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Ali Mohmmad Alshhre

Bio: Ali Mohmmad Alshhre is an academic researcher from King Khalid University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Arabic literature & Sovereignty. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 3 publications receiving 2 citations.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors discuss the reasons and the factors that mainly led to Arab women diminution in Arabic literature, such as the tribal conflicts, Umayyad caliphate and its battle against Abbasids caliphate after death of Muhammad, marrying women for pleasure and treating them as a sexual tool.
Abstract: This article is about the reasons and the factors that mainly led to many terrible effects on Arab women diminution in Arabic literature, such as the tribal conflicts, Umayyad caliphate and its battle against Abbasids caliphate after death of Muhammad, marrying women for pleasure and treating them as a sexual tool, in the Arabian Peninsula beginning from the pre- Islamic era to the modern era of Arabic literature. Furthermore, it also clarifies many women situations during those eras and their participations in many different events in battles by healing the injured people, helping their husbands in order to stop Muhammad’s teachings and his tradition regardless paying attention to pursue education and learn poetry due these chippy reasons, resulting in many bad education and increasing level of analphabetism quickly in addition to their situations during the great engagement which happened between Umayyad dynasty and Abassids dynasty. It also elucidates how technology and revolution of information in the twentieth century, as well as after the second world war, led to many great results on Arab women’s appearance, lately, especially in Saudi Arabia in media, press, drama, journalism and their involutions on developing Arabic literature including all its literary forms as well as their contributions of children literature appearance during the twentieth century.

18 citations

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TL;DR: In this article , the authors explored the possibility of expanding world literature via adaptations of novels into video games and demonstrated how video game adaptations can be beneficial for learning and increasing global readership among gamers.
Abstract: This article aims to answer the following question: can video games be a dynamic medium for globalizing an adapted work of literature to be later played and received by gamers who might learn and increase their literary and cultural knowledge? World literature scholarship, gamer-response theory, game studies research, and my experience of playing Assassin’s Creed (2007) were used to explore how video games can globalize world literature to increase readership. The video game Assassin’s Creed (2007), adapted from Bartol’s Alamut (1938), was used to both discuss how world literature can be transmitted via video games and demonstrate how video game adaptations can be beneficial for learning and increasing global readership among gamers. The process of globalizing Alamut via Assassin’s Creed is shown by focusing on how the game employs different themes taken from the novel, its narrative, and some actual historical characters and places, such Acre, Jerusalem, Damascus, and Masyaf castle. Using literary novels and adapting them as video games can be adequate for incorporating those novels into world literature because the novel’s narrative is transmitted and exposed to gamers worldwide, thereby facilitating the transmission process of the novel’s content. Thus, it is recommended that the possibility of expanding world literature should be explored via adaptations of novels into video games.
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TL;DR: A momentous event in modern history was the victorious crown of the British machination to promote and foster imperial interest and it was the division of the subcontinent into two separate sovereign nations India and Pakistan as mentioned in this paper .
Abstract: A momentous event in our modern history was the victorious crown of the British machination to promote and foster imperial interest and it was the division of the subcontinent into two separate sovereign nations India and Pakistan. The Machiavellian thirst to grab power, the indiscretion of politically biased leaders, and unrelenting clamour by the aggressive communal groups ensued towards the division of the sub-continent. The birth and transfer of power and people to two sovereign newly carved nations in the subcontinent besmear both the nations into ghastliness of communal frenzy before realizing the euphoria of independence. The cruellest and most gruesome violence that accompanied the decision to divide the subcontinent into two separate nations was the culmination of the British machination and manoeuvre. The gory of violence accompanied by partition shattered all modes of decency, nobility, and liberal humanistic values and ideals brutally and trampled all possibilities of amity, sanity, and peace forever. The cardinal features of Indian civilization i.e., peace, mutual tolerance, syncretism, socio-cultural amity, and universal brotherhood were destroyed forever.
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TL;DR: The authors investigates how Cherri Moraga's "Heroes and saints" depicts Cerezita character as a very ambitious and brave one, and analyzes how she faces the medical, charity, superscript and moral models to not be under control of them.
Abstract: This essay investigates how Cherri Moraga’s “Heroes and Saints” depicts Cerezita character as a very ambitious and brave one. The essay analyzes how Cerezita with her disability faces and challenges all models of disabilities to reclaim her stolen body in order to live like other people in her society. She faces the medical, charity, superscript and moral models to not be under control of them. Furthermore, the essay explicates how these models can be dangerous and destructive for all people with disabilities if they give up on them.
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TL;DR: The idea of madness as power, greatness and pride in A Madman's Manuscript makes the madman suffers differently from some aspects of madness, melancholia, monomania, schizophrenia, and hysteria as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: With the rise and development of psychology and the clinics in the nineteenth century, many psychologists classify madness as a mental disorder or a mental illness. Dickens views madness as a mental illness. But, Dickens alludes to madness as a symbol of pride, power, and greatness in his short story, A Madman’s Manuscript . When the madman says: “It is a grand thing to be mad” (Dickens, 1997, p.14), he considers his madness as a powerful, dominant, and creative tool for achieving his aims and plans. Porter and Foucault give many historical and religious explanations regarding madness and its connection to power, dominance, and pride. For example, madness is seen as a “gift bringer” (Porter, 1987, p.60) that brings benefits and blessings for them; consequently, the madmen would have happiness, intelligence, and creativity. Furthermore, Porter explains the religious meaning of the idea “good madness” (Ibid., p.83) that has a strong association between God and the worshipper, unlike the “bad madness” (Ibid.) that is associated with Satan and evils. For the madman in A Madman’s Manuscript , his madness is considered as a bad one due to his predecessors’ wrongdoings and their sins; hence, he is insulting his race and their sins. Moreover, the idea of madness as power, greatness and pride in Dickens’ A Madman’s Manuscript makes the madman suffers differently from some aspects of madness, melancholia, monomania, schizophrenia, and hysteria. The madman suffers and because of his “sadness and the great fear” (Foucault, 1988, p.120), he becomes fully obsessed with melancholic notions and thoughts. For example, his wife’s dislike to him makes him melancholic and very depressed. Then he decides to kill her rather than to see her with someone else. The complete obsession with killing his spouse makes him monomaniac as well. In addition to the madman’s character as melancholic and monomaniac, he is schizophrenic. The reality distortions are a symptom of schizophrenia that the madman suffers from. The “internal heat” (Ibid., p.139) inside the body makes the madman acts hysterically when he sees the people celebrating on street, and he is not able to join them due to his insanity. Therefore, Dickens’ characterization of the madman in the story is so special and unique. Finally, A Madman’s Manuscript is an expressive short story that illustrates different notions of madness rather than its consideration as a mental disorder or illness.

