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Between Memory and Desire: The Middle East in a Troubled Age

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Middle Easterners today struggle to find solutions to crises of economic stagnation, political gridlock, and cultural identity. In recent decades Islam has become central to this struggle, and almost every issue involves fierce, sometimes violent debates over the role of religion in public life. In this post-9/11 updated edition R. Stephen Humphreys presents a thoughtful a ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published November 16th 2005 by University of California Press (first published June 1st 1999)
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Carrie
Mar 02, 2009 Carrie rated it really liked it
A much more pleasant read than "A Political Economy of the Middle East" by Alan Richards, yet I suppose you read each of them for a different purpose. The two books together do provide you with a considerably rich understanding of the issues at hand, both past and present, in this dynamic region of the world.
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Apr 25, 2008 Elena Guberman rated it it was amazing
Great book. Easy to read but informative. Great quotes.
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Aug 30, 2009 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first book I bought at Elliot Bay Book Company! This got me thinking about grad school while I was lost in an AmeriCorps shit storm, so it was influentual in many ways.
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Feb 26, 2016 Kel rated it liked it
Good content, but poorly organized and repetitive in certain spots.
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