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Beyond ExceptionNew Interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula

Beyond Exception: New Interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula

Ahmed Kanna, Amélie Le Renard, and Neha Vora

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750298
eISBN:
9781501750328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750298.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Over nearly two decades during which they have each been conducting fieldwork in the Arabian Peninsula, the authors have regularly encountered exoticizing and exceptionalist discourses about the ... More

Cultivating the Past, Living the ModernThe Politics of Time in the Sultanate of Oman

Cultivating the Past, Living the Modern: The Politics of Time in the Sultanate of Oman

Amal Sachedina

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501758614
eISBN:
9781501758621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501758614.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book explores how and why heritage has emerged as a prevalent force in building the modern nation-state of Oman. The book analyses the relations with the past that undergird the shift in Oman ... More

Far from the Caliph's GazeBeing Ahmadi Muslim in the Holy City of Qadian

Far from the Caliph's Gaze: Being Ahmadi Muslim in the Holy City of Qadian

Nicholas H. A. Evans

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501715686
eISBN:
9781501715716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715686.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

How do you prove that you're Muslim? This is not a question that most believers ever have to ask themselves, and yet for members of India's Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, it poses an existential ... More

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