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Arab Society and Culture: An Essential Guide

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Publisher Comments:

Arab Society and Culture provides wide-ranging essays and supplementary readings that examine recent social and cultural change in Arab societies.

From investigations of consumerism and Islam on the Internet to changing attitudes toward sex, gender, and homosexuality, this collection challenges stereotypes and assesses the impact of increasingly global and mobile lifestyles on family structure, public space, and private life. Emphasis is placed on how local cultures are adapting to global and postmodern transformations.

Samples are taken from a wide range of writings on the Middle East, including essays by Orhan Pamuk, Bertrand Russell, Edward Said, Amin Maalouf, and Nawal El Saadawi. Many of the contributors have US academic posts and affiliations.

Samir Khalaf is a professor of sociology and director of the Center for Behavioral Research at the American University of Beirut. He has held academic appointments at Princeton, Harvard, MIT, and New York University, and is most recently the co-editor of Sexuality in the Arab World (Saqi Books, 2006).

Roseanne Saad Khalaf is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at the American University of Beirut, and she is the co-editor of Transit Beirut (Saqi Books, 2006).

Synopsis:

Essential reading for Middle Eastern studies students and anyone interested in Middle Eastern literature and culture.

About the Author

Samir Khalaf is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Behavioral Research, American University of Beirut. He has held academic appointments at Princeton, Harvard, MIT and New York University. Also by the Same Author Sexuality in the Arab World (Saqi, 978-0-86356-948-7), Heart of Beirut (Saqi, 978-0-86356-542-7) Cultural Resistance: Global and Local Encounters in the Middle East (Saqi, 978-0-86356-814-5) Roseanne Saad Khalaf is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the American University of Beirut. Also by the Same Author Once Upon a Time in Lebanon, Lebanon: Four Journeys to the Past, Themes and Transit Beirut (Saqi, 978-0-86356-568-7)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780863566165
Author:
Khalaf, Samir
Publisher:
Saqi Books
Editor:
Saad Khalaf, Roseanne
Author:
Saad Khalaf, Roseanne
Author:
Khalaf, Roseanne Saad
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
551
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.1 x 1.1 in 30 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Sociology » Islamic Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » Regional Studies

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