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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.

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
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:
488
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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