ANTH 106 - (CC) Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East and North AfricaSemester Hours: 3
Once a Year
Survey of the region’s cultural diversity in historical context. Focus on the impact of Islam, traditional lifestyles and the reaction to colonialization by the West. Emphasis placed on case studies from Egypt, Yemen, the Gulf States, Iraq, Iran and Israel. Critical discussion of the role of anthropology in studying the Middle East. Attention also given to the social context of contemporary issues, such as Islamic fundamentalism, gender roles and recent armed conflicts.
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