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Privatizing Welfare in the Middle East: Kin Mutual Aid Associations in Jordan and Lebanon
Anne Marie Baylouny examines previously undocumented effects of neoliberal economic reforms on middle classes in the Middle East. As the state's safety network has been withdrawn, kin-based mutual aid associations--organized around new definitions of kinship and identity and geared to contemporary market and labor needs--have taken its place. Such organizations provide a m ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Indiana University Press
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