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The Arab mind considered

a need for understanding
  • 190 Pages
  • 2.49 MB
  • English
Taplinger Pub. Co. , New York
Statementby John Laffin.
LC ClassificationsDS36.77 .L33 1975
The Physical Object
Pagination190 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5186075M
ISBN 100800802942
LC Control Number75005042

The Arab mind considered: A need for understanding Hardcover – January 1, by John Laffin (Author) › Visit Amazon's John Laffin Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author.

Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. John Cited by: 5. The classic study of Arab culture and society is now more relevant than ever. Since its original publication inthe revised edition of Raphael Patai's The Arab Mind has been recognized as one of the seminal works in the field of Middle Eastern studies.

This penetrating analysis unlocks the mysteries of Arab society to help us better understand a complex, proud and ancient by:   “The Arab Mind” was once an obscure book by an obscure man. Its rise to semi-prominence began inwhen during the Iraq War the American military, desperate Looking at other reviews of “The Arab Mind,” it appears readers divide into two camps/5.

Is there an Arab personality, an Arab world view that shapes their conduct in politics and daily life. Most specialists say ""yes,"" but warn of the dangers of simplifying and exaggerating national traits.

Unfortunately, John Laffin's book falls into this trap to some extent, and his lapses are especially conspicuous because he is coveting ground better discussed in works by Raphael Patai. The Arab mind Item Preview remove-circle It is an important book not to learn about Arabs per se, but to learn about how neo-conservatives see Arabs.

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Wing),The Jewish Mind,The Messiah Texts, The Arab Mind by Raphael Patai. Book review by Lloyd F. Jordan. The major objectives of social science research involving the topics of "national character" or "personality and culture" are: (1) the prediction of the type of character that a given society is likely to produce, based upon the sum total of its culture and social structure and (2) the demonstration of how character or personality.

John Laffin was a prolific author with nearly books to his name. Many of his books concerned military history. Laffin's parents both served in WWI, his father in the 20th Battalion and his mother as a nurse.

Ina having worked with Smith's Weekly and The Wagga Advertiser, he enlisted in the 2nd AIF/5(7). The archetypal Arab character he constructs goes beyond the stereotypes, without contradicting them. There are many familiar tags -- fatalism, emotionalism, rhetoric, disunity, concern with ""face,"" personalization of political problems.

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By RAPHAEL PATAI. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, vii + pp., 3 appendices, notes, index. $ (cloth). Reviewed by Carroll Quigley Georgetown University. Raphael Patai is well qualified to write a book on the cognitive assumptions and basic personality traits of the Arabic-speaking peoples.

The Arab mind by Raphael Patai, unknown edition, The classic study of Arab culture and society. Originally published inthe revised edition of has been recognized as one of the seminal works in the field of Middle Eastern studies. The Arab Mind - Book Summary By Raphael Patai, pages. Posted by Nosheen Z in The Arab Mind - Book Summary.

This book is an analysis of the Arab psyche and their character. The book explains the Arabic language, their history and their habits to describe why Arabs are the way they are. It discusses Islam as the main binding factor for the. The Arab Mind Bound looks at the factors which led to the rapid spread and influence of violent Islam and its effect on Arab societies.

Written by Tarek Heggy, this insightful and topical book is a companion volume to Heggy's The Arab Cocoon: Progress and Modernity in Arab Societies. The Arab Mind/The Western Mind. By BOB BROWN. DECEMBER 4, Advertisement New York University and Princeton states in his seminal book, The Arab Mind that, “What the Arab mind.

Patai, a Hungarian-born Jew who died in at 86, was a keen and sympathetic observer of Arab society. An author of more than 40 books, including one titled The Jewish Mind, he was a popularizer.

Regrettably, the United States seems to have lost the moral high ground in the Arab world. According to intelligence analysts, counterterrorism specialists, and American diplomats, there is an urgent need on the part of U.S.

politicians, private institutions, and ordinary Americans to understand the Arab mind better, along with the cultural and. Book Reviews. Capsule Reviews Review Essays Browse All Reviews More. Articles with Audio The Arab Mind Considered: A Need for Understanding.

