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The Dance of the Rose and the Nightingale

The Dance of the Rose and the Nightingale Author Nesta Ramazani
ISBN-10 081560727X
Release 2002
Pages 302
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This work is an autobiography of a young girl growing up in Iran. The daughter of an English Christian mother and an Iranian Zoroastrian father, Nesta Ramazani sketches her personal life story against the backdrop of a society marked by the fusion of Iranian, Islamic, and Western cultures.

Women s Voices In Middle East Museums

Women s Voices In Middle East Museums Author Carol Malt
ISBN-10 0815630786
Release 2005
Pages 138
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"This book begins with an historical overview of the women of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and the West Bank of Palestine and then focuses on the museums of Jordan and the women who work in them. Carol Malt interweaves a history of Islam and a discussion of the emerging public role of women in Muslim society."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Resistance Repression And Gender Politics in Occupied Palestine And Jordan

Resistance  Repression  And Gender Politics in Occupied Palestine And Jordan Author Frances Susan Hasso
ISBN-10 0815630875
Release 2005
Pages 231
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This book focuses on the central party apparatus of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), the Democratic Front (DF) branches established in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Jordan in the 1970s, and the most influential and innovative of the DF women's organizations: the Palestinian Federation of Women's Action Committees in the occupied territories. Until now, no study of a Palestinian political organization has so thoroughly engaged with internal gender histories. In addition, no other work attempts to systematically compare branches in different regional locations to explain those differences. Students of gender and Middle East studies, especially those with a specialty in Palestinian studies, will find this work to be of critical importance. This book will also be of great interest to those working on political protest movements and factional ties.

Beyond The Exotic

Beyond The Exotic Author Amira El Azhary Sonbol
ISBN-10 0815630557
Release 2005
Pages 522
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Most research has accepted stereotypical images of Muslim women, treating their outward manifestations, such as veiling, as passive and oppressive. By approaching widely used sources with different questions and methodologies, this book redresses these deficiencies. Contributors revisit and reevaluate scripture and scriptural interpretation; church records involving non-Muslim women of the Arab world; archival court records dating from the present back to the Ottoman period; and the oral and material culture and its written record, including oral history, textbooks, sufi practices, and the politics of dress.

Women of the Jordan

Women of the Jordan Author Amira El Azhary Sonbol
ISBN-10 0815629850
Release 2003
Pages 300
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Extrait de la couverture : "In the first book to address the dilemma faced by Jordanian women in the work-force, AmiraEl-Azhary Sonbol delineates the constraints that exist in a number of legal practices, namely penal codes that permit violence against Muslim women and personal status laws that require a husband's permission for a women to work. Leniency in honor crimes and early marriage and motherhood for girls are other factors that extend tha patriarchal power throughout a woman's life, and ultimately deny her full legal competency. Significantly, Sonbol notes that society's accepting as "Islamic" the legal constraints that control women's work constitutes a major barrier to any effort o change them, even though historically the Islamic Shari'a actually encourages women's work, and despite the fact that Muslim women have contributed materially to their society's economy. The author covers new ground as she effectively illustrates how Jordanian laws governing gender, family, and work combine with laws and legal philosophies derived from tribal, traditional, Islamic, and modern laws to form a strict patriarchal structure."

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111052903
Release 2002
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American Book Publishing Record has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from American Book Publishing Record also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full American Book Publishing Record book for free.

Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015078261941
Release 2002
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Book Review Digest has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Book Review Digest also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Book Review Digest book for free.

Gendering the Middle East

Gendering the Middle East Author Deniz Kandiyoti
ISBN-10 0815603398
Release 1996
Pages 177
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This book is a pioneering attempt to evaluate the extent to which gender analysis has succeeded in both informing and challenging established views of culture, society and literary production in the Middle East.

Arab Studies Journal

Arab Studies Journal Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P00950425Q
Release 2003
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Persian Cooking

Persian Cooking Author Nesta Ramazani
ISBN-10 9781588140876
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 400
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Persian Cooking is the original English language Persian cookbook. For forty years, her Persian Cooking has been a staple in kitchens of those who enjoy the cooking of Iran. This fortieth anniversary edition is revised and updated to take into account, present tastes, the better availability of ingredients and modern cooking tools.


Choice Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106016978238
Release 2002
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Endymion Author John Keats
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112041388999
Release 1888
Pages 140
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Asmahan s Secrets

