Anthropological Approaches to Current Revolts in the Middle East
The current revolts in the Arab world are unsettling the dominant paradigms of many scholars who have held that Arab societies are backward, prone to terror, resistant to modernization, religiously atavistic, resistant to change, and pre-modern. Do anthropological understandings differ? This panel features a discussion led by three Princeton anthropologists who work on Arab societies, moderated by the current director of The Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia (TRI).
Abdellah Hammoudi, author of "A Season in Mecca: Narrative of a Pilgrimage"
Lawrence Rosen, author of "The Culture of Islam: Changing Aspects of Contemporary Muslim Life"
John Borneman, author of "Syrian Episodes: Sons, Fathers, and an Anthropologist in Aleppo"
Moderated by: Bernard Haykel, author of "Revival and Reform in Islam", and director, TRI
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia (TRI)
Location: 219 Aaron Burr Hall
Date/Time: 04/28/11 at 4:30 pm - 04/28/11 at 6:00 pm