Arab Society: Class, Gender, Power & Development / Edition 3

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Overview

This all-new edition of the classic Arab Society: Social Science Perspectives, containing thirty new articles by leading scholars, examines Arab society in the 1990s. Articles by scholars from many countries explore such subjects as Arab unity and identity; demographic processes; the roles of men, women, and family; rural social change; political developments; and religious change. For students, scholars, and general readers alike, Arab Society offers up-to-date analysis and discussion of the social, political, and economic transformations that face the region today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789774244049
  • Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

NICHOLAS S. HOPKINS is emeritus professor of anthropology and former Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University in Cairo. He has published extensively on social change in Egypt.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Statistical Abstract of the Arab World
Map of the Arab World

ONE
Arab Unity and Arab Society
Introduction: The Social Basis of Arab Unity
1 Class Structure and Social Change in the Arab World
Samih K. Farsoun
2 Change in Saudi Arabia: A View from "Paris of Najid"
Soraya Altorki and Donald P. Cole
3 State, Legitimacy and Democratization in the Maghreb
Abdelbaki Hermassi

TWO
Population and Demography
Introduction
4 From Demographic Explosion to Social Rupture
Philippe Fargues
5 State, Women, and Civil Society: An Evaluation of Egypt's
Population Policy
Saad Eddin Ibrahim
6 Fertility and Social Change in Oman: Women's Perspectives
Christine Eickelman
7 Women's Autonomy and the Limits of Population Policy in Egypt
Barbara Ibrahim, Laila Nawai and Cynthia B. Lloyd
8 Manshiet Nasser: A Cairo Neighborhood
Belgin Tekçe, Linda Oldham, and Frederic C. Shorter

THREE
Family and Gender
Introduction
9 Children of Amman: Childhood and Child Care in Squatter Areas of Amman, Jordan
Seteney Shami and Lucine Taminian
10 Haddou: A Moroccan Migrant Worker
David McMurray
11 Changing Gender Relations in a Moroccan Town
Susan Schaefer Davis
12 Brother-Sister Relationships: Connectivity, Love, and Power in the Reproduction of Patriarchy in Lebanon
Suad Joseph
13 We'll Talk Later
Rhoda Kanaaneh

FOUR
Development
Introduction
14 Economic Aspects of the Qat Industry in North-West Yemen
Shelagh Weir
15 Small Farmer Households and Agricultural Sustainability in Egypt
Nicholas S. Hopkins
16 Shaykhs,Peasants, and Party Comrades: Political Change in Northern Syria
Sulayman N. Khalaf
17 The 'Bread Revolt' in Rural Tunisia: Notables, Workers, Peasants
Mouldi Lahmar

FIVE
Political Transformations
Introduction
18 Pluralism in the Arab World
Iliya Hank
19 Economic Liberalization and the Lineages of the Rentier State: Iraq and Saudi Arabia Compared
Kiren Aziz Chaudhry
20 The Peace Process, National Reconstruction, and the Transition to Democracy in Palestine
Khalil Shikaki
21 Kuwaiti Women at the Crossroads: Privileged Development and the Constraints of Ethnic Stratification
Anh Nga Longva

SIX
Social Movements: Environment and Human Rights
Introduction
22 A Tale of Two Factories
Khaled Kamel
23 Environmental Threats in Jordan and Syria
Marc Lavergne
24 The Human and Ecological Impact of the Civil War in the Sudan
Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed
25 Human Rights and Cultural Specificity: Some Reflections
Rashad Antonius
26 Organizing for the Rights of Women: Tunisian Voices
Kevin Dwyer

SEVEN
Religion and Value Systems in a Changing World
Introduction
27 Zar as Modernization in Contemporary Sudan
Susan M. Kenyon
28 Islam and the Gendered Discourses of Death
Lila Abu-Lughod
29 Authority and the Mosque in Upper Egypt: The Islamic Preacher as Image and Actor
Patrick D. Gaffney
30 Economic Change, Social Structure and Religious Fanaticism
Galal Amin
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