The New Middle East
An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Middle East, focusing on interplay between regional political and cultural processes over the last decade, and ways that global and transnational processes have altered the social and political landscape. Examines culture/politics linkage in the Middle East and Middle Eastern communities in the U.S. and Europe. Draws upon recent scholarship from the fields of anthropology, history, geography and literature and employs a variety of primary documents including graphic novels, literary texts, and human rights reports. Visual and new media will be centrally employed as archives. One course.