Imagining the Middle East : the building of an American foreign policy, 1918-1967 /

Jacobs examines the ways in which an informal network of academic, business, government, and media specialists interpreted and shared their perceptions of the Middle East from the end of World War I through the late 1960s. During that period, Jacobs argues, members of this network imagined the Middl...

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Main Author: Jacobs, Matthew F. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2011.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Task ... Falls to the Area Specialists: National Interests, Knowledge Production, and the Emergence of an Informal Network; 2. The All-Pervading Influence of the Muslim Faith: The Perils and Promise of Political Islam; 3. A New Amalgam of Interests, Religion, Propaganda, and Mobs: Interpretations of Secular Mass Politics; 4. What Modernization Requires of the Arabs ... Is Their De-Arabization: Imagining a Transformed Middle East.
  • 5. A Profound and Growing Disturbance ... Which May Last for Decades: The Arab-Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Limits of the NetworkEpilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.