Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East Book

Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East


  • Author : Donna Lee Bowen
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN 10 : 0253214904

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Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East Excerpt :

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

Life as Politics Book

Life as Politics


  • Author : Asef Bayat
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804786331

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Life as Politics Excerpt :

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.

Everyday Life in South Asia Book

Everyday Life in South Asia


  • Author : Diane P. Mines
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 581
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253354730

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Everyday Life in South Asia Excerpt :

An introduction to the peoples and cultures of South Asia

The Virginity Trap in the Middle East Book

The Virginity Trap in the Middle East


  • Author : D. Ghanim
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-05-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137507082

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The Virginity Trap in the Middle East Excerpt :

This book is a social critique of the cultural taboo of the female virginity in the Middle East. It highlights the unobtainability of this cultural myth and its multilevel destructive influences on various aspects of social life.

Islam and Politics in the Middle East Book

Islam and Politics in the Middle East


  • Author : Mark Tessler
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-06-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253016577

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Islam and Politics in the Middle East Excerpt :

Some of the most pressing questions in the Middle East and North Africa today revolve around the proper place of Islamic institutions and authorities in governance and political affairs. Drawing on data from 42 surveys carried out in fifteen countries between 1988 and 2011, representing the opinions of more than 60,000 men and women, this study investigates the reasons that some individuals support a central role for Islam in government while others favor a separation of religion and politics. Utilizing his newly constructed Carnegie Middle East Governance and Islam Dataset, which has been placed in the public domain for use by other researchers, Mark Tessler formulates and tests hypotheses about the views held by ordinary citizens, offering insights into the individual and country-level factors that shape attitudes toward political Islam.

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East Book

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East


  • Author : Soraya Altorki
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-05-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118475652

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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. Named as one of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles of 2016 Offers critical perspectives on the theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical goals of anthropology in the Middle East Analyzes the conditions of cultural and social transformation in the Middle Eastern region and its relations with other areas of the world Features contributions by top experts in various Middle East anthropological specialties Features in-depth coverage of issues drawn from religion, the arts, language, politics, political economy, the law, human rights, multiculturalism, and globalization

Inconceivable Iran Book

Inconceivable Iran


  • Author : Soraya Tremayne
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2022-10-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800736726

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Celebrating the 50th volume of the landmark Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality series, this book offers a much-needed analysis of shifting reproductive policies and practices in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a society that is usually represented as either “revolutionary” or “oppressive.” Instead, Tremayne reflects on more than four decades of research arguing that changing reproductive behaviors on the part of ordinary Iranians must always be viewed against the backdrop of core cultural values and traditions, which are often reinforced, instead of radically altered, by new reproductive technologies, juridical opinions, and state policies.

A Companion to the History of the Middle East Book

A Companion to the History of the Middle East


  • Author : Youssef M. Choueiri
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-04-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405152044

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A Companion to the History of the Middle East offers a fresh account of the multifaceted and multi-layered history of this region. A fresh account of the multifaceted and multi-layered history of the Middle East Comprises 26 newly-commissioned essays by leading international scholars Primarily focused on the modern and contemporary periods Covers religious, social, cultural, economic, political and military history Treats the region as four differentiated political units – Iran, Turkey, Israel and the Arab world Includes a section on current issues, such as oil, urban growth, the role of women, and democratic human rights

International Studies Book

International Studies


  • Author : Sheldon Anderson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-04-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429974786

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International Studies Excerpt :

This core text is the first to provide a much-needed interdisciplinary approach to international studies. Emphasizing the interconnected nature of history, geography, anthropology, economics, and political science, International Studies details the methodologies and subject matter of each discipline then applies these discipline lenses to seven regions: Europe; East Asia and the Pacific; South and Central Asia; sub-Saharan Africa; the Middle East and North Africa; Latin America; and North America. This disciplinary and regional combination provides an indispensable, cohesive framework for understanding global issues. The fully updated fourth edition includes four new global issues chapters: The Refugee Crisis in Europe; The Syrian Civil War and the Rise of the Islamic State; Global Climate Change; and The Globalization of Modern Sports. .

