Short Reviews


"Dubai: gilded cage." By Syed Ali. Choice, Forthcoming.

"Militarization and violence against women in conflict zones in the Middle East: a Palestinian case-study." By Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian.   Choice, October 2010.

"The politics of Iranian cinema: film and society in the Islamic Republic." By Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad.  Choice, September 2010.

"Life as politics: how ordinary people change the Middle East." By Asef Bayat.  Choice, August 2010.

"Childhood in a global perspective."  By Karen Wells.  Choice, May 2010.

"Missing: youth, citizenship, and empire after 9/11."  By Sunaina Marr Maira. Choice, January 2010.

"Islam and social work: debating values, transforming practice." By Sara Ashencaen Crabtree. Choice, July 2009.

"Displaced allegories: post-revolutionary Iranian cinema." By Negar Mottahedeh. Choice, July 2009.

"Progress of the world's women, 2008/2009: who answers to women? gender & accountability."  United Nations, 2008.  Choice, May 2009.

"Imagining Arab womanhood: the cultural mythology of veils, harems, and belly dancers in the U.S."  By Jarmakani, Amira. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.  Choice, April 2009.

"World youth report, 2007: young people's transition to adulthood: progress and challenges," UN Dept.of Econ. & Soc. Affairs. Choice, February, 2009.

"Among the jasmine trees: music and modernity in contemporary Syria" by Jonathan Holt Shannon, Choice, May 2007.  

"Honour": crimes, paradigms, and violence against women, ed. by Lynn Welchman and Sara Hossain. Choice, October, 2006.

Resurgent Islam: a sociological approach, by Philip W. Sutton and Stephen Vertigans.  Choice, September 2006.

Social movements in twentieth-century Iran: culture, ideology, and mobilizing frameworks.  By Poulson, Stephen C.  Choice, July 2006

Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go to War. By Briggs, Jimmie.  Choice, June 2006.

Foucault and the Iranian Revolution: gender and the seductions of Islamism. By Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson. Choice.  April 2006.

The Persians.  By Gene R. Garthwaite, Choice. November 2005

Mute Dreams, Blind owls, and Dispersed Knowledges: Persian Poesis in the Transnational Circuitry. By Fischer, Michael M.J. Choice. December, 2004.

Religion and nation: Iranian local and transnational networks in Britain.  By Spellman, Kathryn.  Choice.. April 2005.

American Paradox: Young Black Men. By Reese, Renford.  Choice. October, 2004.

Women in Iran from the Rise of Islam to 1800, By Guity Nashat and Lois Beck (ed.).  Choice, June 2004.

The Palestinian People: A History. By Baruch Kimmerling and Joel S Migdal.  Choice. October 2003.

Remembering Childhood in the Middle East: Memoirs from a Century of Change.  By Elizabeth Warnock Fernea (Ed.). Choice. June 2003.

The Making of the Modern Iranian Woman: Gender, State Policy, and Popular Culture, 1865-1946.  By Amin, Camron Michael.  Choice. April 2003.

The New Iranian Cinema; Politics, Representation and Identity. Edited by Richard Tapper.  Choice. March 2003.

Veiled Courage: Inside the Afghan Women's Resistance. By Cheryl Benard. Broadway Books, 2002. Choice.

A Rainbow of Gangs: Street Cultures in the Mega-City. By James Diego Vigil. Choice. February 2003.

Faithlines: Muslim Conceptions of Islam and Society. By Riaz Hassan. Choice. January 2003.

Social Change in Iran: an eyewitness account of dissent, defiance, and new movements for rights. By Behzad Yaghmaian. Choice, Vol. 40, No. 1. September 2002.

The City in Mind; Meditations on the Urban Condition . By James Howard Kunstler. Choice, Vol. 40, No. 1. September 2002.

States and Women's Rights; The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. By Mounira M. Charrad.  Choice, May 2002.

Cities in a Globalizing World: global report on human settlements, 2001.  United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat).  Earthscan, 2001. Choice. January 2002.

Western Europe and its Islam. By Jan Rath et al. Choice, January 2002.

Transnational urbanism: locating globalization. By Smith, Michael Peter.  Choice. May 2001.

Women in Kuwait: the Politics of Gender. By al-Mughni, Haya.  Choice. October 2001.

Women, Work, and Islamism: Ideology and Resistence in Iran, by Maryam Poya, Choice, April 2000.

Western Representations of the Muslim Woman: From Termagant to Odalisque, by Mohja Kahf, Choice, Vol. 37, No. 5, January 2000.

Women, Patronage, and Self-Representation in Islamic Societies, Edited by D. Fairchild Ruggles, Choice. January 2000.

A Border Passage: from Cairo to America — A Woman’s Journey, by Leila Ahmed, Choice, Vol. 37, No. 2, October 1999.

The Story of Daughters of Quchan; Gender and National Memory in Iranian History, by Afsaneh Najmabadi, Choice, Vol. 36, No. 10, June 1999.

Voices of Resistence: Oral Histories of Moroccan Women. By Alison Baker, Choice, Vol. 35, No. 10, June 1998.

The Army and the Creation of the Pahlavi State in Iran, 1910-1926, by Stephanie Cronin, Choice, Vo. 35, No. 3, November 1997.

Development and Disorder; A History of the Third World since 1945, by Mike Mason, Choice, Vo. 35, No. 4, December 1997.

The City; Los Angeles and Urban Theory at the End of the Twentieth Century, by Allen J. Scott and Edward W. Soja (eds.), Choice, July/August, 1997.