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NORTH AFRICAN WRITERS AT WAR

Spring
2013-01-01 00:00:00
Department: 
French/Italian

The Algerian War for Independence (1954-1962) was one of the most violent anti-colonial conflicts of the 20th century. Fifty-years on, the events of the conflict continue to shape debates about torture, immigration, colonial history, and national identity. Despite its impact, however, the definitive history of the war remains to be written: as numerous historians like Benjamin Stora and Raphaëlle Branche have suggested, contested memories on either side of the Mediterranean contribute to a situation where for some, the trauma of the war seems not yet to have ended.

Course #: 
French 1018 (27789)
Student Population: 
Undergraduate
Region(s): 
Primary Focus on Islam?: 
0
Credits: 
3

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Politics of Culture and Representation in the Arab World

Spring
2013-01-01 00:00:00
Department: 
Anthropology

This course will examine the various debates circulating in and around the Arab world related to the culture and politics of Arab societies. We will explore questions of representation in the region, whether that is Arab representations of themselves, Arab representations by the other, or minority struggles for representation. We will look at the relationship between individual, society and the state, and think critically about each of these concepts as they reproduce themselves and social relations.

Course #: 
1737 (28056)
Student Population: 
Undergraduate
Region(s): 
Primary Focus on Islam?: 
0
Credits: 
3

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Anthropology of Islam

2013-01-01 00:00:00
Spring

As a “world religion” Islam has had a profound influence on a broad array of nations, ethnic groups and local expressions of culture. It has played a role in shaping societies, politics, economics and law. Taking a broad, anthropological perspective on the study of religion, this course examines the many different ways in which culture and society have been influenced by Islam in different parts of the world.

Course #: 
1737
Department: 
Anthropology
Credits: 
3
Student Population: 
Undergraduate
Primary Focus on Islam?: 
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Morocco Mama

Blog from Nora living in Morocco.

Informed Comment

Resources on the Middle East, the Islamic World, history, religion, and commentary on current events with Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan.

Marc Manley: American Muslim Writer/Educator

An American Muslim writer, thinker, and educator, working to remove the accidental and the incidental from quintessential discussion on Islam in America. Currently the Muslim Chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.

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Syllabus: Economic Development of Middle East & North Africa

Undergraduate

Fatma El Hamidi, Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh

Syllabus for Economic Development of the Middle East and North Africa course.

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Renaissance East and West

Undergraduate Level

Pinar Emiralioglu, PhD, History

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THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE

Undergraduate Level

Pinar Emiralioglu, PhD, History

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