Middle East and Central Asia An Anthropological Approach

ISBN-10: 0130336785
ISBN-13: 9780130336781
Edition: 4th 2002 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $112.40
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/3/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

For junior/senior-level courses in Anthropology, History, Political Science, Religious Studies, International Relations, Middle East Studies, and Islamic Studies. Based on a synthesis of the extensive research of Middle Eastern and Western scholars, and the author's own research, this lively anthropological introduction to the Middle East and Central Asia explores the socio-political complexities of those regions and introduces students to the questions that have been, and are being, developed by scholars and writers concerned with the two regions.

Robert J. Shiller is the Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics at Yale University. Also the author of the award-winning "Macro Markets" as well as "Market Volatility", he lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Introduction
Anthropology, the Middle East, and Central Asia
Intellectual Predecessors: East and West
Locations: Region, Economy, and Society
Village and Community
Pastoral Nomadism
Cities in Their Place
Constructed Meanings
What Is a Tribe?
Personal and Family Relationships
Change in Practical Ideologies: Self, Gender, and Ethnicity
The Cultural Order of Complex Societies
Religion and Experience
Islam and the "Religions of the Book"
The Shape of Change
State Authority and Society
Appendix: Internet Resources for the Middle East and Central Asia
Glossary
Index

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