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Remembering Childhood in the Middle East: Memoirs from a Century of Change

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Growing up is a universal experience, but the particularities of homeland, culture, ethnicity, religion, family, and so on make every childhood unique. To give Western readers insight into what growing up in the Middle East was like in the twentieth century, this book gathers thirty-six original memoirs written by Middle Eastern men and women about their own childhoods. <P>Elizabeth Warnock Fernea, a well-known writer of books and documentary films about women and the family in the Middle East, has collected stories of childhoods spent in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey. The accounts span the entire twentieth century, a full range of ethnicities and religions, and the social spectrum from aristocracy to peasantry. They are grouped by eras, for which Fernea provides a concise historical sketch, and include a brief biography of each contributor. The introduction by anthropologist Robert A. Fernea sets the memoirs in the larger context of Middle Eastern life and culture. <P>As a collection, the memoirs offer an unprecedented opportunity to look at the same period in history in the same region of the world from a variety of very different remembered experiences. At times dramatic, humorous, or tragic, and always deeply felt, the memoirs document the diversity and richness of people's lives in the modern Middle East.

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Growing up is a universal experience, but the particularities of homeland, culture, ethnicity, religion, family, and so on make every childhood unique. To give Western readers insight into what growing up in the Middle East was like in the twentieth century, this book gathers thirty-six original memoirs written by Middle Eastern men and women about their own childhoods.

Elizabeth Warnock Fernea, a well-known writer of books and documentary films about women and the family in the Middle East, has collected stories of childhoods spent in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey. The accounts span the entire twentieth century, a full range of ethnicities and religions, and the social spectrum from aristocracy to peasantry. They are grouped by eras, for which Fernea provides a concise historical sketch, and include a brief biography of each contributor. The introduction by anthropologist Robert A. Fernea sets the memoirs in the larger context of Middle Eastern life and culture.

As a collection, the memoirs offer an unprecedented opportunity to look at the same period in history in the same region of the world from a variety of very different remembered experiences. At times dramatic, humorous, or tragic, and always deeply felt, the memoirs document the diversity and richness of people's lives in the modern Middle East.

Table of Contents

The end of the Ottoman Empire (1923) / Mohammed Fadhel Jamali (Iraq) ; Nazik Jawdat (Syria/Lebanon) ; Charles Issawi (Egypt) ; Mansur al-Hazimi (Saudi Arabia) ; Janset Shami (Jordan) ; Selma Khadra Jayyusi (Palestine) — European colonial rule and the rise of Arab nationalism (1830-1967) — Establishment of the state of Israel (1948) / Hoda Naamani (Syria/Lebanon) ; Yildiray Erdener (Turkey) ; Hassan Aziz Hassan (Egypt) ; Basima Bezirgan (Iraq) ; Afaf Lutfi al-Sayyid Marsot (Egypt) ; Mohammed Ghanoonparvar (Iran) ; Avraham Zilkha (Israel) ; Halim Barakat (Syria/Lebanon) ; Gèuneli Gèun (Turkey) ; Zbida Shetlan (Tunisia) ; Mahnaz Afkhami (Iran) — New nations (1952-1963) — Oil wealth and OPEC (1973) — Israeli-Palestinian wars (1967, 1973) — Camp David treaty (1979) — Iranian revolution (1979) / Salah-Dine Hammoud (Morocco) ; Saif Abbas Dehrab (Kuwait) ; Hamza al-Din (Egypt) ; Akile Gursoy (Turkey) ; Rafiq Abdul Rahman (Palestine) ; Abdul Aziz Abbassi (Morocco) ; Fedwa Malti-Douglas (Lebanon) ; Awad Abdelrahim Abdelgader (Sudan) ; Ali Eftekari (Iran) — The post-colonial Middle East (1971) / Shafeeq N. Ghabra (Kuwait) ; Maysoon Pachachi (Iraq) ; Esther Raizen (Israel) ; Lilia Labidi (Tunisia) ; Suad Joseph (Lebanon/United States) ; Abdelaziz Jadir (Morocco) ; Nahid Rachlin (Iran) ; Mustafa Mirzeler (Turkey/Kurdistan) ; Leila Abouzeid (Morocco) ; Ronda Abou-Bakr (Egypt).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292725478
Editor:
Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock
Introduction:
Fernea, Robert A.
Introduction by:
Fernea, Robert A.
Introduction:
Fernea, Robert A.
Editor:
Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock
Compiled by:
Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock
Compiled:
Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock
Author:
Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock
Compiled:
Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin, Tex.
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Ethnic relations
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Middle East Social life and customs.
Subject:
Biography-Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
61
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.34x6.06x.97 in. 1.17 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Growing up is a universal experience, but the particularities of homeland, culture, ethnicity, religion, family, and so on make every childhood unique. To give Western readers insight into what growing up in the Middle East was like in the twentieth century, this book gathers thirty-six original memoirs written by Middle Eastern men and women about their own childhoods.

Elizabeth Warnock Fernea, a well-known writer of books and documentary films about women and the family in the Middle East, has collected stories of childhoods spent in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey. The accounts span the entire twentieth century, a full range of ethnicities and religions, and the social spectrum from aristocracy to peasantry. They are grouped by eras, for which Fernea provides a concise historical sketch, and include a brief biography of each contributor. The introduction by anthropologist Robert A. Fernea sets the memoirs in the larger context of Middle Eastern life and culture.

As a collection, the memoirs offer an unprecedented opportunity to look at the same period in history in the same region of the world from a variety of very different remembered experiences. At times dramatic, humorous, or tragic, and always deeply felt, the memoirs document the diversity and richness of people's lives in the modern Middle East.

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