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Cover -- Table of Contents -- Title page -- Notes on Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- REFERENCES -- A Note on the Transliteration of Middle Eastern Language Words, Terms, and Expressions -- PART I: Introduction: Theoretical and Conceptual Issues -- CHAPTER 1: Enduring Concerns, Resilient Tropes, and New Departures -- Troubled Legacies: Knowledge Production in the Middle East -- Post-Area Studies Scholarship: Sources of Inspiration -- The Power of Paradigms and the Place of Ethnography -- Mind the Gap: Integrating Political Economy -- Cross-Overs and Cross-Fertilization -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 2: Theory and Thematics in the Anthropology of the Middle East -- Part I Locating the Middle East in Anthropology -- Part II Middle East Anthropology Theory and Thematics-Late 1970s to 2014 -- The Middle East Unbounded -- An Anthropology of Islam -- Women and Gender -- Queer Studies and Sexualities -- State/Citizenship/Civil Society/Law/Political Movements, and Institutions -- Wars, Revolutions, Violence, Neoliberalism -- Urban Studies -- Family Studies: Rethinking the "P's"-Women/Gender/Masculinity/Femininity -- Performance, Media Studies, and Reflexivity -- Science and Technology Studies -- The Historical Turn -- Part III Lacuna, Silences, Absences -- Class/Division of Labor/Economies/Women and Work/the Market/Neoliberalism -- Race, Racialization -- Social/Political Movements/Everyday Politics/Everyday State -- Arab Families -- Youth, Children, and Socialization -- Intentionality/Subjectivity -- Intersectionalities and Sexualities -- The Global Middle East in Western Europe and the Rest -- Part IV Next Generation of Middle East Anthropologists -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 3: Structure/Agency and the Anthropology of the Middle East -- The Shift to "Macro-Anthropology" and Post-Structuralism.
Structure and Agency in Some Classic Works on the Anthropology of the Middle East -- REFERENCES -- Contentious Collective Action -- CHAPTER 4: Reflections on the Politics of Middle East Studies -- REFERENCES -- PART II: Culture and Everyday Life -- CHAPTER 5: The Politics of Aesthetics in the Muslim Middle East -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 6: Dreams and the Miraculous -- Defining the Terms -- Notes on Methodology -- The Ordinariness of the Extraordinary -- Power and Politics -- Religious/Secular -- Looking Ahead, or: The Emergent -- REFERENCES -- Acknowledgments -- CHAPTER 7: Refiguring Islam -- Islamic Tradition: Theoretical Intervention -- Early Elaborations of Islamic Tradition: Historical-Ethnographic Investigations -- Second Wave -- Aspiration and Challenges to Coherence for Practitioners -- Coherence as Aspiration of Tradition: Transformation, Orthodoxy, and Authority -- Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- Acknowledgments -- CHAPTER 8: In the Garden of the Sexes -- A Cosmic Gender Encounter -- The Breach: Patriarchy, Power, and Gender -- The Crisis: Garden Contested -- Redressive Action -- Arranging a Marriage? -- Reintegration: Garden Appropriated -- Some Reflections -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 9: Trajectories of Gendered Labor -- Stories, Work, and Questions -- The Emplotment of Labor -- Exhaustion -- Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 10: The Politics of Poetry -- Ethics: Poetry and Values -- Form: Politics of Non-Poetry -- Subjectivity: Plurality and Interdependence -- Recitation: Temporalities of Repetition -- Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- Acknowledgments -- PART III: Social Relations and Social Movements -- CHAPTER 11: Medical Anthropology in the Middle East and North Africa -- Introduction -- Competing Medical Systems -- The Anthropology of Reproduction -- The Biotechnological Turn: Infertility and Assisted Reproduction -- Religion and Bioethics.
