POLI:322 Arab World and the West.

This course explores a number of different themes and frameworks addressing the relationship between the Arab world and the West. Although a historical perspective is given to shed light on the diverse encounters, transformations and changes in this relationship, the main focus is on contemporary trends, phenomena and perspectives. Going beyond traditional frameworks stressing tension and conflict (e.g., Orientalism, nationalism and Islamism), the readings also introduce analytical frameworks that stress cultural exchange, entanglement and dialogue. 4 SH.