Raphael Patai writes of sensitive human subjects and behavior in a way . Raphael Patai’s The Arab Mind is a “field tested” book—and I mean. The book in question is called The Arab Mind, and is by Raphael Patai, a cultural anthropologist who taught at several US universities. Hersh also made reference to a book, The Arab Mind, by the cultural anthropologist Raphael Patai (). The notion that Arabs are particularly vulnerable.

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This dispassionate analysis does not serve the ends of the social justice warrior crowd, so they cry racism. Mothers don’t caress their sons’ penises, this is a twisted and hideous idea i don’t know where he got it from.

I read this book looking to better understand the culture of the Middle East, and it does provide a lot of background cultural information. The Paatai mind Close.

Arav author looks at the Arabs and the World; Islam and who are the Arabs. None of the academics I contacted thought the book suitable for serious study, although Georgetown University once invited students to analyse it as “an example of bad, biased social science”. This penetrating analysis unlocks the mysteries of Arab society to help us better understand a complex, proud and ancient culture.

Patai’s approach is very similar to that employed, for example, in the Benedict and Zrab studies already cited, and arah Dinko Tomasic in Personality and Culture in Eastern European Politics. Views Read Edit View history. Questions like why Western colonists are hated so much more than the Ottomons who colonized all of the Arab countries far longer, the Arab relationship with modernity, its treatment of women, episodes of sudden and inexplicable emotional outbursts are adequately covered by numerous examples from arabic literature.

The group aspect of the mind. Topics World news World dispatch. Jun 01, Nate Hill rated it it was ok.

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To verify an employee’s employment, please ;atai the Employment Verification Office. We, and our government officials, soldiers, businesspeople and diplomats, do ourselves no favors by deliberately blinding ourselves arzb reality, both its ugly and its pretty faces.


I got tired of writing all these, but believe me it’s a worthless book, it’s only use could be to study how propaganda against certain people works. Readers waiting for this title: Contact the Employment Verification Office. KincheloeShirley R. You would probably imagine them to be the musings of some 19th century colonialist. More time to join the latest howling low-information Twitter mob! The book is not actually about Africans. Until the late ‘s, national character studies tended to be focused on the modal personality i.

There is a lot wrong with The Arab Mind apart from its racism: It clears up a few things but it also makes me realize how far apart our thinking is. Whether this is why Iraqi prisoners were forced to masturbate in front of cameras is unclear, but the only supporting evidence for Patai’s claim is a survey of Arab and US students published in What thorough insight into the Arab psyche.

He has demonstrated the Arab conscience, both internal and external in great detail with countless examples from the current history.

Now let me start: In addition, a number of comparative studies appeared such as Francis L. The Arab mind Raphael Patai.

We found it was far easier pataai ignore them rather then catch them. A first source book to help each of us understand Arab Culture the is the complete opposite of Western culture. Jan 04, Alex rated it it was amazing.

This was followed by a surge of media interest in the book during the summer of Pre-Islam Bedouins used to bury their daughters, i don’t see that happen now. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Chapters are devoted to the influence of Islam, sexual mores, Arab language and Arab art, Bedouin values, Arab nationalism, and the pervasive influence of Westernization. I read this book about a year and a half prior to my first deployment to Iraq. My goal is to read it by the end of the year since I’m not working!

The Arab Mind by Raphael Patai

An Arab man, Patai writes, even if he has four wives, “can have sexual relations with concubines slave girls whom he owns “. It was precisely oatai inaccessibility of the target country and the availability of only fragmentary information about it that made national character research relevant to intelligence analysis during the war.


It is, the book says, the Arabs who are lazy, sex-obsessed, and apt to turn violent over the slightest little thing.

He talks about Al Fahlawi for instance, the typical Arab who is praised for his wit and cunningness in being such a con artist. Originally published inthe revised edition of has been recognized as one of the seminal works in the field of Middle Eastern studies. This penetrating analy I’d say this is one of the few books I’ve seen written about Arabs by a non-Arab person, but in a fair and well explained manner.

But then, Patai, as I say, was very positive about the Arab future, in a way that has not been borne out in the past three decades. The studies of this period tended to be more descriptive than analytical, and the modal personality construct tended to be related to the total culture, or at least, its salient features. I rated it three because it was not then a very readable text.

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I would highly recommend this valuable paatai to any one interested in the Arabic patak. He emphasize that this involves generalizations of qualities that contain many variations among individuals. 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 throwing mud and stones at us, never very accurately or forcefully.

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