Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia

Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (ACME) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the anthropological study of all societies and cultures in the Middle East and Central Eurasia. The journal publishes original research by social scientists not only in the area of anthropology but also in sociology, folklore, religion, material culture and related social sciences. It encompasses all areas of modern and contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, China), including topics on minority groups and religious themes.


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Vol 3, No 2

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Table of Contents


Fluid identifications and persistent inequalities: Social boundary making among Iranians in Hamburg PDF
Sonja Moghaddari
A breadwinner or a housewife? Agency in the everyday image of the Georgian woman PDF
Natallia Paulovich
20 Fingers: Personal or political? PDF
Sussan Siavoshi

Book Reviews

REVIEW - Brennan, James R. Taifa: Making Nation and Race in Urban Tanzania. 292 pp. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2012. PDF
Katrina Daly Thompson
REVIEW- Contandini, Anna and Claire Norton (eds.). The Renaissance and the Ottoman World. xiv + 303 pp. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2013. PDF
Ülkü Ü. Bates
REVIEW - Leaman, Oliver. Controversies in Contemporary Islam. 230 pp. New York: Routledge, 2014. PDF
Abdessamad Belhaj
REVIEW - Najmabadi, Afsaneh. Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran. xii + 418 pp. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2014. PDF
Mehran Rezaei
REVIEW - Schwanitz, Wolfgang G. Islam in Europa, Revolten im Mittelost: Islamismus und Genozid von Wilhelm II und Enver Pascha über Hitler und al-Husaini bis Arafat, Usama Bin Ladin und Ahmadinejad sowie Gespräche mit Bernard Lewis, xii+784 pp. Berlin: tr PDF
Lionel Gossman

Film Reviews

REVIEW - Cinema Palestine. Dir. Tim Schwab. 79 mns. Arabic with English subs. 2013. PDF
Peter S. Allen
REVIEW - Face Patterns. Dir. Hadi Afarideh. 34 mns. Persian with English subs. Documentary & Experimental Film Centre (DEFC), 2012. PDF
Dido Tetley
REVIEW- Himself He Cooks. Dirs. Valérie Berteau, Philippe Witjes. 65 mns. Polymorfilms, 2012. PDF
Véronique Davis
REVIEW - I comme Iran – I for Iran. Dir. Sanaz Azari. 50 mns. Persian with French subs. CVP, 2014. PDF
Valentina Gamberi
REVIEW - In the Name of the Innovator of the Times and the Places. Dir. Mahmoud Rahmani. 25 mns. 2006. Recognition (Sheasayi). Dir. Ephraim Asgharzadeh. 3 mns. 2001. In the Name of God. The Independent Group of Ahwaz Filmmakers. 19 mns. 2006. PDF
Peter S. Allen
REVIEW - Lalaei e Jang (Lullaby of War). Dir. Habib Bavi Sajed. 18 mns. Persian and Arabic with Persian subs. Documentary group of IRTV (Sima 1), 2012. PDF
Mazyar Lotfalian


Index to Volume 3 PDF

ISSN: 2211-5730