Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM215: Studying the Contemporary Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Abu-Haidar, F. (1994) 'Language and Loyalty: The Case of Algerian Immigrants' Children in France,' in Y. Suleiman (ed.) Arabic Sociolinguistics: Issues and Perspectives. Richmond: Curzon Press, pp. 43-56.
Abu-Lughod, L. (2009) 'Dialects of Women's Empowerment: The International Circuitry of the Arab Human Development Report 2005,' International Journal of Middle East Studies 41(1), pp. 83-103.
Bhabha, H. (2005) The Location of Culture. London: Routledge, pp. 94-120.
Booth, M. 'Colloquial Arabic Poetry, Politics, and the Press in Modern Egypt,' International Journal of Middle East Studies 24(3), pp. 419-40.
Carroll, D. (2007) Albert Camus the Algerian. Colonialism, Terrorism and Justice. New York: Columbia University Press.
Fanon, F. (1967) Black Skin, White Masks, trans. Charles Lamm Markmann. New York: Grove Press.
Haeri, N. (2003) Sacred Language, Ordinary People: Dilemmas of Culture and Politics in Egypt. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
-- (1997) 'The Reproduction of Symbolic Capital: Language, State and Class in Egypt,' Current Anthropology 38(5), pp. 795-816.
Hillenbrand, R. (2004) Islamic Architecture: Form, Function and Meaning. New York: Columbia University Press.
Holes, C. (1993) 'The uses of variation: a study of the speeches of Gamal Abdul-Nasir,' in M. Eid and C. Holes (eds) Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics, volume 5. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 13-45.
Joseph, S. (1999) Intimate Selving in Arab Families. Gender, Self and Identity. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, pp. 1-18.
Kandiyioti, D. (1991) 'Islam and Patriarchy: A Comparative Perspective,' in N. Keddie and B. Baron (eds) Women in Middle Eastern History: shifting boundaries of sex and gender. New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 23-45.
El-Kholy, H. (2002) Defiance and Compliance: Negotiating Gender in Low-Income Cairo. New York and Oxford: Bergahn Books, pp. 101-130.
Meskell, L. (1998) Archaeology Under Fire: Nationalism, politics and heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. London: Routledge.
Najmadabi, A. (1998) 'Crafting an Educated Wife in Iran,' in L. Abu-Lughod (ed.) Remaking Women. Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East. Princeton: Princeton University Press, pp. 91-126.
Said, E. (1978) Orientalism. London: Peregrin Books.
Scalbert-Yucel, C. and M. Le Ray (2006) 'Knowledge, Ideology and Power. Deconstructing Kurdish Studies,' European Journal of Turkish Studies 5.
Suleiman, Y. (2004) A War of Words: Language and Conflict in the Middle East. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
-- (2003) The Arabic Language and National Identity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 162-218.
-- (1994) 'Nationalism and the Arabic Language: A Historical Overview,' in Y. Suleiman (ed.) Arabic Sociolinguistics: Issues and Perspectives. Richmond: Curzon Press, pp. 3-24.
Yegenogly, M. (1998) Colonial Fantasies: Towards a Feminist Reading of Orientalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 95-120.