Tag: Anthropology/Sociology

Seasonal Knowledge and Arab Gulf Almanacs

tabsir , May 28th, 2022

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book: Seasonal Knowledge and the Almanac Tradition of the Arab Gulf. Details about the book, including a free…


Yemen Film 1973

tabsir , May 15th, 2022

This exquisite film was produced in 1973 and filmed in 1972, thus representing Yemen half a century ago. It is now available on Youtube. The filmmakers were Karen…


Water and Summer Heat in Alexandria

eelaswad , October 23rd, 2021

Stanley Bridge, Alexandria (© el-Sayed el-Aswad) After one year of being forced to stay indoors (April ?2020 to May 2021) due to the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic,…


Far Horizons, Arduous Journeys, and The Conference of the Birds

tabsir , August 20th, 2021

“The Concourse of the Birds” (ca. 1600), Metropolitan Museum of Art by Jon W. Anderson Amid the blizzard of punditry and spin-doctoring – especially spin-doctoring from perpetrators…


Yemen in 1917

tabsir , May 26th, 2021

The British Government issued an official handbook on Yemen in 1917. This has recently been uploaded to the Qatar Digital Library. One of the sections gives a general…


Women of Iran’s Past

tabsir , March 5th, 2016

The women of Iran – 120 years ago Antoin Sevruguin, the father of Iranian society photography, captured portraits of Iranian women in the early 20th century, from well-known…


Morocco’s Sociologist Fatima Mernissi Dies at 75

tabsir , November 30th, 2015

by Scheherazade Bloul, Morocco World News, Monday 30 November 2015 Rabat – One of Morocco’s most celebrated feminist writers and sociologists passed away aged 75, on Monday. Born…


Sociology of the Arab Spring

tabsir , August 7th, 2015

For those interested in the issue, the recently published July issue of International Sociology (30:4) is devoted to the Arab uprisings. It includes articles on the relations of…


Anthropology and the Representation of Migrations from Afghanistan

tabsir , July 22nd, 2015

by M. Jamil Hanafi [This is a paper that was originally published under the title of “Anthropology and the Representation of Recent Migrations from Afghanistan,” as it appeared…


Islamic Africa: New Brill Journal

tabsir , June 24th, 2015

Islamic Africa is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, academic journal published online and in print. Incorporating the journal Sudanic Africa, Islamic Africa publishes original research concerning I…