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I enjoyed this book a great deal and found its information absolutely fascinating. The critics never have any specifics—they object to the very idea that Arab culture could be perceived as anything but wonderful in all regards.

Personal relations in the Arab world. I bought this book when patwi moved overseas, srab haven’t gotten around to reading it. Another important point to make when reading and rapuael Patai is that he focuses relatively little on Islam. Patai links the Arab character to the Bedouin tradition e. As a work of sexual fantasy it might be a mediocre read, but nothing more. It was first published inand later revised in Feb 23, Wachlin Hotmail rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 27, Kameel Nasr rated it did not like it.

More time to join the latest howling low-information Twitter mob! He talks about Al Fahlawi for instance, the typical Arab who is praised for his wit and cunningness in being such a con artist. Since its original publication inthe revised edition of Raphael Patai’s Pqtai Arab Mind has been recognized as one of the seminal works in the field of Middle Eastern studies.


In fact, they come from a book raphaep by its US publisher as “one of the great classics of cultural studies”, and described by Publisher’s Weekly as “admirable”, “full of insight” and with “an impressive spread of scholarship”. One afternoon while patrolling that same street, we had the normal bunch of kids behind us.

But you have to read the book. Apr 29, Tariq Mahmood rated it it was amazing Minf Paperbackpages. These statements, I think you’ll agree, are thoroughly offensive.

The Arab Mind

On patrol in Jabalya, a small city in Gaza While patrolling a side street with 3 three other soldiers we had a group of 20 to 30, 7 to 8 year old Arab children following after us A first source book to help each of us understand Arab Culture the is the complete opposite of Western culture. The author admits that a lot of oversimplification and generalization has to be assumed to attempt the conclusions he draws.

I rated it miind because it was not then a very readable text. Over-working, being genius, payai a little bit alcoholic.

The Arab Mind by Raphael Patai

The author lied again. You need minv read the book. There are many familiar tags — fatalism, emotionalism, rhetoric, disunity, concern with “”face,”” personalization of political problems.

He likes Arabs and Arab culture. A very thorough guide to the cultural differences between the West and the Middle East.


There are chapters on the language, personality, Bedouin values and the Bedouin ethos and modern society, sexual relations, emotions and reality, art, music and literature, unity and conflict, conflict resolution, Arab stagnation, and the psychology of westernization.

Would not help you to understand Arab but rather judge them. Oct 10, Carrie Leedy marked it as to-read. It seems like more of a textbook read than something low-key I’d read at the pool or beach.

Quotes from The Arab Mind. Thomas Tanel rated it really liked it Sep 06, Feb 24, Hassan rated it it was ok.

I read this book about a year and a half prior to my first deployment to Iraq. The Arabic language’s lack of what we consider logical past-present-future references is cited to underline the Arab’s failure to have a rigorous time sense about history and everyday life. Edited by Open Library Bot. Its rise to semi-prominence began inwhen during the Iraq War the American military, desperately short of soldiers who knew anything about Arab culture, but desperately needing to insert thousands of soldiers into that culture, began informally distributing the book to officers.

With a new foreword by Norvell B.

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