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Cooke, Miriam

Works: 42 works in 147 publications in 1 language and 8,102 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Diary fiction  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PN23448.W3, 892.73609358
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Women and the war story by Miriam Cooke ( )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 2,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Muslim networks from Hajj to hip hop by Miriam Cooke ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. The essays provide a long view of Muslim networks, correcting both scholarly omission and political sloganeering
Women claim Islam : creating Islamic feminism through literature by Miriam Cooke ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 830 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
Opening the gates : a century of Arab feminist writing ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gendering war talk ( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opening the gates : an anthology of Arab feminist writing ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of more than 50 essays, poems, folktales, short stories, memoirs, film scripts, lectures and speeches by modern women challenges the widely accepted view of Middle Eastern women as submissive non-thinkers to whom feminism is a foreign concept
War's other voices : women writers on the Lebanese civil war by Miriam Cooke ( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 494 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."--BOOK JACKET
Hayati, my life : a novel by Miriam Cooke ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 346 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 320 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 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The anatomy of an Egyptian intellectual, Yahya Haqqi by Miriam Cooke ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nazira Zeineddine : a pioneer of Islamic feminism by Miriam Cooke ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The only biography in English of this important figure in Islamic history
Mediterranean passages : readings from Dido to Derrida ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 157 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."--BOOK JACKET
Good morning! and other stories by Yaḥyá Ḥaqqī ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tribal modern : branding new nations in the Arab Gulf by Miriam Cooke ( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tribal Modern analyzes what is most distinctive about Arab Gulf culture over the past 15 years and how this culture shapes distinctive national identities. It highlights the tribal as the decisive element in modern Arab Gulf culture and identity. The question incredulous outsiders ask is: how could fishermen, pearl divers and pastoral nomads catch up with the rest of the modernized world? Observers remain skeptical about the apparent clash between the modern and the backward tribal. But in these newly rich desert societies different meanings attach to the tribal generally coded non-modern. Tribes here are not primitive; they are the instruments and symbols of identity for hypermodern Gulf societies. Nationals make claims based on a newly imagined tribal identity that entitles them alone to the rights and privileges of modern citizenship. Tribal Modern explores the interweaving of the tribal and the modern into a national brand. Structural, performative and cognitive, the brand is being built into heritage and fantasy architecture; it is performed in neo-tribal sports, dress codes and language, especially neo-Bedouin poetry contests. The tribal signals a new aristocratic identity in the anonymity of 21st century globalization. The tribal in the Arab Gulf states is a fundamental and constitutive part of the modern. The tribal modern shapes a national brand to project political power abroad and prestige at home. Most studies of these new, mega-rich countries come from the social sciences. Tribal Modern looks at cultural indices of local self-assertion. It provides a cultural analysis of Gulf Arab social formation that examines the intersection of race, class and gender"--
Deconstructing war discourse : women's participation in the Algerian revolution by Miriam Cooke ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The Rebel pharaoh ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 23 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 18 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 the pyramids ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This program looks at why patricular places were selected for pyramid-building and why new sites were chosen as Egypt's culture evolved."--container
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ميريام كوك
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