James Zogby, Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why It James Zogby, the author of the book under review, has an enthralling career worth. by. James Zogby. · Rating details · 90 ratings · 19 reviews. The Arab World is a region that has been vastly misunderstood in the West. Arab Voices asks the. Arab Voices Book Reviews. Posted on November 02, Zogby, James. Arab Voices: what they are saying to us, and why it matters. Editors’ Picks. Choice.
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Arab Voices asks 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 p The Arab World is a region that has been vastly misunderstood in the West. 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: And over one-third of Lebanese, Saudis, and Jordanians think that their governments should do more to advance peace. 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.
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.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jun 15, Claire rated it liked it. I’ve read this before, around when I took International Relations a few semesters ago. It didn’t occur to me that I had until I cleared the first chapter.
What I found useful this time through is the Resources appendix in the back! My energy has entirely departed from me for detailing as much of a review as I generally give, but that does not mean this is not a good source for people who want to know about what the people from “the Middle East” say. The audience is American.
We’re all stuck in this world together, so we might as well know a little bit about one another. May 22, Zora O’Neill rated it liked it. Sep 12, Suhayb Al-jawhari rated it really liked it. Necessary for American students of the Arab World and of Arabic.
James Zogby is a proud American that shows, in a certain dry, political and policy oriented manner, ajmes importance of humanism and the importance of listening when dealing with foreign policy of the United States. In this important and critical time and the relationship the US has with the Arab World, we need Arab Americans such as James Zogby to become a link between the two sides.
Jan 24, Nick rated it it voicess amazing Shelves: This plea for better understanding of Arabs, backed up by empirical data and personal anecdote, is a must read. The author’s brother, John Zogby the pollster, discovered that two out of three Americans are interested in learning more about the Arab world. This book is a great place to start. Apr 10, Elaine jjames it it was amazing. Great book on what happens when you actually listen to people Jan 18, Joan Deming added it.
Important perspective we don’t hear from our media. Feb 11, Linda rated it liked it. The author seems to have the best intentions and is doing whatever he can to promote a greater understanding of the Arab culture.
However, the book had too many statistics and too much promotion of his brother’s polling firm, Zogby International. Although there is an urgent need for all of us to understand this part of the world in great depth, I personally do not feel this book would be the place to start. I found books such as “The Lemon Tree” by the journalist and USC professor Sandy Tollan a The author seems to have the best intentions and is doing whatever he can to promote a greater understanding of the Arab culture.
I found books such as “The Lemon Tree” by the journalist and USC professor Sandy Tollan and “I Saw Ramallah” by the Palestinian poet and writer Mourid Barghouti to provide significent insight into the experiences and feelings of those living in countries experiencing constant repression, governmental corruption, conflict and violence. The stories told by real people are what all of us should be reading and remembering.
I will look into the books the author recommended for further reading. May 22, Chrishna rated it really liked it. Even if you look at it from a purely financial standpoint, the “Arab World” has become more of an issue in the past few decades. We have spent billions of dollars in this area of the world in various endeavors and I’m not sure there is a consensus that this has been productive. So, a book that claims to tells us, the West, what they, the Arab World, thinks is a beginning to some sort of mutual understanding.
First, Zogby defines the Arab World. This one is easy, it’s those who speak Arabic.
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So, Even if you look at it from a purely financial standpoint, the “Arab World” has become more of an issue in the past few decades. So, Persians who speak Farsi, and Turks who speak Turkish are not included.
Secondly, he disputes certain Arab myths, such as, what he calls “the angry Arab. He is light on suggestions, though. Also, his ideas are based on his opinion polls, which involve a series of closed-ended questions, which in my mind is not the ideal polling method as it imposes restrictions on the answers.
The most important thing I learned from this book was this: Jan 29, Hans Hoffmann rated it liked it.
Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why it Matters by James Zogby
The basic point is as a country we are too busy dictating our point afab view and not listening jamez the people of the middle east. Our form of democarcy when exported needs to be done in a way that the local populance can consume an dmust take on a local flavor. Another zoghy point is for all the talking the media about the middle east there exists in the US limited cha The basic point is as a country we are too busy dictating our point of view and not listening to the people of the middle east.
I highly recommend this book. Oct 02, Kirstin M rated it really liked it Shelves: Great peek at the Middle East. The author sheds light on common myths and misperceptions on the region using polling information and experiences he’s had in the region. Very easy to read. In a nutshells “it’s the policy” that poeple in the region are unhappy with not America in general. Having traveled to the region I can attest to this idea – a country that imports Chili’s, Toys R’ Us, and McDonalds has to like something about America.
Mar 06, Zgoby rated it really liked it Shelves: The author, an American of Lebanese Christian ancestry, discusses his work as a voice in American Arab relations, what he hears when he talks to people in the Middle East and reviews the polling uames brother’s company does in that region, and what we can all do to improve our understanding of the Arab world.
His is a reasonable voice that was interesting to read and I plan to follow zogbj on some of the websites and books he recommends.
Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why it Matters
Oct 25, Louai is currently reading it. They are just the product of the American Foreign Policy which was unfair and dismissive of their culture and voices. Mar 08, Breanna marked it as to-read. I bought this book when the author came to speak at my undergraduate school a few years ago.
I was struck both by his speech and in this book by my complete ignorance of the Arab World despite the fact that our country is currently so involved in the Middle East.
I started to read it but never finished, something I would like to do. Aug 29, Erdoan A. Good insight about what Arabs think and how the US can improve its relations with the Arab world. Listen to what Arabs have to say! Jul 05, Jessica rated it it was amazing. Amazing book and it made me think. Nov 20, Leon Del canto rated it it was amazing.
A must to read for anyone interested in the Arab world. May 17, Luvglam1 rated it really liked it. Emphasis on the importance of listening with an open mind on both sides in order come to a mutual understanding and agreement.
Jul 10, Sue rated it liked it. Since this was my first book about the Arab countries, I don’t have anything to compare it to. Raab, it was interesting to read something from an Arabic perspective. I would like to learn more.
Michael Triozzi jsmes it really liked it Jul 29, Jeffrey Ogden Thomas rated it liked it Sep 09,