The Arab Mind Considered: A Need for Understanding. By John Laffin. pp, Taplinger, Purchase. One book that was frequently cited was The Arab Mind, a study of Arab culture and psychology, first published inby Raphael Patai, a cultural anthropologist who taught at, among other universities, Columbia and Princeton, and who died in The book includes a twenty-five-page chapter on Arabs and sex, depicting sex as a taboo vested.

The book in question is called The Arab Mind, and is by Raphael Patai, a cultural anthropologist who taught at several US universities, including Columbia and Princeton.

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" "I have lived in the Middle East, on and off, for four years, and no book explained the Arab mind as well as Raphael Patai's. Written over 30 years ago, it still rings true in so many aspects, and definitely helps explain the cultural clashes that still occur and slow down the process of coexisting.

Raphael Patai was a prolific cultural anthroplogist, folklorist, historian, and Biblical scholar. He published more than articles and thirty books, including The Arab Mind, The Jewish Mind, Arab Folktales from Palestine and Israel, and Jadid al-Islam: The Jewish "New Muslims" of Meshed (the latter two published posthumously).

“This book is an engaging, detailed, thought-provoking, and critical analysis of how America is perceived in the Arab world. But the book also teaches a bigger lesson. Global relations are shaped as much by ideas, values, and perceptions as they are by power, money, and institutions.

It cannot be considered abnormal in the Arab cultural setting. The Westerner who, recognizing in the Arab the personality traits which in Western culture signify paranoia or inferiority complex, is pleased with himself for being able to ‘see through the Arab’s attempts at deceit and trickery and his lies’ shows his lack of appreciation.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxvi, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: I. The Arabs and the world: -Islam, Middle East, Arabs --Who is an Arab.

group aspects of the mind --III Arab child-rearing practices: -The issue of severity --Differential evaluation of boys and girls --Lactation --Early roots of the male-female relationship --The boy enters the.

It is a book that I have read since I was very young in many different versions. It is a book that is endlessly fascinating. Although the stories are Arab, Persian and Indian, it is a book that is associated with the Arab world and is different from the Arab world that you see on TV, which is all about violence and war and things like that.

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See all 7 - All listings for this product. That is another popular book in military circles. If you think “The Arab Mind” is bad for your attitude, try reading that.

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I agree with the other posters, that it is not a matter of what you read. You can find racist elements in books such as “A History of the Arab Peoples”, which is. دكتور في الفلسفة الإسلامية في جامعة الكويت وكاتب في جريدة الشرق الأوسط اللندنية ووزير التعليم السابق وعضو.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xvi, pages ; 21 cm: Contents: The Arabs and the World --Islam, Middle East, Arabs --Who Is an Arab?--The Group Aspects of the Mind --Arab Child-Rearing Practices --The Issue of Severity --Differential Evaluation of Boys and Girls --Lactation --Early Roots of the Male-Female Relationship.

Thomas Edward Lawrence was the dashing, romanticized British officer credited with leading the Arab revolt against the Turks during World War I --. The classic study of Arab culture and society is now more relevant than ever.

Since its original publication inthe revised edition of Raphael Patai's The Arab Mind has been recognized as one of the seminal works in the field of Middle Eastern studies.

This penetrating analysis unlocks the mysteries of Arab society to help us better understand a complex, proud and ancient culture. The.This “face,” or “honor,” is such an integral part of the Arab mind that a person is considered perfectly justified in resorting to deceit and falseness in order to “whiten,” or save, their own, someone else’s or the entire Arab world’s face.

As John Laffin, the English Arabist and author of a book entitled The Arab Mind.Arabic (اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ, al-ʿarabiyyah, [al ʕaraˈbijːa] or عَرَبِيّ ‎, ʿarabīy, [ˈʕarabiː] or) is a Semitic language that first emerged in the 1st to 4th centuries CE.

It is now the lingua franca of the Arab world. It is named after the Arabs, a term initially used to describe peoples living in the area bounded by Mesopotamia in the east and the Anti-Lebanon.