The Middle East and Central Asia

The Middle East and Central Asia : An Anthropological Approach

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Based on a synthesis of the extensive research of Middle Eastern and Western scholars, this lively anthropological introduction to the Middle East and Central Asia explores the socio-political complexities of the those regions and introduces students to the questions that have been, and are being, developed by scholars and writers concerned with the two regions.show more

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  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131230190
  • 9780131230194

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Anthropology, the Middle East, and Central Asia. 2. Intellectual Predecessors: East and West. II. LOCATION: REGIONS, ECONOMY, AND SOCIETY. 3. Village and Community. 4. Pastoral Nomadism. 5. Cities in Their Place. III. CONSTRUCTED MEANINGS. 6. What Is a Tribe? 7. Personal and Family Relationships. 8. Change in Practical Ideologies: Self, Gender, and Ethnicity. 9. The Cultural Order of Complex Societies. IV. RELIGION AND EXPERIENCE. 10. Islam and the 'Religions of the Book.' V. THE SHAPE OF CHANGE. 11. State Authority and Society. Glossary. Index.show more

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