The Arab Mind by Raphael Patai Pg Much has been written on the subject of honor (sharaf) among the Arabs. What has not been emphasized, at lea. Raphael Patai’s The Arab Mind is a “field tested” book—and I mean . Raphael Patai wrote optimistically about the future of the Arab world. The book in question is called The Arab Mind, and is by Raphael Patai, a cultural anthropologist who taught at several US universities.

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The Arab Mind discusses the min of a typical Arab boy or Since its original publication inthe revised edition of Raphael Patai’s The Arab Mind has been recognized as one of the seminal works in the field of Middle Eastern studies.

Apr 27, Kameel Nasr rated it did not like it.

They were very fast and we seldom caught them. These statements, I think you’ll agree, are thoroughly offensive. Want to Read afab. Read this before living in Saudi Arabia for two years Oct 10, Carrie Leedy marked it as to-read. History Created December 9, 5 revisions Download catalog record: What thorough insight into the Arab psyche. Refresh and try again.

Dec 23, Adam Glantz rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Reading this book also really highlighted how deficient I am in the history of the Middle East, especially modern history.

The first group, for whom ideology matters more than reality, hate this book. Whether this is why Iraqi prisoners were forced to masturbate in front of cameras is unclear, but the only supporting evidence for Patai’s claim is a survey of Arab and US students published in You need to read the book.

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Find a Physical Pafai via WorldCat. To me this book was fascinating! It dispassionately analyzes Arab culture, and offers a clear roadmap for interacting with that culture. I can go on and on and on. Edited by Leslie B Ruby.


The Arab Mind

We, and our government officials, soldiers, businesspeople and diplomats, do ourselves no favors by deliberately blinding ourselves to reality, both its ugly and its pretty faces. I have a lot more study to do! S Sebastopol, CA Tele: What parts if any of this book do arabb feel need to be updated? Then the adults told us in Arabic and gestured to us to shoot the children.

The Arab Mind by Raphael Patai

Readers waiting for rapyael title: The book is a classic case of orientalism which, by focusing on rpahael Edward Said called the “otherness” of Arab culture, sets up barriers that can then be exploited for political purposes.

For my part i am 29 and i have never had sex before, not even a aeab because i want to get married and see that later, also i make sure that none of my two sisters does anything like that, and the best thing is that i don’t have to give them advice as they know that it’s in their best interest. The Arab Mind by Raphael Patai. After the patrol, I check with the sergeant, who spoke Arabic, not believing what I saw. There are many familiar tags — fatalism, emotionalism, rhetoric, disunity, concern with “”face,”” personalization of political problems.

Ibru Sidd rated it it was amazing Dec 21, Apr 15, Kyann rated it liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Hersh was discussing the chain of command that led US troops to torture Iraqi prisoners. One afternoon while patrolling that same street, we had the normal bunch of kids behind us.

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Questions like why Western colonists are hated so much more than the Ottomons who colonized all of the Arab countries far longer, the Arab relationship with modernity, its treatment of women, paatai of sudden and inexplicable emotional outbursts are adequately c For a detailed anthropological study of the Arab race, Raphael has indeed done a pretty thorough job.


Sep 03, Wissam El Cheikh Hassan rated it did not like it. The classic study of Arab culture and society. A Critical Survey of the Literature.

Patai further speculates that the Arabs hate Westerners more than the Turks, despite the length and cruelty of the latter’s rule over them, partly for religious reasons but also srab Westerners, unlike the Turks, used to be their inferiors.

I recommend this book to anyone who shares that interest in cultural understanding and relationship building. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He elaborates Arab child rearing practices often failing to distinguish among different social classes and groups and comes up with the theory that the Arab son’s immediate access to his mother’s breast on verbal demand may explain the grown male’s habit of emphatic speech followed by passivity.

Patai throws out various imperatives about rationalizing Arabic and learning the dignity of labor, but the book as a whole expressed empathy rather than condemnation. See 1 question about The Arab Mind….

This book has been recognized as one of the seminal works in the field of Middle Eastern studies. In “outlying areas”, such as Siwa oasis in Egypt, Patai says, “homosexuality is the rule, and practised completely in the open”.