The Arab Mind by Raphael Patai Pg Much has been written on the subject of honor (sharaf) among the Arabs. What has not been emphasized, at lea. Raphael Patai’s The Arab Mind is a “field tested” book—and I mean . Raphael Patai wrote optimistically about the future of the Arab world. The book in question is called The Arab Mind, and is by Raphael Patai, a cultural anthropologist who taught at several US universities.

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You need to read the book. If you actually read his book, you see that Patai is far from anti-Arab.


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Mothers don’t caress their sons’ penises, this is a twisted and hideous idea i don’t know where he got it from. Referring specifically to the sexual nature of some of this abuse, he wrote: I would highly recommend this valuable book to any one interested in the Arabic race. If you say to my father that so and so is a fahlwai, he would smile and say, good for him; such a clever man!

You can now embed Open Library books on your website! Learned that features imnd the language many fewer verb tenses than in English impact the way they think, speak, and are interpreted.

I can go on and on and on. He backs up raphhael claim with two quotations: There are many familiar tags — fatalism, emotionalism, rhetoric, disunity, concern with “”face,”” personalization of political problems.


They saw what the children were doing and began to yell at them, the children yell back. Views Read Edit View history. Patai and Nydell also address improvidence, predestination, the tendency to substitute words for action, violence of words, control of temper, etc. Patai further speculates that the Arabs hate Westerners more than the Turks, despite the length and cruelty srab the latter’s rule over them, partly for religious reasons but also because Westerners, unlike the Turks, used to be their inferiors.

Readers waiting for raphadl title: He uses many historical examples to explain why Arabs are who they are and do what they do.

Archived from the original on February 23, Hopefully accessibility has improved in later editions. Apr 29, Tariq Mahmood rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 13, Charles rated it it was amazing. They would also as small children do, run close to us tempting us to catch them. Arabs are known to be jealous on their women and care for women’s dignity.

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The author has lived in the Middle East for extensive periods of time and has many Arab friends. Quotes from The Arab Mind. Subjects ArabsIn library. I recommend this pztai to anyone who shares that interest in cultural understanding and relationship building.

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This book is not for entertainment, but it kept me engrossed. If you have one bit of interest in the Arab people, you should by all means get your copy of this book and don’t hesitate to email me or contact me directly. Ibru Sidd rated it it was amazing Dec 21, The Foreword is by Norvell B.


Nowadays, Islam gets all the ink in the West, for obvious reasons. His obsession with Bedouin life-style and values and elevating them over Islam are grave errors. I read it in small segments over several weeks, which made it a bit more palatable. Jun 14, Scott rated it it was amazing. Now for God’s sake who would believe such crap? Trivia About The Arab Mind.

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This penetrating analy I’d say this is one of the few books I’ve seen written about Arabs by a non-Arab person, but in a fair and well explained manner.

Last edited by Mek. Moughrabi, The Arab Basic Personality: Replace the word “African” in the quotations above with the word “Arab”, and you have them as they appear in the book. View all 4 comments. There are chapters on the language, pe If you have any dealings with anyone from the Middle East this is a must read book.

The Arab mind Raphael Patai. If you have one bit of interest in the Arab people, you As an Arab, Mihd am amazed at this author what genius he has in presenting the Arab mind as if he is an insider himself. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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