Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East: Second Edition / Edition 2

Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East: Second Edition / Edition 2

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0520246616
ISBN-13:
9780520246614
Pub. Date:
12/12/2005
Publisher:
University of California Press
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Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East: Second Edition / Edition 2


Until the 1993 first edition of this book, one thing had been missing in Middle Eastern history—depiction of the lives of ordinary Middle Eastern men and women, peasants, villagers, pastoralists, and urbanites. Now updated and revised, the second edition has added six new portraits of individuals set in the contemporary period. It features twenty-four brief biographies drawn from throughout the Middle East—from Morocco to Afghanistan—in which the reader is provided with vantage points from which to understand modern Middle Eastern history "from the bottom up." Spanning the past 160-plus years and reflecting important transformations, these stories challenge elite-centered accounts of what has occurred in the Middle East and illuminate the previously hidden corners of a largely unrecorded world.

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ISBN-13: 9780520246614
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/12/2005
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 434
Sales rank: 891,066
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Middle Eastern Societies and Ordinary People’s Lives

PART ONE. PRECOLONIAL LIVES
2. Assaf: A Peasant of Mount Lebanon
3. Shemsigul: A Circassian Slave in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Cairo
4. Journeymen Textile Weavers in Nineteenth-Century Damascus: A Collective
5. Ahmad: A Kuwaiti Pearl Diver
6. Mohand N’Hamoucha: Middle Atlas Berber
7. Bibi Maryam: A Bakhtiyari Tribal Woman

PART TWO. COLONIAL LIVES
8. The Shaykh and His Daughter: Coping in Colonial Algeria
9. Izz al-Din al-Qassam: Preacher and Mujahid
10. Abu Ali al-Kilawi: A Damascus Qabaday
11. M’hamed Ali: Tunisian Labor Organizer
12. Hagob Hagobian: An Armenian Truck Driver in Iran
13. Naji: An Iraqi Country Doctor

PART THREE. POST-COLONIAL LIVES
14. Migdim: Egyptian Bedouin Matriarch
15. Rostam: Qashqa'i Rebel
16. An Iranian Village Boyhood
17. Gulab: An Afghan Schoolteacher
18. Abu Jamal: A Palestinian Urban Villager
19. Haddou: A Moroccan Migrant Worker

PART FOUR. CONTEMPORARY LIVES
20. Nasir: Sa’idi Youth Between Islamism and Agriculture
21. Ghada: Village Rebel or Political Protestor?
22. Khanom Gohary: Iranian Community Leader
23. Nadia: “Mother of the Believers”
24. June Leavitt: West Bank Settler
25. Talal Rizk: A Syrian Engineer in the Gulf

Glossary
List of Contributors

Index

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