The Arab-African and Islamic Worlds : Interdisciplinary Studies


The Arab-African and Islamic Worlds : Interdisciplinary Studies



Edited b R. Kevin Lacey and Ralph M. Coury.

Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty emeritus John R. Maier: Literate women in three Moroccan writers.

The chapters of this book offer a broad overview of the culturally rich, complex, and rapidly changing world of Arab-Islamic North Africa. The authors are scholars and professors who represent a wide range of nationalities, specializations, methodologies, and points of view. Fields of interest included in the volume are women and Islam, the Berber question, Islamic reassertion, U.S. foreign policy, the transnational Maghrebi migrant in Europe, film, music, and language and literature. This book provides valuable insights for students, scholars, and others interested in a part of Africa that has a venerable history and culture and that is becoming more and more intertwined with Europe and the United States.



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New York : Peter Lang, 2000.

xxiv, 334 pages ; ; 23 cm.


African History | Islamic World and Near East History




Located in Drake Library at: DT185 .A73 2000

CONTENTS: xts, and States: A Critique of North African Discourses on Islam / Asma Barlas -- Essentially Amazigh: Urban Berbers and the Global Village / David Crawford, Katherine E. Hoffman -- "Beurs": Between and Beyond National Boundaries / Alec G. Hargreaves -- A Socio-Literary Perspective of Women in the Maghreb: Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia / Rafika Merini -- Interpreting Ethnic Quiescence: A Brief History of the Berbers of Morocco / Stephanie S. Saad -- Cultural Dimensions of the Sudanese Civil War / William C. Young -- Music, Literature, and Film -- Reinterpreting the Tunisian Past: Les silences du palais / Roy Armes -- Second War of Algeria: The Representation of History in Fictional Works of the 1990s / Susan Ireland -- Western Movie Representations of Arab-African North Africa: The Sheltering Sky and the Question of Orientalism / R. Kevin Lacey -- Literate Women in Three Moroccan Writers / John Maier -- Wind and the Lion: Myth versus Reality in the Life and Times of Moulay Ahmed al-Raisuli / Francis Poole -- Mixing Pop and Politics: The Role of Rai in Algerian Political Discourse / Rod Skilbeck -- Some Remarks on Jilala Music from Tangier, Morocco / Ben Yarmolinsky.

The Arab-African and Islamic Worlds : Interdisciplinary Studies