Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East

Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East

by Joel Beinin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521621216

ISBN-13: 9780521621212

Pub. Date: 10/01/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The working people, who constitute the majority in any society, can be and deserve to be subjects of history. Joel Beinin's state-of-the-art survey of subaltern history in the Middle East demonstrates lucidly how their lives, experiences, and culture can inform our historical understanding. Beginning in the eighteenth century, the book charts the history of the

Overview

The working people, who constitute the majority in any society, can be and deserve to be subjects of history. Joel Beinin's state-of-the-art survey of subaltern history in the Middle East demonstrates lucidly how their lives, experiences, and culture can inform our historical understanding. Beginning in the eighteenth century, the book charts the history of the peasants and the modern working classes across the lands of the Ottoman Empire and its Muslim-majority successor-states. Inspired by the approach of the Indian subaltern Studies school, the book presents a synthetic assessment of the scholarly work on the social history of the region for over thirty years. Students will find it rich in detail, and accessible in presentation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521621212
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Series:
Contemporary Middle East Series, #2
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The world capitalist market, provincial regimes and local producers, 1750-1839; 2. Ottoman reform and European Imperialism, 1839-1907; 3. The rise of mass politics, 1908-39; 4. Fikri al-Khuli's journey to al-Mahalla al-Kubra; 5. Populist nationalism, state-led development and authoritarian regimes, 1939-73; 6. Post-populist reformation of the working-class and peasantry.

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