04-29-2010_Introduction_to_the_Middle_East_for_moodle

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Introduction to the Middle East 1 27 April 2010 - Pol 1025.001
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Announcements Final exam: May 11 (Tuesday) 8-10 am Thought questions: 2 classes remain 2
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Brief review Critically assessing Lisle (“humanitarian travel”) Strengths : deconstruction of LP; applicability to certain regions; attention to daily practices Weaknesses : applicability to Western destinations; over- selling her case Huntington’s ‘clash of civilizations’ Argument: future conflicts as cultural, between civilizations (the highest cultural grouping of people and broadest level of identity people have) “Civilizational realism” Strengths : many examples of culture playing role in conflict; looking beyond nation-state Weaknesses : are civilizations even meaningful units? Is there foundational homogeneity within? 3
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Introduction to the Middle East What is the Middle East? Not a geographical region Concept based on a Western orientation to the world Not synonymous with “the Arab world”
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2011 for the course POL 1025 taught by Professor Unkown during the Spring '10 term at Minnesota.

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