Politics and Culture Between Europe and the Middle East
Surveys the changing geopolitical context of communities between Europe and the Middle East through an interdisciplinary cultural framework from WWI to the present. Emphasis on German/Turkish relations. Analysis of representations of nationalism, identity, ethnicity, gender and religion. Examines intersections of modernity, revolution, and lived and political Islam to analyze the ways in which political ideologies create and question Middle Eastern identities. Secondary theoretical readings, including work by political scientists, cultural critics, and policy experts. Taught in English as part of the Duke Middle East in Europe program.