ERIC Number: ED091302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Modern Middle Eastern Fiction: An Approach to Studying the Area.
Stone, Frank A., Comp.
The annotated listing cites Middle Eastern fiction which has been translated into English and can be used in humanities or social studies classes at the secondary level. The eight works of fiction listed contain materials that can be used to investigate the following topics: 1) contrasts between urban and village styles of life in the Middle East; 2) the encounter of traditional Islam with Western secular modernism; 3) growing up in the Middle East; 4) the experience of minorities in the Middle East; 5) cultural transference, assimilation and ideologies of national aspiration; and 6) psychological displacement and disorientation. Teaching strategies suggested for studying these pieces of literature include research, discussions with visitors from the different ethnic cultures, simulations, and role playing. The books are listed alphabetically by title. Teaching suggestions are provided in the general introduction. Background sources on modern middle Eastern literatures and some sources of information on the Middle East are included in the appendix. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. World Education Project.