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The Middle East: A Cultural Psychology

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For over a decade the Middle East has monopolized news headlines in the West. Journalists and commentators regularly speculate that the region's turmoil may stem from the psychological momentum of its cultural traditions or of a "tribal" or "fatalistic" mentality. Yet few studies of the region's cultural psychology have provided a critical synthesis of psychological resear ...more
Hardcover, 458 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2005)
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Jul 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
Very interesting, insightful, yet easy-to-read, this is a great overview of Middle Eastern society in the first 3 chapters, then of the development of the people who live in them for the final 7 chapters. I especially enjoyed that the author used many Arabic sources, and used ethnographies and sociological studies rather than purely "psychological" literature to understand the complexity of this culture. Best points:

1)Gregg takes a big-picture view and notices that cultural structures and value
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