Islam and Textbooks in the Middle East

Comparing Curricula

Edited by Eleanor Abdella Doumato
Gregory Starrett

Exploring the political and social priorities behind religious education in nine Middle Eastern countries, the authors reveal dramatic differences in

English edition
272 pp.
15X23cm
ISBN 9789774162367
For sale only in the Middle East

$27.50

Exploring the political and social priorities behind religious education in nine Middle Eastern countries, the authors reveal dramatic differences in the way that Islam is presented in textbooks across the region. They also illustrate the perhaps surprising adaptability of Islam as leaders strive to reconcile Muslim identity with both state citizenship and the modern reality of an interdependent, globalized world. Contributors: Taghreed Alqudsi-ghabra, Ozlem Altan, Betty Anderson, Nathan Brown, Seif Da‘Na, Eleanor Abdella Doumato, Muhammad S. Eissa, Joshua Landis, Mandana E. Limbert, Golnar Mehran, Gregory Starrett, James A. Toronto. “An invaluable close scrutiny, especially in the wake of the September 11th attacks and accusations that textbooks fostering violence have heavily infiltrated Saudi Arabia and the Muslim world. Highly recommended.”—Midwest Book Review

Eleanor Abdella Doumato

Eleanor Abdella Doumato is visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University. Gregory Starrett is associate professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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