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A Shop of One's Own

A Shop of One's Own
Annika Rabo

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Groundbreaking new research on an important social group within the Middle East Based upon extensive field research Fascinating insight into one of the most dynamic regions of the Middle East Traders, bazaaris and shop-keepers constitute a very important social and economic category in the Middle East. Yet, despite their significance there have been very few empirical studies on contemporary market people in the region. A Shop of One's Own marks an important step forward in filling this gap by exploring a key merchant sector in Syria. The book is based upon extensive fieldwork carried out by Annika Rabo amongst the traders of Aleppo and sheds new light on how this politically sensitive social group views itself and others in the prevalent atmosphere of economic liberalisation and political reform following the death of Syrian President Hafez al-Asad.

Author Info

Annika Rabo is a researcher with the Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences and is Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology at Linkoping University, Sweden.


"'A Shop of One's Own' is enormously rich empirically. It is also well organized...and articulately and clearly written. Annika Rabo is free of biases and faithfully transmits the views and situations of the people she is studying, albeit interspersed with analysis that adds understanding to the social facts recounted.
Ray Hinnebusch, Professor of International Relations and Middle East Studies, University of St. Andrews"

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Series: Culture and Society in Western and Central Asia S.

ISBN: 9781850436836
Publication Date: 22 Sep 2005
Number of Pages: 256
Height: 234
Width: 156

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