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Arab World : Society, Culture, and State - 93 edition

by Halim Isber Barakat

Arab World : Society, Culture, and State (ISBN10: 0520084276; ISBN13: 9780520084278)
ISBN13: 978-0520084278
ISBN10: 0520084276

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0520079076
ISBN10: 0520079078

Summary: This wide-ranging examination of Arab society and culture offers a unique opportunity to know the Arab world from an Arab point of view. Halim Barakat, an expatriate Syrian who is both scholar and novelist, emphasizes the dynamic changes and diverse patterns that have characterized the Middle East since the mid-nineteenth century.

The Arab world is not one shaped by Islam, nor one simply explained by reference to the sectarian conflicts of a "mosaic&qu ...show moreot; society. Instead, Barakat reveals a society that is highly complex, with many and various contending polarities. It is a society in a state of becoming and change, one whose social contradictions are at the root of the struggle to transcend dehumanizing conditions. Arguing from a perspective that is both radical and critical, Barakat is committed to the improvement of human conditions in the Arab world. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 93
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 10/14/1993
International: No

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