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Roundup: News and Analysis from the Publishing World

[The following is a roundup of the latest news and analysis from the publishing world that relates to pedagogy and knowledge production. It was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more updates, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.]   The inside story of Aaron Swartz’s campaign to liberate court filings By Timothy B. Lee (Ars Technica) Before the late Aaron Swartz tackled ...

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Inspiring Education: How Technology Can Reinvent the Classroom for Students

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] As individuals increasingly incorporate technology into their daily lives, it was only a matter of time before educators took to using technology in the classroom. A growing number of schools and ...

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Internet Legislation: A Lack of Creativity

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] The memorial for Aaron Swartz in Washington, DC, this week refueled the conversation about Internet legislation. Many are wondering if Swartz’s disproportionate prosecution and his subsequent suicide ...

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Roundup: News and Analysis from the Publishing World

[The following is a roundup of the latest news and analyses from the publishing world that relates to pedagogy and knowledge production. It was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more updates, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] Free research! Swartz’s cause lives on By Eric Zorn (Chicago Tribune) Eric Zorn reflects on the movement to make academic research free for everyone to ...

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Iraq’s Hackerspace

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] Faced with Iraq’s rival politics, one group based in Baghdad is seeking change by promoting collaboration and entrepreneurship through public spaces. Fikra Space, based on the Arabic word fikra ...

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UK Professors Push Back against Government Plans for Open Access

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] In the aftermath of Aaron Swartz’s death, which propelled the argument over open access into the headlines, a collection of university professors in the United Kingdom are pushing back against a new ...

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Despite New Program Promising Open Access, JSTOR Prices Remain a Concern

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.]    After years of restricted access, JSTOR announced on January 9 that it will make the archives of more than 1,200 journals available to the public for free, giving those who sign ...

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A Loss in the Battle for Free Access to Information

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.]   Aaron Swartz, a passionate defender for the freedom of information, committed suicide on 11 January, ending his life of twenty-six years. Swartz’s death comes after months of legal conflict ...

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Tadween Publishing Roundup: News and Analysis from the Publishing World

[The following is a roundup of the latest news and analyses from the publishing world that relates to pedagogy and knowledge production. It was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more updates, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.]  Penguin Random House merger begins a new chapter for publishing By Stephen Page (The Guardian) Stephen Page puts a positive spin on the Penguin ...

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Tadween Publishing Roundup: News and Analysis from the Publishing World

[The following is a roundup of the latest news and analyses from the publishing world that relates to pedagogy and knowledge production. It was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more updates, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.]  Three Predictions for Book Publishing in 2013 By Jeremy Greenfield (Forbes) With a new year on the horizon, Forbes’ Jeremy Greenfield makes some ...

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Tadween Publishing Roundup: News and Analysis from the Publishing World

[The following is a roundup of the latest news and analyses from the publishing world that relates to pedagogy and knowledge production. It was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more updates, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.]  How to De-Risk Book Publishing By Steve Rosenbaum (Huffington Post) As the nature of the publishing world shifts gears, Steve Rosenbaum claims that authors need to re-evaluate the way they approach ...

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Tadween Blog Comes To Jadaliyya

Jadaliyya's sister organization, Tadween Publishing, launched recently (see announcement here). Tadween is a new kind of publishing house that seeks both to produce knowledge and to scrutinize the process of knowledge production. It will produce thoroughly interactive publications in both hard-copy and e-book formats, and its content will be disproportionately geared towards pedagogy and the classroom.  As part of the new Tadween project, we are happy to announce the ...

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Tadween Publishing Joins The Jadaliyya Community Today

Tadween Publishing is a new kind of publishing house that seeks to institutionalize a new form of knowledge production. A subsidiary of the Arab Studies Institute, Tadween aims both to publish critical texts and to interrogate the existing processes and frameworks through which knowledge is produced. Specifically, Tadween is dedicated to four fundamental goals: To join the current that challenges the monopoly of the ...

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Bio

Tadween Editors

 

Tadween Publishing is a new kind of publishing house that seeks to institutionalize a new form of knowledge production. A subsidiary of the Arab Studies InstituteTadween aims both to publish critical texts and to interrogate the existing processes and frameworks through which knowledge is produced. Specifically, Tadween is dedicated to four fundamental goals:

  • To join the current that challenges the monopoly of the mainstream publishing world by expanding and deepening the notion of what is publication-worthy;
  • To offer readers thoroughly interactive products that bring the benefits of technology to refined scholarship and other significant texts;
  • To focus on pedagogy by attending to the way texts and other forms of produced knowledge best make their way into a classroom; and
  • To contribute to a new kind of knowledge production—and knowledge—on the Middle East and beyond.

