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Cooke, Miriam

Works: 74 works in 288 publications in 3 languages and 12,981 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Diary fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Biographies  Sources  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, htt, Other, Translator, Creator
Classifications: HQ1784, 305.4209174927
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Miriam Cooke
Most widely held works by Miriam Cooke
Women and the war story by Miriam Cooke( )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 2,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gendering war talk by Miriam Cooke( )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,717 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, history, psychology, and philosophy. Together these essays reveal a myth of war that has been upheld throughout history and that depends on the exclusion of "the feminine" in order to survive. The discussions reconsider various existing gender images: Do women really tend to be either pacifists or Patriotic Mothers? Are men essentially aggressive or are they threatened by their lack of aggression? Essays explore how cultural conceptions of gender as well as discursive and iconographic representation reshape the experience and meaning of war. The volume shows war as a terrain in which gender is negotiated. As to whether war produces change for women, some contributors contend that the fluidity of war allows for linguistic and social renegotiations; others find no lasting, positive changes. In an interpretive essay Klaus Theweleit suggests that the only good war is the lost war that is embraced as a lost war. Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Muslim networks from Hajj to hip hop by Miriam Cooke( )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,674 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
Tribal modern : branding new nations in the Arab Gulf by Miriam Cooke( )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1970s, one of the most torrid and forbidding regions in the world burst on to the international stage. The discovery and subsequent exploitation of oil allowed tribal rulers of the U.A.E, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait to dream big. How could fishermen, pearl divers and pastoral nomads catch up with the rest of the modernized world? Even today, society is skeptical about the clash between the modern and the archaic in the Gulf. But could tribal and modern be intertwined rather than mutually exclusive? Exploring everything from fantasy architecture to neo-tribal sports and from Emirati dress codes to neo-Bedouin poetry contests, Tribal Modern explodes the idea that the tribal is primitive and argues instead that it is an elite, exclusive, racist, and modern instrument for branding new nations and shaping Gulf citizenship and identity-an image used for projecting prestige at home and power abroad"--
Opening the gates : a century of Arab feminist writing( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,384 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 )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 937 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
War's other voices : women writers on the Lebanese civil war by Miriam Cooke( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 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
Dissident Syria : making oppositional arts official by Miriam Cooke( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 435 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
Nazira Zeineddine : a pioneer of Islamic feminism by Miriam Cooke( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only biography in English of this important figure in Islamic history
Blood into ink : South Asian and Middle Eastern women write war by Miriam Cooke( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2019 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This anthology of 20th-century South Asian and Middle Eastern women's writings illustrates how they have become active participants in conflicts, speaking about war not only as an extraordinary experience, but also as an ordinary experience of coping with violence on a daily basis. They show that women's involvements with the rituals of violence do not begin or end with traditional war, but that their daily struggles for survival stretch seamlessly into the more public arena of political war."--Provided by publisher
Hayati, my life : a novel by Miriam Cooke( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Experiences of three generations of Palestinian women whose lives are torn apart by war, rape, and dispossession, and poverty."--Jacket
Dancing in Damascus : creativity, resilience, and the Syrian revolution by Miriam Cooke( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On March 17, 2011, many Syrians rose up against the authoritarian Asad regime that had ruled them with an iron fist for forty years. Initial successes were quickly quashed, and the revolution seemed to devolve into a civil war pitting the government against its citizens and extremist mercenaries. As of late 2015, almost 300,000 Syrians have been killed and over half of a total population of 23 million forced out of their homes. Nine million are internally displaced and over four million are wandering the world, many on foot or in leaky boats. Countless numbers have been disappeared. These shocking statistics and the unstoppable violence notwithstanding, the revolution goes on. The story of the attempted crushing of the revolution is known. Less well covered has been the role of artists and intellectuals in representing to the world and to their people the resilience of revolutionary resistance and defiance. How is it possible that artists, filmmakers and writers have not been cowed into numbed silence but are becoming more and more creative? How can we make sense of their insistence that despite the apocalypse engulfing the country their revolution is ongoing and that their works participate in its persistence? With smartphones, pens, voices and brushes, these artists registered their determination to keep the idea of the revolution alive. Dancing in Damascus traces the first four years of the Syrian revolution and the activists' creative responses to physical and emotional violence."--Publisher's description
The anatomy of an Egyptian intellectual, Yahya Haqqi by Miriam Cooke( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Arabic 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 178 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 )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman at point zero by Nawāl Saʻdāwī( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 127 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."--
Soldiers of the damned( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major Kurt Fleischer, war-weary commander of an elite group of German soldiers, is ordered to escort a scientist into a mysterious forest behind enemy lines to retrieve an ancient relic. As his men begin to disappear in strange circumstances, Fleischer realizes that the scientist is part of Himmler's occult department and there is something in the forest that is far more deadly than the Russians
Women write war by Miriam Cooke( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deconstructing war discourse : women's participation in the Algerian revolution by Miriam Cooke( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystery of the first Egyptians( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 22 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
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Women and the war story
Gendering war talkMuslim networks from Hajj to hip hopOpening the gates : a century of Arab feminist writingWomen claim Islam : creating Islamic feminism through literatureWar's other voices : women writers on the Lebanese civil warDissident Syria : making oppositional arts officialNazira Zeineddine : a pioneer of Islamic feminismBlood into ink : South Asian and Middle Eastern women write war
Alternative Names
Miriam Cooke American writer

Miriam Cooke écrivaine américaine

Miriam Cooke escritora estadounidense

Miriam Cooke schrijver

Miriam Cooke scrittrice statunitense

مريم كوك كاتبة أمريكية

ميريام كوك

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Arabic (1)

Dutch (1)