International Studies Book

International Studies


  • Author : Stanley Toops
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-28
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000440522

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This book provides a much-needed classroom text in international studies that is genuinely interdisciplinary in its approach. International Studies focuses specifically on five core disciplines; history, geography, anthropology, political science and economics, and describes them in relation to one another, as well as their individual and collective contributions to the study of global issues. The expert authors also emphasize the continuing importance of area studies within an interdisciplinary and global framework, applying its interdisciplinary framework to substantive issues in seven regions: Europe, East Asia and the Pacific, South and Central Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and North America. This new edition has been completely updated and substantially revised with two new chapters on Media, Sovereignty and Cybersecurity and Sustainable Development. This disciplinary and regional combination offers a useful and cohesive framework for teaching students a substantive and comprehensive approach to understanding global issues.

The Islamic Middle East Book

The Islamic Middle East


  • Author : Charles Lindholm
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-04-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470695425

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The Islamic Middle East is a rare, thought-provoking account of the origins, nature, and evolution of Islam that provides a historical perspective vital to understanding the contemporary Middle East.

Islam  Modernity  Violence  and Everyday Life Book

Islam Modernity Violence and Everyday Life


  • Author : A. Ahmad
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2009-03-02
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230619562

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Islam Modernity Violence and Everyday Life Excerpt :

This book offers a better insight into the comparison of Western and Islamic cultures, with studies that address the issues of Islam and modernity, violence in Islamic law and history, and respect for individuals' privacy in Islamic cultures.

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 20  3 4 Book

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 20 3 4


  • Author : Necva B. Kazimov
  • Publisher : International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
  • Release Date : 2022-11-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), established in 1984, is a quarterly, double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world including subjects such as anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.

Islam  Family Life  and Gender Inequality in Urban China Book

Islam Family Life and Gender Inequality in Urban China


  • Author : Xiaowei Zang
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-06-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136588761

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This book studies the relationship between Islam, family processes, and gender inequality among Uyghur Muslims in Ürümchi, China. Empirically, it shows in quantitative terms the extent of gender inequalities among Uyghur Muslims in Ürümchi and tests whether the gender inequalities are a difference in kind or in degree. It examines five aspects of gender inequality: employment, income, household task accomplishment, home management, and spousal power. Theoretically, it investigates how Islamic affiliation and family life affect Uyghur women’s status. Zang’s research involved rare and privileged access to a setting which is difficult for foreign scholars to study due to political restrictions. The data are drawn from fieldwork in Ürümchi between 2005 and 2008, which include a survey of 577 families, field observations, and 200 in-depth interviews with local Uyghurs. The book combines qualitative and quantitative data and methods to study gendered behavior and outcomes. The author’s study reinterprets family power and offers a more nuanced analysis of gender and domestic power in China and makes a pioneering effort to study spousal power, gender inequality in labor market outcomes, and gender inequality in household chores among members of ethnic minorities in China. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of ethnic studies, Chinese studies, Asian anthropology and cultural sociology.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology Book

The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology


  • Author : Richard Fardon
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2012-07-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 1184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446266014

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In two volumes, the SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology provides the definitive overview of contemporary research in the discipline. It explains the what, where, and how of current and anticipated work in Social Anthropology. With 80 authors, contributing more than 60 chapters, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date statement of research in Social Anthropology available and the essential point of departure for future projects. The Handbook is divided into four sections: -Part I: Interfaces examines Social Anthropology's disciplinary connections, from Art and Literature to Politics and Economics, from Linguistics to Biomedicine, from History to Media Studies. -Part II: Places examines place, region, culture, and history, from regional, area studies to a globalized world -Part III: Methods examines issues of method; from archives to war zones, from development projects to art objects, and from ethics to comparison -Part IV: Futures anticipates anthropologies to come: in the Brain Sciences; in post-Development; in the Body and Health; and in new Technologies and Materialities Edited by the leading figures in social anthropology, the Handbook includes a substantive introduction by Richard Fardon, a think piece by Jean and John Comaroff, and a concluding last word on futures by Marilyn Strathern. The authors - each at the leading edge of the discipline - contribute in-depth chapters on both the foundational ideas and the latest research. Comprehensive and detailed, this magisterial Handbook overviews the last 25 years of the social anthropological imagination. It will speak to scholars in Social Anthropology and its many related disciplines.