Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East

Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East
Author: Donna Lee Bowen,Evelyn A. Early
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780253214904
ISBN 13: 0253214904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East Book Review:

A revised and updated edition of a popular and widely used text

Life as Politics

Life as Politics
Author: Asef Bayat
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN 10: 080478633X
ISBN 13: 9780804786331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life as Politics Book Review:

Prior to 2011, popular imagination perceived the Muslim Middle East as unchanging and unchangeable, frozen in its own traditions and history. In Life as Politics, Asef Bayat argues that such presumptions fail to recognize the routine, yet important, ways in which ordinary people make meaningful change through everyday actions. First published just months before the Arab Spring swept across the region, this timely and prophetic book sheds light on the ongoing acts of protest, practice, and direct daily action. The second edition includes three new chapters on the Arab Spring and Iran's Green Movement and is fully updated to reflect recent events. At heart, the book remains a study of agency in times of constraint. In addition to ongoing protests, millions of people across the Middle East are effecting transformation through the discovery and creation of new social spaces within which to make their claims heard. This eye-opening book makes an important contribution to global debates over the meaning of social movements and the dynamics of social change.

Armies of Sand

Armies of Sand
Author: Kenneth Michael Pollack
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 0190906960
ISBN 13: 9780190906962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Armies of Sand Book Review:

Armies of Sand asks, 'why have Arab militaries fought so poorly in the modern era?' It examines the performance of over two-dozen Arab militaries from 1948 to 2017, and compares them to a half-dozen non-Arab militaries, to conclude that politics, economics, and culture all contributed to the past weakness of Arab armies.

Daily Life in the Medieval Islamic World

Daily Life in the Medieval Islamic World
Author: James E. Lindsay
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780313322709
ISBN 13: 0313322708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Life in the Medieval Islamic World Book Review:

From the time of its birth in Mecca in the 7th century C.E., Islam and the Islamic world rapidly expanded outward, extending to Spain and West Africa in the west, and to Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent in the east. An examination of the daily life in these Islamic regions provides insight into a civilized, powerful, and economically stable culture, where large metropolitan centers such as Damascus, Baghdad, and Cairo thrived in many areas, including intellectual and scientific inquiry. In contrast with medieval Europe, there is little common knowledge in the West of the culture and history of this vibrant world, as different from our own in terms of the political, religious, and social values it possessed, as it is similar in terms of the underlying human situation that supports such values. This book provides an intimate look into the daily life of the medieval Islamic world, and is thus an invaluable resource for students and general readers alike interested in understanding this world, so different, and yet so connected, to our own.

A History of Muslims Christians and Jews in the Middle East

A History of Muslims  Christians  and Jews in the Middle East
Author: Heather J. Sharkey
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2017-04-03
ISBN 10: 052176937X
ISBN 13: 9780521769372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Muslims Christians and Jews in the Middle East Book Review:

This book traces the history of conflict and contact between Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Ottoman Middle East prior to 1914.

Changing Qatar

Changing Qatar
Author: Geoff Harkness
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 1479854824
ISBN 13: 9781479854820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changing Qatar Book Review:

A cultural study of modern Qatar and how it navigates change and tradition Qatar, an ambitious country in the Arabian Gulf, grabbed headlines as the first Middle Eastern nation selected to host the FIFA World Cup. As the wealthiest country in the world—and one of the fastest-growing—it is known for its capital, Doha, which boasts a striking, futuristic skyline. In Changing Qatar, Geoff Harkness takes us beyond the headlines, providing a fresh perspective on modern-day life in the increasingly visible Gulf. Drawing on three years of immersive fieldwork and more than a hundred interviews, he describes a country in transition, one struggling to negotiate the fluid boundaries of culture, tradition, and modernity. Harkness shows how Qataris reaffirm—and challenge—traditions in many areas of everyday life, from dating and marriage, to clothing and humor, to gender and sports. A cultural study of citizenship in modern Qatar, this book offers an illuminating portrait that cannot be found elsewhere.

Life as Politics

Life as Politics
Author: Asef Bayat
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0804769230
ISBN 13: 9780804769235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life as Politics Book Review:

Offering a window into the complex social processes in a too-often-misunderstood part of the world, this unique book provides a much-needed Middle Eastern perspective on global debates over social movements and the dynamics of social change.

Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East

Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
Author: Daniel G. Bates,Amal Rassam
Publsiher: Pearson
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105110305872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East Book Review:

This book provides readers with a topical, social-anthropological introduction to the Middle East. It synthesizes historical, ethnographic, and socioeconomic data within a social science framework., and places in proper context the region's distinctive "way of life" --which has always been at the crossroads of cultures and civilizations. Comprehensive and straightforward coverage includes distinctive theoretical forms without the use of social science jargon.. Chapter topics include the prophet, religion, identity, and culture of Islam; communal identities and ethnic groups; pastoralism and nomadic society; agriculture and the changing village; cities and urban life; women and the social order; leadership, patronage, and tribalism as local organizations of power; and challenges and dilemmas facing the Middle East today. For individuals who want to explore problems, patterns, and cultural processes of the area known as the "central Middle East."

