Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
Edition: 2nd 2001
List price: $116.00
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Description: 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 lifewhich 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.
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List price: $116.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/6/2000
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|The Setting: Human Geography and Historical Background|
|Islam: The Prophet and the Religion|
|Islam as Identity, Islam as Culture|
|Communal Identities and Ethnic Groups|
|Pastoralism and Nomadic Society|
|Agriculture and the Changing Village|
|Cities and Urban Life|
|Kinship, Marriage, and the Family|
|Women and the Social Order|
|Local Organization of Power: Leadership, Patronage, and Tribalism|
|Challenges and Dilemmas: The Middle East Today|