Excellence in Scholarship and Learning
Middle Eastern Minorities and Diasporas
Moshe Ma’oz is Professor
Emeritus of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at The Hebrew
University, Jerusalem. He has recently been a Visiting Scholar
at Harvard University. Professor Ma’oz has published
many books and articles on the political and social history
of the Middle East.
Gabriel Sheffer is Professor of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research interest concern "Diasporas and Transnationalism, and Diasporas-Homelands Relations".
The Arab countries and the Arab Middle East have been
projected as homogeneous and united social and political entities.
Yet beneath the surface, ethnic tensions and conflicts simmer. Some
of these conflicts are well known and the issues arising therefrom
are part of the regular diet of news. Other tensions involving ethnic
minorities and ethnic diasporas are less well known. But they are
no less problematic for regional actors. Particularly so since they
are not only influenced by global developments, but they also significantly
influence political, economic, cultural and ideological regional
and intrastate developments.
The purpose of this book is to highlight the factors, forces, and circumstances that affect inter-communal relations in the region, and point toward strategies and circumstances that promote or hinder coexistence and integration, or antagonism. By studying diasporas in the Middle East in terms of their significant regional factors in relation to the Middle Eastern diaspora worldwide, this book makes an important and unique contribution to linking the study of Middle Eastern diasporas to the general new field of diasporic studies.
|Hardback Price:||£49.50 / $69.50|
|Release Date:||April 2002|
|Page Extent / Format:||246 pp. / 229 x 152 mm|
y within a Minority
Moshe Ma'oz and Gabriel Sheffer
Part I Middle Eastern Indigenous Ethnic Minorities
1Middle Eastern Minorities: Between Integration and Conflict – An Overview
2 National Self-Determination in the Middle East and North Africa
3 The Impact of Religion and Regime on Ethnic Conflict in the Middle East
Jonathan Fox and Iris Margulies
4 Ethnic and Religious Conflicts in Sudan since Independence
5 The Elite Minority: Educated Sudanese and their Role in the State
6 The Christians in Israel: Aspects of Integration and the Search for Identity in a Minorit
In these timely essays, historian Ma’oz and political scientist Sheffer help to fill a significant gap in knowledge about Middle Eastern minorities and diasporas. Highly recommended.
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