Guests of the Sheik

Guests of the Sheik
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780307773784
Available:
Release: 2010-11-03
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A delightful, well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of Fernea's two-year stay in a tiny rural village in Iraq, where she assumed the dress and sheltered life of a harem woman. This volume gives a unique insight into a part of the Midddle Eastern life seldom seen by the West. "A most enjoyable book abouut [Muslim women]--simple, dignified, human, colorful, sad and humble as the life they lead." --Muhsin Mahdi, Jewett Professor of Arabic Literature, Harvard Unversity.

Guests of the Sheik

Guests of the Sheik
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9780385014854
Available:
Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A delightful, well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of Fernea's two-year stay in a tiny rural village in Iraq, where she assumed the dress and sheltered life of a harem woman.

Guests of the Sheik

Guests of the Sheik
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:827008837
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Guests of the Sheik

Guests of the Sheik
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Pages: 255
ISBN: 0709102313
Available:
Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Guests of the Sheik

Guests of the Sheik
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Pages: 255
ISBN: OCLC:1015477611
Available:
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Guests of the Sheik

Guests of the Sheik
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:827008837
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Street in Marrakech

A Street in Marrakech
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9781478608653
Available:
Release: 1988-11-01
Editor: Waveland Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a reflexive account of an American woman and her familys unpredictable journey through the private and public worlds of a traditional Muslim city in the process of change. As a Western stranger in Marrakech, Fernea was met with suspicion and hostility. The story of the slow growth of trust and acceptance between the author and her Moroccan neighbors involves the reader in everyday activities, weddings, funerals, and womens rituals. Both the author and her friends are changed by the encounters that she describes. A Street in Marrakech is a crosscultural adventure, ethnographically sound, and written in an accessible style.

Behind the Invasion of Iraq

Behind the Invasion of Iraq
Author: , The Research Unit for Political Economy
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781583674062
Available:
Release: 2003-09-01
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This book contributes significantly ot the conversation seeking to understand the international forces at play in the threatening war on Iraq." —Nelson Mandela "Behind the Invasion of Iraq . . .synthesizes the seemingly disparate threads of the U.S. war drive in a blistering indictment of American foreign policy . . .The effect is of puzzle pieces clicking into place." —Counterpunch Since September 11, 2001, there have been many accounts of the ways in which the alignment of global power is changing or will be changed by the U.S.'s "war on terrorism." Most of them take as their starting point the options facing the wealthy and powerful nations of the world seeking to control an ever larger share of the world's resources. Behind the Invasion of Iraq is written from a different perspective, and one that makes possible a far more comprehensive point of view. Its authors, Research Unit for Political Economy, are rooted in the politics of a Third World country—India—which has long been on the receiving end of imperialist power. As a consequence, they have a more sober view of the workings of global power. In clear and accessible prose, weighing the evidence carefully and tracing events to their root causes, they move beyond moral outrage to a clear view of the process being set in motion by the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. They show that the invasion of Iraq is a desperate gamble by a section of the U.S. ruling elite to preserve their power, driven by the wish to stave off economic crisis through military means. Their efforts will not end with Iraq, but will require the recolonization of the middle East. Behind the Invasion of Iraq exposes the idea that war will bring democracy to the Middle East as so much propaganda. In a context where so many rulers are themselves clients of the United States, the war is aimed not at the rulers but at the masses of ordinary people whose hostility to imperialism has not been broken even by corrupt and autocratic rulers. This book describes the remaking of global power with a truly global awareness of what is at stake.

Mbs

Mbs
Author: Ben Hubbard
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781984823830
Available:
Release: 2021-04-13
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A gripping, behind-the-scenes portrait of the rise of Saudi Arabia's secretive and mercurial new ruler "Revelatory . . . a vivid portrait of how MBS has altered the kingdom during his half-decade of rule."--The Washington Post MBS is the untold story of how a mysterious young prince emerged from Saudi Arabia's sprawling royal family to overhaul the economy and society of the richest country in the Middle East--and gather as much power as possible into his own hands. Since his father, King Salman, ascended to the throne in 2015, Mohammed bin Salman has leveraged his influence to restructure the kingdom's economy, loosen its strict Islamic social codes, and confront its enemies around the region, especially Iran. That vision won him fans at home and on Wall Street, in Silicon Valley, in Hollywood, and at the White House, where President Trump embraced the prince as a key player in his own vision for the Middle East. But over time, the sheen of the visionary young reformer has become tarnished, leaving many struggling to determine whether MBS is in fact a rising dictator whose inexperience and rash decisions are destabilizing the world's most volatile region. Based on years of reporting and hundreds of interviews, MBS reveals the machinations behind the kingdom's catastrophic military intervention in Yemen, the bizarre detention of princes and businessmen in the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton, and the shifting Saudi relationships with Israel and the United States. And finally, it sheds new light on the greatest scandal of the young autocrat's rise: the brutal killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in Istanbul, a crime that shook Saudi Arabia's relationship with Washington and left the world wondering whether MBS could get away with murder. MBS is a riveting, eye-opening account of how the young prince has wielded vast powers to reshape his kingdom and the world around him.

Passionate Uprisings

Passionate Uprisings
Author: Pardis Mahdavi
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780804758567
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Stanford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Investigates the emerging, new sexual culture of Iranian youth, in which sexuality represents freedom and engaging in sex can be considered political activism.

