WEEK # 1 - August 26 & 28, 2013
RELIGION: ZOROASTRIANISM, JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM.
Readings for Week #2:
Kronen, J. D. & S. Menssen (2010): The Defensibility of Zoroastrian Dualism. In Religious Studies 46. Pp. 185–205.
Sherwood, Y. (2004): Binding-Unbinding: Divided Responses of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the “Sacrifice” of Abraham’s Beloved Son. In Journal of the American Academy of Religion. Vol. 72 (4). Pp. 821-861.
Stepaniants, M. (2002): The Encounter of Zoroastrianism with Islam. In Philosophy East and West. Vol. 52, No. 2. Pp. 159-172.
MINORITIES AND THE ETHNIC MOSAIC. PART 1.
Readings for Weeks #3 & 4:
Kumaraswamy P. R. (2007): Islam and Minorities: Need for a Liberal Framework. In
Ma’oz, M. (2002): Middle Eastern Minorities: Between Integration and Conflict – An Overview. In Middle Eastern Diasporas and Minorities. Edited by Moshe Ma’oz & Gabriel Sheffer. Sussex: Academic Press. Pp. 29-40.
Sheffer, G (2002): Middle Eastern Diasporas – An Overview. In Middle Eastern Diasporas and Minorities. Edited by Moshe Ma’oz & Gabriel Sheffer. Sussex: Academic Press. Pp. 195-218.
MINORITIES AND THE ETHNIC MOSAIC. PART 2.
Readings for Week #4: see above.
ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR AND SUBSISTENCE: PASTORAL NOMADISM.
Readings for Week #5:
Barfield, T. J. (1993): 1. Introduction (pp. 1-18). 4. The Good Shepherds: Pastoral Tribes of Southwest Asia (pp. 93-130). 5. The Horse Riders: Nomads of the Eurasian Steppe (pp. 131-179). In The Nomadic Alternative. Prentice Hall. London. 1993.
Sweet, L. E. (1965): Camel Raiding of North Arabian Bedouin: A Mechanism of Ecological Adaptation. In American Anthropologist 67 (5). Pp. 1132-1150.
ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR AND SUBSISTENCE: VILLAGE LIFE.
Readings for Week #6:
Coles, Roberta (2001): Elderly Narrative Reflections on the Contradictions in Turkish Village Family Life after Migration of Adult Children. In Journal of Aging Studies, Volume 15, No. 4 (December 2001), online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0890-4065(01)00030-5
Johnson, W. (1995): Keeping Cool. In Aramco World 46 (3). Pp. 10-17.
Salih, Tayeh (2002): The Doum Tree of Wadi Hamid. In Every Day Life of Muslim Middle East. Edited by Donna Lee Bowen and Evelyn E. Early. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. Pp. 159-168.
ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR AND SUBSISTENCE: URBAN LIFE.
Readings for Week #7:
Abu-Lughod, Janet L. (1987): The Islamic City--Historic Myth, Islamic Essence, and Contemporary Relevance. In International Journal of Middle East Studies. Vol. 19, No. 2. Pp. 155-176.
Ossman, Susan (2002): Fashioning Casablanca in the Beauty Salon. In Every Day Life in the Muslim Middle East. Edited by Donna Lee Bowen and Evelyn E. Early. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. Pp. 180-188.
Singerman, Diane (2002): Networks, Jobs, and Everyday Life in Cairo. In Every Day Life in the Muslim Middle East. Edited by Donna Lee Bowen and Evelyn E. Early. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. Pp. 199-208.
MARKETING, BARGAINING AND RECIPROCITY.
Readings for Week #10:
Benet, F. (1957): Explosive Markets: The Berber Highlands. In Trade and Markets in Early Empires. Edited by K. Polanyi et al. Glencoe: The Free Press. Pp. 188-217. Reprint pp. 173-203.
Khuri, Fuad. (1968): The Etiquette of Bargaining in the Middle East. In American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 70, No. 4. Pp. 698-706.
Pinto, Paulo G. (2007): Pilgrimage, Commodities, and Religious Objectification: The Making of Transnational Shiism between Iran and Syria. In Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Volume 27, Number 1. Pp. 109-125.
MARRIAGE AND KINSHIP.
Readings for Week #11:
Chatty, Dawn (2002): Harasiis Marriage, Divorce and Companionship. In Every Day Life in the Muslim Middle East. Edited by Donna Lee Bowen and Evelyn E. Early. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. Pp. 120-127.
