Raphael Patai writes of sensitive human subjects and behavior in a way . Raphael Patai’s The Arab Mind is a “field tested” book—and I mean. The book in question is called The Arab Mind, and is by Raphael Patai, a cultural anthropologist who taught at several US universities. Hersh also made reference to a book, The Arab Mind, by the cultural anthropologist Raphael Patai (). The notion that Arabs are particularly vulnerable.
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These types of data were all integrated by means of concepts in linguistics, psychoanalytical theory, and child-learning theory to produce the national character construct. Jul 13, Natassia rated it really liked it. It seems, therefore, both appropriate and useful to assess Patai’s book in the following contexts: The book is a classic case of orientalism which, by focusing on what Edward Said called the “otherness” of Arab culture, sets up barriers that can then be exploited for political purposes.
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.
This analysis unlocks the mysteries of Arab society to help us better understand a complex, proud and adab culture. Trivia About The Arab Mind.
Return to Book Page. Read this before living in Saudi Arabia for two years Apr 29, Tariq Mahmood rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you have information relating to Iraq which you believe might be of interest to the US Government, please contact us through the Iraqi Rewards Program —.
The Arab Mind by Raphael Patai
Richard Solomon’s Mao’s Revolution and the Chinese Political Culture is a good example of a recent attempt to integrate the use of a number of these techniques.
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I still have quite a lot to learn, but “The Arab Mind” was an excellent starting point. It is in this latter respect that The Arab Mind is an important contribution to the scholarly literature on the Arabs. The Arab Mind by Raphael Patai.
The Arab Mind by Raphael Patai. Book review by Lloyd F. Jordan — Central Intelligence Agency
Edited by Open Library Bot. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Ptaai was followed by a surge of media interest in the book during the summer of Whether this is why Iraqi prisoners were forced to masturbate in front of cameras is unclear, but the only supporting evidence for Patai’s claim is a survey of Arab and US students published in In the late ‘s, a new line of research emerged alongside the earlier type of national character study.
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However, the book also came in for a great deal of criticism, led by agitprop artist Seymour Hersh, because it is not politically correct. But the well-researched national character dimension combined with other relevant variables appears to hold considerable potential for improving the assessment of the propensity of a government, elite, or electorate to act in certain directions.
Jun 15, Robert Krenzel rated it really liked it Shelves: What we consider bad is pre-marital sex, because it destroys societal foundations and spread adultery and fornication. Despite the relatively primitive level of methodological and conceptual rigor that obtain in the national character research field, it has utility now and considerable potential for intelligence analysis in the future. A must-read for anyone who works with Arabs! 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 old 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.
Pre-Islam Bedouins used to bury their daughters, i don’t see that happen now. Yet, with one exception, none of them is part of the ethical system of the Koran; and conversely again with the same exceptionnone of the ethical teachings of the Koran have developed into a dominant feature in the actual Arab ethics of virtue.
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The anthropologists, joined by the psychiatrists, combined the use of psychoanalytic theory, interaction theory, child development theory, and learning theory with standard anthropological research methods to construct models of the contemporary cultures of wartime enemy countries, Japan and Germany. I must admit that, despite having spent some years studying Arabic language and culture, I had not heard of this alleged masterpiece until last week, when the investigative journalist Seymour Hersh mentioned it in an article for New Yorker magazine.
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The Arab Mind
Paperback in English – Revised edition. Learned that features of the language many fewer verb tenses than paati English impact the way they think, speak, and are interpreted. The Arab Mind discusses the upbringing of a typical Arab boy or 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 book is not for entertainment, but it kept me engrossed. This book is not the absolute last word on the subject, but it ,ind a useful introduction to Arab psychology and culture.