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Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (Post-Contemporary Interventions)
Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (Post-Contemporary Interventions)
by Brian Massumi
Edition: Paperback
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1.0 out of 5 stars It bothers me that some academics think that they can ..., June 19, 2016
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It bothers me that some academics think that they can camouflage lack of substance and significance and faulty logic with windy, wordy, and confusing writing.


Becoming a New Instructor: A Guide for College Adjuncts and Graduate Students
Becoming a New Instructor: A Guide for College Adjuncts and Graduate Students
by Erika Falk
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent and essential handbook, June 12, 2016
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This is an excellent and essential handbook, not only for new faculty but also for the experienced among us who by their nth year in academia have forgotten (or take for granted) the many details and basics of crafting and delivering a great course. More importantly, this book is an important reference for chairpersons and administrators interested in improving their units teaching and curricula.


The Holocaust Is Over; We Must Rise From its Ashes
The Holocaust Is Over; We Must Rise From its Ashes
by Avraham Burg
Edition: Hardcover
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39 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The rare voice of dissent in Israel, December 10, 2008
This book starts a debate among Israelis that should have taken place decades ago. It sheds an honest light on the situation Israel got itself stuck in through occupation, racism and the cruel subjection of the Palestinians; through the favoring of religious fanaticism over democracy, and through the use of the Holocaust as an excuse for many-many horrific crimes against humanity that are ultimately be self-defeating.
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Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
by Jimmy Carter
Edition: Hardcover
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8 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Must-Must read!, January 10, 2007
This is one of the best books written on Palestine recently. It's a shame some blind fanatic supporters of Israel can see that... It was the same case when Apartheid South Africa was still around.
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The Making of Arab News
The Making of Arab News
by Noha Mellor
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! a book that gets it right!, December 20, 2005
This is an excellent book on the news media in the Arabic World. It is comprehensive, critical and easy to read (not to mention it's about 150 pages). If you are interested in accurate information on the Arabic media, read this book before you look at anything on this topic. Mellor covers most of the topics and questions and reviews almost all the recent literature on this topic. The book includes an amazing list of resources and references and is of superb scholarly quality.

The focus of the book is "Arab news values and how they are manifested textually in the news." It sheds light on the current news values in the Arab news media and compares that to values of news in the American press. Mellor combines the theories and views of Arab, American and European media scholars and journalists and comes up with an amazing understanding of this topic.


The Syrian Social Nationalist Party: An Ideological Analysis (Harvard Middle Eastern Monographs)
The Syrian Social Nationalist Party: An Ideological Analysis (Harvard Middle Eastern Monographs)
by Labib Zuwiyya Yamak
Edition: Hardcover
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4 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars false, inaccurate and full of lies, December 3, 2005
This book is written by a guy who was kicked out of this great progressive and secular party, and he just can't get over it. So, he publishes lies and fabrications as a way to get back at them. I would recommend these two books: "Lebanon: The Politics Of Frustration--the Failed Coup Of 1961 by Adel Beshara (2005)" and "Syrian nationalism: An inquiry into the political philosophy of Antun Sa'adeh by Adel Beshara (1995). You can also visit the ssnp's web site: ssnp.com


Mass-Mediated Terrorism: The Central Role of the Media in Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Mass-Mediated Terrorism: The Central Role of the Media in Terrorism and Counterterrorism
by Brigitte Lebens Nacos
Edition: Paperback
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10 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars shallow, misleading and blatently biased, December 2, 2005
This book redefines the term shallow with every page you read. It gives a ridiculous definition for terrorism that conveniently excludes acts of terror perpetrated by states. Somehow, only "Islamic" and "leftist" groups are called terrorist, with the unavoidable exception of the Oklahoma bombers. The book is riddled with misconceptions, false assumptions and non sequitur conclusions. It just offends your intelligence... not worth your time or money.
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Lebanon: The Politics of Frustration - The Failed Coup of 1961 (History and Society in the Islamic World)
Lebanon: The Politics of Frustration - The Failed Coup of 1961 (History and Society in the Islamic World)
by Adel Beshara
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $200.00
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb book about a powerful movement in the Middle East, October 16, 2005
This is the first well written and excellently researched English book on a less known but powerful political movement in the Middle East. It's a must read if you are interested in secular movements in the region, the modern political history of Lebanon and Syria, and coups in general. It is easy to read and well researched and documented.


Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
by Edward S. Herman
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.46
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7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic about U.S. media, government and foreign policy, October 15, 2005
This is a must read if you want to understand how mainstream media in the U.S. fall prey to government propaganda and politicians' never seizing attempts to control and influence them. It reveals the limits and illusions of our freedom of the press and gives stunning examples of how the news was framed and directed by powerful political, business and military institutions in America. You do not have to agree with Chomsky's political and social concepts to appreciate this amazing book.


Arab Mass Media: Newspapers, Radio, and Television in Arab Politics
Arab Mass Media: Newspapers, Radio, and Television in Arab Politics
by William A. Rugh
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $61.00
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Silly, worthless and a waste of time and money, October 14, 2005
I read the first four chapters of this book and threw it away. It's a waste of time and money. William Rugh knows zilch about the mass media and his readings on media theory seem to not have gone beyond a couple of books, the most recent of them published in 1974. Don't be fooled by his former job as U.S. ambassador to Yemen and U.A.E. It just gives a fake illusion of credibility and allows him to speak with authority about the "Arab media," as if he has spent his life systematically studying the media in Arabic World, which incidentally includes 300+ million people of diverse political, cultural, social, religious, educational and economic backgrounds. But it seems Rugh didn't learn that fact from his long years in two of the smallest countries in the Arabic world. So, he doesn't hesitate to speak of Arab culture, Arab mind, Arab values and a whole panoply of baseless and uncorroborated generalizations about the "Arab media." To be fair, he does point out to the "variations between Arab countries," but that doesn't stop him from making sweeping statements like "while the American journalist seems to have a passion for factual details and statistics, the Arab journalist by contrast seems to give more attention to the correct words, phrasing, and grammar..." What a useless, silly, bordering on racist statement. Not just that; the book is not based on any systematic research. After claiming that the book will focus on Arab news and commentary, he tells us that since there are no content analysis studies of "Arab media," his generalizations will be "based primarily on the conclusions of qualified observers." To make it worse, those observers don't seem to exceed a handful of journalists with no formal training in media research! In addition, the book is rampant with grammatical, dictation and factual errors. Even the tables and statistics (obtained from credible resources like the UNESCO) are full of mistakes and copied incorrectly. Citations and notes are also inadequate and unprofessional. Instead of making blatant, stereotypical and useless generalizations and relying on simplistic conceptions of the media and the Arabic-speaking countries, Rugh should've focused on the countries he really knows and had lived in and on topics within his field of expertise.


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