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By Soraya Altorki

ISBN-10: 1118475615

ISBN-13: 9781118475614

A spouse to the Anthropology of the center East offers a entire assessment of present traits and destiny instructions in anthropological examine and activism within the smooth center East.

  • Offers serious views at the theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical ambitions of anthropology within the heart East
  • Analyzes the stipulations of cultural and social transformation within the center jap area and its family members with different parts of the world
  • Features contributions through most sensible specialists in a variety of center East anthropological specialties
  • Features in-depth insurance of matters drawn from faith, the humanities, language, politics, political economic climate, the legislations, human rights, multiculturalism, and globalization

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Jenny White, also a close observer of grassroots Islamic mobilization in Turkey, commented on women’s Islamic fashion in Istanbul as follows: “Adopting Islamic dress has become a major sign of status, more than a marker of personal devotion but less than a political statement” (1999, p. 80). This suggests that, while understandings of modesty and piety inform the choice of Islamic dress, these choices may also be freighted with other meanings and finalities. The articulations of neo‐liberalism with changing processes of class formation and the analysis of how these, in turn, feed into new codes of distinction, consumption, and taste that inflect modes of Islamic observance (and, possibly, subjectivities) open up a rich ethnographic field that remains relatively under‐researched.

However, dismissing alternative readings or observations on the grounds that they rely on a model that allegedly opposes theory and observation, or treats them as different moments of the research process, implies that any set of observations not already informed by the concept of tradition must remain open to charges of empiricism. This does not only invite unnecessary closure but, more importantly, it devalues one of the main engines of creativity and discovery in the anthropology of the Middle enduring concerns, resilient tropes, and new departures 9 East—namely, the irruption of the unexpected and the un‐thought‐of in the complex play of inter‐subjectivities that characterizes the experience of anthropological fieldwork.

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