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Economic liberalism and social revolts in Africa and the Middle East

By Vincent Bonnecase (CNRS) and Leyla Dakhli (Principal Investigator, ERC DREAM) This article, initially published on the Cambridge Core blog, accompanies the IRSH (International Review of Social History) Special Issue When ‘Adjusted’ People Rebel: Economic Liberalization and Social revolts in Africa and the Middle East (1980s to the Present Day). Since the 1970s, all countries in the world have, in one way or another, been subjected to fiscal austerity policies, coupled with a dramatic decline in social spending, a steep rise in price and trade liberalisation, and a …

03 May 21, 14:30, Sophie WAHNICH and Yoav DI-CAPUA : Sartre’s Oblivions in the Arab World and in France: Intellectual History and Epistemology [DREAM Seminar]

[French below] In the 11th session of the Dream Seminar “Décentrer les révolutions | Decentring revolutions” we are pleased to welcome historians Sophie Wahnich (CNRS) and Yoav Di-Capua (University of Texas) who will speak respectively about their books :   – La révolution française n’est pas un mythe (Klinksieck, 2017). An english translation will be published soon by Rowman & Littlefield International.   – No Exit. Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre & Decolonization (The University of Chicago Press, 2018)   In this session, they will …

12 April 21, 14:30, Thibaud LAVAL : The Spread Of Shiite Islamism In Iraq (1958-1968): Mosques, Libraries And Students [DREAM Seminar]

[French below] In the 9th session of the Dream Seminar “Décentrer les révolutions | Decentring revolutions” we are pleased to welcome Thibaud Laval, PhD candidate in History at the École des Hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS, Paris), for a presentation called “The Spread Of Shiite Islamism In Iraq (1958-1968): Mosques, Libraries And Students”. The session aims to present how the al-Da’wa al-islâmiyya Party has taken advantage of Shiite religious institutions and celebrations to spread in Iraq, particularly the marja’iyya apparatus, mosques, Islamic libraries, …

29 March 21, 14:30, Waël ALI and Simon DUBOIS : From The Living Room To The Printer. Militant Paths In The Syrian Communist Labour Party [DREAM Seminar]

  [French below] In the 9th session of the Dream Seminar “Décentrer les révolutions | Decentring revolutions” we are pleased to welcome the director (“metteur en scène”) Waël Ali  and the sociologist of art Simon Dubois (IFPO, Amman)  with a presentation about militant paths in the Syrian Communist Labour Party  This session will be an opportunity to present a work in progress to collect an oral history of Syria in the 1980s. The aim is not only to create an archive on a dark period …

“Learning to revolt”, Introduction Part II of the Seminar (Monday, 4 January 2021) is now available online

Leyla Dakhli, Project Investigator ERC DREAM (CNRS/CentreMarc Bloch, Berlin) “Learning to revolt” This seminar is a proposal of the research group gathered around the DREAM project. Within the framework of this project, we are looking at revolutions in the Arab Mediterranean world. The aim is to understand how projects and dreams of emancipation are developed in the societies of the region. The ambition is important, perhaps a little excessive, it is based on a genealogical conception of history, inspired by the work of Michel …

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