GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCESMIDDLE EAST STUDIES

MES512 SOCIETY IN THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST

Course Code: 8320512
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(0-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
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Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

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Course Content

In this course, the experiences of transformations in village, city, class, gender, ethnicity, economy, society, polity and culture structures and practices in the Middle East will be depicted. This will be done from the vantage points of the following concepts and underlying theories : globalization vs localization, universalism vs particularism, transformation vs reproduction, agency/actor vs structure, modernity vs post modernity, development vs underdevelopment, world system vs regional systems, third world vs fourth world, network society vs hierarchical structures, timeless time vs history, resistance vs procejt communities/identites. One of the main foci of the course will consist of the development of secularization and revival of Islam in many countries of the region, including Turkey.

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