Holidays - Middle East

The Middle East or Mideast is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. It is often used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East. The corresponding adjective is Middle-Eastern and the derived noun is Middle-Easterner. The history of the Middle East dates back to ancient times, and throughout its history, the Middle East has been a major centre of world affairs. he Middle East is also the historical origin of major religions such as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The Middle East generally has an arid and hot climate, with several major rivers providing for irrigation to support agriculture in limited areas. The Cultural Politics of the Middle East in the Americas proposes to study this dynamic presence of the Middle East within the North and South American landscape, highlighting its ambivalent and contradictory position. We hope to explore this paradoxical situation in which the "Middle East" is at the heart of the current state of national anxiety, while at the same time, the "East" are interwoven into the American cultural fabric.And The volume as a whole aims to further illuminate the complex relationship between American, Ethnic, Postcolonial and the diverse Area Studies as they impact a complex articulation of the "Middle East" both "inside" and "outside" the Americas.