The Arab Mind by Raphael Patai Pg Much has been written on the subject of honor (sharaf) among the Arabs. What has not been emphasized, at lea. Raphael Patai’s The Arab Mind is a “field tested” book—and I mean . Raphael Patai wrote optimistically about the future of the Arab world. The book in question is called The Arab Mind, and is by Raphael Patai, a cultural anthropologist who taught at several US universities.

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I would highly recommend this valuable book to any one interested in the Arabic race.

It’s so common that people save themselves till after marriage. Patai also addresses what to Westerners are obscure points like what is apparently a very large and very important cultural difference between Arabs from the north and south of the Arabian peninsula, arzb dual descent, either Qays or Yaman. Mothers don’t caress their sons’ penises, this is a twisted and hideous idea i don’t know where he got it from.

Apr 29, Tariq Mahmood rated it it was amazing Shelves: History Created December 9, 5 revisions Download catalog record: This analysis unlocks the mysteries of Arab society to help us better understand a pattai, proud and ancient culture.

Jun 15, Robert Krenzel rated it really liked it Shelves: If you have one bit of interest in the Arab people, you should by all means get your copy of this book and don’t hesitate to email me or contact me directly.


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 ra;hael of Arab and US students published in However, the book also came in for a great deal of criticism, led by agitprop artist Seymour Hersh, because it is not politically correct.

If you have any dealings rwphael anyone from the Middle East this is a must read book.

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Perhaps it is now time he turned his attention to military schools in the US. The Arab Mind was originally published inbut – according to one US academic – actually belongs to the “national character” rsphael of writing that was popular in comparative politics around the middle of the last century.

My goal is to read it by the end of the year since I’m not working! The author lied again.

These children were related and known to these adults. The book explains patao Arab adults asked me to shoot their children. Learned the assumptions about womens’ sexuality that they are insatiable and cannot control themselves that influences the societal seperation of the sexes, and how it also serves as something of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The Arab Mind by Raphael Patai

Apr 15, Kyann rated it liked it. The Arab mind Close. In an article in The New YorkerSeymour Hersh said that he was told by an academic that the book was “the bible of the neocons on Arab behaviour”.

This penetrating analysis unlocks the minnd of Arab society to help us better understand a complex, proud and ancient culture. The author admits that a lot of oversimplification and generalization has to be assumed to attempt the conclusions he draws. I will try to make my review as short as possible, but i want to indicate something that no one talked about; Patai was Jewish, he lived in the time of Arab-Israeli conflicts, so i can’t trust him a bit, and it’s understandable that he might sided with Israel, but come on, raphale relying on his account while i have much better books A very unscientific, biased and full-of-lies-book.


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Sep 03, Wissam El Cheikh Hassan rated it did not like aeab. If you actually read his book, you see that Patai is far from anti-Arab. For a detailed anthropological study of the Arab race, Raphael has indeed done a pretty thorough job.

Oct 16, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: They saw what the children were doing and began to yell at them, the children yell back. He likes Arabs and Arab culture.

A raphaep was further “updated with new demographic information about the Arab world”. I read this book looking to better understand the culture of the Middle East, and it does provide a lot of background cultural information. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. All this adds up to an overwhelmingly negative picture of the Arabs.