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This volume combines ethnographic accounts of fieldwork with overviews of recent anthropological literature about the region on topics such as Islam, gender, youth, and new media that are of particular relevance for understanding the "Arab Spring" of 2011. It addresses contemporary debates about modernity, nation building, and the link between the ideology of power and the production of knowledge. Contributors include established and emerging scholars known for the depth and quality of their ethnographic writing and for their interventions in current theory.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
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  1. Title
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
  2. pp. 6-7
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-13
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  1. Introduction: Power and Knowledge in the Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa
  2. pp. xiii-xxiv
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  1. PART 1. KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION IN THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
  2. pp. 28-29
  1. 1. State of the State of the Art Studies: An Introduction to the Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa
  2. pp. 3-22
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  1. 2. Occluding Difference: Ethnic Identity and the Shifting Zones of Theory on the Middle East and North Africa
  2. pp. 23-46
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  1. 3. Anthropology’s Middle Eastern Prehistory: An Archaeology of Knowledge
  2. pp. 47-61
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  1. 4. The Pragmatics and Politics of Anthropological Collaboration on the North African Frontier
  2. pp. 63-77
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  1. 5. The Post–Cold War Politics of Middle East Anthropology: Insights from a Transitional Generation Confronting the War on Terror
  2. pp. 79-102
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  1. PART 2. SUBJECTIVITIES: YOUTH, GENDER, FAMILY, AND TRIBE IN THE MIDDLE EASTERN AND NORTH AFRICAN NATION-STATE
  2. pp. 130-131
  1. 6. Anthropology of the Future: Arab Youth and the State of the State
  2. pp. 105-123
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  1. 7. The Memory Work of Anthropologists: Notes Toward a Gendered Politics of Memory in Conflict Zones—Sudan and Eritrea
  2. pp. 125-144
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  1. 8. Rejecting Authenticity in the Desert Landscapes of the Modern Middle East: Development Processes in the Jiddat il-Harasiis, Oman
  2. pp. 145-164
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  1. 9. Notable Families and Capitalist Parasites in Egypt’s Former Free Zone: Law, Trade, and Uncertainty
  2. pp. 165-184
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  1. PART 3. ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION AND SECULARISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
  2. pp. 212-213
  1. 10. Will the Rational Religious Subject Please Stand Up? Muslim Subjects and the Analytics of Religion
  2. pp. 187-201
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  1. 11. Defining (and Enforcing) Islam in Secular Turkey
  2. pp. 203-221
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  1. 12. Shari'a in the Diaspora: Displacement, Exclusion, and the Anthropology of the Traveling Middle East
  2. pp. 223-238
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  1. 13. A Place to Belong: Colonial Pasts, Modern Discourses, and Contraceptive Practices in Morocco
  2. pp. 239-257
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  1. PART 4. ANTHROPOLOGY AND NEW MEDIA IN THE VIRTUAL MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
  2. pp. 286-287
  1. 14. “Our Master’s Call”: Mass Media and the People in Morocco’s 1975 Green March
  2. pp. 261-283
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  1. 15. The Construction of Virtual Identities: Online Tribalism in Saudi Arabia and Beyond
  2. pp. 285-299
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  1. 16. Youth, Peace, and New Media in the Middle East
  2. pp. 301-322
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  1. References
  2. pp. 323-365
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 367-370
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 371-387
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253007612
Related ISBN
9780253007469
MARC Record
OCLC
847948728
Pages
414
Launched on MUSE
2013-10-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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