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Overview

Now more than ever, Margaret Nydell's book Understanding Arabs is a must-read.The fourth edition of this classic introduction to Arab culture has been completely revised and updated to help readers understand the complex issues playing out on the world stage. Understanding Arabs: A Guide for Modern Times is a handbook accessible to everyone. Written by the highly esteemed academic Margaret Nydell, the book promotes understanding between modern-day Arabs and Westerners without pushing a political agenda. Updated to include the complex global issues going on today, new chapters include information about Islamic Fundamentalism, anti-Americanism and an updated and expanded chapter on Arabs and Muslims in the West. Contents A Message From the Authors Map of the Arab World Preface Introduction: Patterns of Change 1 Beliefs and Values 2 Friends and Strangers 3 Emotion and Logic 4 Getting Personal 5 Men and Women 6 Social Formalities and Etiquette 7 The Social Structure 8 The Role of the Family 9 Religion and Society 10 Communicating with Arabs 11 Islamic Fundamentalism (Islamism) 12 Anti-Americanism 13 Arabs and Muslims in the West 14 The Arab Countries: Similarities and Differences Conclusion Appendix: The Arabic Language End Notes Bibliography and References Index About the Author
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931930253
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Edition description: 4th Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret K. Nydell is currently a visiting Associate Professor at Georgetown University. Nydell has directed Arabic language traning at the Foreign Service Institute and School of Arabic Language and Area Studies in Tunis and is currently consulting with the Center for Advanced Study of Language on a project to record and analyze regional Gulf dialects. Nydell has lectured on Arabic language and Arab cultural orientation since 1969 for numerous government agencies and private organizations. She currently lives in Washington, D.C.
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