A very readable book. Drieskens eschews tedious jargon and opts for engagingly straightforward prose ... I could easily imagine using this book in an undergraduate course on the anthropology of the Middle East. - Middle East Journal
About the Author
Barbara Drieskens is a researcher at the Institut Français du Proche-Orient in Beirut. She is also the author of Cities of the South: Citizenship and Exclusion in the 21st Century (Saqi), and What happened? Stories about Law in Muslim Societies (I.B. Tauris).