The Middle East and North Africa

Medieval and Modern History

Author: Patricia J. F. Rosof,William Zeisel,Jean B. Quandt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780917724459

Category: Psychology

Page: 134

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The Middle East and North Africa evidences the West's fascination with the Middle East as “different”and “exotic.” It explores the scholarly tradition of Orientalism, an understanding of which will help readers understand the still-lingering fascination with and misunderstanding of the Middle East and its people, particularly those of Islamic faith.

Cultural Anthropology

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: JoAnn Jacoby,Josephine Z. Kibbee

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591583578

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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An annotated bibliography of print and electronic resources central to the field of social and cultural anthropology.

International Relations, International Security, and Comparative Politics

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: Chad M. Kahl

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781591585190

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 423

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Presents approximately nine hundred annotated entries on English language reference sources including directories, indexes, statistical sources, yearbooks, and chronologies.

Political Terrorism

A New Guide To Actors, Authors, Concepts, Data Bases, Theories, And Literature

Author: Albert J. Jongman

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412815666

Category: Political Science

Page: 700

View: 7615


While there is no easy way to define terrorism, it may generally be viewed as a method of violence in which civilians are targeted with the objective of forcing a perceived enemy into submission by creating fear, demoralization, and political friction in the population under attack. At one time a marginal field of study in the social sciences, terrorism is now very much in center stage. The 1970s terrorist attacks by the PLO, the Provisional Irish Republican Army, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Japanese Red Army, the Unabomber, Aum Shinrikyo, Timothy McVeigh, the World Trade Center attacks, the assault on a school in Russia, and suicide bombers have all made the term "terrorism" an all-too-common part of our vocabulary. This edition of Political Terrorism was originally published in the 1980s, well before some of the horrific events noted above. This monumental collection of definitions, conceptual frameworks, paradigmatic formulations, and bibliographic sources is being reissued in paperback now as a resource for the expanding community of researchers on the subject of terrorism. This is a carefully constructed guide to one of the most urgent issues of the world today. When the first edition was originally published, Choice noted, "This extremely useful reference tool should be part of any serious social science collection." Chronicles of Culture called it "a tremendously comprehensive book about a subject that any who have anything to lose--from property to liberty, life to limbs--should be forewarned against." Alex P. Schmid received his Ph.D. from the University of Zrich, Switzerland, and is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Leiden University. He is the coauthor, with Albert J. Jongman, of Soviet Military Interventions since 1945, available from Transaction. Albert J. Jongman is principal researcher for PIOOM, the Interdisciplinary Research Programme on Causes of Human Rights Violations, and has been a research assistant at the SIPRI in Sweden. He is the author of Monitoring Human Rights Violations (State Violence, State Terrorism, and Human Rights).Irving Louis Horowitz is Hannah Arendt Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Political Science at Rutgers University, and the chairman and editorial director of Transaction Publishers.

Is There a Middle East?

The Evolution of a Geopolitical Concept

Author: Abbas Amanat

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804775273

Category: History

Page: 319

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This book offers diverse debates on the possible manifestations and meanings of the term "Middle East."