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01 Jan 2009
TL;DR: In this paper, Molinaro discusses the evolution, if any, of the concept of status quo since the end of Ottoman rule and into the British Mandate, and points out that the lack of a formal list of Holy Places is a major issue and an accurate legal-historical context is necessary in order to identify the nature and authority of the various claims made by the different religious communities in Jerusalem.
Abstract: historical-legal overview, discussing the evolution, if any, of the concept of Status Quo since the end of Ottoman rule and into the British Mandate. The discussion of the war-time agreements and other documents is often too general. Despite being an overview, this section is superficial due to the lack of specific details, limited bibliography and short discussion of the documents themselves which had a large impact, direct and indirect, on the Holy Places of Jerusalem. Furthermore, in this chapter a second major problem with this work becomes apparent. Molinaro relies on a very limited number of sources, and does not include the most up-to-date publications. His discussion of the Balfour Declaration (p. 52-54), for example, is not supported by any of the seminal works available. Unfortunately, chapter three is also affected by a basic factual error: leading Zionist Nahum Sokolow is described as a professor of chemistry at the University of Manchester; however, Sokolow was a journalist and the position discussed was occupied by another Zionist leader, Chaim Weizmann. In chapter four Molinaro clarifies how the Status Quo also became a modus vivendi between the newly-created State of Israel and its Arab neighbours, mainly Jordan, which controlled Jerusalem’s Old City until 1967. The overview of this contested historical period is quite general, but allows Molinaro to simply provide information to the readers, rather than take a stand. In the last chapter, Molinaro proceeds to present a more legalistic discussion in relation to the legal regime applied to the Holy Places of Jerusalem. Molinaro points out that the lack of a formal list of Holy Places is a major issue and, as such, an accurate legal-historical context is necessary in order to identify the nature and authority of the various claims made by the different religious communities in Jerusalem. According to the context provided by Molinaro, communities and not individuals are entitled to claims, and this principle, linked with a clear definition of the objects, should guide any future agreements in the Peace Process in relation to the Holy Places of Jerusalem. Another considerable problem with Molinaro’s work concerns editing. There is no consistency in referencing non-English works, as sometimes titles are given in English translation, other times in their original title. Chapters are divided into short sections, which allow them to be very focussed, but undermines any fluidity to the narrative. Overall, in terms of aims and analyses, Molinaro’s book has the potential to be an outstanding work, dealing with a very complex subject. However, a number of problems highlighted earlier contribute to weaken the general value of this work.

