Saudi Arabia And The Politics Of Dissent

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Few books on Saudi Arabia deal with primary sources in examining internal Saudi dissent. In contrast, Saudi Arabia and the Politics of Dissent relies on field work and the analysis of more than 100 taped sermons by Saudi Islamic activists, examining their personal backgrounds, their rhetoric, and their strategies. Mamoun Fandy traces the evolution of Islamic opposition in Saudi Arabia, focusing on the Gulf War and its aftermath and scrutinizing the works of Safar al Hawali and Salman al-Auda. He also documents ...

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Overview

Few books on Saudi Arabia deal with primary sources in examining internal Saudi dissent. In contrast, Saudi Arabia and the Politics of Dissent relies on field work and the analysis of more than 100 taped sermons by Saudi Islamic activists, examining their personal backgrounds, their rhetoric, and their strategies. Mamoun Fandy traces the evolution of Islamic opposition in Saudi Arabia, focusing on the Gulf War and its aftermath and scrutinizing the works of Safar al Hawali and Salman al-Auda. He also documents the history of the Shìa Reform Movement and its leader, Sheik Hassan al-Safar, of Mohammed al-Ma&sgrave;ari and his Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights, of Sa'd al-Faqih and the Movement of Islamic Reform in Arabia, and finally the radical Usama bin Laden and his organization. By analyzing the Saudi opposition’s use of modern technologies of communication and discussing the ways in which supposedly fundamentalist thinkers have been influenced by global debates and events, this book contributes significantly to the theoretical debate on domination and resistance in the current age of globalization and postmodernity.

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...this [is a] well-researched, intelligent and readable book...full of astute observations. Middle East Policy
Middle East Policy
...this [is a] well-researched, intelligent and readable book...full of astute observations.
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Paperbound reprint of a 1999 work, about which Book News wrote: Based on fieldwork and over 100 taped sermons by Saudi Islamic activists, this book traces the evolution of Islamic opposition in Saudi Arabia. It focuses on the Gulf War and its aftermath by examining the works of Safar al Hawali and Salman al-'Aud, among others. Also examined are the opposition's use of modern communication technologies and the ways in which fundamentalist thinkers have been influenced by global debates and events. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312238827
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/1/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Mamoun Fandy is Professor of Politics at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University. He spent two years in Saudi Arabia researching this book.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
• Context: State-society Relations in Saudi Arabia
Part II: Sunni Opposition Inside
• Sheikh Safar al-Hawali and the Rise of Taped Sermons
• Sheikh Salman al-Auda and the Najdi Resistance
Part III: Sunni Opposition Outside or Cyberresistance in a Global Age
• Mohammed al-Ma&sgrave;ari and the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights
• Sàad al-Faqih and the Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia
Part IV: Shìa opposition
• Sheikh Hassan al-Safar and the Islamic Reform Movement
Part V: Virtual Saudis?
• The Committee Against Corruption in Saudi Arabia
Part VI: Conclusion

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