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The Question of Identity: Ethnicity, Language, Religion, and Gender

Islamic Period:  The Concept of Ethnicity

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Explore the anthropological concept of ethnicity as a means of understanding modern Middle Eastern history, politics, and social organization.

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Miss Arab World 2007

How to assert one’s identity as a cosmopolitan member of the family of modern nations, and, at the same time, claim one’s integrity and faithfulness to national traditions? The dilemma is painfully clear in such modern rituals of national identity as beauty contests. Miss Arab World 2007 was won by Wafaa Ganahi, a 23-year-old teacher in the Faculty of Law at the University of Bahrain, who wore hijab throughout the proceedings... [IMAGE GALLERY]

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