26 citations

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01 Jan 1998

18 citations

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TL;DR: In the past half century, the research on emotions of foreign language learners (FLL) has shifted the focus from an exclusive analysis of negative emotions to a more holistic study of both negative emotions and positive emotions, and currently to mediators of multiple emotions as mentioned in this paper .
Abstract: In the past half century, the research on emotions of foreign language learners (FLL) has shifted the focus from an exclusive analysis of negative emotions to a more holistic study of both negative emotions and positive emotions, and currently to mediators of multiple emotions. Of the FLL’s negative emotions, foreign language anxiety (FLA) attracts the most attention. Researchers have widely discussed the relationship between FLA and foreign language achievement, the influencing factors of FLA, the dynamicity of FLA as well as regulation and intervention strategies of FLA. Foreign language enjoyment (FLE) is the most heavily studied research subject on FLL’s positive emotions. Researchers generally focus on the influencing factors of FLE, the dynamicity of FLE and the relationship between FLE and FLA. With the implementation of holistic education, emotional intelligence (EI), a mediator of multiple emotions of FLL, has been becoming a newly hot topic in the field of FLL’s emotions. By reviewing the previous studies, this paper proposes that the future research on FLL emotion needs to expand the research perspectives, enrich the research topics, and innovate the research methods.

7 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper , the authors analyse the response of UK academics to the UK government decision to cut international development research funding as part of the overseas aid budget reduction, undertaken in March 2021.
Abstract: ABSTRACT In this article, we analyse the response of UK academics to the UK government decision to cut international development research funding as part of the overseas aid budget reduction, undertaken in March 2021. This decision affects and will have long-lasting effects on any research project involving the UK and international partners, particularly in Global South contexts. We use Critical Metaphor Analysis (CMA) to analyse news, blogs, interviews that UK-based academics wrote in response to the cuts announcement, from 11 March 2021 to 30 April 2021. We identified the following metaphors: CUTS ARE AN ENTITY; CUTS ARE A THREAT, CUTS ARE ILLNESS, CUTS ARE VIOLENCE; plus, on the other hand, RESEARCH IS HEALTH, RESEARCH IS A JOURNEY, RESEARCH IS CONNECTION. UK academics have used ‘idioms of distress’, which are cultural expressions, often metaphorical, through which people articulate distress. Therefore, our contribution is threefold. First, we suggest that the metaphors used have a persuasive and evaluative aim and function. Second, we open up a space for an interdisciplinarity between CMA and ‘idioms of distress’. Third, we warn about the need for the UK government and responsible institutional bodies to restore communication and trust with the global academic research community in International Development.

2 citations

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TL;DR: In this article , the authors explore the value of quality dimensions of accounting information systems (AIS) success, as represented by system quality (SQ), information quality (IQ) and service quality (sVQ), on the effectiveness of management during financial crises.
Abstract: The primary purpose of this research is to explore the value of quality dimensions of accounting information systems (AIS) success, as represented by system quality (SQ), information quality (IQ) and service quality (SVQ), on the effectiveness of management during financial crises. This paper highlights the mediation role of system usage (SU) in those associations in the context of a government ministry. Descriptive analytical and quantitative approaches were adopted, using a questionnaire as the data collection instrument and selecting employees of the Palestinian Ministry of Finance as a population sample for the research. A total of 141 questionnaires were distributed, of which 105 were valid for statistical analysis. In the data analysis, the partial least squares (PLS) and structural equation modelling (SEM) techniques were adopted using SmartPLS software. The results indicate a direct significant effect between SQ, IQ, SVQ, and managing during financial crises in the research context. The mediation of SU in the influence between IQ, SQ, and managing during financial crises in the governmental context is clear. Conversely, this mediation was not demonstrated in the effect of SVQ. The research emphasizes the necessity of adopting high-quality AIS in terms of SQ, IQ and SVQ because of their critical role in enhancing management effectiveness during a financial crisis. The advancement and wider employment of AIS that have high-quality characteristics can improve management tasks during a financial crisis, increasing the ability to contain the crisis and reduce its broader repercussions.

1 citations