Reading

Reading for Wednesday, January 30th



(c2) The Middle East: An Overview

A. Geography; B. Population; C. Politics; D. Religion; E. Ethnicity; F. Resources

Readings:

  1. Deborah J. Gerner, Chapter 1, “Introduction,” in Deborah J. Gerner and Jillian Schwedler,eds.,Understanding the Contemporary Middle East(Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2004). [Text]
  2. Ian R. Manners and Barbara McKean Parmenter, Chapter 2, “The Middle East: A Geographic Preface,” in Deborah J. Gerner and Jillian Schwedler,eds.,Understanding the Contemporary Middle East(Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2004).
  3. Rashid Khalidi,“Preliminary Historical Observations on the Arab Revolutions of 2011,”Jadaliyya. [CW]
  4. Interview with Bassam Haddad(November 2003), onCulture, Islamic Values, and Democracy in the Arab World. [CW]
  5. Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Chapter 3, “The Historical Context” in Deborah J. Gerner and Jillian Schwedler,eds.,Understanding the Contemporary Middle East(Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2004). [Text] Also available here: [CW]
  6. Bassam Haddad,“Notes on Arab Identity.”[CW]
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