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Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa Into the New Millennium

ISBN-10: 0253007534
ISBN-13: 9780253007537
Edition: 2012
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Description: This volume combines ethnographic accounts of fieldwork with overviews of recent anthropological literature about the region on topics such as Islam, gender, youth, and new media that are of particular relevance for understanding the "Arab Spring"  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 6/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 414
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

This volume combines ethnographic accounts of fieldwork with overviews of recent anthropological literature about the region on topics such as Islam, gender, youth, and new media that are of particular relevance for understanding the "Arab Spring" of 2011. It addresses contemporary debates about modernity, nation building, and the link between the ideology of power and the production of knowledge. Contributors include established and emerging scholars known for the depth and quality of their ethnographic writing and for their interventions in current theory.

Chrysanthi S. Leon is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware.Sherine Hafez is Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of California, Riverside, and the author of The Terms of Empowerment: Islamic Women’s Activism in Cairo .

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Power and Knowledge in the Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa
Knowledge Production in the Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa
State of the State of the Art Studies: An Introduction to the Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa
Occluding Difference: Ethnic Identity and the Shifting Zones of Theory on the Middle East and North Africa
Anthropology's Middle Eastern Prehistory: An Archaeology of Knowledge
The Pragmatics and Politics of Anthropological Collaboration on the North African Frontier
The Post-Cold War Politics of Middle East Anthropology: Insights from a Transitional Generation Confronting the War on Terror
Subjectivities: Youth, Gender, Family, and Tribe in the Middle Eastern and North African Nation-State
Anthropology of the Future: Arab Youth and the State of the State
The Memory Work of Anthropologists: Notes Toward a Gendered Politics of Memory in Conflict Zones-Sudan and Eritrea
Rejecting Authenticity in the Desert Landscapes of the Modern Middle East: Development Processes in the Jiddat il-Harasiis, Oman
Notable Families and Capitalist Parasites in Egypt's Former Free Zone: Law, Trade, and Uncertainty
Anthropology of Religion and Secularism in the Middle East and North Africa
Will the Rational Religious Subject Please Stand Up? Muslim Subjects and the Analytics of Religion
Defining (and Enforcing) Islam in Secular Turkey
Shari'a in the Diaspora: Displacement, Exclusion, and the Anthropology of the Traveling Middle East
A Place to Belong: Colonial Pasts, Modern Discourses, and Contraceptive Practices in Morocco
Anthropology and New Media in the Virtual Middle East and North Africa
"Our Master's Call": Mass Media and the People in Morocco's 1975 Green March
The Construction of Virtual Identities: Online Tribalism in Saudi Arabia and Beyond
Youth, Peace, and New Media in the Middle East
References
List of Contributors
Index

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