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Building a House in HeavenPious Neoliberalism and Islamic Charity in Egypt

Building a House in Heaven: Pious Neoliberalism and Islamic Charity in Egypt

Mona Atia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689156
eISBN:
9781452949215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689156.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Building a House in Heaven uses Islamic charity as a lens through which to understand the relations between the economy, state and religion in Mubarak era Egypt. My approach links questions of ... More

Cairo PopYouth Music in Contemporary Egypt

Cairo Pop: Youth Music in Contemporary Egypt

Daniel J. Gilman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689279
eISBN:
9781452949260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689279.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book represents the first scholarly engagement with shababiyya, the genre of popular music that dominates consumption in the Arab world in general and Egypt in particular. This genre is hugely ... More

The Calligraphic StateTextual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Brinkley Messick

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This combination of anthropology, history, and postmodern theory examines the changing relation of writing and authority in a Muslim society from the late nineteenth century to the present. The ... More

Everyday Sectarianism in Urban LebanonInfrastructures, Public Services, and Power

Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon: Infrastructures, Public Services, and Power

Joanne Randa Nucho

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168968
eISBN:
9781400883004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168968.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

What causes violent conflicts around the Middle East? All too often, the answer is sectarianism—popularly viewed as a timeless and intractable force that leads religious groups to conflict. This book ... More

Facts on the GroundArchaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society

Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society

Nadia Abu El-Haj

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226001944
eISBN:
9780226002156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226002156.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Archaeology in Israel is truly a national obsession, a practice through which national identity—and national rights—have long been asserted. But how and why did archaeology emerge as such a pervasive ... More

Food and PowerA Culinary Ethnography of Israel

Food and Power: A Culinary Ethnography of Israel

Nir Avieli

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520290099
eISBN:
9780520964419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290099.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Drawing on ethnography conducted in Israel since the late 1990s, this book considers how power is produced, reproduced, negotiated, and subverted in the contemporary Israeli culinary sphere. The book ... More

Government of PaperThe Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan

Government of Paper: The Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan

Matthew S. Hull

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272149
eISBN:
9780520951884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272149.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

In the electronic age, documents appear to have escaped their paper confinement. But we are still surrounded by flows of paper with enormous consequences. In the planned city of Islamabad, order and ... More

The Graves of TarimGenealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean

The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean

Engseng Ho

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244535
eISBN:
9780520938694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244535.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book narrates the movement of an old diaspora across the Indian Ocean over the past five hundred years. Ranging from Arabia to India and Southeast Asia, the book explores the transcultural ... More

Heroes of the AgeMoral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier

Heroes of the Age: Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier

David Edwards

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520200630
eISBN:
9780520916319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200630.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Much of the political turmoil that has occurred in Afghanistan since the Marxist revolution of 1978 has been attributed to the dispute between Soviet-aligned Marxists and the religious extremists ... More

Imagining the ArabsArab Identity and the Rise of Islam

Imagining the Arabs: Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam

Peter Webb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474408264
eISBN:
9781474421867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408264.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Who are the Arabs? When did people begin calling themselves Arabs? And what was the Arabs’ role in the rise of Islam? Investigating these core questions about Arab identity and history by marshalling ... More

An Invitation to LaughterA Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World

An Invitation to Laughter: A Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World

Fuad I. Khuri

Sonia Jalbout Khuri (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226434766
eISBN:
9780226434759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434759.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

For the author of this book, a distinguished career as an anthropologist began not because of typical concerns like accessibility, money, or status, but because the very idea of an occupation that ... More

Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Jonathan Benthall

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book is the fruit of twenty years’ reflection on Islamic charities, both in practical terms and as a key to understand the crisis in contemporary Islam. On the one hand Islam is undervalued as a ... More

Land of the UnconquerableThe Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Jennifer Heath and Ashraf Zahedi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Reaching beyond sensational headlines, this book offers a three-dimensional portrait of Afghan women. In a series of wide-ranging, deeply reflective essays, scholars, humanitarian workers, ... More

Lawrence of ArabiaA Film's Anthropology

Lawrence of Arabia: A Film's Anthropology

Steven Caton

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210820
eISBN:
9780520919891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210820.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Combining ethnography, film criticism, and extensive knowledge of the Middle East, this book presents an examination of the classic film, Lawrence of Arabia. The book is interested in why this epic ... More

Mass MediationsNew Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond

Mass Mediations: New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond

Walter Armbrust (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219250
eISBN:
9780520923096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219250.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Offering a diversity of perspectives, this collection examines how popular culture through mass media defines the scale and character of social interaction in the Middle East. The contributors ... More

Memories of AbsenceHow Muslims Remember Jews in Morocco

Memories of Absence: How Muslims Remember Jews in Morocco

Aomar Boum

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804786997
eISBN:
9780804788519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786997.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Once a thriving community, by the late 1980s, 240,000 Jews had emigrated from Morocco. Today fewer than 4,000 Jews remain. Despite a centuries-long presence, the Jewish narrative in Moroccan history ... More

A Nation of EmpireThe Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity

A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity

Michael Meeker

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225268
eISBN:
9780520929128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225268.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This study of modern Turkey is the result of many years of ethnographic fieldwork and archival research. The author combines anthropological and historical methods to examine the transition from the ... More

Paradoxes of GreenLandscapes of a City-State

Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State

Gareth Doherty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285019
eISBN:
9780520960626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285019.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This innovative multidisciplinary study considers the concept of green from multiple perspectives—aesthetic, architectural, environmental, political, and social—in the Kingdom of Bahrain, where green ... More

The Prophet's PulpitIslamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt

The Prophet's Pulpit: Islamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt

Patrick Gaffney

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084711
eISBN:
9780520914582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084711.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Muslim preaching has been central in forming public opinion, building grassroots organizations, and developing leadership cadres for the wider Islamist agenda. Based on in-depth field research in ... More

Putting Islam to WorkEducation, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt

Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt

Gregory Starrett

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209268
eISBN:
9780520919303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209268.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The development of mass education and the mass media have transformed the Islamic tradition in contemporary Egypt and the wider Muslim world. This book focuses on the historical interplay of power ... More

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