Professor Julia Elyachar recently was interviewed by Jacob Bessen of Middle East Studies Pedagogy Initiative (MESPI) Newsletter, the article is called, “Teaching Anthropology of the Economic East.”
Laleh Khalili tweeted: Such a good question: "why were novels, poetry, and film so much better than social science (in Arabic as well as English and French) at portraying the vast changes in Egypt after the infitah, for example? Or in Palestine? Or in Saudi Arabia?" Altho this is changing now.
Read the interview here: Teaching Anthropology of The Economic From The Middle East