the author of Making Islam Democratic: Though bayt coordinated in their activities, these “non-movements” offer a political response, not of protest but of practice and direct daily action. Barely a year later, as events of the Arab Spring continue to unfold, his critical insights on everyday forms and spaces of political activity in the region have become prescient.
More in Middle East Studies. Though not as visible on the world-stage as a mass protest or a full-scale revolution, millions of people across the Middle East are discovering or creating new social spaces within which to make their claims heard.
Stanford University Press, c A8 B Unknown. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. However, by this time, he had become an entirely secular teenager, moving into leftist campus politics that he maintained throughout his higher education in the United Kingdom.
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This idea has instigated intellectual and political debates in many Muslim majority countries, in particular Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco and Iran.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Specialist and non-specialist readers alike will find themselves transported to the streets of the Middle East and afforded a first-hand view of social and political activism in the making.
In Life as PoliticsAsef Bayat argues that such presumptions fail to recognize the routine, yet important, ways in which ordinary people make meaningful change through everyday actions. After completing his B. Publication date ISBN hardcover: In this eye-opening book, Asef Bayat reveals how under the shadow of the authoritarian rule, religious moral authorities, and economic elites, ordinary people can make meaningful change through the practices of everyday life.
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Life as Politics should be a mandatory read for any journalist, scholar or politician who has never been to the Middle East. Browse related items Start at call number: Bayat has published widely on issues of political sociology, social movementsurban space and politicsthe everyday of politics and religiosity, contemporary Islamand the Muslim Middle East.
First published just months before the Arab Spring swept across the region, this timely and prophetic book sheds light on the ongoing acts of protest, practice, and direct daily action. Bayat is the recipient of prestigious fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Ford and MacArthur foundations.
He further refined the concept in collection with scholars of political Islam throughout the Muslim world titled, Post-Islamism: Nielsen Book Data Retrieved from ” https: Physical description xi, p. In addition to bayta protests, millions of people across the Middle East are effecting transformation through the discovery and creation of new social spaces within which to make their claims heard.