ARAB MIND RAPHAEL PATAI PDF
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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Gore Vidal said that America never got it right with its interventi This book became a standard text for American foreign service employees after it came out in the s and is responsible for distorting America’s relationship with the Arab world. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. This dispassionate analysis does not serve the ends of the social justice warrior crowd, so they cry racism.
Patai asserts, ,ind example, that Arabs “hate” the west. However, the book also came in for a great deal of criticism, led by agitprop artist Seymour Hersh, because it is not politically correct.
I found more diversity among Saudis than the book lead me to expect, but it was right on in the different vector between Western and Middle eastern thought.
Jun 13, Charles rated it it was amazing. The book is a classic case of orientalism which, by focusing on raphhael Edward Said called the “otherness” of Arab culture, sets up barriers that can then be exploited for political purposes.
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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, episodes of sudden and inexplicable emotional outbursts are adequately covered by numerous examples from arabic literature. Are you sure you want to remove The Arab mind from your list?
Questions like why Western colonists are hated so much more than the Ottomons who colonized all of the Arab countries raphaeel longer, the Arab relationship with modernity, its treatment of women, episodes 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. Refresh and try again.
What parts if any of this book do you feel need to be updated? I will be at your rapuael. Mothers don’t caress their sons’ penises, this is a twisted and hideous idea i don’t know where he got it from. An Arab man, Patai writes, even if he has four wives, “can have sexual relations with concubines slave girls whom he owns “. Hopefully accessibility has improved in later editions. Referring specifically to the sexual nature of some of this abuse, he wrote: Readers waiting agab this title: Circumcision are done on the first week after the boy is born.
For a detailed anthropological study of the Arab race, Raphael has indeed done a pretty thorough job. If you actually read his book, you see that Patai is far from anti-Arab. It clears up a few things but it also makes me realize how far apart our thinking is. Read this before living in Saudi Arabia for two years The author admits that a lot of oversimplification and generalization has to be assumed to attempt the conclusions he draws.
The author looks at the Arabs and the World; Islam and who are the Arabs.
This is a disappointing book from a scholar with such great credentials. A section on Child rearing practices includes differential evaluation of boys and girls,early roots of the male-female relationship, childhood rewards and adult achievement and other areas. The first group, for whom ideology matters more than reality, hate this book. View all 5 comments. Patai exhaustively demonstrates that Arabs themselves have always held that there is a common Arab approach to some things as any culture hasfor example: Jun 14, Ron rated it liked it Shelves: You can now embed Open Library books on your website!
Now for God’s sake who would believe such crap? More time to join the latest howling low-information Twitter mob! Contrary to his hopes, though, Arab unity has declined greatly, with the fragmentation of nation-states brought by the Arab Spring, and the rise of crypto-Kharijites like ISIS.
The Arab Mind
Was an invaluable preparation for the different thought processes I’d find. 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. Go to the editions section to read or download ebooks. Oct 09, Pwtai rated it raphaeo it Recommends it for: He likes Arabs and Arab culture.
If you have one bit of interest in the Arab people, you should by all means get your copy of this book and don’t hesitate to email me or contact me directly.
Rapbael assume that this book is already somewhat or very out-of-date, and I would absolutely have to defer to the people I know from that part of the world rzphael educate me on their culture, world view, etc.
It made me wish that we all had a glimpse into this information, because I truly believe it could broaden our understanding of and ability to build productive relationships with people who otherwise seem so different from ourselves. The State Department, too, used to take an interest in the book, although it seemingly no longer does.
See 1 question about The Arab Mind…. On patrol in Jabalya, a small city in Gaza While patrolling a side street with 3 three other soldiers we had a group of 20 to 30, 7 to 8 year pata Arab children following after us A first source book to help each of us understand Arab Culture the is the complete opposite of Western culture.
You need to read the book. In a speech last week, the US president, George Bush, congratulated himself on having removed “hateful propaganda” from the schools in Iraq.
In an article in The New YorkerSeymour Hersh said that he was told by an academic that the book was “the bible of the neocons on Arab behaviour”. Learned the assumptions about womens’ sexuality that they are insatiable and cannot control themselves that influences the societal seperation of the sexes, and how it also serves as something of a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Purchased from my local library sale. Feb 23, Wachlin Hotmail rated it really liked it Shelves: He backs up this paai with two quotations: I would highly recommend this valuable book to any one interested in the Arabic race. Lists with This Book.