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Title Understanding the contemporary Middle East / edited by Deborah J. Gerner
Published Boulder, CO : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000

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Description xvi, 421 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Series Understanding
Understanding (Boulder, Colo.)
Contents The Middle East : a geographic preface / Ian R. Manners and Barbara McKean Parmenter -- The historical context / Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. -- Middle Eastern politics / Deborah J. Gerner and Philip A. Schrodt -- International relations / Mary Ann T├ętreault -- The Israeli-Palestinian conflict / Simona Sharoni and Mohammed Abu-nimer -- The economies of the Middle East / Elias H. Tuma -- Population growth, urbanization, and the challenges of unemployment / Valentine M. Moghadam -- Kinship, class, and ethnicity / Laurie King-Irani -- The role of women / Lisa Taraki -- Religion and politics in the Middle East / John L. Esposito -- Middle Eastern literature / Miriam Cooke -- Trends and prospects / Deborah J. Gerner
Summary An interdisciplinary discussion of the Middle East at the end of the twentieth century, in which fifteen scholars describe the area's geography, history, politics, international relations, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, economies, population growth, urbanization, unemployment, kinship, class, ethnicity, women's roles, religion, literature, and trends and prospects
Analysis Middle East
International relations
Political systems
Economic development
Cultural identity
Religion in politics
Regional conflict
Islam
Social conditions
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Africa, North.
Middle East.
Author Gerner, Deborah J.
LC no. 99037486
ISBN 1555877060 hardcover alkaline paper
1555877257 paperback alkaline paper
Other Titles Contemporary Middle East