Sholkamy, Hania (2008): Why kin marriage? Rationales in rural Upper Egypt. In Family in the Middle East: Ideational Change in Egypt, Iran and Tunisia. Edited by Kathryn M. Yount & Hoda Rashad. Routledge. Pp. 139-150.
White, J. (2002): Two Weddings. In Every Day Life in the Muslim Middle East. Edited by Donna Lee Bowen and Evelyn E. Early. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. Pp. 63-77.
GENDER AND FAMILY.
Readings for Week #12:
Cuisenier, Jean (1976): The domestic cycle in the traditional family organization in Tunisia. In Mediterranean Family Structures. Edited by J.G. Peristiany. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 137-155.
Haeri, Shahla (1986): Power of Ambiguity: Cultural Improvisations on the Theme of Temporary Marriage. In Iranian Studies, Vol. 19 (2). Pp. 123-154.
Hamzic, Vanja: The Case of ‘Queer Muslims’: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Human Rights Law and Muslim Legal and Social Ethos. In Human Rights Law Review 11:2. Pp. 237-274.
Wikan, Unni (1977): Man Becomes Woman: Transsexualism in Oman as a Key to Gender Roles. In Man, New Series, Vol. 12, No. 2. Pp. 304-319.
SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CONTROL.
Readings for Week #13:
Alley, April Longley (2010): The Rules of the Game: Unpacking Patronage Politics in Yemen. In The Middle East Journal, Volume 64, Number 3. Pp. 385-409.
Bates, D.G. & A. Rassam (2001): Local Organization of Power: leadership, Patronage, and tribalism. In Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East. Prentice Hall. Pp. 251-277.
Hamad, Hanan (2011): Between Egyptian "National Purity" and "Local Flexibility": Prostitution
VALUES AND WORLD VIEW.
Readings for Week #14:
Cuno, K.M. (2008): Divorce and the fate of the family in modern century Egypt. In Family in the Middle East: Ideational Change in Egypt, Iran and Tunisia. Edited by Kathryn M. Yount & Hoda Rashad. Routledge. Pp. 196-216.
Labidi, Lilia (2008): From sexual submission to voluntary commitment. The Transformation of family ties in contemporary Tunisia. In Family in the Middle East: Ideational Change in Egypt, Iran and Tunisia. Edited by Kathryn M. Yount & Hoda Rashad. Routledge. Pp. 236-250.
Latreille, Martin (2008): Honor, the Gender Division of Labor, and the Status of Women in Rural Tunisia – A Social Organizational Reading. In Int. J. Middle East Stud. 40. Pp. 599–621.
Lindholm, Charles (1982): The Code of Honor. The Friendship Ideal. In Generosity and Jealousy. The Swat Pukthun of Northern Pakistan. New York: Columbia University Press. Pp.209-238. Pp. 239-273.
Murphy, Robert T. (1970): Social Distance and the Veil [Tuareg]. In Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East. Vol.1: Depth and Diversity. Edited by Louise E. Sweet. Garden City, New York: The Natural History Press. Pp. 290-314.
TASTE, AESTHETICS AND THE ARTS.
Readings for Week #15:
Chahabi, H.E. (2003): The Westernization of Iranian Culinary Culture. In Iranian Studies, Vol. 36 (1). Pp. 43-61.
Naef. S. (2003): Reexploring Islamic Art: Modern and Contemporary Creation in the Arab World and Its Relation to the Artistic Past. In Anthropology and Aesthetics, No. 43, Islamic Arts. Pp. 164-174.
Ossman, Susan (2007): Cinderella, CVs, and Neighborhood Nemima : Announcing Morocco's
SOCIAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT.
Readings for Week #16:
El Tawila, S.’ Ibrahim, B. & Hind Wassef (2008): Social change and parent-adolescent dynamics in Egypt. In Family in the Middle East: Ideational Change in Egypt, Iran and Tunisia. Edited by Kathryn M. Yount & Hoda Rashad. Routledge. Pp. 151-170.
Kumaraswamy, P. R. (2006): The Middle East: Unbearable Status Quo versus Unpredictable
Rosen, L. (2003): Have the Arabs Change Their Mind? In The Culture of Islam: Changing Aspects of Contemporary Muslim Life. The University of Chicago Press. Pp. 108-129.
Vodanovich, S., Urguhart, C. & M. Shakir (2010): Same but Different: Understanding Women’s Experience of ICT in the UAE. In EJISDC 40 (4). Pp. 1-21
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