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Katherine Hennessey and Margaret Litvin

around once more, recent struggles in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Yemen (and their repercussions in Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria) have presented dramatic instances of eloquence, pathos, heroism and carnage. Syria’s civil war

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Cinemas of Boyhood Part II

Timothy Shary

, 1997 ), Kamchatka (Argentina, 2002 ), Under the Same Moon (Mexico, 2007 ), and the recent Oscar nominee, Theeb ( Jordan, 2015 ). We also have two articles that examine movies about teenage boys during the illustrious era of 1980s American teen

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Paula MacDowell

compulsive behavior and the daily struggle for non-essential commodities. The camera slowly zooms in to focus on the facial expressions of five different girls as they take turns speaking. Jayden: Is… Kim: This… Aslin: What… Jordan: You… Salina: Want? A girl

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Slouching toward Armageddon

Jordan and United States administrations, but it revealed the potentially destructive power of the ‘Holy Basin’ when it is used as a political tool. The clamor of many Israelis to allow Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, on the one hand, and the

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Amanda Bonnick, Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, and Theophilus Kwek

game completely. © Amanda Bonnick My Life Is a Shadow of a Faraway Incident By Fakhry Ratrout Translated by Yousif M. Qasmiyeh and Theophilus Kwek Introduction Fakhry Ratrout, a Palestinian-Jordanian poet and painter who lives and

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Texts in Dialogue

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, like the Pishon,          and like the Tigris at the time of the first fruits. 26 It makes them full of understanding,          like the Euphrates, and like the Jordan at harvest time. 27 It makes instruction shine forth like light

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Connections beyond ‘the Field’

Geoffrey Hughes and Anna-Maria Walter

field reaching out and grabbing him with unexpected force. He was back home in Exeter sitting with his wife on a Saturday morning after a stint of research when he received a series of panicked WhatsApp messages from one of his Jordanian interlocutors

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“Like Alice, I was Brave”

The Girl in the Text in Olemaun’s Residential School Narratives

Roxanne Harde

Over the first five years of this decade, Margaret (Olemaun) Pokiak-Fenton, with her daughter-in-law, Christy Jordan-Fenton, published two sets of paired chapter books and picturebooks that narrate Pokiak-Fenton’s childhood experiences at a Catholic

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Lionel Blue

obvious than the still small voice. God is being buried under the relics we peddle – bottles of Jordan water, plastic bags of real Holy Land earth, and now a wall! The memories and symbols of the Jewish past were not meant for this. The Israel problem

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Theorizing the Spatiality of Protest

Dimitris Soudias and Tareq Sydiq

article, “Material Obstacles to Protest in the Urban Built Environment: Insights from Jordan,” Schwedler demonstrates the way such changes are orchestrated by national and city governments. The contributions of this special section draw from case studies