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  • Culture, Time and Publics in the Arab World: Media, Public Space and Temporality
  • Tarik Sabry, Omar al-Ghazzi, Helga Tawil-Souri and Ramy Aly
  • In this revealing new study, the authors preside over an original new exploration of Arab culture. They employ subjects as varied as anthropology, media studies, philosophy, political economy and cultural studies to illuminate the relationship between culture, time and publics in an Arab context, whilst also laying the foundations for a much more nuanced picture of Arab society.


  • 1871 Survey of Western Palestine Revisited: The Visible and The Hidden
  • Salman Abu Sitta (Founder and President of Palestine Land Society)
  • The Survey of Western Palestine (SWP), conducted between 1871 and 1878 and first published in 1880, was considered the first scientifically based comprehensive survey of Palestine and it was unequalled for its time.