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Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution after the Enlightenment. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016. [This is part six of a book symposium on Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi's Foucault in ...  Read More »

In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, host Mohamad Ali Nayel speaks with Rola Yasmine about women’s health issues in Lebanon and the impact of patriarchy within the medical field.   Rola Yasmine is a feminist, ...  Read More »

In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, host Julie Hakim Azzam speaks with Ozge Samanci about her difficult journey to actualize her dream to be an artist in her debut graphic novel, Dare to Disappoint: Growing up in ...  Read More »

Marwan M. Kraidy, The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Marwan Kraidy (MK): I was inspired by a ...  Read More »

[This Valentine’s Day, Jadaliyya is proud to republish Aymon Kreil's article "The Price of Love: Valentine's Day in Egypt and Its Enemies" from the Fall 2016 issue of the Arab Studies ...  Read More »

زينات صدقي فنانة تشكيليّة مهووسة بفنها وعاشقة لجمال الجسد الأنثوي العاري، أما لولا صدقي فمنقبة محافظة قليلة الكلام ومتزوجة من رجل متدين جداً .. زينات تجد في لولي الموديل الأنسب للوحتها القادمة نظراً لوجهها الجميل وجسمها ...  Read More »

December 2016 marked the fifth anniversary of an iconic moment in the Egyptian revolution, when soldiers were filmed and photographed brutally beating a female protester in Tahrir Square, dragging her by her abaya to ...  Read More »

"إذا أخذنا الحرّيّة معياراً لمكانة المرأة ودورها في المجتمعات الإسلاميّة العربية فسوف نرى أنّ المرأة لا تزال موضوعاً شرعيّاً، تعيش سجينةً في قفَصٍ من الألفاظ الدّينيّة تدور حول الحلال والحرام، وحول الممنوع ...  Read More »

After the end of the peace negotiations between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan, PKK) in July 2015, Kurdish cities witnessed massive destruction. The destruction was accompanied by ...  Read More »

After a long delay, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has finally published its latest Arab Human Development Report, ADHR 2016: Youth and the Prospects for Development in a Changing Reality. In this text, ...  Read More »

ARAB STUDIES JOURNAL VOL. XXIV, NO. 2 EDITOR'S NOTE A wedding party walks the shattered streets of Aleppo. A flash mob dances in a public square in occupied Ramallah. These scenes inspire the imagina-tions of ...  Read More »

In the weeks and months following the al-Qa` bombings that occurred near the Lebanese-Syrian border on 27 June 2016, the Lebanese government has intensified its repressive measures against Syrian refugees. This has ...  Read More »

اعتاد الكثير من الرفاق في التقدّمية والطليعية، من أصحاب مطالب الحرية والعدالة والمساواة عامةً، على أن النساء يتوجّهن إليهم بالكلام لما يطالبن بحقّ من حقوقهن. اعتادوا، كما المسؤولين، لغةً تطالب وقد ترتجي، يجب أن تفنّد ...  Read More »

Recent discussions of the upcoming US presidential elections have raised questions about Donald Trump’s emotional fitness to be in charge of the US nuclear weapons program. This article is an analysis of the gendered ...  Read More »

تقدم هذه المقابلة لبرنامج الوضع بين نعيمة بنواكريم و فاتح عزام نقاش وتقويم لصراع الحركة النسائية المغربية من أجل المساواة وحقوق الإنسان الخاصة نعيمة بنواكريم مديرة قسم المراقبة والحماية في المجلس الوطني لحقوق ...  Read More »

The drumbeats have started. Almost immediately after a mass shooting that left over fifty people dead on Latin night in a Florida gay nightclub, Pulse, the news shifted to the identity of the shooter himself. As ...  Read More »

[ هذه المساهمة ضمن ملف خاص حول رسامي كاركاتير عرب في زمن ما بعد موجة الثورات الأخيرة. انقر/ي هنا للاطلاع على جميع مواد الملف، الذي أعده لـ”جدلية“ أوس داوود يعقوب.]   على الكاريكاتير أن يكون أكثر إضحاكًا اليوم. ...  Read More »

