A companion to the anthropology of the Middle East / edited by Soraya Altorki. - 1 online resource (xxv, 542 pages). - Blackwell companions to anthropology ; 27 . - Blackwell companions to anthropology ; 27. .

Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references and index at the end of each chapters.

Notes on Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction: Theoretical and Conceptual Issues -- Enduring Concerns, Resilient Tropes, and New Departures: Reading the Companion / Theory and Thematics in the Anthropology of the Middle East / Structure/Agency and the Anthropology of the Middle East / Reflections on the Politics of Middle East Studies / Culture and Everyday Life -- The Politics of Aesthetics in the Muslim Middle East / Dreams and the Miraculous / Refiguring Islam / In the Garden of the Sexes: Of Men, Women, Gaze, and Hair / Trajectories of Gendered Labor / The Politics of Poetry / Social Relations and Social Movements -- Medical Anthropology in the Middle East and North Africa / From Rural Development to Environmental Anthropology / Displacement and Dispossession in the Middle East / Anthropology and Humanitarianism in the Middle East / Anthropologies of Middle Eastern Diasporas / The Invention of the Mizrahim / The Mizrahi Cinema of Displacement / Social Movements and Revolution / Law, Politics, and the State -- Justice between Islamic Sharia and Liberal Law: Remarks on the Egyptian Context / The Notion of Arab Culture and the "Colonial Present" / Rethinking Anthropology of Neoliberalism in the Middle East / "States of Aspiration": Anthropology and New Questions for the Middle East / Rethinking the "Post-Ottoman": Anatolian Armenians as an Ethnographic Perspective / Reframing the Middle Eastern City: Thoughts on New Research / Pop Culture and New Media -- Middle Eastern Music and Popular Culture / New Media and Electronic Networks / Index. Deniz Kandiyoti -- Suad Joseph -- Soraya Altorki -- Steven C. Caton -- Martin Stokes -- Amira Mittermaier -- Nada Moumtaz -- Shahla Haeri -- Livia Wick -- J. Andrew Bush -- Jessica Newman and Marcia C. Inhorn -- Nicholas S. Hopkins -- Dawn Chatty -- Ilana Feldman -- Paul A. Silverstein -- Ella Shohat -- Ella Shohat -- Zeina Zaatari -- Hussein Ali Agrama -- Mayssoun Sukarieh -- Julia Elyachar -- Michelle Obeid -- Hakem Al-Rustom -- Kamran Asdar Ali -- John Philip Rode Schaefer -- Mark Allen Peterson -- Part I. Part II. Part III. Part IV. Part V.

"A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East presents a comprehensive overview of current trends and future directions in anthropological research and activism in the modern Middle East"--

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Ethnology--Middle East.
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Middle East--Social life and customs.
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