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The Calligraphic StateTextual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Brinkley Messick

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This combination of anthropology, history, and postmodern theory examines the changing relation of writing and authority in a Muslim society from the late nineteenth century to the present. The ... More

Government of PaperThe Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan

Government of Paper: The Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan

Matthew S. Hull

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272149
eISBN:
9780520951884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272149.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

In the electronic age, documents appear to have escaped their paper confinement. But we are still surrounded by flows of paper with enormous consequences. In the planned city of Islamabad, order and ... More

The Graves of TarimGenealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean

The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean

Engseng Ho

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244535
eISBN:
9780520938694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244535.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book narrates the movement of an old diaspora across the Indian Ocean over the past five hundred years. Ranging from Arabia to India and Southeast Asia, the book explores the transcultural ... More

Heroes of the AgeMoral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier

Heroes of the Age: Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier

David Edwards

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520200630
eISBN:
9780520916319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200630.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Much of the political turmoil that has occurred in Afghanistan since the Marxist revolution of 1978 has been attributed to the dispute between Soviet-aligned Marxists and the religious extremists ... More

Land of the UnconquerableThe Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Jennifer Heath and Ashraf Zahedi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Reaching beyond sensational headlines, this book offers a three-dimensional portrait of Afghan women. In a series of wide-ranging, deeply reflective essays, scholars, humanitarian workers, ... More

Lawrence of ArabiaA Film's Anthropology

Lawrence of Arabia: A Film's Anthropology

Steven Caton

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210820
eISBN:
9780520919891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210820.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Combining ethnography, film criticism, and extensive knowledge of the Middle East, this book presents an examination of the classic film, Lawrence of Arabia. The book is interested in why this epic ... More

Mass MediationsNew Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond

Mass Mediations: New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond

Walter Armbrust (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219250
eISBN:
9780520923096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219250.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Offering a diversity of perspectives, this collection examines how popular culture through mass media defines the scale and character of social interaction in the Middle East. The contributors ... More

A Nation of EmpireThe Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity

A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity

Michael Meeker

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225268
eISBN:
9780520929128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225268.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This study of modern Turkey is the result of many years of ethnographic fieldwork and archival research. The author combines anthropological and historical methods to examine the transition from the ... More

Paradoxes of GreenLandscapes of a City-State

Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State

Gareth Doherty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285019
eISBN:
9780520960626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285019.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This innovative multidisciplinary study considers the concept of green from multiple perspectives—aesthetic, architectural, environmental, political, and social—in the Kingdom of Bahrain, where green ... More

The Prophet's PulpitIslamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt

The Prophet's Pulpit: Islamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt

Patrick Gaffney

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084711
eISBN:
9780520914582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084711.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Muslim preaching has been central in forming public opinion, building grassroots organizations, and developing leadership cadres for the wider Islamist agenda. Based on in-depth field research in ... More

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