La Formoisie

Critical Social Theory in the Middle East

June 21, 2017

Unlike Sukarno or Suharto, whose influence was revolutionary charisma, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's popularity proved the Indonesian political sphere had finally escaped its dictatorial situation. Throughout his campaign, Jokowi promised to work better to restore justice on...

June 19, 2017

The disciplines of History from Below and Subaltern Studies deserve intentional integration into modern scholarship on the Middle East. This argument finds its roots in reevaluating the perspective from which history has been recorded and returning agency to the narrat...

June 19, 2017

Jessica Wamala is a volunteer for the Peace Corps, currently serving in the Youth Development sector outside of Fes in Morocco. Wamala is the chairperson of the Gender and Development Committee for gender empowerment and advocacy among Volunteers and Moroccans. Prior t...

June 14, 2017

DJ Deutch is a member of UNRWA's team in Palestine and a graduate of Columbia University's SIPA.

May 22, 2017

If anything – if anything at all – Trump’s presidency offers plenty of opportunities to think about politics, or what we think we know about politics. The rise of virulent right-wing populism in America, which led to his election; the impact of institutional design, wh...

April 29, 2017

On Thursday, the people of the West Bank began a general strike and on Friday, there will be a day of protest against the occupation. Shops were closed, and Palestinians congregated in support tents, which I have seen popping up around Palestine over the past few weeks...

April 20, 2017

I recently published an article in Utica College's Center of Public Affairs and Election Research titled, "The Trump Administration and the Déjà Vu of Middle East Chemical Warfare," in which he argued it is not surprising that a week after President Donald J. Trump pra...

April 13, 2017

Massimo writes on Gramsci, Islamism, and postcolonial theory, with a country focus on Jordan.

April 12, 2017

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April 12, 2017

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The study of colonialism and its aftermath – what academia calls "Postcolonial Theory" (PCT)--–is in the eyes of most scholars a specific domain: inqu...

Misapprehension toward Postcolonial Theory – a reflection

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