Understanding Arabs, Fifth Edition: A Contemporary Guide to Arab Society

Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 23 mrt. 2012 - 320 pagina's
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Never in modern history have more eyes been focused on the Middle East. As the Arab Spring unfolds across countries and continents, governments are being overturned in unprecedented abundance, with far-reaching ramifications for the rest of the globe. At no time has a solid understanding of Arab culture, history, and practices been more important.UNDERSTANDING ARABS, 5th Edition: A Contemporary Guide to Arab Society is the completely revised and updated new edition of Dr. Margaret Nydell’s seminal work. For twenty years, UNDERSTANDING ARABS has earned a reputation as the resource on Arabic culture among top diplomats, scholars, and business people. Detailing the Middle Eastern events that have caused ripple effects throughout the world, this must-read expands upon key topics including: • The Arab Spring in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Syria, and more • Anti-Americanism • Arabs and Muslims in the West • The similarities and differences between Arab countries • Islamic Fundamentalism This all-encompassing guide breaks down the complex cultural boundaries between Arabs and Westerners, presenting richly detailed chapters that both the expert ethnographer and novice traveler will find accessible. UNDERSTANDING ARABS, 5th Edition: A Contemporary Guide to Arab Society is the essential book for comprehending an immensely varied and often deeply misunderstood culture.

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(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.) This ... Volledige recensie lezen

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A little pushy with the way overdone "it's a religion of peace" stuff, but very informational. I recommend it to anybody planning a trip to the Arab world. Volledige recensie lezen

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Over de auteur (2012)

Dr. Margaret Nydell is a widely respected scholar and professor of Arabic dialectology. She has served as an Arabic linguist for the Foreign Service Institute and the U.S. Department of State, and has directed the latter’s School of Advanced Arabic Training in Tunis, Tunisia. The author of numerous books, Dr. Nydell holds a PhD in applied linguistics and a master’s degree in Arabic, both from Georgetown Uni¨versity. She has lived and worked in Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia, and Cairo.

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