The Cultural Heritage of Arabs, Islam, and the Middle East

Product Description
This book provides first-hand information about who Arabs are, how they interact within Arab society, their mores, customs, habits, cultural obligations, and taboos. Topics covered in the book include:

• Arab identity and social character
• The concept of honor, dishonor, lost honor, shame, retaliation, and the restoration of honor in Arab society
• Arab dignity and pride
• Fatalism
• Social etiquette and social interaction within Arab society
• Doing business in the Arab world (what Americans must know in order to succeed in the Middle East)
• The historical roots of Islam, its founder and prophet, Muhammad, and Islam’s basic tenets
• Usama Bin Ladin and his appeal within the Arab world
• The impact of the Israel factor on Arab-American relationships

The book is a must-read for Americans in the post-September 11th era to understand Arab perceptions of Americans, what they find positive and admirable about the West, and what they find offensive and unacceptable.

The Cultural Heritage of Arabs, Islam, and the Middle East