Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising

Gilbert Achcar (Author)

Product Details

Stanford University Press
Publish Date
May 25, 2016
5.4 X 0.6 X 8.4 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author

Gilbert Achcar grew up in Lebanon. He is Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His publications include The Clash of Barbarisms: September 11 and the Making of the New World Disorder (2002), published in 15 languages; Perilous Power: The Middle East and US Foreign Policy (2008), with Noam Chomsky; the critically acclaimed The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives (2010); and The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising (2013).


"One of the best analysts of the contemporary Arab world."--Le Monde
"Morbid Symptoms is a masterfully written and challenging analysis of paramount importance to put the upheaval crossing the Arab region into historical perspective. Moreover, Achcar's far-reaching assessment encourages critical thinking and provides a powerful interpretative key for understanding the nonlinear revolutionary cycle that the 2011 transnational wave of protest set in motion."--Alessandro Tinti "Studies of Transition States and Societies "
"What happened to the 2011 Arab revolutions? They reverberated throughout the Middle East and North Africa and around the globe, influencing movements from Occupy to the indignados. Even after the Arab Spring had mostly passed, the wave they helped initiate continued in Gezi Park, the Corbyn and Sanders campaigns, and Black Lives Matter...Drawing on sources in Arabic, English, and French, Gilbert Achcar's Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising offers the clearest and most comprehensive analysis of the fate of these revolutions. [This book] is a sobering yet generous account of the Arab people's fight for true liberation and the lessons that have been learned from that struggle."--Kevin B. Anderson "Jacobin "