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.



ACME 3(1) is published

Now published: our latest issue contains a mix of articles on Zar, circumcision and folklore, and a bumper crop of reviews.  
Posted: 2015-12-03
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Vol 3, No 1

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Table of Contents


The Zar in the Persian Gulf: Performative dimensions PDF
William O. Beeman
NGOs and female circumcision in Egypt: An anthropological enquiry PDF
Elsa Mescoli
Fairies in the folklore of Booshehr PDF
Farzaneh Sajadpoor, Ebrahim Jamali

Book Reviews

REVIEW - Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (ed.). A Critical Introduction to Khomeini. xxvi + 318 pp. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. PDF
Arshavez Mozafari
REVIEW - Afsaruddin, Asma. Striving in the Path of God: Jihād and Martyrdom in Islamic Thought. x + 370 pp. Oxford University Press, 2013. PDF
Simona Merati
REVIEW - Agrama, Hussein Ali. Questioning Secularism: Islam, Sovereignty, and the Rule of Law in Modern Egypt. xiii + 288 pp. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2012. PDF
Mashal Saif
REVIEW - Alsultany, Evelyn. Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11. 219 pp. New York: New York University Press, 2012. PDF
Mante Vertelyte
REVIEW - Alsultany, Evelyn and Ella Shobat (eds.). Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora. ix + 334 pp. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2013. PDF
David Grantham
REVIEW - Azadpur, Mohammad. Reason Unbound: On Spiritual Practice in Islamic Peripatetic Philosophy. viii + 279 pp. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2011. PDF
Abdullah Sliti
REVIEW - Barnett, Michael and Janice Gross Stein (eds.). Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism. viii + 258 pp. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. PDF
Dominic Béchaz
REVIEW - Devji, Faisal. Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea. 288 pp. Cambridge, ma: Harvard University Press, 2013. PDF
Hamzah Saif
REVIEW - Ever, Hilal. The Headscarf Controversy: Secularism and Freedom of Religion. xiii +256 pp. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. PDF
Anna Vanzan
REVIEW - Guiora, Amos N. Freedom from Religion: Rights and National Security. xviii + 188 pp. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. PDF
William Rooke
REVIEW - Hélie, Anissa and Homa Hoodfar (eds.). Sexuality in Muslim Contexts: Restrictions and Resistance. xiv + 346pp. New York: Zed Books, 2012. PDF
Wim Peumans
REVIEW - Jung, Dietrich. Orientalists, Islamists and the Global Public Sphere: A Genealogy of the Modern Essentialist Image of Islam. 323 pp. Sheffield: Equinox Pub., 2011. PDF
Abdessamad Belhaj
REVIEW - Karagiannis, Emmanuel. Political Islam in Central Asia: The Challenge of Hizb ut-Tahrir. xiv + 172 pp. London: Routledge, 2010. PDF
Noor O’Neill Borbieva
REVIEW - Khatib, Lina. Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Image in Political Struggle. xii + 248 pp. London: I.B. Tauris, 2013. PDF
Sarah Dornhof
REVIEW - Safdar, Ahmed. Reform and Modernity in Islam: The Philosophical, Cultural and Political Discourses among Muslim Reformers. vii + 296 pp. London: I.B. Tauris, 2013. PDF
Elisabetta Loi
REVIEW - Salhi, Zahia Smail (ed.). Gender and Violence in Islamic Societies: Patriarchy, Islamism and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa. viii + 286 pp. London: I.B.Tauris, 2013. PDF
Henrike Florusbosch
REVIEW - Wellman, Jr., James K. and Clark B. Lombardi (eds.). Religion and Human Security: A Global Perspective. x + 332 pp. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. PDF
Peter Faber
REVIEW - Yavuz, M. Hakan. Toward an Islamic Enlightenment: The Gülen Movement. xxi + 300 pp. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. PDF
Efrat E. Aviv

Film Reviews

REVIEW - Angu – A Woman on the Edge. Dir. Fabienne Le Houérou. Prod. Cultura Mondi, CNRS-IREMAM. 46 mns. English with English subs. 2014. PDF
Anne-Sophie Bentz
REVIEW - Apollonian Story. Dir. and prod. llan Moskovitch and Dan Bronfeld. 67 mns. Hebrew and English with English subs. 2014. PDF
Jennifer Allsopp
REVIEW - Baraka Paths. Dir. and prod. Manoël Pénicaud and Khamis Mesbah. 49 mns. Arabic with English subs. 2007. PDF
Gemma King
REVIEW - Behind the Wheel. Dir. Elise Laker. 20 mns. Uzbek with English and Czech subs. The University of Manchester, 2013. PDF
Carlo A. Cubero
REVIEW - Doing this is Great! Dir. and prod. Kadri Koop. 11 mns. Chinese with English subs. 2013. Vimeo. PDF
Dobroslawa Wiktor-Mach
REVIEW - Flowers From the Mount of Olives (Olimäe Oied). Dir. Heilika Pikkov. 70 mns. Estonian with English subs. 2013. PDF
Daniela Bevilacqua
REVIEW - The New Plastic Road. Dir. Angelos Tsaousis and Myrto Papadopoulos. Prod. Filmografik Productions. 43 mns. Shughni-English with English subs. 2015. PDF
Till Mostowlansky
REVIEW - The Road to Kurdistan. Dir. and prod. Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri. 54 mns. Kurdish (Sorani dialect), Farsi with English subs. 2013. PDF
Joanna Bocheńska

ISSN: 2211-5730