By Fuad I. Khuri,Sonia Jalbout Khuri,Richard Antoun
For the past due Fuad I. Khuri, a unusual profession as an anthropologist begun no longer due to general matters like accessibility, funds, or prestige, yet as the very concept of an profession that baffled his countrymen made them—and him—laugh. “When I inform them that ‘anthropology’ is my career . . . they believe i'm both conversing an odd language or concerning a brand new medicine.” This profound appreciation for humor, specifically within the contradictions inherent within the research of cultures, is a particular subject matter of An Invitation to Laughter, Khuri’s astute memoir of lifestyles as an anthropologist within the heart East.
A Christian Lebanese, Khuri bargains up during this strange autobiography either an insider’s and an outsider’s point of view on lifestyles in Lebanon, in different places within the center East, and in West Africa. Khuri entertains and informs with shrewdpermanent insights into such concerns because the mentality of Arabs towards ladies, consuming conduct of the Arab global, the impression of Islam on West Africa, and the extravagant life of rich Arabs, or even bargains a imaginative and prescient for a kind of democracy that can reach the center East. In his existence and paintings, as those brilliant essays make obvious, Khuri proven how the self-discipline of anthropology maintains to make a distinction in bridging risky divides.
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An Invitation to Laughter: A Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World by Fuad I. Khuri,Sonia Jalbout Khuri,Richard Antoun