Future Directions -- Glossary of Acronyms -- REFERENCES -- Acknowledgments -- CHAPTER 12: From Rural Development to Environmental Anthropology -- Rural Development -- Rural Development and Agricultural Development -- Middle East Ecology -- Mode of Production -- Testour and Ghanima -- Musha -- Water and Development in Central Tunisia -- Morocco's Eastern Province (Oriental) -- Sustainability and Environmental Threats -- Water-Borne Pollution (Blue Agenda) -- Broad Issues -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 13: Displacement and Dispossession in the Middle East -- Origins of the Field of Displacement and Forced Migration Studies -- Critical Anthropological Concepts in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies -- Classic Studies of People Who Have Been Forced to Move in the Middle East -- Anthropology of Forced Migration in the Contemporary Middle East: Recalling the Past -- Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 14: Anthropology and Humanitarianism in the Middle East -- Themes in the Anthropology of Humanitarianism -- Ethics and Politics of Humanitarian Action -- Humanitarian Worlds -- Humanitarianism in the Middle East -- The Case of Palestine -- New Directions in Humanitarian Practice and Research: Islamic Humanitarianism -- Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 15: Anthropologies of Middle Eastern Diasporas -- Diasporic Affiliation -- The Ethnographer's Task -- The Worlds (Not) Left Behind -- Diasporic Ecumene -- Abject Subjects and Flourishing Citizens -- Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 16a: The Invention of the Mizrahim -- Islam, Mizrahim, and Zionist Historiography -- The Aporias of Nationalism -- The Making of Mizrahi Identity -- Reconceptualizing Identity: Toward Mizrahi Studies -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 16b: The Mizrahi Cinema of Displacement -- The Mizrahi Cinema of Displacement -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 17: Social Movements and Revolution1.
What are Social Movements? Theoretical Trends -- Debates in Social Movement Theorizing -- Anthropology and Social Movements -- Social Movements and the MENA: Debates and Questions -- Protest Movements, Public Mobilizations, and Revolutions -- New Social Movements-Collective Identity -- Conclusion -- Acronyms -- REFERENCES -- PART IV: Law, Politics, and the State -- CHAPTER 18: Justice between Islamic Sharia and Liberal Law -- Introduction: A Framing of the Question -- Justice from the Standpoint of Action -- Presuppositions and Styles of Judging -- The Problem of Violence for Justice in Liberal Law -- Some Preliminary Observations on 'Adl -- Notes on Nineteenth-Century Transformations of 'Adl -- Comparison -- Concluding Thoughts -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 19: The Notion of Arab Culture and the "Colonial Present" -- Introduction -- Colonialism, Culture, and Development: Literature Review -- Development in Aqaba -- Culture as Impediment -- Culture as Asset -- Culture as Business -- Culture as Political Ideology -- Culturalization of the Economy -- Resistance from Below -- Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 20: Rethinking Anthropology of Neoliberalism in the Middle East -- Anthropologies of Neoliberalism in the Middle East -- Neoliberalism and the Origins of Market Society -- Anthropology of Value, Markets, and Violence in Africa and the Middle East -- A World without Price: Value, Visibility, and the Calculation Debate -- Rationality and the Market: Rethinking the Gift and the Market -- Finance, Banks, and Creation of the Public Sector -- Invisible and Tacit Knowledge just before Neoliberalism -- The Calculation Debate Comes to Egypt -- Economic Anthropology of the Middle East -- Making Market Society after Iraq -- REFERENCES -- Acknowledgments -- CHAPTER 21: "States of Aspiration" -- Where Is the State? (Ayna al-dawla?).
Between Welfare and Domination: State-Society Relations -- States of Aspiration: Hope and Desire for the State -- New Anthropologies of the State in the Middle East -- REFERENCES -- Acknowledgments -- CHAPTER 22: Rethinking the "Post-Ottoman" -- The Scope -- Intertwined Histories: The Balkans -- Overlapping Territories: The Kurds -- Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- Acknowledgments -- CHAPTER 23: Reframing the Middle Eastern City -- The Spatial Turn -- Smaller Towns -- The Gendered City -- The Politics of the Poor -- Land and Infrastructure -- Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- PART V: Pop Culture and New Media -- CHAPTER 24: Middle Eastern Music and Popular Culture -- Family Resemblances -- Anthropology in Middle Eastern Popular Culture and Music -- The People Demand Sustainable and Authentic Cultural Futures -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 25: New Media and Electronic Networks1 -- Media Practices and the Arab Uprisings -- What Makes Media "New"? -- Media Ecologies -- Changing Media Practices -- Nations, Nationalism, and New Media -- Global Networks and Diasporas -- Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- Index -- End User License Agreement.
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. Offers critical perspectives on the theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical goals of anthropology in the Middle East Analyzes the conditions of cultural and social transformation in the Middle Eastern region and its relations with other areas of the world Features contributions by top experts in various Middle East anthropological specialties Features in-depth coverage of issues drawn from religion, the arts, language, politics, political economy, the law, human rights, multiculturalism, and globalization.
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