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ISBN:
1845294270
Author:
Allegra Stratton
Language:
English
Publisher:
Constable (June 29, 2006)
Pages:
256 pages
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“Muhajababes will disabuse you of your preconceptions of the Middle East forever. Muhajababes is direct, energetic, and unpretentious.

“Muhajababes will disabuse you of your preconceptions of the Middle East forever. ”†The Times Literary Supplement. “Littered with funny, often charming moments. Stratton has a candid style, not only with the reader, but with her respondents, who clearly open up to her in confidence. It is a world that should be visited. Muhajababes provides a valuable passport. ”†The Australian.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Two thirds of the population in the Middle East is under 25 years old, and there's been an explosive growth of college graduates.

Meet Allegra Stratton, hip young journalist. She's been wrong about the war in Iraq, fallen out with her friend, and is fast approaching a quarter-life crisis

Meet Allegra Stratton, hip young journalist. She's been wrong about the war in Iraq, fallen out with her friend, and is fast approaching a quarter-life crisis. In her disillusionment she takes herself to Beirut, Amman, Cairo, Dubai, Kuwait City and Damascus to understand what daily life is like for Arabs of her own age.

Allegra Stratton is a producer at the BBC in London. She has worked at the foreign desk at The Times (of London) and written for The Independent, The Times, and The New Statesman.

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Allegra Stratton, a producer for the BBC, traveled to Beirut, Amman, Cairo, Dubai, Kuwait City, and Damascus to understand what daily life is like in Arab and Muslim youth culture. The book's lacunae are not unimportant - Stratton doesn't step beyond urban population centers or speak with any local experts who might have helped analyze the tumble of information - but her genuine and frankly affectionate engagement makes Muhajababes an entertaining addition to the shelf of anyone hoping to actually understand, rather than stereotype, Arabs and Muslims.

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  • Amarin
"Muhajababes" by Allegra Stratton (2006, 2008). As a British television journalist (BBC) she wanted to achieve some understanding of the "Arab Spring" demonstrations that were occurring in the Middle East. So, in early 2005, the author traveled to Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and the West Bank (Israel) and spoke with young adults that she encountered in several of the larger cities (Beirut, Amman, Cairo, Dubai, Damascus). Where possible, she visited discotheques, several bohemian crash-pads, markets, several classrooms, teachers - all in search of a female or feminist perspective of the social & political uprisings. Being in British television, the author sought out Middle Eastern television personalities: pop stars, singer, reality TV shows, DJs, film-makers, sexually liberated women, etc., for their views about the Arab Spring. She saw many teenage girls wearing the veil (hijab), who are called "muhajabat" (veiled/cloaked woman), and those cloistered but risqué women who expose some hair or brightly colored or tight clothing are referred to as liberated "muhajababes" - hence the title of this book about the author's reporting on the Arab Spring's supposedly revolutionary liberated woman. But the author was baffled about the seemingly contradiction of realizing that more and more young women were veiling themselves, but the author wasn't sure if this was because they are becoming more religiously "Islamitized" or did so to protect themselves from Arab males who seemed all too frequently interested in groping scantily clad women. The author saw much, sought much, but never really got into understanding the mindset of Arab males, or perspectives from women about lecherous males. She wanted to get feedback from some Islamic religious spokesmen, but the author really doesn't present much analysis as to how Islamic religious teachings guide the morality of Muslim women. This book is useful for some background `gossip' about M.E. youth city-folk, but just not much depth or substance. It could have been so much better had the author had some knowledge of Islamic theology before starting her exploratory trips. [For a more scholarly perspective, see: "Islamic Feminism in Kuwait" by Alessandra Gonzalez.]
  • რฉςh
Having done a lot of research online about Muhajabat, or Muslim girls who veil, I bought this book thinking it was a collection of individual stories from many lands on the topic of religion, tradition and modernity. Instead, it was a boring, hard to understand book. In fact, the style of writing is brusque and unrefined and though I tried to skip ahead to make sure I gave this book a good chance, it was just dreadful.
  • Unsoo
Although this book is very much promoted as an examination of Muslim youth, in many respects it is far more about the social pressure, religious and political winds and cultural tensions to which young people are more subjects than those who define their lives on their own terms. As a result, a good chunk of Muhajababes is dedicated to the adults whose visions are influencing the young. Stratton does a spectacular job of digging into these adults' mindsets, be they conservative jihadis, feel-good moderates or well-heeled liberals.

Stratton also does a good job of bringing to a larger audience the alternate religious universe created for youth by these adults. Whether it is the video games aimed at glorifying nationalist fantasies and counteracting Western entertainment or Muslim leaders exhorting followers to gain wealth as a demonstration of Allah's greatness, starkly different versions of Islam are pitched to appeal to youth in ways the casual reader probably would never otherwise know about.

The author will most certainly be criticized in this telling of Muslim youth life over what seems to be a lot of focus on largely middle- and upper-class Muslims, many of whom who have access to education, media and power that the poor do not. Indeed, it is difficult to ascertain how representative the Muslim youth culture Stratton presents is to the global Muslim experience. Let there be no question, however, that she has actively sought major cultural players for this book, and, in sharing a behind-the-scenes look at this generational shift, her work succeeds on many levels.
  • Iaiastta
I picked up this book thinking it said Muhajabees (Muslim women who wear the veil). It sat on my shelf a few weeks before I made time to read it, and I found the book referred to Muhaja-BABES which is apparently a new term for hotties who dress cute/high fashion and wear the veil (aka hijab).

I found it insightful and amusing as the book attempts to peer inside the daily lives and thoughts of Muslim youth in Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan. While I do not necessarily like the term muhajababes, it was funny and seemingly fitting to the story.

I have recommended this book to my non-Muslim friends who are curious about the lives of young Muslims who are negotiating their roles in the modern, stylish, commercial world between spiritual and worldly.
  • DireRaven
I like the topic for the book. But the writing is very sketchy.

SOmetimes the book reads like a magazine article thats over written and padded. Other times the book reads like a boring diary. Basically its a mess. Most of of the writing has this detached mediocre dull tone that reminds me of books Ive read from intelligence officers. I wonder if the author is an intelligence officer of some kind.
  • Mbon
There are many good points about this book. However, when the editor confuses "peak" with "peek," bookends an activity with "at random," or allows "the morning after the night before," it makes it difficult to read.

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