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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"[A] timely, well-researched and written analysis of popular and private life that is too often underestimated or overlooked yet which constitutes the majority of human existence in a region too often viewed from the narrow constraints of the state and its unrepresentative elites." --John Entelis

"The broadening of Islamic studies (or regional studies on Islam) to include study of ordinary people, their daily lives, and popular cultures has been long overdue. [An] extremely interesting and innovative study which, in its own way, successfully challenges the pervasive misperception of the Middle East simply as a conflict-prone region." --Journal of Islamic Studies

"... provides useful background reading for introductory courses to everyday history of the Middle East." --Journal of Palestine Studies

"presents a grassroots look at what it is like to actually live in the Muslim Middle East... from Aghanistan and Iran to Morocco. [It] shows how religion is an important part, but not the sole part, of these people's lives." --Middle East Insight

"This book is a welcome addition to the literature...." --The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

Focusing 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 collected in this anthology vividly convey an intimate sense of life in the Middle East today. Newly revised and updated to reflect recent changes in Middle East politics and society, this anthology will engage students and scholars of this vast and complex region.

Contributors include Lila Abu-Lughod, Jon W. Anderson, Walter Armbrust, Bishara Bahbah, Brian Barber, Anne H. Betteridge, Annabelle Boucher, Donna Lee Bowen, Steven C. Caton, Dawn Chatty, Driss Chraibi, Susan Shaefer Davis, Kevin Dwyer, Evelyn A. Early, Christine Eickelman, Dale Eickelman, Elizabeth Fernea, Angel Foster, Erika Friedl, Steve Howard, Michael E. Jansen, Margaret Mills, Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Emily Nasrallah, Kristina Nelson, Susan Ossman, Tayib Salih, Diane Singerman, Susan Slyomovics, Jenny White, and Quintan Wiktorowicz.

Synopsis:

The substantially revised ad updated third edition of Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East focuses n the experiences  of ordinary men, women, and children from the region. Readers will gain a grassroots apprecation of Middle East life, culture, and society that recognizes the impact of wars and uprisings as well as changes to Islamic practice due to advances in technology. It also explores the influence of social media on politics and labor relations and the changing status of women, family values, marriage, childrearing, gender, and gay rights. This dynamic and imaginative volume continues to provide a rich resource for understanding contemporary Muslim culture in the Middle East.

About the Author

Donna Lee Bowen is Professor of Political Science and Near Eastern Studies at Brigham Young University.

Evelyn A. Early, anthropologist and consultant, is a former senior foreign service office.

Becky Schulthies is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:

Introduction

Part 1: Generations and Life Passages

Introduction

1. Traditional Songs from Boir Ahmad Erika Friedl

2. Growing Up in Morocco Susan Shaefer Davis

3. Explosion Emily Nasrallah

4. 'Of the Dust and the Wind': Arranged Marriage in Afghanistan Margaret Mills

5. Two Weddings Jenny White

6. Editing al-Fajr: A Palestinian Newspaper in Jerusalem Bishara Bahbah

7. The Son's Return Driss Chraibi

8. The Funeral Driss Chraibi

Part 2: Gender Relations

Introduction

9. Sexuality and Sexual Health of Young Tunisian Women Angel Foster

10. A Thorny Side of Marriage in Iran Erika Friedl

11. Harasiis Marriage, Divorce and Companionship Dawn Chatty

12. Oil, Fertility and Women's Status in Oman Christine Eickelman

13. Law Stories Ziba Mir-Hosseini

14. The Veiled Revolution Elizabeth Fernea

Part 3: Home, Community, and Work

Introduction

15. The Doum Tree of Wad Hamid Tayeb Salih

16. Abortion and the Ethics of Life Donna Lee Bowen

17. Worlds of Beauty in Morocco Susan Ossman

18. Chalk and Dust: Teachers' Lives in Rural Sudan Steve Howard

19. Networking in Cairo Diane Singerman

20. Politics, Politics, and More Politics: Youth Life Experience in the Gaza Strip Brian Barber

21. Islamist Activism in Jordan Quintan Wiktorowicz

Part 4: Popular Expression of Religion

Introduction

22. Inside the Islamic Reformation Dale Eickelman

23. The Sound of the Divine in Daily Life Kristina Nelson

24. Abu Illya and Zakat Donna Lee Bowen

25. An American Woman on the Hajj Michael E. Jansen

26. Abdul Qadar and the Sheep of `Aid al-Adha Donna Lee Bowen

27. Women and Shrines in Shiraz Anne H. Betteridge

28. Transmission of Sunni Islamic Knowledge in Syria Annabelle Boucher

29. Islam's New Interpreters Jon W. Anderson

Part 5: Performance and Entertainment

Introduction

30. Syrian Television Drama: Permitted Political Discourse Evelyn A. Early

31. Christmatizing Ramadan Walter Armbrust

32. Moroccan Film-making: A Long Voyage through the Straits of Paradox Kevin Dwyer

33. Prison Literature and Human Rights Susan Slyomovics

34. "To Mount at-Tiyal He Declared": Some Poetry from the Yemeni Civil War Steven C. Caton

35. Sad Songs of the Western Desert Lila Abu-Lughod

Glossary

Selected Readings

Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253214904
Editor:
Bowen, Donna Lee
Editor:
Early, Evelyn A.
Editor:
Bowen, Donna Lee
Editor:
Early, Evelyn A.
Author:
Schulthies, Becky
Author:
Bowen, Donna Lee
Author:
Early, Evelyn A.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, Ind.
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Africa, north
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Middle East Social life and customs.
Subject:
Africa, North Social life and customs.
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Subject:
Middle Eastern
Subject:
Middle Eastern Studies
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
2nd ed.
Series:
Indiana Series in Middle East Studies
Series Volume:
no. 183
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
43 bandw illustrations
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.13 x 6.13 in

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The substantially revised ad updated third edition of Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East focuses n the experiences  of ordinary men, women, and children from the region. Readers will gain a grassroots apprecation of Middle East life, culture, and society that recognizes the impact of wars and uprisings as well as changes to Islamic practice due to advances in technology. It also explores the influence of social media on politics and labor relations and the changing status of women, family values, marriage, childrearing, gender, and gay rights. This dynamic and imaginative volume continues to provide a rich resource for understanding contemporary Muslim culture in the Middle East.

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