Middle East A Cultural Psychology
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Description: For over a decade the Middle East has monopolized news headlines in the West. Journalists and commentators regularly speculate that the region's turmoil may stem from the psychological momentum of its cultural traditions or of a "tribal" or "fatalistic" mentality. Yet few studies of the region's cultural psychology have provided a critical synthesis of psychological research on Middle Eastern societies. Drawing on autobiographies, literary works, ethnographic accounts, and life-history interviews, The Middle East: A Cultural Psychology offers the first comprehensive summary of psychological writings on the region, covering works by psychologists, anthropologists, and sociologists written in English, Arabic, and French. Rejecting stereotypic descriptions of the "Arab mind" or "Muslim mentality," Gary Gregg adopts a life-span development framework, examining influences on development in the context of recent work in cultural psychology, and compares Middle Eastern patterns less with Western middle class norms than with those described for the region's neighbors: Hindu India, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Mediterranean shore of Europe. The psychological writings overwhelmingly suggest that the region's strife stems much less from a stubborn adherence to tradition and resistance to modernity than from widespread frustration with broken promises of modernization - with the slow and halting pace of economic progress and democratization. A sophisticated account of the Middle East's cultural psychology, this book provides students, researchers, policy-makers, and all those interested in the culture and psychology of the region with invaluable insight into the lives, families, and socialrelationships of Middle Easterners as they struggle to reconcile the lure of Westernized life-styles with traditional values.
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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/21/2005
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
|Cultural Context of Development|
|The Social Ecology of Psychological Development|
|Honor and Islam: Shaping Emotions, Traits, and Selves|
|Periods of Psychological Development|
|Introduction to Part II|
|Childbirth and Infant Care|
|Early Adulthood and Identity|
|Patterns and Lives: Development Through the Life-Span|
|Afterword: A Research Agenda|