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Cooke, Miriam

Works: 66 works in 219 publications in 2 languages and 10,460 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Educational films  Internet videos  Diary fiction  Biography  Sources  Documentary films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HQ1784, 305.486971
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Most widely held works about Miriam Cooke
Most widely held works by Miriam Cooke
Opening the gates : a century of Arab feminist writing( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of stories, speeches, essays, poems and memoirs bears fierce testimony to a tradition of brave Arab feminist writing in the face of subjugation by a Muslim patriarchy. Palestinian Fadwa Tuqan's father demanded that she compose political poetry yet kept her secluded from the outside world. Zainaba (last name omitted), a nurse from Mauritania, West Africa, who herself underwent female circumcision, or clitoridectomy, says, "It is not a sin if it is not done, but it is better if it is," and exhorts a group of midwives to modify the disfigurement ("A woman with no clitoris is like a mud wall, a piece of cardboard, without spark, without goals, without desire. . . . It must not be all cut off!") and to use antiseptics. And Egyptian Alifa Rifaat, who wrote in the secrecy of her bathroom until her husband's death, offers stories about a girl undergoing a clitoridectomy and about a bride who fears her husband will discover she isn't a virgin so she inserts powdered glass inside herself to draw blood on her wedding night. Egyptians Ihsan Assal's and Andree Chedid's fiction depicts, respectively, a husband who incarcerates his "recalcitrant" young wife with the permission of the courts and a 60-year-old woman who plots the murder of her husband. An editorial by Egyptian Amina Said laments the return of the veil. Badran translated and edited Harem Years: The Memoirs of an Egyptian Feminist, 1879-1924 ; Cooke is the author of War's Other Voices: Women Writers in the Lebanese Civil War
Women claim Islam : creating Islamic feminism through literature by Miriam Cooke( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents the literature of contemporary Islamic feminist authors, and analyzes their strategies for self-definition and self-empowerment. Illustrating the tremendous strides that Arab women have made towards independence since the 1970s, it seeks to shatter prevailing stereotypes. It also provides an alternative feminist understanding of recent, significant events such as the Gulf War. Miriam Cooke brings to a wide audience a multitude of voices that need to be heard. She opens the floodgates on women's Islamic literature, featuring writers like Assia Djebar, Nawal El Saadawi, Fatima Mernissi, and Zaynab al-Ghazali
Women and the war story by Miriam Cooke( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War's other voices : women writers on the Lebanese civil war by Miriam Cooke( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book challenges the assumption that men write of war, women of the hearth. The Lebanese war has seen the publication of many more works of fiction by women than by men. Miriam Cooke has termed these women the Beirut Decentrists, as they are decentered or excluded from both literary canon and social discourse." "Although they may not share religious or political affiliation, they do share a perspective which holds them together. Cooke traces the transformation in consciousness that has taken place among women who observed and recorded the progress towards chaos in Lebanon." "During the so-called "two-year" war of 1975-76, little comment was made about those (usually men in search of economic security) who left the saturnalia of violence, but with time attitudes changed. Women became aware that they had remained out of a sense of responsibility for others and that they had survived. Consciousness of survival was catalytic: the Beirut Decentrists began to describe a society that had gone beyond the masculinization normal in most wars and achieved an almost unprecedented femininization. Emigration, the expected behavior for men before 1975, was rejected. Staying, the expected behavior for women before 1975, became the sine qua non for Lebanese citizenship." "The writings of the Beirut Decentrists offer hope of an escape from the anarchy. If men and women could espouse the Lebanese women's sense of responsibility, the energy that had fueled the unrelenting savagery could be turned to reconstruction. But that was before the invasion of 1982"--Jacket
Muslim networks from Hajj to hip hop by Miriam Cooke( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Arabic and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crucial to understanding Islam is a recognition of the role of Muslim networks. The earliest networks were Mediterranean trade routes that quickly expanded into transregional paths for pilgrimage, scholarship, and conversion, each network complementing and reinforcing the others. This volume selects major moments and key players from the seventh century to the twenty-first that have defined Muslim networks as the building blocks for Islamic identity and social cohesion. Although neglected in scholarship, Muslim networks have been invoked in the media to portray post-9/11 terrorist groups. Here, thirteen essays provide a long view of Muslim networks, correcting both scholarly omission and political sloganeering. New faces and forces appear, raising questions never before asked. What does the fourteenth-century North African traveler Ibn Battuta have in common with the American hip hopper Mos Def? What values and practices link Muslim women meeting in Cairo, Amsterdam, and Atlanta? How has technology raised expectations about new transnational pathways that will reshape the perception of faith, politics, and gender in Islamic civilization? This book invokes the past not only to understand the present but also to reimagine the future through the prism of Muslim networks, at once the shadow and the lifeline for the umma, or global Muslim community
Hayati, my life : a novel by Miriam Cooke( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Experiences of three generations of Palestinian women whose lives are torn apart by war, rape, and dispossession, and poverty."--Jacket
Dissident Syria : making oppositional arts official by Miriam Cooke( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of dissidence in Hafiz Asad s Syria, describing how intellectuals tried to navigate between charges of complicity with the state and treason against it
Blood into ink : South Asian and Middle Eastern women write war( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazira Zeineddine : a pioneer of Islamic feminism by Miriam Cooke( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only biography in English of this important figure in Islamic history