The conditions of possibility for queer life and queer cities are never singular. Instead, these conditions of possibility are radically different for gender conforming and gender nonconforming people, and for cis men ...  Read More »

In this interview with STATUS/الوضع host Katty Alhayek, journalist and author Rafia Zakaria discusses her articles on ISIS and women, and the challenges that she faces when sharing her perspective on these issues with a ...  Read More »

[هذه القصّة هي واحدة من بين مجموعة قصصيّة (لم تُنشر بعد) كتبتها الباحثة بإيحاء من سِيَر حيوات أموات وثّقتها خلال سيرورتها البحثيّة.] عُمري لَمّا مُتِتْ كان خَمْسِة وْتَلاتين سَنِة، عِنْدي وَلَدين وبِنْتْ؛ حَلا، وعَلي، ...  Read More »

Since October 2015, clashes, protests, and shootings have intensified in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. As the Israeli occupation approaches its fiftieth year, many are calling the current wave of Palestinian ...  Read More »

English Crackdown on Journalism After Seizing Zaman Newspaper, What's Next for Turkey? Mustafa Akyol argues that all of Turkish media, not just a few newspapers like Zaman, is under threat by the current regime in ...  Read More »

In a controversial NYT op-ed, the Algerian journalist and prize-winning author Kamel Daoud weighed in on the infamous events of last New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany. He wrote of the sexual harassment and rape ...  Read More »

 چگونه غرب حقوق زنان در جهان عرب را تضعیف کرد؟ این مقاله بر پایهٔ بخشی از یک پژوهش نوشته شده است  که در دو سال گذشته در مورد کنش‌گری زنان در مصر، لبنان و اردن از زمان استقلال تا بهار عربی انجام ...  Read More »

New Year’s Eve 2016 witnessed the collective public sexual harassment and assault of dozens of women during celebrations in Cologne, Germany, reportedly by more than one thousand men. Similar, smaller-scale incidents ...  Read More »

في كتابه "ترجمة النساء.. حواش على بعض أخبارهن وأحوالهن"، ينقب اللبناني وضاح شرارة في النصوص وما وراءها، وفي فنون تناولت حياة المرأة في الغرب والشرق، مستعيناً بالأدب وبالفلسفة، ودراسات في الثقافة الاجتماعية ...  Read More »

[This collective letter, translated by Muriam Haleh Davis, was originally a response to Kamel Daoud’s piece, “Cologne, lieu de fantasmes,” in which he purports to analyze the allegations of sexual violence committed by ...  Read More »

This article is based on some of the research that I have conducted over the past two years on women’s activism in Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan, from independence until the Arab uprisings. I collected over one hundred ...  Read More »

بحوث في الأمومة لإيمان مرسال يجّدُّ الإنسان فجأة في بحثه عن دلائل لحياته وعلاقاته بأهله ومحيطه، عبر دفاتر قديمة ربما، رسائل ومنقول شفاهي وصور. النص الأدبي والصورة هي من ضمن مفاتيح الشاعرة إيمان مرسال في مشروعها قيد ...  Read More »

Weeks before the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, Indian theorist Chandra Talpade Mohanty published her book, Feminism without Borders, in which she discusses the hegemony of Western feminism and its deadly transnational ...  Read More »

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What is Vox Populi?

Vox Populi features popular artistic and aesthetic expressions that emanate from the Middle East. It seeks to highlight silenced and/or underrepresented cultural forms and conduits while challenging official and mainstream cultural production and narratives about the region. In addition to showcasing the independent work of ordinary citizens and groups—which includes street art, graffiti, popular non-commercial songs, hip hop, DIY YouTube series, etc.—the page aims to capture new and changing forms, spaces, and avenues of political socialization and mobilization. Through interviews, analysis, individual and institutional profiles, video snippets, films, music videos, and visual and street art, Vox Populi communicates and showcases important trends about/from the region that are often left out in what is otherwise serious analytical treatments.

Featured material does not necessarily constitute an endorsement by Jadaliyya. Rather, it reflects trends, patterns, and emergent spaces for alternative forms of expression. 

If you wish to contribute to this page, send your material to VoxPopuli@Jadaliyya.com

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