Writing Off the Beaten Track: Reflections on the Meaning of Travel and Culture in the Middle East - Contemporary Issues in the Middle East (Hardback)
  • Writing Off the Beaten Track: Reflections on the Meaning of Travel and Culture in the Middle East - Contemporary Issues in the Middle East (Hardback)
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Writing Off the Beaten Track: Reflections on the Meaning of Travel and Culture in the Middle East - Contemporary Issues in the Middle East (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 30/11/2002
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These thought-provoking essays provide insightful reflection on both the experience and the condition of experiencing another culture experiencing another culture. Written by an American woman who resides and teaches in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, these informal sketches of life in the Gulf capture the flavor of that exotic corner of the Arab world. Even as she acquaints us with intriguing aspects of Emirati culture, the author notes the varied difficulties inherent in perceiving another way of life, especially one that has been ignored and frequently misrepresented in the West. She provides a unique view of the diverse ways in which American pop culture affects Middle Eastern thought and custom, from shopping and song to fashion and fads. Keenly observed and graced with wit and authority, these essays offer a palpable picture of a place little known to the West while raising substantial questions about the essence of culture and the stereotyping of people and places. Off the Beaten Track will be vastly useful to teachers of Middle East studies and those who have contact with non-Western students. Readers interested in the region and travel aficionados will find it an enlightening and highly original read.

Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815629573
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 331 g
Dimensions: 213 x 139 x 21 mm

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