Culture and Dignity Dialogues Between the Middle East and the West

ISBN-10: 111831901X
ISBN-13: 9781118319017
Edition: 2013
Authors: Laura Nader
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

In Culture and Dignity - Dialogues between the Middle East and the West, renowned cultural anthropologist Laura Nader examines the historical and ethnographic roots of the complex relationship between the East and the West, revealing how cultural differences can lead to violence or a more peaceful co-existence.Outlines an anthropology for the 21st century that focuses on the myriad connections between peoples—especially the critical intercultural dialogues between the cultures of the East and the WestTakes an historical and ethnographic approach to studying the intermingling of Arab peoples and the West.Demonstrates how cultural exchange between the East and West is a two-way processPresents an anthropological perspective on issues such as religious fundamentalism, the lives of women and children, notions of violence and order

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Indignities
Naturalizing Difference and the Great Transformation
Comparison, Ethnography, and History
From Rifa' ah al-Tahtawi to Edward Said: Lessons in Culture and Dignity
Introduction
Rifa' ah al-Tahtawi and France
A Hundred Years Later: Edward Said
Concluding Comments
Ethnography as Theory: On the Roots of Controversy in Anthropology
Introduction
Unstated Consensus
Defining Ethnographic Worth: 1896-2000
Ethnographic Audiences
An Outsider Looking In on Anthropology's Ethnography
Concluding Comments
Orientalism, Occidentalism, and the Control of Women
Cultural Hierarchy and Processes of Control
The Specificity of Eastern and Western Grids
Positional Superiority, Thought Systems, and Other Cultures
Ways of Seeing and Comparing - East and West
The Controlling Role of Ideas
The Use of Revolution in Gender Control
Multiple Systems of Female Subordination
Colonialism, Development, Religion, and Gender Control
Conclusion: The Need to Separate Identities
Corporate Fundamentalism: Constructing Childhood in the United States and Elsewhere
Introduction
Manufacturing Culture Bit by Bit
Fundamentalisms: Corporate and Religious
Marketing and Children: The United States
Drugs, Commercialism, and the Biomedical Paradigm: An American Example
When Corporate Profits and Education Meet: The Educational Testing Industry
Fundamentalisms: Economic, Religious, Political
Back to Corporate Fundamentalism: Future Directions
Culture and the Seeds of Nonviolence in the Middle East
Introduction
Disharmonic Westernization and Pilgrimage
Between the Stereotype and Reality
Little Worlds in the International Grip
Culture and Nonviolence: Who Stands to Gain From Peace?
Dignity Becomes Reality
Normative Blindness and Unresolved Human Rights Issues: The Hypocrisy of Our Age
Introduction
Early Constraints
Unresolved Issues
A Nonstate Human Rights Effort
Health and Human Rights
Human Rights and Commercialism
Concluding Remarks
Breaking the Silence: Politics and Professional Autonomy
Introduction
Silence and Dominant Hegemonies
Desensitization
Mistakes Repeated in the Iraq Invasion
Lessons
Lessons Learned
Strategies of Subordination - In Reverse
Macro-histories
Appendix
Index

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