Time to earn my paycheck by plugging the day job. The Spring 2011 issue of The Middle East Journal is now online. Subscribers should already have (or soon have) their hard copy issues, but the online access is here. (For subscribers wishing to access the electronic edition, instructions are here. You can find information about subscribing here. Non-subscribers can purchase individual articles for a fee.)
The articles (click through to read the abstract or order a download copy if you're not a subscriber) are:
Two articles on Syria, accepted long before the current events, but essential background:
- Joshua Stacher, "Reinterpreting Authoritarian power: Syria's Hereditary Succession." On the Asad succession and how to understand it.
- Joshua Teitelbaum, "The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, 1945-1958: Founding, Social Origins, Ideology." History of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood's origins and ideology down to the 1958 union with Egypt.
And two articles on issues in Israeli society:
- Matt Evans, "Exacerbating Social Cleavages: The Media's Role in Israel's Religious-Secular Conflict." The haredi/secular divide and how newspapers reflect it.
- William F. S. Miles, "Border Pedagogy in Israel." A study of geography texts and atlases and how they reflect the ambiguity about borders.
And an addition to the historical record:
- Hilde Henriksen Waage, "The Winner Takes All: The 1949 Island of Rhodes Armistice Negotiations Revisited." Using newly available sources, a Norwegian historian plumbs the papers of UN Secretary General Trygve Lie as well as those of other participants to study the negotiating history of the Egypt-Israel armistice negotiations on Rhodes.
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