The glamorous city of Dubai, located in the United Arab Emirates, is a hotspot for luxury, grandeur, and innovation. Indeed, the city is so globally well-known that it is often mistaken for an entire country. Its reputation – as a … Continue reading A Cultural Tour of Dubai: History and Heritage in the Land of Luxury
Welcome back to another week of the anthropology in fashion series, where every week, we learn about the traditional dresses from one region in the world. This week we’ll be looking at clothes from North Africa. North Africa refers to the northern … Continue reading Anthropology in Fashion: Cultural Clothing in Northern Africa
The political context of the Middle East in the 20th and 21st centuries is characterised by a deep-rooted contradiction between pan-Arab nationalism and nation-state nationalism. Nationalist sentiment among Arab peoples began in the middle of the 19th century against Ottoman … Continue reading Sociopolitical Evolution of Arab Nationalism Ideologies Throughout Time
Current situation The conflict between Israel and Palestine traces back to centuries of religious, ideological, and territorial strifes. According to Human Rights Watch, the discriminatory policies in Israel have amounted to a crime of apartheid (‘Apartheid’ claim, Israel and the … Continue reading Century Long Conflict between Israel and Palestine Explained
In the current year of 2021, more than 1 billion Muslims across the globe will be celebrating in unison. From Monday, April 12th to Wednesday, May 12th, the holy traditional month of Ramadan will take place. This event occurs for … Continue reading Anthropology: History and Culture of Ramadan, Islam’s Holy Month
What is the Arab Spring? The Arab Spring describes a series of protests against authoritarian regimes in the Middle East and Africa between 2010 to 2011. The name “Arab Spring” references the “People’s Spring” in Europe (Arab Spring). The purpose … Continue reading The Arab Spring: a Win or Loss for Democracy?
When life is busy and the days just roll into each other, it is hard to realize our own milestones and achievements.. We need to sit with ourselves and scroll through our minds , our daily sheets in the calendars … Continue reading Once Upon a Dune in Arabia