everyday life in the muslim middle east

Book Title : Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East
Author : Donna Lee Bowen
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release Date : 2002
Pages : 411
ISBN : 0253214904
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Focuses on the experiences of ordinary men, women, and children from across the Middle East--from Iran and Afghanistan in the east to Morocco in the west--the 35 stories, poems, and essays here vividly convey an intimate sense of life in the Middle East today.

Book Title : The Virginity Trap in the Middle East
Author : D. Ghanim
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2015-05-19
Pages : 200
ISBN : 9781137507082
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This book is a social critique of the cultural taboo of the female virginity in the Middle East. It highlights the unobtainability of this cultural myth and its multilevel destructive influences on various aspects of social life.

Book Title : Islam and Politics in the Middle East
Author : Mark Tessler
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release Date : 2015-06-22
Pages : 264
ISBN : 9780253016577
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Some of the most pressing questions in the Middle East and North Africa today revolve around the proper place of Islamic institutions and authorities in governance and political affairs. Drawing on data from 42 surveys carried out in fifteen countries between 1988 and 2011, representing the opinions of more than 60,000 men and women, this study investigates the reasons that some individuals support a central role for Islam in government while others favor a separation of religion and politics. Utilizing his newly constructed Carnegie Middle East Governance and Islam Dataset, which has been placed in the public domain for use by other researchers, Mark Tessler formulates and tests hypotheses about the views held by ordinary citizens, offering insights into the individual and country-level factors that shape attitudes toward political Islam.

Book Title : A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East
Author : Soraya Altorki
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2015-05-04
Pages : 568
ISBN : 9781118475652
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East presents a comprehensive overview of current trends and future directions in anthropological research and activism in the modern Middle East. Named as one of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles of 2016 Offers critical perspectives on the theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical goals of anthropology in the Middle East Analyzes the conditions of cultural and social transformation in the Middle Eastern region and its relations with other areas of the world Features contributions by top experts in various Middle East anthropological specialties Features in-depth coverage of issues drawn from religion, the arts, language, politics, political economy, the law, human rights, multiculturalism, and globalization

Book Title : Life as Politics
Author : Asef Bayat
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release Date : 2010
Pages : 304
ISBN : 9780804769235
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Offering a window into the complex social processes in a too-often-misunderstood part of the world, this unique book provides a much-needed Middle Eastern perspective on global debates over social movements and the dynamics of social change.

Book Title : Teen Life in the Middle East
Author : ʻAlī Akbar Mahdī
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date : 2003
Pages : 268
ISBN : 031331893X
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The typical day, interests, and familial, social, and cultural lives of Middle Eastern teens are examined with unprecedented insight.

Book Title : Children in the Muslim Middle East
Author : Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release Date : 2014-05-02
Pages : 495
ISBN : 9780292763746
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Today nearly half of all people in the Middle East are under the age of fifteen. Yet little is known about the new generation of boys and girls who are growing up in a world vastly different from that of their parents, a generation who will be the leaders of tomorrow. This groundbreaking anthology is an attempt to look at the current situation of children by presenting materials by both Middle Eastern and Western scholars. Many of the works have been translated from Arabic, Persian, and French. The forty-one pieces are organized into sections on the history of childhood, growing up, health, work, education, politics and war, and play and the arts. They are presented in many forms: essays in history and social science, poems, proverbs, lullabies, games, and short stories. Countries represented are Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Israel/West Bank, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Lebanon, Turkey, Yemen, and Afghanistan. This book complements Elizabeth Fernea's earlier works, Women and the Family in the Middle East and Middle Eastern Muslim Women Speak (coedited with Basima Bezirgan). Like them, it will be important reading for everyone interested in the Middle East and in women's and children's issues.

Book Title : Arab Women in the Middle Ages
Author : Shirley Guthrie
Publisher : Saqi
Release Date : 2013-08-01
Pages : 268
ISBN : 9780863567643
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Regardless of social rank and religion, whether Christian, Jew, or Muslim, Arab women in the middle ages played an important role in the functioning of society. This book is a journey into their daily lives, their private spaces and public roles. First we are introduced into the women's sanctuaries, their homes, and what occurs within its realm - marriage and contraception, childbirth and childcare, culinary traditions, body and beauty rituals - providing rare insight into the rites and rituals prevalent among the different communities of the time. These women were also much present in the public arena and made important contributions in the fields of scholarship and the affairs of state. A number of them were benefactresses, poets, calligraphers, teachers and sales women. Others were singing girls, professional mourners, bath-attendants and prostitutes. How these women managed their daily affairs, both personal and professional, defined their roles in the wider spheres of society. Drawing from the Islamic traditions, as well as legal documents, historical sources and popular chronicles of the time, Guthrie's book offers an informative study of an area which remaisn relatively unexplored. 'A useful survey on Arab (mostly Muslim) women's lives in past centuries.' RJAS 'Of greatest use to educators and lecturers looking for diverse and entertaining details of various aspects of medieval Near Eastern social life.' International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 'Reveals a broad understanding of the subject' MESA Bulletin

Book Title : A Manual for American Servicemen in the Arab Middle East
Author : William D. Wunderle
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date : 2008-05
Pages : 128
ISBN : 9781602392779
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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An American officer presents an invaluable handbook for dealing with cultural issues in the Middle East during military operations.

Book Title : Money Makes Us Relatives
Author : Jenny B. White
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2004-08-02
Pages : 200
ISBN : 9781134358083
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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In the rural immigrant community of Istanbul, poor women spend up to fifty hours a week producing goods for export, yet deny that they actually 'work'. Money Makes Us Relatives asks why Turkish society devalues women's work, concealing its existence while creating a vast pool of cheap labor for the world market. Drawing on two years of ethnographic fieldwork among family producers and pieceworkers, and using fascinating case studies throughout, Jenny B. White shows how women's paid work is viewed in terms of kinship relations of reciprocity and obligation - an extension of domestic work for the family, which is culturally valued but poorly compensated. Whilst offering the benefits of social identity and long-term security, women's work also reflects global capitalism's ability to capture local cultural norms, and to use these to lower production costs and create exploitative conditions. This fully revised second edition includes a new introduction and conclusion, updated references, comparative material on women's labor elsewhere in the world, and brand new material on Islam, globalization, gender and Turkish family life. It is an important contribution to debates about women's participation in late global capitalism.