“The Arab Spring and Social Anthropology.” - Dale F. Eickelman

This presentation on February 8, 2012 explored how scholars writing in different national contexts [...]find themselves now, as in the past, in constricted,volatile, shifting, and precarious regional and international political and economic currents. How has the balance shifted today between social thought and public responsibility, and for whose public? It explored the changing craft of social anthropology in the Middle East over the last half century and suggested the likely shape that field research and the writing of anthropology will take in at least the coming decade.

Tags: middle east, Anthropology, muslim studies, smscinst, eickelman

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