The Question of Identity: Ethnicity, Language, Religion, and Gender: The Islamic Period: Diversity and Pluralism

Contributed By: Connor Seidenschwarz
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago
Author: Orit Bashkin
Collection: Teaching the Middle East
Condition of Use: Custom Permissions

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teachers who want to introduce how the Middle East’s ethnic and religious makeup raises interesting questions regarding national and religious identities. It includes the following essays:

“Diversity as a Virtue: Language, Ethnicity, and Religion”

“How Did Modernity Change Notions of Identity in the Middle East?”

“Gender and Middle Eastern Women”

“Religious and National Identity”

“Tribes, Urban Dwellers, and States”

“’Clash of Civilization’”: East and West”

“Islam, Science, and Modernity” >

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