EAN-139780809027255   EAN-13 barcode 9780809027255
Product NameYemen Chronicle: An Anthropology Of War And Mediation
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionHardcover
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 0809027259
Price New29.98 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used2.41 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Width6.38 inches    (convert)
Height1.14 inches    (convert)
Length9.26 inches    (convert)
Weight21.12 ounces    (convert)
AuthorSteven C. Caton
Page Count352
FeaturesUsed Book in Good Condition
Long DescriptionA report like no other from the heart of the Arab Middle East In 1979, Steven C. Caton went to a remote area of Yemen to do fieldwork on the famous oral poetry of its tribes. The recent hostage crisis in Iran made life perilous for a young American in the Middle East; worse, he was soon embroiled in a dangerous local conflict. Yemen Chronicle is Caton's touchingly candid acount of the extraordinary events that ensued. One day a neighboring sheikh came angrily to the sanctuary village where Caton lived, claiming that a man there had abducted his daughter and another girl. This was cause for war, and even though the culprit was captured and mediation efforts launched, tribal hostilities simmered for months. A man who was helping to resolve the dispute befriended Caton, showing him how the poems recited by the belligerents were connected to larger Arab conflicts and giving him refuge when the sanctuary was attacked. Then, unexpectedly, Caton himself was arrested and jailed for being an American spy. It was 2001 before Caton could return toYemen to untangle the story of why he had been imprisoned and what had happened to the missing girls. Placing his contradictory experiences in their full context, Yemen Chronicle is not only an invaluable assessment of classical ethnographic procedures but also a profound meditation on the political, cultural, and sexual components of modern Arab culture.
Similar Items9780870232497: Traveling Light: On The Road With America's Poor
9780812817614: The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, And America's War In Arabia
9780761448501: The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, And America's War In Arabia
9780739482186: The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, And America's War In Arabia
9780582783218: The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, And America's War In Arabia
9780520224735: Veiled Sentiments: Honor And Poetry In A Bedouin Society,
9780517115435: The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, And America's War In Arabia
9780516252964: The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, And America's War In Arabia
9780300117011: Yemen: Dancing On The Heads Of Snakes
Created05-18-2012 1:05:00am
Modified05-01-2020 2:40:29am
Search Googleby EAN or by Title
Query Time0.0237169

Article of interest

Thank you all for your patence and understanding during the last several weeks as we added new equipment to the web site. We are all finished with the hardware portion of the upgrade.

We still have changes coming for the web site. We will always be improving but we have a few big changes coming to the web site soon that will make things a little easier for everyone.

But the big hardware upgrade is finished. We now have two new servers that share the duty of serving up web pages, product data and pictures to you.

The two servers share the work load so neither one has to do it all and this should offer faster serverice on a regular basis. But when we need to perform backups or other maintenance on one of the machines, we can switch the system to use only the other server and you will never know.

We hope that this stops most, if not all, down time in the future. The site has become far to popular to be off line for any lenght of time.

Again, thanks for your understanding.