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Arab society : social science perspectives

Author: Saad Eddin Ibrahim; Nicholas S Hopkins
Publisher: Cairo, Egypt : American University in Cairo Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines Arab society in the 1990s. Thirty new articles by leading scholars from many countries explore such subjects as Arab unity and identity; demographic processes; the roles of men, women, and family; rural social change; political developments; and religious change. Arab Society offers up-to-date analysis and discussion of the social, political, and economic transformations that face the region today.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saad Eddin Ibrahim; Nicholas S Hopkins
ISBN: 9774241266 9789774241260
OCLC Number: 14056585
Notes: Revised edition of: Arab society in transition. c1977.
Description: 507 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The historical roots of Arab nationalism / Abd al-Aziz al-Duri --
The historical foundations of Arab nationalism / Samir Amin --
The assertion of Egyptian identity / Laila el-Hamamsy --
Decolonizing sociology in the Maghreb : usefulness and risks of a critical function / Taher Ben Jelloun --
The anthropologist in the field : a case of indigenous anthropology / Soraya Altorki --
Anthropology and development planning in the Sudan : the case of the Jonglei project / Abdel Ghaffar Ahmed --
The influence of reproduction norms on family size and fertility behavior in rural Egypt / Saad Gadalla --
Urbanization in the Arab world / Saad Eddin Ibrahim --
Emergence of a new urban society in the Maghreb / Fredj Stambouli --
Sudanese class formation and the demography of urban migration / Richard Lobban --
Recent migrations in the Arab world / Janet Abu Lughod --
Household, marriage and family life among the Al Murrah of Saudi Arabia / Donald Cole --
Family relationships in a harah in Cairo / Nawal al-Messiri Nadim --
The negotiation of reality : male-female relations in Sefrou, Morocco / Lawrence Rosen --
Family as security and bondage : a political strategy of the Lebanese working class / Suad Joseph --
Family strategies : a perspective of women's entry to the labor force in Egypt / Barbara Lethem Ibrahim --
The tribal concept in the central highlands of the Yemen Arab Republic / Najwa Adra --
Bedouin and social change in Saudi Arabia / Donald P. Cole --
The political economy of two Arab villages / Nicholas S. Hopkins --
Why Maghrebi peasants don't like land reform / Abdelkader Zghal --
State and peasants in Syria : a local view of a government irrigation project / Francoise Metral --
Qaddafi's theory and practice of nonrepresentative government / J. Davis --
Class analysis and Iraqi society / Hanna Batatu --
Palestinian intellectuals and revolutionary transformation / Khalil Nakhleh --
The economic and social factors in the Lebanese crisis / Iliya Harik --
From tribe to state in Bahrain / Fuad I. Khuri --
Change in religion in a resettled Nubian community in upper Egypt / Hussein Fahim --
Shaykhs and their inner secrets / Michael Gilsenan --
Problems of cultural authenticity and modernization in Islam / Mohammed Nowaihi --
Egypt's Islamic militants / Saad Eddin Ibrahim.
Other Titles: Arab society in transition.
Responsibility: edited by Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Nicholas S. Hopkins.

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This book examines Arab society in the 1990s. Thirty new articles by leading scholars from many countries explore such subjects as Arab unity and identity; demographic processes; the roles of men, women, and family; rural social change; political developments; and religious change. Arab Society offers up-to-date analysis and discussion of the social, political, and economic transformations that face the region today.

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