Mideast Study Guide

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San Jose State University Spring Semester 2010 RelS/Anth/MdES 145 Mideast Review Sheet Dr. Mira Z. Amiras There will be short answer questions on these terms Traditional Concepts and Basic Terms Lineage / Patrilineage / Matrilineage Tribe / Tribalism Endogamy / Exogamy Descent / Alliance Father’s brother’s daughter marriage Desert Nomadism / Transhumance Mosaic Model (Carleton Coon) Chakchouka Model (Fatima Amara) Segmentary Opposition (M. Sahlins) Theory of Oscillating Elites (Ibn Khaldûn) Bled es-Siba / Bled al-Makhzan Bled al-Fellahin Leffs / Soffs ‘Assabiya (Ibn Khaldûn, Al Muqaddimah) Honor / Shame ‘I against my brother …’ / and territoriality Hydraulic hypothesis (Karl Wittfogel) Bakhtiari / Amazigh as bled es-siba Rain / Irrigation / Arid Zone Cultures Despotism / Expansionism / Individualism Mesopotamian Pantheon of Gods — esp. Marduk Grass (film on the Bakhtiari of Iran) Anarchy / Primitive Democracy / and: Supreme Monarchy / ‘Oriental despotism’ Fellahin of Medjerda (slides) Saddam’s Iraq (slides) 7 Key Elements of Middle Eastern Identity Jewish identity / Judaism Islam — Islamic / Muslim root: S L M
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