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Anthropology of the Middle East

Aims & Scope

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Recent political events have shown an alarming lack of awareness in western countries of life in the Middle East. Anthropologists, trained in analysing local discourses and social actions and their socio-political and historical contexts, play an important role in making social and cultural developments in the Middle East more comprehensible to a wider world.

This peer-reviewed journal provides a forum for scholarly exchange between anthropologists and other social scientists working in and on the Middle East. The journal's aim is to disseminate, on the basis of informed analysis and insight, a better understanding of Middle Eastern cultures and thereby to achieve a greater appreciation of Middle Eastern contributions to our culturally diverse world.

Anthropology of the Middle East (AME) is published twice a year, in the spring and autumn. Issues are often themed and on occasion guest edited. Each issue contains articles on specific research projects and outcomes on Middle Eastern topics. A section titled "Notes from the Field" features research in progress. Book reviews and shorter reports on books, films and conferences are also included.

Popular Religious Practices and Perceptions (Volume 13, Issue 1)

Anthropology of Children in the Middle East (Volume 12, Issue 1)

Announcing the Zubaydah Ashkanani Prize!

Subjects: Anthropology, Middle Eastern Studies

Current Issue

Volume 12, Issue 1, Summer 2017

Special Issue: The Anthropology of Children in the Middle East
Guest edited by Erika Friedl and Abderrahmane Moussaoui

Introduction: Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Children in the Middle East
Erika Friedl and Abderrahmane Moussaoui

A Brief History of Childhood in Bois Ahmad, Iran
Erika Friedl

Enfants du maquis en Algérie: Un héritage explosif
Abderrahmane Moussaoui

Whose Austria? Muslim Youth Challenge Nativist and Closed Notions of Austrian Identity
Farid Hafez

Conflicts in Children's Everday Lives: Fresh Perspectives on Protracted Crisis in Lebanon
Erik van Ommering


Methodology Matters in Iran: Researching Social Movements in Authoritarian Contexts
Paola Rivetti

Seized in Beirut: The Plundered Archives of the Palestinian Cinema Institution and Cultural Arts Section
Rona Sela

Mêlées et démêlements familiaux autour d'une prise en charge pédopsychiatrique au Maroc
Julie Pluies





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