9780385485203

The Arab World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780385485203

  • ISBN10:

    0385485204

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1997-06-16
  • Publisher: Anchor
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Summary

In the ten years since Anchor first published Elizabeth and Robert Fernea's award-winningThe Arab World: Personal Encounters, vast political and economic shifts have taken place: the end of the Iran/Iraq War and the Lebanese civil war; the outbreak of the Gulf War; the historic 1993 peace accords between Israel and the Palestinians, to name just a few. Which is why the Ferneas, leading scholars in Middle Eastern studies, felt a need to return to the same towns and cities they had written about previously-to see how these changes had affected the region and the people who live in it. The authors reveal the human face of the Arab World as they revisit and talk with newsmakers and colleagues, old friends and new. Their forty years of experience in the region help illuminate the human consequences of changes all too often discussed in abstractions and generalizations: the military conflicts, new urbanization, labor migration, religious revival, as well as radical changes in the roles of men, women, and the family. With new chapters on Baghdad, Beirut, Amman, Jerusalem, Marrakech, and Cairo, this new edition ofThe Arab Worldwill strengthen its reputation as a book "which should be required reading for anyone with a serious interest in the Middle East" (The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs).

Table of Contents

Preface/Acknowledgments xiii(2)
Introduction xv
I Lebanon 3(70)
1. Beirut, 1956
3(5)
2. Beirut, 1981
8(25)
3. COMMENT: Lebanon as Ideal Compromise
33(3)
4. Beirut, 1995
36(29)
5. COMMENT: Unity and Diversity in Islam
65(8)
II Jordan 73(52)
1. Amman, 1981
73(15)
2. COMMENT: Colonialism East and West
88(8)
3. Amman, 1996
96(22)
4. COMMENT: Arab Leadership
118(7)
III Morocco 125(88)
1. Marrakech, 1971, 1976
125(20)
2. Marrakech, 1982
145(25)
3. COMMENT: The Business of Markets
170(7)
4. Marrakech, 1993
177(30)
5. COMMENT: The Idea of the Family in the Arab World
207(6)
IV Egypt 213(138)
1. Egypt and Nubia, 1959
213(27)
2. COMMENT: Domestication of the Nile
240(3)
3. Egypt and Nubia, 1981
243(57)
4. COMMENT: Labor Migration, Old and New Styles
300(5)
5. Egypt and Nubia, 1996
305(37)
6. COMMENT: Nubia Now That the Future Is the Past
342(9)
V Saudi Arabia 351(36)
1. Hail, 1983
351(26)
2. COMMENT: The Anthropologist in the Field
377(5)
3. Postscript, 1996
382(5)
VI Israel and the West Bank 387(60)
1. The West Bank, 1983
387(17)
2. The West Bank, 1991, 1994
404(34)
3. COMMENT: Religious Fundamentalism
438(4)
4. Postscript, 1996
442(5)
VII Iraq 447(92)
1. Baghdad and Al-Nahra, 1956, 1983
447(17)
2. COMMENT: The Bodies Politic
464(6)
3. Baghdad and Al-Nahra, 1996
470(59)
CONCLUSION: The End of Patriarchy?
529(10)
Index 539(13)
Permissions 552

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