Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM215: Studying the Contemporary Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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.

Basic reading:

Abdo, N., Masalha, N. (2018). An oral history of the Palestinian Nakba. London: Zed Books.

Abu-Lughod, Lila (2013) Do Muslim Women Need Saving? Harvard University Press.

Abu-Lughod, Lila (1986) Veiled Sentiments: Honour and Poetry in a Bedouin Society. University of California Press.

Abu-Lughod L. (ed.) (1998) Remaking Women. Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 

Ahmed, L. (1992) Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate; Yale University Press.

Bancel, N.; Blanchard, P. Thomas, D. (ed.) (2017) The Colonial Legacy in France : Fracture, Rupture, and Apartheid. Bloomington : Indiana University Press.

Barclay, F. (2013). France's Colonial Legacies : Memory, Identity andNnarrative. Cardiff : University of Wales Press.

Blanchard, P., Lemaire, S., Bancel, N., Thomas, D. (2013) Colonial Culture in France since the Revolution, Bloomington : Indiana University Press.

Bhabha, H. (2005) The Location of Culture. London: Routledge. 

Carroll, D. (2007) Albert Camus the Algerian. Colonialism, Terrorism and Justice. New York: Columbia University Press. 

El-Enany, R. (2006) ArabRepresentationsoftheOccident : East-WestEncountersinArabicfiction. Abingdon: Routledge.

Eid, M.; Holes, C. (eds) (1993). Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 

Fanon, F. (1967) Black Skin, White Masks, trans. Charles Lamm Markmann. New York: Grove Press. 

Goode, J. F. (2007). Negotiating for the Past : Archaeology, Nationalism, and Diplomacy in the Middle East, 1919-1941. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Haeri, N. (2003) Sacred Language, Ordinary People: Dilemmas of Culture and Politics in Egypt. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Hillenbrand, R. (2004) Islamic Architecture: Form, Function and Meaning. New York: Columbia University Press. 

Joseph, S. (1999) Intimate Selving in Arab Families. Gender, Self and Identity. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press. 

Mir-Hosseini, Ziba (1999) Islam and Gender: The Religious Debate in Contemporary Iran. Princeton University Press.

Inhorn, Marcia (2013) The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies and Islam in the Middle East, Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press.

Kandiyoti, D. (1996) Gendering the Middle East: Emerging Perspectives. Syracuse University Press.

Keddie, N.; Baron, B. (eds) (1991) Women in Middle Eastern History: shifting boundaries of sex and gender. New Haven: Yale University Press. 

El-Kholy, H. (2002) Defiance and Compliance: Negotiating Gender in Low-Income Cairo. New York and Oxford: Bergahn Books.

Larkin, C. (2012). Memory and Conflict in Lebanon : Remembering and Forgetting the Past. London: Routledge.

Lewis, Reina (2004) Rethinking Orientalism: Women, Travel and the Ottoman Harem, London & New York: I. B. Tauris

Maffi, I., Daher, R. (eds.) (2012). The Politics and Practices of Cultural Heritage in the Middle East : Positioning the Material Past in Contemporary Societies. London: IB Tauris.

Meskell, L. (1998) Archaeology Under Fire: Nationalism, politics and heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. London: Routledge. 

Ouzgane, Lahoucine (2006) (ed.) Islamic Masculinities, London & New York: Zed Books. 

Özyürek, E. (ed.) (2006). The Politics of Public Memory in Turkey. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.

Rizvi, K. (2015). The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press.

Sa’di, A. H., Abu-Lughod, L. (eds.) (2007). Nakba: Palestine, 1948, and the Claims of Memory. New York : Columbia University Press.

Said, E. (1978) Orientalism. London: Peregrine Books. 

Suleiman, Y. (2004) A War of Words: Language and Conflict in the Middle East. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Suleiman, Y.  (2003) The Arabic Language and National Identity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Suleiman, Y. (ed.) (1994) Arabic Sociolinguistics: Issues and Perspectives. Richmond: Curzon Press. 

Suleiman, Y., Muhawi, I. (2006). Literature and nation in the Middle East Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press.

Yegenoglu, M. (1998) Colonial Fantasies: Towards a Feminist Reading of Orientalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Press, pp. 95-120.