Cultural Encounters In The Arab World

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Cultural Encounters In The Arab World

Author : Tarik Sabry
ISBN : 9780857718242
Genre : Social Science
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In this groundbreaking book, Tarik Sabry is seeking out the terrain for best understanding the experience of being modern in transitional societies. He adopts a dynamic, ethnographically based approach to the meanings of 'modernness' in the Arab context and, within a relational framework, focuses on structures of thought, everydayness and self-referentiality to explore the process of building a bridge that rejoins the 'modern' in Arab thought with the 'modern' in Arab lived experience. In bringing together modernity as a philosophical category with the bridging spaces of Arab everyday life, Sabry is offering fresh methods of comprehending the question of what it means to be modern in the Arab world today.
Category: Social Science

Cultural Encounters In Translation From Arabic

Author : Dr. Said Faiq
ISBN : 9781847695543
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Translation is intercultural communication in its purest form. Its power in forming and/or deforming cultural identities has only recently been acknowledged, given the attention it deserves. The chapters in this unique volume assess translation from Arabic into other languages from different perspectives: the politics, economics, ethics, and poetics of translating from Arabic; a language often neglected in western mainstream translation studies.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Staging Cultural Encounters

Author : Jane E. Goodman
ISBN : 9780253049636
Genre : Performing Arts
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Staging Cultural Encounters tells stories about performances of cultural encounter and cultural exchange during the US tour of the Algerian theater troupe Istijmam Culturelle in 2016. Jane E. Goodman follows the Algerian theater troupe as they prepare for and then tour the U.S. under the auspices of the Center Stage program, sponsored by the US State Department to promote cross-cultural dialogue and understanding. The title of the play Istijmam produced was translated as "Apples," written by Abdelkader Alloula, a renowned Algerian playwright, director, and actor who was assassinated in 1994. Goodman take readers on tour with the actors as they move from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to the large state universities of New Hampshire and Indiana, and from a tiny community theater in small-town New England to the stage of the avant-garde La MaMa Theater in New York City. Staging Cultural Encounters takes up conundrums of cross-cultural encounter, challenges in translation, and audience reception, offering a frank account of the encounters with American audiences and the successes and disappointments of the experience of exchange.
Category: Performing Arts

Culture Time And Publics In The Arab World

Author : Tarik Sabry
ISBN : 9781786735423
Genre : Social Science
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In this revealing new study, Tarik Sabry and Joe Khalil preside over an original new exploration of Arab culture. They employ subjects as varied as anthropology, media studies, philosophy, political economy and cultural studies to illuminate the relationship between culture, time and publics in an Arab context, whilst also laying the foundations for a much more nuanced picture of Arab society. The diverse themes and locations explored include communities at borders, in rural and urban locations, Syrian drama audiences, Egyptian, Saudi and Tunisian artists and activists and historical and contemporary Arab intellectuals. This fresh empirical research and interdisciplinary analysis illuminate intricate experiences that transcend local, national and religious boundaries and expose how Arab publics combine the media and technology to create a rich experience that shapes their collective imagination and social structure. Providing a grounded orientation to key debates on time and what can be defined as public in modern Arab cultures, Sabry and Khalil address teachers, students and those concerned about the delicate structures that underpin the upheavals of the modern Arab world.
Category: Social Science

Dialogics Of Cultural Encounters

Author : Forum on Contemporary Theory. Conference
ISBN : IND:30000111308007
Genre : Culture conflict
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Category: Culture conflict

Cultural Encounters

Author : Robert Cecil
ISBN : UOM:39015019003121
Genre : Social Science
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Here is a collection of essays on subjects as diverse as the classical literature of what is now Soviet Georgia; the relationship between the Indian guru and his followers; or the influences that have made modern China what it is. It also includes contributions from three eminent authors on questions of ecology, population and energy, on the argument that these are likely to exercise an increasing effect on human societies.
Category: Social Science

The Making Of The Modern Mediterranean

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ISBN : 9780520304604
Genre : History
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Studies of the pivotal historic place of the Mediterranean have long been dominated by specialists of its northern shores, that is, by European historians. The seven leading authors in this groundbreaking volume challenge views of Mediterranean space as shaped by European trajectories, and in doing so, they challenge our comfortable notions. Drawing perspectives from the Mediterranean’s eastern and southern shores, they ask anew: What is the Mediterranean? What are its borders, its defining characteristics? What forces of nature, politics, culture, or economics have made the Mediterranean, and how long have they or will they endure? Covering the sixteenth century to the twentieth, this timely volume brings the early modern world into conversation with the modern world in new ways, demonstrating that only recently can we differentiate the north and south into separate cultural and political zones. The Making of the Modern Mediterranean: Views from the South offers a blueprint for a new generation of readers to rethink the world we thought we knew.
Category: History

