Life as Politics is a collection of essays and fieldwork articles originally published by Asef Bayat in a range of academic outlets between the. Life as politics: how ordinary people change the Middle East In this eye- opening book, Asef Bayat reveals how under the shadow of the authoritarian rule . Asef Bayat. Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East Amsterdam University Press pp. $60 (hardback) $
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Bayat has published widely on issues of political sociology, social movementsurban space and politicsthe everyday of politics and religiosity, contemporary Islamand the Muslim Middle East.
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At heart, the book remains a study of agency in times of constraint. After completing his B.
The street vendor who sets up his business in the main square, squatters who take over public parks, Muslim youth who frequent public hangouts in blue jeans, and protestors who march in the streets, poor housewives who hang lief wash in the alleyways, and bxyat women who pursue careers doing “men’s work”–all these people challenge the state’s control and implicity question the established public order through their daily activities.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index. Prior topopular imagination perceived the Muslim Middle East as unchanging and unchangeable, frozen in its own traditions and history.
Specialist and non-specialist readers alike will find themselves transported to the streets of the Middle East and afforded a first-hand view of social and political activism in the making.
He further refined the concept in collection with scholars of political Islam throughout the Muslim world titled, Post-Islamism: Asef Bayat was born in a small village located approximately sixty miles west of Tehran in an Azeri family. SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. This eye-opening book makes an important contribution to global debates over the meaning of social movements and the dynamics of social change.
Barely a year later, as events of the Arab Spring continue to unfold, his critical insights on everyday forms and spaces of political activity in the region have become prescient. Bayat has lifs contributed to social movement theory with his concepts of “quiet encroachment,” “social non-movements,” and the “politics of presence.
Above all, this work establishes Asef Bayat as a virtuoso of the sociological imaginary.
Though not as visible on the world-stage as a mass protest or a full-scale revolution, millions of people across the Middle East are discovering or creating new social spaces within which to make their claims heard. However, by this time, he had become an entirely secular teenager, moving into leftist campus politics that he maintained throughout his higher education in the United Kingdom.
Retrieved from ” https: First published just months before the Arab Spring swept across the region, this timely and prophetic book sheds light on the ongoing acts of protest, practice, and direct daily action. Asef Bayat is an Iranian-American scholar.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Later, his family moved to the capital city, where his first experience of schooling was with an Islamic institution.
Browse related items ,ife at call number: Sincehe taught Sociology at the American University in Cairo for some 17 years in the course of which he also held positions at the University of California at BerkeleyColumbia Universityand was Fellow of St. No silence, no violence: In Life as PoliticsAsef Bayat argues that such presumptions fail to recognize the routine, yet important, ways in which ordinary people make meaningful change through everyday actions.
In addition to ongoing protests, millions of people across the Middle East are effecting transformation through the discovery and creation of new social spaces within which to bxyat their claims heard.
Life a Politics should be a mandatory read for any journalist, scholar or politician who has never been to the Middle East. But this assumption fails to recognize that social and political change comes in many guises.
Excerpt from Chapter 1. Publication date ISBN hardcover: Offering a window into the complex social vayat in a too-often misunderstood part of the world, this unique book provides a much-needed Middle Eastern perspective on global debates over the meaning of social movements and the dynamics of social change. He has conducted extensive studies on the Iranian Islamic RevolutionIslamist movements in comparative perspective since the s, the non-movements of the bayaat poor, Muslim youth, and women, the politics of fun, and the Arab Spring.
The second edition includes three new chapters on the Arab Spring and Iran’s Green Movement and is fully updated to reflect recent events. Though not coordinated in their activities, these “non-movements” offer a political response, not of protest but of practice and direct daily action.