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East
Author: Soraya Altorki
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN 10: 1118475615
ISBN 13: 9781118475614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East Book Review:

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East presents a comprehensive overview of current trends and future directions in anthropological research and activism in the modern Middle East. Featuring contributions from a wide range of distinguished contemporary scholars of Middle East anthropology, chapters encompass the entire breadth of the region’s cultural, social, political, and religious diversity. Numerous issues covering various aspects of Middle Eastern anthropological concerns are addressed—topics drawn from religion, the arts, language, and politics to political economy, the law, human rights, multiculturalism, and globalization. Within each topic explored, individual authors focus on the most pressing methodological and theoretical concerns raised by contemporary scholars, along with key conceptual breakthroughs, gaps in the literature, and fruitful areas for further research. Timely and thought-provoking, A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East is an invaluable resource for anthropologists and other social scientists seeking a better understanding of the complex relationship between the East and West in our new global environments.

Middle East Insight

Middle East Insight
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000085345704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Middle East Insight Book Review:

Anthropology of the Middle East

Anthropology of the Middle East
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105132698114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthropology of the Middle East Book Review:

Islam and the Everyday World

Islam and the Everyday World
Author: Sohrab Behdad,Farhad Nomani
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-11-22
ISBN 10: 1134206747
ISBN 13: 9781134206742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam and the Everyday World Book Review:

This is a new examination of how Shari’a law affects public policy both theoretically and in practice, across a wide range of public policy areas, including for example human rights and family law. The process by which public policy is decided - through elections, debates, political processes, and political discourse - has an additional dimension in the Islamic world. This is because Shari'a (divine law) has a great deal to say on many mundane matters of everyday life and must be taken into account in matters of public policy. In addition, matters are complicated further by the fact that there are differing interpretations of the Shari'a and how it should be applied to contemporary social issues. Written by leading experts in their field, this is the first comprehensive single volume analysis of Islam and public policy in the English language and offers further understanding of Islam and its wider social and political implications.

Old Texts New Practices

Old Texts  New Practices
Author: Etty Terem
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014-04-16
ISBN 10: 0804790841
ISBN 13: 9780804790840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Texts New Practices Book Review:

In 1910, al-Mahdi al-Wazzani, a prominent Moroccan Islamic scholar completed his massive compilation of Maliki fatwas. An eleven-volume set, it is the most extensive collection of fatwas written and published in the Arab Middle East during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Al-Wazzani's legal opinions addressed practical concerns and questions: What are the ethical and legal duties of Muslims residing under European rule? Is emigration from non-Muslim territory an absolute duty? Is it ethical for Muslim merchants to travel to Europe? Is it legal to consume European-manufactured goods? It was his expectation that these fatwas would help the Muslim community navigate the modern world. In considering al-Wazzani's work, this book explores the creative process of transforming Islamic law to guarantee the survival of a Muslim community in a changing world. It is the first study to treat Islamic revival and reform from discourses informed by the sociolegal concerns that shaped the daily lives of ordinary people. Etty Terem challenges conventional scholarship that presents Islamic tradition as inimical to modernity and, in so doing, provides a new framework for conceptualizing modern Islamic reform. Her innovative and insightful reorientation constructs the origins of modern Islam as firmly rooted in the messy complexity of everyday life.

Women s Roles in the Middle East and North Africa

Women s Roles in the Middle East and North Africa
Author: Ruth Margolies Beitler,Angelica R. Martinez
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000067810062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Roles in the Middle East and North Africa Book Review:

Explores the roles of Middle Eastern and North African women, discussing the relationship between women and religion, work, family, law, and culture and noting the differences wrought by time period and location.

The Middle East South Asia Folklore Bulletin

The Middle East   South Asia Folklore Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000088002898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle East South Asia Folklore Bulletin Book Review:

Current Contents of Periodicals on the Middle East

Current Contents of Periodicals on the Middle East
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105073067097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Contents of Periodicals on the Middle East Book Review:

Israel Studies

Israel Studies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015072438206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Israel Studies Book Review:

The Changing World of Christianity

The Changing World of Christianity
Author: Dyron B. Daughrity
Publsiher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105215508115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing World of Christianity Book Review:

Christianity has changed. Formerly known as the religion of Europe and North America, it is now a religion of the Global South: Asia, Africa, and Latin America. However, Christianity has never been merely a Western phenomenon - it has always been a borderless religion. Indeed, in six of the world's eight cultural blocks, Christianity is the largest faith. With convenient maps, helpful statistics, and concise histories of each of the world's major cultural blocks, The Changing World of Christianity is a dynamic guide for understanding Christianity's new ethos. From Ireland to Papua New Guinea, Argentina to China, South Africa to Russia, this book provides a clear and encyclopedic look at Christianity, the world's largest and most global religion.

Al Raida

Al Raida
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112086646335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Al Raida Book Review:

Choice

Choice
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105123444304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choice Book Review: