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Never in modern history have more eyes been focused on the Middle East. As the Arab Spring unfolds across countries, governments are being overturned in unprecedented abundance, with far-reaching ramifications for the rest of the globe. For twenty years, UNDERSTANDING ARABS has earned a reputation as the resource on Arabic culture.
This all-encompassing guide breaks down the complex cultural boundaries between Arabs and Westerners, presenting richly detailed chapters that both the expert ethnographer and novice traveler will find accessible.