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Facts on the GroundArchaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society

Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society

Nadia Abu El-Haj

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226001944
eISBN:
9780226002156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226002156.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Archaeology in Israel is truly a national obsession, a practice through which national identity—and national rights—have long been asserted. But how and why did archaeology emerge as such a pervasive ... More

An Invitation to LaughterA Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World

An Invitation to Laughter: A Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World

Fuad I. Khuri

Sonia Jalbout Khuri (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226434766
eISBN:
9780226434759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434759.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

For the author of this book, a distinguished career as an anthropologist began not because of typical concerns like accessibility, money, or status, but because the very idea of an occupation that ... More

Two Arabs, A Berber, and A JewEntangled Lives in Morocco

Two Arabs, A Berber, and A Jew: Entangled Lives in Morocco

Lawrence Rosen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226317342
eISBN:
9780226317519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317519.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Ordinary people have intellectual lives. By following the thoughts and experiences of four Moroccans – two Arabs, a Berber, and a Jew – it is possible to see how their views of history, religion, the ... More

Varieties of Muslim ExperienceEncounters with Arab Political and Cultural Life

Varieties of Muslim Experience: Encounters with Arab Political and Cultural Life

Lawrence Rosen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226726168
eISBN:
9780226726182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226726182.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book focuses on Arab Muslims and aspects of their lives that are, at first glance, perplexing to Westerners. It ranges over such diverse topics as why Arabs eschew portraiture, why a Muslim ... More

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