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Author Deeb, Lara, 1974- author.

Title Anthropology's politics : disciplining the Middle East / Lara Deeb and Jessica Winegar.

Publication Info. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (288 pages)
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Note This book sheds light on the contemporary state of Middle East anthropology as it is situated in broader, intertwined fields of anthropological, academic, national, and global politics. The aim is to track the relationship between anthropological work and politics, taking as the case study the primary region that has, in the post-Cold War era, become the focus of political intervention and politicized discussion. This ethnographic investigation of post-Cold War academic politics is framed in three overlapping histories. First, the authors excavate the institutionalization of the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association as the outcome of a longer struggle to establish the "Middle East" as a region of study within anthropology. Second, the authors analyze the relationship of the development of the regional subfield to changes with the AAA more generally, highlighting the sometimes fraught relationships of discipline to region (namely the growing prominence of disciplinary studies and declining interest in "area studies"), as well as on the presumed progressive politics of the discipline. Third, geopolitics are of course critical to discipline-region relations, and this book is situated within an analysis of the impact of post-Cold War geopolitics on the academy in general and scholarship of the Middle East in particular.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-258) and index.
Contents Introduction : academics and politics -- Becoming a scholar -- Making it through graduate school -- Navigating conflicts on the job -- Institutionalizing Middle East anthropology -- Dis/engaging the War on Terror -- Conclusion : undisciplining anthropology's politics -- Appendix A : methods -- Appendix B : AAA motions and resolutions.
Note Description based on print version record.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject American Anthropological Association. Middle East Section.
Anthropology -- Political aspects -- Middle East.
Universities and colleges -- Political aspects -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Winegar, Jessica, author.
Other Form: Print version: Deeb, Lara. Anthropology's politics : disciplining the Middle East. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2016] xi, 273 pages ; 23 cm 9780804781244
ISBN 9780804781237 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780804781244 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780804796842 (e-book)

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