Summary: 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.
Edition/Copyright: (3RD)97 Cover: Paperback Publisher: Books International Published: 09/01/1998 International: No
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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 Tekï¿½e, 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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