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Lara Deeb and Jessica Winegar
New Texts Out Now: Lara Deeb and Jessica Winegar, Anthropology’s Politics: Disciplining the Middle East
Lara Deeb and Jessica Winegar, Anthropology’s Politics: Disciplining the Middle East. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Lara Deeb and Jessica Winegar (LD & JW): Fundamentally, we chose to write this book because we need a much better on-the-ground understanding of how US domestic politics and foreign policy shapes higher education, including our day to day lives as academics and the choices we make in research, ...Keep Reading »
Lara Deeb is Professor and Chair of Anthropology at Scripps College. She is the author of An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi'i Lebanon (Princeton, 2006) and co-author, with Mona Harb, of Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut (Princeton, 2013). She is also co-author, with Jessica Winegar, of Anthropology’s Politics: Disciplining the Middle East (Stanford, 2015).
Jessica Winegar is Harold F. and Virginia Anderson Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University. She writes on arts and cultural production in the Middle East, including the book Creative Reckonings: The Politics of Art and Culture in Contemporary Egypt (Stanford, 2006). She is also co-author, with Lara Deeb, of Anthropology’s Politics: Disciplining the Middle East (Stanford, 2015).