The anatomy of an Egyptian intellectual, Yahya Haqqi by Miriam Cooke( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mediterranean passages : readings from Dido to Derrida( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Mediterranean is the meeting point of three continents - Asia, Africa, and Europe - as well as three major monotheistic religions - Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Focusing on global networks and cultural exchanges, Mediterranean Passages collects writings from across 3,000 years to provide a pan-Mediterranean perspective of the cultural, political, and economic relations that crisscross the region, linking people and places from antiquity to the present." "From Homer's hymn to Apollo to the writing of French-Algerian philosopher Jacques Derrida, from the contemporary accounts of North African Berber conqueror Tariq ibn al-Yazid to the journalism of American I.F. Stone, this chronologically organized anthology juxtaposes the voices and experiences of travelers, exiles, and colonizers who have lived in or visited the Mediterranean region since before 1200 B.C.E. Literary and historical texts and a gallery of maps, architecture, photographs, and paintings provide glimpses of travel and migration, trade routes, military conquest, and cultural exchange. Together, these selections highlight the networks of connections, intersections, and interruptions that animate a vital and contested geographical space."--Jacket
Good morning! and other stories by Yaḥyá Ḥaqqī( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing in Damascus : creativity, resilience, and the Syrian revolution by Miriam Cooke( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With deep knowledge and admirable clarity, Miriam Cooke here describes and analyses the written, painted, directed, sung, danced and filmed responses to revolution, repression and war in Syria. Dancing in Damascus is an indispensable reminder of the essential uses of art anywhere in times of crisis - to reflect on disruption and heal trauma, to mobilise, to consecrate human meaning in the face of violence, and to formulate revolutionary horizons. The book also provides a necessary record of the creative processes, usually ignored in Western accounts, which exist at the revolution's heart, despite, and in reply to, the destruction wrought by the counter-revolutions. She has given us a gift: a remembrance of courage and hope in the face of great suffering and violence, and of the enduring resilience of the revolutionary desire for freedom. But just as importantly, she has demonstrated the complex relations of politics and culture in people's lives during the Syrian Revolution and civil war. Without the hubris that assumes art is politics, she shows us the many ways in which political struggle needs culture, and in which culture serves as the vital heart and soul of both hope and tragedy
Woman at point zero by Nawāl Saʻdāwī( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nawal El Saadawi's highly acclaimed feminist novel, Woman at Point Zero, follows the life of Firdaus, an Egyptian peasant girl, from her childhood of incomprehensible cruelty and neglect to her end in a grimy Cairo prison cell. From her earliest memories, Firdaus suffered at the hands of men--first her abusive father, then her violent, much older husband, to finally her deceitful boyfriend-turned-pimp. After a lifetime of abuse, she at last takes drastic action against the males ruling her life. Still as beautiful and cutting as it was when it was first published, this new edition will continue to resonate powerfully with readers for years to come." --
Gendering war talk : Institute entitled "Gender and war: roles and representations" : Papers by Miriam Cooke( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a century torn by violent civil uprisings, civilian bombings, and genocides, war has been an immediate experience for both soldiers and civilians, for both women and men. But has this reality changed our long-held images of the roles women and men play in war, or the emotions we attach to violence, or what we think war can accomplish? This provocative collection addresses such questions in exploring male and female experiences of war--from World War I, to Vietnam, to wars in Latin America and the Middle East--and how this experience has been articulated in literature, film and drama, his
The First Egyptians( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How long has civilization flourished in the Nile Valley? Were the area's first inhabitants the ancestors of the pyramid builders? Or was the pharaonic culture imported, as some scholars have claimed? This program pursues the answers in an effort to understand the identity of Egypt's original people, exploring archaeological sites that pre-date the pyramids by thousands of years."--Container
Deconstructing war discourse : women's participation in the Algerian revolution by Miriam Cooke( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rebel pharaoh( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comparable to Luther's split with Catholicism, Pharaoh Akhenaten's religious revolution caused an upheaval in Egyptian society. This program sheds light on the royal renegade's motives for abruptly switching to monotheistic sun worship and relocating 50,000 of his people to the hastily planned capital at Armana [sic]."--Container
The mystery of the animal mummies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although vital to ancient Egyptian religion, the preservation of dead animals evidently held varying shades of meaning. This program studies ways in which the Egyptians mummified a wide range of creatures, highlighting two purposes for the practice -- one spiritually reverent, one blatantly commercial."--Container
The mystery of Tutankhamun's treasure( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program sifts through the mystery studing the link between the young pharaoh and the heretical Akhenaten, who most experts agree was the boy's father."--Container
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Opening the gates : a century of Arab feminist writing
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Miriam Cooke American writer

ميريام كوك

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Women claim Islam : creating Islamic feminism through literatureWomen and the war storyWar's other voices : women writers on the Lebanese civil warMuslim networks from Hajj to hip hopHayati, my life : a novelDissident Syria : making oppositional arts officialBlood into ink : South Asian and Middle Eastern women write warNazira Zeineddine : a pioneer of Islamic feminism