Middle East Studies for the New Millennium

Infrastructures of Knowledge

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Author: Seteney Shami,Cynthia Miller-Idriss

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479827789

Category: Education

Page: 512

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Few world regions today are of more pressing social and political interest than the Middle East: hardly a day has passed in the last decade without events there making global news. Understanding the region has never been more important, yet the field of Middle East studies in the United States is in flux, enmeshed in ongoing controversies about the relationship between knowledge and power, the role of the federal government at universities, and ways of knowing “other” cultures and places. Assembling a wide range of scholars immersed in the transformations of their disciplines and the study of this world region, Middle East Studies for the New Millennium explores the big-picture issues affecting the field, from the geopolitics of knowledge production to structural changes in the university to broader political and public contexts. Tracing the development of the field from the early days of the American university to the “Islamophobia” of the present day, this book explores Middle East studies as a discipline and, more generally, its impact on the social sciences and academia. Topics include how different disciplines engage with Middle East scholars, how American universities teach Middle East studies and related fields, and the relationship between scholarship and U.S.-Arab relations, among others. Middle East Studies for the New Millennium presents a comprehensive, authoritative overview of how this crucial field of academic inquiry came to be and where it is going next.

It’s Not Just Academic!

Essays on Sufism and Islamic Studies

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Author: Carl W. Ernst

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9352800095

Category: Religion

Page: 516

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This collection of articles by Carl W Ernst summarizes over 30 years of research, recovering and illuminating remarkable examples of Islamic culture that have been largely overlooked, if not forgotten. It opens with reflections on teaching Islam, focusing on major themes such as Sufism, the Qur’an, the Prophet Muhammad, and Arabic literature. The importance of public scholarship and the questionable opposition between Islam and the West are also addressed. The articles that follow explore multiple facets of Sufism, the ethical and spiritual tradition that has flourished in Muslim societies for over a thousand years. The cumulative effect is to move away from static Orientalist depictions of Sufism and Islam through a series of vivid and creative case studies.

Arab Family Studies

Critical Reviews

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Author: Suad Joseph

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815654243

Category: Social Science

Page: 614

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Family remains the most powerful social idiom and one of the most powerful social structures throughout the Arab world. To engender love of nation among its citizens, national movements portray the nation as a family. To motivate loyalty, political leaders frame themselves as fathers, mothers, brothers, or sisters to their clients, parties, or the citizenry. To stimulate production, economic actors evoke the sense of duty and mutual commitment of family obligation. To sanctify their edicts, clerics wrap religion in the moralities of family and family in the moralities of religion. Social and political movements, from the most secular to the most religious, pull on the tender strings of family love to recruit and bind their members to each other. To call someone family is to offer them almost the highest possible intimacy, loyalty, rights, reciprocities, and dignity. In recognizing the significance of the concept of family, this state-of-the-art literature review captures the major theories, methods, and case studies carried out on Arab families over the past century. The book offers a country-by-country critical assessment of the available scholarship on Arab families. Sixteen chapters focus on specific countries or groups of countries; seven chapters offer examinations of the literature on key topical issues. Joseph’s volume provides an indispensable resource to researchers and students, and advances Arab family studies as a critical independent field of scholarship.

The world of learning, 2001

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Author: 51st Ed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781857430844

Category: Education

Page: 2192

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The World Of Learning 2000 lists some 30,000 academic institutions and details more than 200,000 staff and officials. It provides extensive coverage of over 3,000 universities, colleges and other centers of learning. It has information on over 400 international cultural, scientific and educational organizations.

Annual Report

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Endowment of research

Page: N.A

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Annual Report

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Author: Rockefeller Foundation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Endowment of research

Page: N.A

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Resources in Education

Annual Cumulation: 1997: Abstracts

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Oryx Press

ISBN: 9781573560764

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Guide

A Guide to Departments, a Directory of Members

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Author: American Anthropological Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

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Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition

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Author: Rogers, Patricia L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605661996

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2612

View: 8054

Offers comprehensive coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of distance learning.

Yearbook of International Organizations 2013-2014

Organization Descriptions and Cross-references

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Author: Union of International Associations

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004255135

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Volume 1 (A and B) of the Yearbook of International Organizations covers international organizations throughout the world, comprising their aims, activities and events

America, History and Life

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Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.