Asmahan s Secrets Author Sherifa Zuhur
ISBN-10 0292798075
Release 2000
Pages 247
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The great Arab singer Asmahan was the toast of Cairo song and cinema in the late 1930s and early 1940s, as World War II approached. She remained a figure of glamour and intrigue throughout her life and lives on today in legend as one of the shaping forces in the development of Egyptian popular culture. In this biography, author Sherifa Zuhur does a thorough study of the music and film of Asmahan and her historical setting. A Druze princess actually named Amal al-Atrash, Asmahan came from an important clan in the mountains of Syria but broke free from her traditional family background, left her husband, and became a public performer, a role frowned upon for women of the time. This unique biography of the controversial Asmahan focuses on her public as well as her private life. She was a much sought-after guest in the homes of Egypt's rich and famous, but she was also rumored to be an agent for the Allied forces during World War II. Through the story of Asmahan, the reader glimpses not only aspects of the cultural and political history of Egypt and Syria between the two world wars, but also the change in attitude in the Arab world toward women as public performers on stage. Life in wartime Cairo comes alive in this illustrated account of one of the great singers of the Arab world, a woman who played an important role in history. Sherifa Zuhur is Visiting Research Scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Moving History Dancing Cultures

Moving History Dancing Cultures Author Ann Dils
ISBN-10 9780819574251
Release 2013-06-01
Pages 544
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This new collection of essays surveys the history of dance in an innovative and wide-ranging fashion. Editors Dils and Albright address the current dearth of comprehensive teaching material in the dance history field through the creation of a multifaceted, non-linear, yet well-structured and comprehensive survey of select moments in the development of both American and World dance. This book is illustrated with over 50 photographs, and would make an ideal text for undergraduate classes in dance ethnography, criticism or appreciation, as well as dance history—particularly those with a cross-cultural, contemporary, or an American focus. The reader is organized into four thematic sections which allow for varied and individualized course use: Thinking about Dance History: Theories and Practices, World Dance Traditions, America Dancing, and Contemporary Dance: Global Contexts. The editors have structured the readings with the understanding that contemporary theory has thoroughly questioned the discursive construction of history and the resultant canonization of certain dances, texts and points of view. The historical readings are presented in a way that encourages thoughtful analysis and allows the opportunity for critical engagement with the text. Ebook Edition Note: Ebook edition note: Five essays have been redacted, including “The Belly Dance: Ancient Ritual to Cabaret Performance,” by Shawna Helland; “Epitome of Korean Folk Dance”, by Lee Kyong-Hee; “Juba and American Minstrelsy,” by Marian Hannah Winter; “The Natural Body,” by Ann Daly; and “Butoh: ‘Twenty Years Ago We Were Crazy, Dirty, and Mad’,”by Bonnie Sue Stein. Eleven of the 41 illustrations in the book have also been redacted.

Music and Media in the Arab World

Music and Media in the Arab World Author Michael Aaron Frishkopf
ISBN-10 9774162935
Release 2010
Pages 308
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Since the turn of the twentieth century the dramatic rise of mass media has profoundly transformed music practices in the Arab world. Music has adapted to successive forms of media dissemination - from phonograph cylinders to MP3s - each subjected to the political and economic forces of itsparticular era and region. Carried by mass media, the broader culture of Arab music has been thoroughly transformed as well. Simultaneously, mass mediated music has become a powerful social force. While parallel processes have unfolded worldwide, their implications in the Arabic-speaking world havethus far received little scholarly attention. This provocative volume features sixteen new essays examining these issues, especially televised music and the controversial new genre of the music video. Perceptive voices - both emerging and established - represent a wide variety of academicdisciplines. Incisive essays by Egyptian critics display the textures of public Arabic discourse to an English readership. Authors address the key issues of contemporary Arab society - gender and sexuality, Islam, class, economy, power, and nation - as refracted through the culture of mediatedmusic. Interconnected by a web of recurrent concepts, this collection transcends music to become an important resource for the study of contemporary Arab society and culture. Contributors: Wael Abdel Fattah, Yasser Abdel-Latif, Moataz Abdel Aziz, Tamim Al-Barghouti, Mounir Al Wassimi, WalterArmbrust, Elisabeth Cestor, Hani Darwish, Walid El Khachab, Abdel-Wahab Elmessiri, James Grippo, Patricia Kubala, Katherine Meizel, Zein Nassar, Ibrahim Saleh, and Laith Ulaby.

The Secret River

The Secret River Author Kate Grenville
ISBN-10 9781459620032
Release 2011
Pages 448
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'Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year. After a childhood of poverty and petty crime in the slums of London, William Thornhill is transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. With his wife Sal and children in tow, he arrives in a harsh land that feels at first like a death sentence. But among the convicts there is a whisper that freedom can be bought, an opportunity to start afresh. As Thornhill stakes his claim on a patch of ground by the Hawkesbury River, the battle lines between the old and new inhabitants are drawn. Inspired by research into her own family history, Kate Grenville vividly creates the reality of settler life, its longings, dangers and dilemmas. The Secret River is a groundbreaking story about identity, belonging and ownership. There is no doubt Grenville is one of our greatest writers. A book everyone should read. It is evocative, gracefully written, terrible and confronting. And it has resonance for ever'.

Black Feminist Thought

Black Feminist Thought Author Patricia Hill Collins
ISBN-10 9781135960131
Release 2002-06-01
Pages 283
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In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought, Patricia Hill Collins explores the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals as well as those African-American women outside academe. She provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. The result is a superbly crafted book that provides the first synthetic overview of Black feminist thought.