Posted on March 19, 2014
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Edited by Rosie Bsheer and John Warner
A number of significant developments in the region make this an opportune moment to revisit our first JADMAG, Theorizing the Arabian Peninsula, edited by Rosie Bsheer and John Warner. The contributing authors’ concerns that rentier state theory obscures the fundamental dependence of national petroleum economies on a global capitalist labor market have been reinforced by recent investigations into the scale of migrant worker deaths in Qatar, home of the 2022 World Cup.