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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Offering a window into the complex social processes 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.

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This eye-opening book makes an important contribution to global debates over the meaning of social movements and the dynamics of social change. Above all, this work establishes Asef Bayat as a virtuoso of the sociological imaginary. Later, his family moved to the capital city, where his first experience of schooling was with an Islamic institution. 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.

The second edition includes three new chapters on the Arab Spring and Iran’s Green Movement and is fully updated to reflect recent events.

Bayat is the recipient of prestigious fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Ford and MacArthur foundations.

Nielsen Book Data This idea has instigated intellectual and political debates in many Muslim majority countries, in particular Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco and Iran.

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.

Prior topopular imagination perceived the Muslim Middle East as unchanging and unchangeable, frozen in its own traditions and aesf. Asef Bayat was born in a small village located approximately sixty miles baayt of Tehran in an Azeri family. But this assumption fails to recognize that social and political change comes in many guises. Publisher’s Summary In the popular imagination, the Muslim Middle East is frozen in its own traditions and history–a land of mosques and minarets, veiled women, despotic regimes, and desert sand.


More in Middle East Studies. 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.

Though not coordinated in their activities, these “non-movements” offer a political response, not of protest but of practice and direct daily action. Browse related items Start at call number: A8 B Unknown.

This page was last edited on 16 Juneat Asef Bayat is an Iranian-American scholar. After completing his B. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index. 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 their wash in the alleyways, and educated 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Physical description xi, p. Life as Politics should be a mandatory read for any po,itics, scholar or politician who has never been to the Middle East. He is the author of Making Islam Democratic: First published just months before the Arab Spring swept across the region, this timely and prophetic book sheds lifw on the ongoing acts of protest, practice, and direct daily action.

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At heart, the book remains a study of aesf in times of constraint. Stanford University Press, c 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.


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In Life as PoliticsAsef Bayat argues that such presumptions fail to recognize polotics routine, yet important, ways in which ordinary people make meaningful change through everyday actions.

SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Excerpt from Chapter 1. Publication date ISBN hardcover: Skip to search Skip to main content. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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 make their claims heard. Views Read Edit View history.

Specialist and politocs readers alike will find themselves transported to the streets of the Middle East and afforded a first-hand view of politicw and political activism in the making. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview.

Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East, Second Edition | Asef Bayat

He has conducted extensive studies on the Iranian Islamic RevolutionIslamist movements in comparative perspective since the s, the non-movements of the urban poor, Muslim youth, and women, the politics of fun, and the Arab Spring.

In this eye-opening book, Asef Bayat reveals how under the shadow of the authoritarian rule, religious moral authorities, and economic elites, ordinary people can make meaningful change through the practices of everyday life.

No silence, no violence: Retrieved from ” https: He further refined the concept in collection with scholars of political Islam throughout the Muslim world titled, Post-Islamism: Bayat has also contributed to social movement theory with his concepts of “quiet encroachment,” “social non-movements,” and the “politics of presence. 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.