In Search of Islamic Feminism

In Search of Islamic Feminism
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Pages: 430
ISBN: UVA:X004140131
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Doubleday Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides an account of the author's journey from Austin, Texas to the Middle East and North Africa in search of Islamic feminism, and reflects upon the possibility of equality between men and women

The Sheikh s Christmas Conquest

The Sheikh s Christmas Conquest
Author: Sharon Kendrick
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781460386507
Available:
Release: 2015-11-01
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Summoned by the sheikh! Sheikh Saladin Al Mektala isn't used to being disobeyed. Incomprehensibly, the woman he summoned to help his favorite mare—the best horse "whisperer" in the world—turned his generous offer down! So he takes matters into his own hands. The snow is falling, the fire is roaring and the mince pies are in the oven when innocent Olivia Miller finds a darkly handsome and physically compelling man on her doorstep… The sheikh she dared to refuse is here to whisk her off to his kingdom—and this time he won't take no for an answer! A passionate read for Christmas nights!

Guests of the Sheik Etc With Plates Including Portraits

Guests of the Sheik  Etc   With Plates  Including Portraits
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Pages: 255
ISBN: OCLC:560157273
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Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Daughter of Persia

Daughter of Persia
Author: Sattareh Farman-Farmaian,Dona Munker
Pages: 410
ISBN: 9780307339744
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Release: 2006
Editor: Broadway Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The founder of the Tehran School of Social Work tells how she left the security of a Persian harem, attended the University of Southern California, returned to Iran only to be arrested after the collapse of the Shah's regime, and was forced to flee into exile. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

His Majesty s Mistake

His Majesty s Mistake
Author: Jane Porter
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781459233416
Available:
Release: 2012-07-01
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spurned and publicly humiliated by the father of her child, Princess Emmeline d'Arcy has no ring, no wedding date and no legitimacy for her unborn baby. And the last straw? Having to trade in her gilded lifestyle and pretend to be her twin sister, otherwise known as Sheikh Makin Al-Koury's personal assistant. Accustomed to being waited on hand and foot, Emmeline finds herself having to jump to the click of her boss's skillful fingers—day and night! But once the sheikh uncovers her shameful past, will his touch be nothing but a scorching memory?

I Saw Ramallah

I Saw Ramallah
Author: Mourid Barghouti
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780307486141
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Release: 2008-12-10
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WINNER OF THE NAGUIB MAHFOUZ MEDAL FOR LITERATURE A fierce and moving work and an unparalleled rendering of the human aspects of the Palestinian predicament. Barred from his homeland after 1967’s Six-Day War, the poet Mourid Barghouti spent thirty years in exile—shuttling among the world’s cities, yet secure in none of them; separated from his family for years at a time; never certain whether he was a visitor, a refugee, a citizen, or a guest. As he returns home for the first time since the Israeli occupation, Barghouti crosses a wooden bridge over the Jordan River into Ramallah and is unable to recognize the city of his youth. Sifting through memories of the old Palestine as they come up against what he now encounters in this mere “idea of Palestine,” he discovers what it means to be deprived not only of a homeland but of “the habitual place and status of a person.” A tour de force of memory and reflection, lamentation and resilience, I Saw Ramallah is a deeply humane book, essential to any balanced understanding of today’s Middle East.

Radical Chic and Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers

Radical Chic and Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers
Author: Tom Wolfe
Pages: 160
ISBN: 142996118X
Available:
Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The phrase radical chic was coined by Tom Wolfe in 1970 when Leonard Bernstein gave a party for the Black Panthers at his duplex apartment on Park Avenue. That incongruous scene is re-created here in high fidelity as is another meeting ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment, in Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers.

Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology

Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology
Author: Robert H. Lavenda,Emily Ann Schultz
Pages: 237
ISBN: UCSC:32106016607019
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Release: 2003
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Designed to address the needs of anthropology professors who prefer to make extensive use of ethnographies and other supplementary readings in their courses, this is a concise, accurate introduction to the basic ideas and practices of contemporary cultural anthropology. Not a standard textbook, "Core Concepts" is more like an annotated bibliography of the terms and concepts that anthropologists use in their work. The book will prepare students to read ethnography more effectively and with less confusion and misunderstanding.

My Tibet

My Tibet
Author: Dalai Lama XIV,Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
Pages: 162
ISBN: 0520089480
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet offers his views on world peace and environmental responsibility in a collection of essays accompanied by photographs of his beloved Tibet.

Return to Laughter

Return to Laughter
Author: Elenore Smith Bowen
Pages: 265
ISBN: 9781839742897
Available:
Release: 2020-03-05
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This classic of anthropological literature is a dramatic, revealing account of an anthropologist’s first year in the field with a remote African tribe. Simply as a work of ethnographic interest, Return to Laughter provides deep insights into the culture of West Africa—me subtle web of its tribal life and the power of the institution of witchcraft. However, the author’s fictional approach gives the book its lasting appeal. She focuses on the human dimension of anthropology, recounting her personal triumphs and failures and documenting the profound changes she undergoes. As a result, her story becomes at once highly personal and universally recognizable. She has vividly brought to life the classic narrative of an outsider caught up and deeply involved in an utterly alien culture. “The first introspective account ever published of what it’s like to be a field worker among a primitive people.”—Margaret Mead