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Anthropology of the Middle East

Lara Deeb

Drawing on a variety of texts, this course provides an overview of the Middle East and its cultural, historical, and political complexity from an anthropological perspective. We will also critically examine the ways in which anthropology has contributed to the construction of the Middle East as a region in the first place. In the process, we will explore issues and concepts including: religious piety, honor, nationalism, globalization, orientalism, and cultural production.

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