CART

(0) items

Arab Voices : What They Are Saying to Us, and Why It Matters,9780230120686

Arab Voices : What They Are Saying to Us, and Why It Matters

by
ISBN13:

9780230120686

ISBN10:
0230120687
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/3/2012
Publisher(s):
Palgrave Macmillan
List Price: $17.00

Rent Book

(Recommended)
 
Term
Due
Price
$9.35

Buy Used Book

Usually Ships in 2-3 Business Days
U9780230120686
$11.05

Buy New Book

Usually Ships in 7-10 Business Days
N9780230120686
$14.45

eBook

We're Sorry
Not Available

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $1.14
See Prices

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 1/3/2012.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.

Summary

The Arab World is a region that has been vastly misunderstood in the West. Arab Voicesasks the questions, collects the answers, and shares the results that will help us see Arabs clearly. The book will bring into stark relief the myths, assumptions, and biases that hold us back from understanding this important people. Here, James Zogby debuts a brand new, comprehensive poll, bringing numbers to life so that we can base policy and perception on the real world, rather than on a conjured reality. Based on a new poll run by Zogby International exclusively for this book, some of the surprising results revealed include: * Despite the frustration with the peace process and the number of wars of the past few years, 74% of Arabs still support a two state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. And over one-third of Lebanese, Saudis, and Jordanians think that their governments should do more to advance peace. * Despite wars in and around their region and the worldwide economic crisis, when asked "Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?" 42% of those polled say they are better off, 19% worse off. * Arabs like American people (59% favorable rating), values (52%) and products (69%), giving them all high ratings. And Canada gets high favorability ratings everywhere (an overall rating of 55% favorable and 32% unfavorable). * However, Arabs overwhelmingly rate American society "more violent and war-like" (77%) or "less respectful of the rights ofothers" (78%) than their own society. Why? Because of the Iraq war and continuing fallout from Abu Ghraib,Guantanamo, and the treatment of Arab and Muslim immigrants and visitors to the United States. * What type of TV show do Saudis and Egyptians prefer to watch? The answer is, "Movies", which draws over 50% of the first and second choice votes. In Morocco, the top rated shows are "soap operas" and music and entertainment programs, drawing almost two-thirds of the first and second choice votes. Religious programs are near the bottom of the list of viewer preferences, garnering less than 10% of votes in all three countries.

Author Biography

James Zogby is founder and president of the Washington, D.C.-based Arab American Institute and a senior advisor to the polling firm Zogby International. He writes a weekly column that appears in twenty Arab newspapers and hosts a weekly call-in discussion program on Abu Dhabi television. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Democratic National Committee, and co-chair of the DNC’s Resolutions Committee, he and his wife Eileen live in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Preface * Chapter 1: The Day That Didn’t Change Everything * Chapter 2: Listening in the Levant * Chapter 3: Knowledge Wars * Chapter 4: Lord Balfours, Then and Now * Part II: Beyond Super Myths:  Who Are the Arabs and What Do They Want? * Chapter 5: Super-Myth One: This World Is Flat * Chapter 6: Super-Myth Two: A Fictional Unity * Chapter 7: Super Myth Three: The Angry Arab * Chapter 8: Super-Myth Four: The Lens of Islam * Chapter 9: Super Myth Five: Immutability, or the Frozen Camel * Part III: Why It Matters: Blunders, Failures, and Fallout * Chapter 10: Iraq: History Cuts Like A Knife  * Chapter 11: Lebanon: Hearing Half the Story * Chapter 12: Saudi Arabia: Their Reform, Not Ours * Chapter 13: Palestine: A Wound in the Heart * Chapter 14: Arab Americans: Bridging the Divide * Part IV: Getting It Right * Chapter 15: What Government Can Do * Chapter 16: What We Can Do



Please wait while the item is added to your cart...