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The Arab Mind

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Hatherleigh Press
Cultural studies, Social, group or collective psychology, Islamic Studies, General, History, Sociology, History: World, Arabian peninsula, Middle East - General, Anthropology - Cultural, Social Science / Islamic Studies,
ContributionsNorvell B. De Atkine (Foreword)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
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Open LibraryOL8753737M
ISBN 101578261171
ISBN 139781578261178

The Arab Mind discusses the upbringing of a typical Arab boy or girl, the intense concern with honor and courage, the Arabs' tendency toward extremes of behavior, and their ambivalent attitudes toward the West.

Enter your mobile number or email address below Cited by:   The Arab Mind was once an obscure book by an obscure man. Its rise to semi-prominence began inwhen during the Iraq War the American military, desperately Looking at other reviews of “The Arab Mind,” it appears readers divide into two camps.

The first group, for whom ideology matters more than reality, hate this book/5. First published inrevised inand updated in with new demographic information about the Arab world, The Arab Mind takes readers on a journey through the societies and peoples of a complex and volatile region/5(99).

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Laffin's parents both served in WWI, his father in the 20th Battalion and his /5(7). 8 rows  The Arab Mind discusses the upbringing of a typical Arab boy or girl, the intense concern.

Raphael Patai's recent book, The Arab Mind, is a significant scholarly contribution to the field of national character research in general and, more specifically, to the understanding of Arab culture and national character. Further, the book implicitly suggests the relevance of national character research to intelligence analysis.

Good read but it includes a lot of exaggeration and makes Arab seem very exotic. It is an important book not to learn about Arabs per se, but to learn about how Pages: Arab Mind has some sort of sinister implication.

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Raphael Patai was a prolific cultural anthroplogist, folklorist, historian, and Biblical scholar. He published more than articles and thirty books, including The Arab Mind, The Jewish Mind, Arab Folktales from Palestine and Israel, and Jadid al-Islam: The Jewish "New Muslims" of Meshed (the latter two published posthumously)/5().

"The Arab Mind" The Arab Mind. By RAPHAEL PATAI. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, vii + pp., 3 appendices, notes, index. $ (cloth). Reviewed by Carroll Quigley Georgetown University.

Raphael Patai is well qualified to write a book on the cognitive assumptions and basic personality traits of the Arabic-speaking peoples. The book in question is called The Arab Mind, and is by Raphael Patai, a cultural anthropologist who taught at several US universities, including Columbia and Princeton.

About the Author Raphael Patai was a prolific cultural anthroplogist, folklorist, historian, and Biblical scholar. He published more than articles and thirty books, including The Arab Mind, The Jewish Mind, Arab Folktales from Palestine and Israel, and Jadid al-Islam: The Jewish "New Muslims" of Meshed (the latter two published posthumously)/5(69).

Western scholars helped justify the war in Iraq, says Edward Said, with their orientalist ideas about the 'Arab mind'. Twenty-five years after the publication of his post-colonial classic, the.

THE ARAB MIND sets the reader right that the Arab personality is rooted in the Bedouin culture. It is not a racist book. The author confesses an extreme affection for Arabs. It's a wonderful book, and, frankly, let's you understand the Arab Cited by:   Yet, The Arab Mind is one of the most bloodless books ever written on the Arabs.

It reads like a report Mr. Spock might have filed after his tour with the Enterprise.

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Captain Kirk and the crew would have agreed that earthlings are conflict-prone and frequently illogical. Description: ONE OF THE GREAT LANDMARKS OF CULTURAL STUDIES First published inrevised inand now updated with new demographic information about the Arab world,The Arab Mindtakes readers on a journey through the societies and peoples of a complex and volatile region.

The Arab Mind - Book Summary By Raphael Patai, pages. Posted by Nosheen Z in The Arab Mind - Book Summary. This book is an analysis of the Arab psyche and their character.

The book explains the Arabic language, their history and their habits to describe why Arabs are the way they are. It discusses Islam as the main binding factor for the.

Since its original publication inthis book has been recognized as one of the seminal works in the field of Middle Eastern studies. This analysis unlocks the mysteries of Arab society to help us better understand a complex, proud and ancient culture.

Is there an Arab personality, an Arab world view that shapes their conduct in politics and daily life. Most specialists say ""yes,"" but warn of the dangers of simplifying and exaggerating national traits.

Unfortunately, John Laffin's book falls into this trap to some extent, and his lapses are especially conspicuous because he is coveting ground better discussed in works by Raphael Patai.

One book that was frequently cited was The Arab Mind, a study of Arab culture and psychology, first published inby Raphael Patai, a cultural anthropologist who taught at, among other universities, Columbia and Princeton, and who died in The book includes a twenty-five-page chapter on Arabs and sex, depicting sex as a taboo vested Cited by: 4.

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.

This penetrating analysis unlocks the mysteries of Arab society to help us better understand a complex, proud and ancient culture.

Looking at other reviews of “The Arab Mind,” it appears readers divide into two camps. The first group, for whom ideology matters more than reality, hate this book. The second group, largely military, for whom their lives depend on an accurate perception of reality, love this book.

This divergence alone suggests the book is worth reading. "The Arab Mind" testifies to the scope and range of the Arab mentality with broad sweeps of the pen and minute and subtle detail to provide an in depth study for students and scholars, alike.

This book's relevance is easily demonstrated by the current, that isso called "Arab Spring"/5(55). The Arab Mind (Rev. ed.). New York: Scribner with introduction by Norvell de Atkine, Hatherleigh Press.

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The Messiah texts. New York and Detroit. The Arab Mind Bound looks at the factors which led to the rapid spread and influence of violent Islam and its effect on Arab societies. Written by Tarek Heggy, this insightful and topical book is a companion volume to Heggy's The Arab Cocoon: Progress and Modernity in Arab Societies.

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Regrettably, the United States seems to have lost the moral high ground in the Arab world. According to intelligence analysts, counterterrorism specialists, and American diplomats, there is an urgent need on the part of U.S. politicians, private institutions, and ordinary Americans to understand the Arab mind better, along with the cultural and Cited by: 1.

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If you think “The Arab Mind” is bad for your attitude, try reading that. I agree with the other posters, that it is not a matter of what you read. You can find racist elements in books such as “A History of the Arab Peoples”, which is. (W)Archives: CIA and the “Arab Mind” His book is a powerful reminder that culture is nebulous, fluid and contested — a tool frequently deployed in the service of ever-changing political goals.

It is striking, for instance, that today the most blatant examples of contemporary Orientalism stem from within the Middle East itself: the.The "Ugly American" in the Arab Mind: Why Do Arabs Resent America?

by Mohamed El-Bendary. Potomac Books,pp. Anti-Americanism remains an important problem in the twenty-first century even though relatively few scholars dedicate rigorous studies to this issue."The Arab Mind should nonetheless be mandatory reading for all government workers in the Middle East, as it is truly an indispensible guide through a culture that has been around longer than our own." "When you read this book, you'll become interested in sociology as an interesting branch of human sciences.

Patai is a genius.