Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa

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  1. The Scandal of Continuity in Middle East Anthropology
    Despite a rich history of ethnographic research in Middle Eastern societies, the region is frequently portrayed as marginal to anthropology. The contributors to this volume reject this view and show how the Middle East is in fact... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2019
    Hardback | £70.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  2. Women of the Midan
    In Women of the Midan, Sherine Hafez demonstrates how women were a central part of revolutionary process of the Arab Spring. Women not only protested in the streets of Cairo, they demanded democracy, social justice, and renegotiation... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2019
    Hardback | £70.00
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  3. Latinos in Israel
    Latinos in Israel charts the unexpected ways that non-citizen immigrants become potential citizens. In the late 1980s Latin Americans of Christian background started arriving in Israel as labor migrants. Alejandro Paz examines... Learn More
    Published: 25th October 2018
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  4. The Gnawa Lions
    Traditionally gnawa musicians in Morocco played for all-night ceremonies where communities gathered to invite spirits to heal mental, physical, and social ills untreatable by other means. Now gnawa music can be heard on the streets... Learn More
    Published: 6th August 2018
    Hardback | £70.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  5. Everyday Life in Global Morocco
    Following the story of one middle class family as they work, eat, love, and grow, Everyday Life in Global Morocco provides a moving and engaging exploration of how world issues impact lives. Rachel Newcomb shows how larger issues... Learn More
    Published: 25th September 2017
    Hardback | £50.00
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  6. Space and Mobility in Palestine
    Professor Julie Peteet believes that the concept of mobility is key to understanding how place and space act as forms of power, identity, and meaning among Palestinians in Israel today. In Space and Mobility in Palestine, she... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2017
    Hardback | £66.00
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  7. The Politics of Suffering
    The Politics of Suffering examines the confluence of international aid, humanitarian relief, and economic development within the space of the Palestinian refugee camp. Nell Gabiam describes the interactions between UNRWA, the... Learn More
    Published: 9th May 2016
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  8. Learning in Morocco
    Learning in Morocco offers a rare look inside public education in the Middle East. While policymakers see a crisis in education based on demographics and financing, Moroccan high school students point to the effects of a highly... Learn More
    Published: 18th April 2016
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  9. Syria's Democratic Years
    The years 1954–1958 in Syria are popularly known as "The Democratic Years," a brief period of civilian government before the consolidation of authoritarian rule. Kevin W. Martin provides a cultural history of the period and... Learn More
    Published: 24th November 2015
    Hardback | £70.00
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  10. The Pearl of Dari
    The Pearl of Dari takes us into the heart of Afghan refugee life in the Islamic Republic of Iran through a rich ethnographic portrait of the circle of poets and intellectuals who make up the "Pearl of Dari" cultural organization.... Learn More
    Published: 16th November 2015
    Hardback | £70.00
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  11. Music and the Armenian Diaspora
    Survivors of the Armenian genocide of 1915 and their descendants have used music to adjust to a life in exile and counter fears of obscurity. In this nuanced and richly detailed study, Sylvia Angelique Alajaji shows how the boundaries... Learn More
    Published: 7th September 2015
    Hardback | £62.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  12. Shi'i Cosmopolitanisms in Africa
    Mara A. Leichtman offers an in-depth study of Shi‘i Islam in two very different communities in Senegal: the well-established Lebanese diaspora and Senegalese "converts" from Sunni to Shi‘i Islam of recent decades. Sharing... Learn More
    Published: 27th August 2015
    Hardback | £66.00
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  13. Jaffa Shared and Shattered
    Binational cities play a pivotal role in situations of long-term conflict, and few places have been more marked by the tension between intimate proximity and visceral hostility than Jaffa, one of the "mixed towns" of Israel/Palestine.... Learn More
    Published: 24th August 2015
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  14. Performing al-Andalus
    Performing al-Andalus explores three musical cultures that claim a connection to the music of medieval Iberia, the Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus, known for its complex mix of Arab, North African, Christian, and Jewish influences.... Learn More
    Published: 28th July 2015
    Hardback | £62.00
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  15. Egypt in the Future Tense
    Against the backdrop of the revolutionary uprisings of 2011–2013, Samuli Schielke asks how ordinary Egyptians confront the great promises and grand schemes of religious commitment, middle class respectability, romantic love,... Learn More
    Published: 5th March 2015
    Hardback | £66.00
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  16. The Middle East and Brazil
    Connections between Brazil and the Middle East have a long history, but the importance of these interactions has been heightened in recent years by the rise of Brazil as a champion of the global south, mass mobilizations in the... Learn More
    Published: 15th July 2014
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