Teen Life in the Middle East

Teen Life in the Middle East

by Ali Akbar Mahdi (Editor)

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Overview

This unique volume offers unprecedented insight into the typical day, interests, and familial, social, and cultural lives of Middle Eastern teens. Each chapter includes a resource guide to teach teens more about the 11 profiled countries: Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestinian territories, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Numerous photos accompany the text. This book provides teen readers in the West with a window into the everyday lives of their counterparts in the East, fostering a better understanding of both their similarities and differences.

The current population of the Middle East is young, and their future is critical in our worldview. Teen life in the Middle East is marked by extremes. In some countries, especially those that are Westernized, teens share the benefits of globalization with material and social comforts such as private schooling and vacations abroad. In other countries, political instability, religious and cultural repression, war and occupation, earthquakes, and poverty are ongoing crises. Many teenagers must endure a difficult, and sometimes nearly impossible, path to adulthood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313361326
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/30/2003
Series: Teen Life around the World
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

ALI AKBAR MAHDI is Professor of Sociology at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Introduction: Teens, Islam, and the Middle East

Iran by Malihe Maghazei

Iraq by Nadje Al-Ali and Yasmin Hussein

Israel by Rebecca Torstrick

Jordan by Musa Shteiwi and Nahed Emaish

Kuwait by Taghreed Alqudsi-Ghabra

Lebanon by Ali Akbar Mahdi

Palestinian Territories by Rawan Damen and Dima Damen

Saudi Arabia by M. A. Nezami

Syria by Ali Akbar Mahdi and Laila Hourani

Turkey by Meral Kaya

United Arab Emirates by Judith Caesar and Fatima Badry

Yemen by Reuben Ahroni

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