Envisioning the Arab Future

Envisioning the Arab Future

Modernization in US-Arab Relations, 1945-1967

Citino, Nathan J. (Rice University, Houston)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

Based on research in Arabic and English, this book analyzes US-Arab conflicts over modernization. Challenging assumptions about a 'clash of civilizations', it shows how Americans and Arabs including nationalists, Islamists, and communists debated the Arab future within a shared set of Cold War-era ideas about progress.
Introduction. The 'history of the future'; 1. The age of speed; 2. Imperial legacies; 3. City of the future; 4. Yeoman farmers; 5. People's court; 6. New men; 7. Changing course; Conclusion. A better future; Bibliography; Index.
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