The Scandal of Continuity in Middle East Anthropology

Form, Duration, Difference
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ISBN-13:
9780253043771
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
284
Autor:
Judith Scheele
Serie:
Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa
Sprache:
Englisch
Kurzbeschreibung

Despite a rich history of ethnographic research in Middle Eastern societies, the region is frequently portrayed as marginal to anthropology. The contributors to this volume reject this view and show how the Middle East is in fact vital to the discipline.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgments


Introduction: On the Left Hand of Knowledge / Judith Scheele and Andrew Shryock



1. Dialogues of Three: Making Sense of Patterns That Outlast Events / Andrew Shryock



2. Totality and Infinity: Sharia Ethnography in Lebanon / Morgan Clarke



3. A Mirror for Fieldworkers / Christa Salamandra



4. Who are the Taliban? The Deflection of Truth among Tribal Pashtun in Pakistan / Ammara Maqsood



5. Secrecy and Continuity in Rajasthan / Anastasia Piliavsky



6. The Place of Strangers in Moroccan Domesticity: Nostalgia, Secrets, and the Continuity of Scandal / Mary Montgomery



7. Claiming an Individual Name: Revisiting the Personhood Debate with Afghan Poets in Iran / Zuzanna Olszewska



8. Segmentation versus Tyranny: Politics as Empirical Philosophy / Judith Scheele



9. The Republic of Precarity: ‘Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi, Trickster Politician / Walter Armbrust



10. Experience and Its Modes / Paul Dresch



References Cited



Index

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