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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.

Rethinking Power in Turkey through Politics from Below (Volume 13, Issue 2)

Dynamics of Ecological Awareness in the Middle East and Maghreb (Volume 14, Issue 1)

Visual Anthropology in the Middle East (Volume 14, Issue 2)

Announcing the Zubaydah Ashkanani Prize!

Subjects: Anthropology, Middle Eastern Studies

Current Issue

Volume 12, Issue 2, Winter 2017

Special Issue: Emerging Kinship in a Changing Middle East
Guest edited by Soraya Tremayne

Introduction: Emerging Kinship in a Changing Middle East
Soraya Tremayne

Replenishing Milks Sons: Changing Kinship Practices among the Sahr?w?, North Africa
Konstantina Isidoros

Changes in Attitudes towards Marriage and Reproduction among People with a Genetic Illness: A Study of Patients with Thalassemia in Iran
Sachiko Hosoya

Kinship among the ?orbat of Babol: How Anthropology of Childhood Reveals Kinship Structure
Mitra Asfari

Family Life in Tunisia ater the Revolution of 2011: Two Women and Two Men in a Changing Time
Irene Maffi

Kinship Systems of Xoja Groups in Southern Kazakhstan
Azim Malikov

Analysis of the Continuity of Settlement of Social Feuds among Kurts in the Kurdistan Region: The case of Mektebî Komellayeî
Krzysztof Lalik

Šahrzâd and Šahrbâz: A Story Illustrated in Signs
Elham Etemadi





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