Middle East Studies for the New Millennium

Infrastructures of Knowledge

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Seteney Shami,Cynthia Miller-Idriss

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479827789

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 8460

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

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Carl W. Ernst

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9352800095

Category: Religion

Page: 516

View: 9341

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.

Seeing the World

How US Universities Make Knowledge in a Global Era

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Mitchell L. Stevens,Cynthia Miller-Idriss,Seteney Shami

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069115869X

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 6303

An in-depth look at why American universities continue to favor U.S.-focused social science research despite efforts to make scholarship more cosmopolitan U.S. research universities have long endeavored to be cosmopolitan places, yet the disciplines of economics, political science, and sociology have remained stubbornly parochial. Despite decades of government and philanthropic investment in international scholarship, the most prestigious academic departments still favor research and expertise on the United States. Why? Seeing the World answers this question by examining university research centers that focus on the Middle East and related regional area studies. Drawing on candid interviews with scores of top scholars and university leaders to understand how international inquiry is perceived and valued inside the academy, Seeing the World explains how intense competition for tenure-line appointments encourages faculty to pursue “American” projects that are most likely to garner professional advancement. At the same time, constrained by tight budgets at home, university leaders eagerly court patrons and clients worldwide but have a hard time getting departmental faculty to join the program. Together these dynamics shape how scholarship about the rest of the world evolves. At once a work-and-occupations study of scholarly disciplines, an essay on the formal organization of knowledge, and an inquiry into the fate of area studies, Seeing the World is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of knowledge in a global era.

The world of learning, 2001

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: 51st Ed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781857430844

Category: Education

Page: 2192

View: 7497

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.

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Rogers, Patricia L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605661996

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2612

View: 9986

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

Resources in Education

Annual Cumulation: 1997: Abstracts

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oryx Press

ISBN: 9781573560764

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 6703