Israelism: Arab Scholarship On Israel, A Critical Assessment by Hassan BarariIsraelism: Arab Scholarship On Israel, A Critical Assessment by Hassan Barari

Israelism: Arab Scholarship On Israel, A Critical Assessment

byHassan Barari

Hardcover | June 11, 2009

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For decades, ideological discourses have dominated the Arab world. Inevitably, this has had a profound impact on the mindset of many Arab scholars. Scholars' lack of significant area studies skills have contributed to the underdevelopment of Israeli Studies in most Arab counties. However, the persistence of the Arab-Israel conflict, the injustice that has befallen the Palestinians, and the hegemonic ideological discourses have also greatly informed the epistemology and ontology of Arabscholarship on Israel. In this book, author Hassan A. Barari critically assesses the status of Israeli Studies in the Arab world. Barari argues that, with a few rare exceptions - and despite the existence of a multitude of books, articles, and studies that have examined Israel - Israeli Studies in the Arab world remains, by and large, weighed down by one-sided projections, ideological spin, prejudice, and a necessity to expose rather than to understand the other.
Hassan A. Barari is a Professor of Middle Eastern Politics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). He is a former Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) based in Washington, DC. He was also a researcher and lecturer at the University of Jordan.
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Title:Israelism: Arab Scholarship On Israel, A Critical AssessmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:162 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:June 11, 2009Publisher:Garnet PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0863723373

ISBN - 13:9780863723377

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Barari insists that Israeli politics, society and foreign policy can be understood using the tools of social science. As Arab academics today work to transform their universities into revitalized centers for free intellectual inquiry and debate, they would do well to heed Barari's analysis. Tamara Cofman, Senior Fellow, Saban Center at Brookings Institution A very interesting and thoughtful book which improves our un-derstanding of the problem. Hassan Barari succeeds in being criticaland auto-critical at the same time. Arabs and students of Arab politics need this fresh air very much. Hazem Saghieh, Lebanesse columnist and writer Barari insists that Israeli politics, society and foreign policy can be understood using the tools of social science. As Arab academics today work to transform their universities into revitalized centers for free intellectual inquiry and debate, they would do well to heed Barari's analysis. Tamara Cofman, Senior Fellow, Saban Center at Brookings Institution A very interesting and thoughtful book which improves our un-derstanding of the problem. Hassan Barari succeeds in being criticaland auto-critical at the same time. Arabs and students of Arab politics need this fresh air very much. Hazem Saghieh, Lebanesse columnist and writer