The Prophet S Ascension

Author : Christiane J. Gruber
ISBN : 9780253353610
Genre : Art
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The tales of the mi'raj describe the prophet Muhammad's journey through the heavens, his encounters with prophets and angels, and his visit to heaven and hell. The tales are among Islam's most popular, appearing in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish literature, and in later adaptations throughout the Muslim world. Often serving as narratives designed to promote the worldview of particular Muslim groups, the tales were also a means for communities to construct rules of normative behavior and ritual practices, and were used to assert the superiority of Islam over other religions. The essays in this collection discuss the formation of this narrative, the mi'raj as a missionary text, its various adaptations, its application to esoteric thought, and its use in performance and ritual. -- Book jacket.
Category: Art

Cultural Resistance

Author : Samir Khalaf
ISBN : UOM:39015054380798
Genre : History
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This book offers a critique of the restoration of civility in Lebanon, and addresses for the first time the interplay between traditional loyalties and social change. It explores the crisis of Arab intellectuals and their failure to act as effective carriers of socio-cultural and ideological transformations in their respective societies, a deficiency which highlights the role of seemingly 'traditional' groups that have emerged as alternative vehicles for change.
Category: History

Arab Cultural Studies

Author : Tarik Sabry
ISBN : 9780857724854
Genre : History
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'Arab Cultural Studies: Mapping the Field' is the first attempt to explore ways of conceptualising and theorising the nascent field of Arab Cultural Studies. It reflects and engages in an interdisciplinary discussion on the different facets of Arab cultural studies, including gender, economy, history, epistemology, language, method, politics, literary and cultural criticism, institutionalization, popular culture, creativity and much more. The book presents a meta-narrative about how scholars have thus far thought and re-thought the field. It brings together prominent and emerging experts, writing from both Arab and Western academia, to engage with key complex, epistemic and methodological questions and to articulate in the meantime the new kinds of language and hermeneutics necessary for the appropriation of an historically conscious and coherent field of scientific enquiry into contemporary Arab media, culture and society.
Category: History

The Politics Of Cultural Pluralism

Author : Crawford Young
ISBN : UOM:39015038919844
Genre : Political Science
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This is a study of the fundamental causes of the diverse political tensions and situations in the Third World.
Category: Political Science

Guide To Islam

Author : David Ede
ISBN : UOM:39015015893624
Genre : Reference
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Category: Reference

Cross Cultural Encounters And Conflicts

Author : Charles Issawi
ISBN : 0195353471
Genre : History
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Charles Issawi's collection of essays, Cross-Cultural Encounters and Conflicts, has been written in the belief that a study of the past encounters and conflicts between the world's major cultures can shed light on their nature and importance. Though the emphasis is on the Middle East, of which Issawi is one of our foremost scholars, the subjects covered here range in scope from the great ancient civilizations to Shelley's passion for the Middle East, from the failures of the Greeks as empire builders to the preeminence of English as an international language today. Other essays examine either the way in which certain cultures were formed, or the effects of the direct control of one culture over another, or cross-cultural perceptions, most notably the dramatic change in the Western perception of the Orient between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In this age of multiculturalism, conflicts between the world's cultures have become a dominant feature of the international landscape. This excellent collection is a much-needed exploration of their historical nature.
Category: History

The Arab African And Islamic Worlds

Author : Robert Kevin Lacey
ISBN : UOM:39015049973384
Genre : History
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These 17 papers offer an overview of Arab-Islamic North Africa. The authors are scholars representing a wide range of nationalities, specializations, methodologies, and points of view. They discuss the role of women in Islam, the Berber question, Islamic reassertion, U.S. foreign policy, the transnational Maghrebi migrant in Europe, film, language, music, and literature. Emphasis is placed on the diversity of Islamic culture. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
Category: History

Epic Encounters

Author : Melani McAlister
ISBN : 0520244990
Genre : History
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A well-received study of how the US has defined itself against and with the Middle East since WWII in terms of pop culture, religion, politics, and foreign policy. Now with a powerful concluding chapter discussing the region's post-9/11 landscape as interpreted through five iconic images.
Category: History

Resistance To Globalization

Author : Harald Barrios
ISBN : UOM:39015061092550
Genre : Political Science
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"This volume is an important contribution to the empirical research on what globalization means in different world regions. ""Resistance"" here has a double meaning: It can signify active, intentional resistance to tendencies which are rejected on political or moral grounds by presenting alternative discourses and concepts founded in specific cultural and national traditions. It can also mean resilience with regard to globalization pressures in the sense that traditional patterns of development and politics are resistant to change. The book shows the that the local, sub-national, national, and regional patterns of politics and development coexist with globalized structures without yielding very much ground and in ways which may turn out to be a serious barrier to further globalization. Case studies presented focus on Venezuela, Brazil, the Middle East, Iran, and Russia. "
Category: Political Science

Crossing Over

Author : Susan Nance
ISBN : UCAL:C3486056
Genre : Islamic countries
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Category: Islamic countries