We will publish in Arabic, English, and French, and there will be no restrictions on region or topic.

New Forms of Publishable Knowledge 

Tadween aims to challenge the barriers, boundaries, and preconcieved notions of the mainstream publishing world. At the same time, it aims to elevate the standards of nontraditional media publishing by upholing the peer-review standards applied to traditional scholarship. Each submission, irrespective of its nature and form, will undergo thorough internal vetting before it is submitted to a rigorous peer-review process that involves at least two external reviewers. As a new kind of publishing house that incorporates new forms of media and knowledge-production mechanisms as they evolve, Tadween aspires to help influence the publishing world. 

Interactivity With Purpose

Increasingly, knowledge consumers, particularly the new generations, access and process knowledge differently, and are stimulated by a variety of media that did not exist until recently. Tadween seeks not only to join the world of interactive knowledge production, but to do so in an intellectually responsible manner. We recognize that the mechanisms and mediums through which knowledge is accessed, processed, disseminated, and appropriated are not neutral: they impinge on content and message. Tadween’s print publications will thus serve as a gateway into further multifaceted research, bringing together a variety of media forms in a way that facilitates engagement with a subject in all its complexity and depth.

Pedagogy and the Classroom 

In expanding the realm of publishable knowledge, Tadween emphasizes its products' pedagogical dimension. Not all publications are equally amenable to a classroom, but most Tadween texts will have teachable and research aspects that will be deliberated in the production process. Tadween's aim to combine the best of scholarship, technology, and creative output is geared toward the purpose of creating more engaging texts, both for students and researchers/educators.

Knowledge Production Project

Finally, Tadween will be the primary vehicle for the dissemination of the fruits of theArab Studies Institute’s Knowledge Production Project (KPP). This eight-year project aims at gathering/mining, organizing, and analyzing knowledge produced on the Middle East, primarily in the English-speaking world, since 1979. The KPP will create six databases that catalog all peer-reviewed articles on the region, all books, and a variety of other print, visual, and online sources of knowledge, including think-tank policy papers, films, and websites. Tadween will publish the statistical and analytical products associated with this project.

 

KPP was born from the understanding that the knowledge on the Middle East that exists in the public realm, particularly in the United States, does not reflect natural distribution of what needs to be known and that knowledge production is a thoroughly nonneutral and politicized process in which power relations, paradigm bias, and funding play a dramatically disproportionate part. While this insight is not new, it will be newly supported by KPP's near-comprehensive and meticulous evidentiary base, whose uses cannot all be determined in advance—but we do anticipate that most such uses will contribute to a less problematic knowledge production process in the future.

Tadween (تدوين) means “to document” in Arabic. 

Visit our Arabic section here.

 

 

TADWEEN EDITORIAL BOARD


Osama Abi-Mershed 

Lila Abu-Lughod

Hussein Agrama 

Madawi Al-Rasheed 

Abdul Rahim Al-Shaikh 

Talal Asad 

Asef Bayat

Wendy Brown

Jason Brownlee

Melani Cammett 

Ahmad Dallal

Rochelle Davis 

Beshara Doumani

Samera Esmeir

Adam Hanieh 

Arang Keshavarzian

Saba Mahmood 

Mahmood Mamdani 

Khalid Medani 

Timothy Mitchell 

Roger Owen

Vijay Prashad

Samah Selim 

Fawwaz Traboulsi

Judith Tucker 

Cihan Tugal 

Lisa Wedeen

 
 
 

TADWEEN STAFF

 

Founding Editor 
Bassam Haddad

Managing Editor  
Kylie Broderick 

Arabic Editor
s 
Sinan Antoon
Osama Esber

Associate Editor
 
Rosie Bsheer

Assistant Editor
s 
Katie Jackson

English Blog Editor 
Mekarem Eljamal
Kaylan Geiger

Arabic Blog Editor 
Osama Esber

JadMag Managing Editor 
Brittany Dawson

Outreach Editor
Michael Haddad

Publications Manager
Carole Haddad

Pedagogy Publications Coordinators  
 
Michael Ernst
Thomas Sullivan  

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