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The Resource Arab voices : what they are saying to us, and why it matters, James Zogby

Arab voices : what they are saying to us, and why it matters, James Zogby

Label
Arab voices : what they are saying to us, and why it matters
Title
Arab voices
Title remainder
what they are saying to us, and why it matters
Statement of responsibility
James Zogby
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The co-founder of the renowned polling firm Zogby International draws from 40 years of the most extensive polls from the Arab World to lift the fog that has obscured this culture for centuries
  • The Arab World is a region that has been vastly misunderstood in the West. This work asks the questions, collects the answers, and shares the results that will help us see Arabs clearly. The co-founder of the renowned polling firm Zogby International draws from 40 years of the most extensive polls from the Arab World to lift the fog that has obscured this culture for centuries. The book brings into stark relief the myths, assumptions, and biases that hold us back from understanding this important people. Here, the author debuts a brand new, comprehensive poll, bringing numbers to life so that we can base policy and perception on the real world, rather than on a conjured reality. Based on a new poll run by Zogby International exclusively for this book, some of the surprising results revealed include: Despite the frustration with the peace process and the number of wars of the past few years, 74% of Arabs still support a two state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. And over one-third of Lebanese, Saudis, and Jordanians think that their governments should do more to advance peace. Despite wars in and around their region and the worldwide economic crisis, when asked "Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?" 42% of those polled say they are better off, 19% worse off. Arabs like American people (59% favorable rating), values (52%) and products (69%), giving them all high ratings. And Canada gets high favorability ratings everywhere (an overall rating of 55% favorable and 32% unfavorable). However, Arabs overwhelmingly rate American society "more violent and war-like" (77%) or "less respectful of the rights of others" (78%) than their own society. Why? Because of the Iraq war and continuing fallout from Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, and the treatment of Arab and Muslim immigrants and visitors to the United States. What type of TV show do Saudis and Egyptians prefer to watch? The answer is, "Movies", which draws over 50% of the first and second choice votes. In Morocco, the top rated shows are "soap operas" and music and entertainment programs, drawing almost two-thirds of the first and second choice votes. Religious programs are near the bottom of the list of viewer preferences, garnering less than 10% of votes in all three countries
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
303.3/809174927
Index
index present
LC call number
DS36.7
LC item number
.Z64 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Arab voices : what they are saying to us, and why it matters, James Zogby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p. [215]-219) and index
Contents
Hearing problems. The day that didn't change everything ; Listening in the Levant ; Knowledge wars ; Lord Balfour, then and now -- Beyond super myths : who are the Arabs and what do they want? Super myth one : they're all the same ; Super myth two : there is no Arab world ; Super myth three : the angry Arab ; Super myth four : the lens of Islam ; Super myth five : immutability , or the frozen camel -- Why it matters : blunders, failures, and fallout. Iraq : history cuts like a knife ; Lebanon : hearing half the story ; Saudi Arabia : their reform, not ours ; Palestine : a wound in the heart ; Arab-Americans bridging the divide -- Getting it right. What government can do ; What we can do
Control code
ocn502031096
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
248 p.
Isbn
9780230102996
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010012507
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1328392
  • (OCoLC)502031096
Label
Arab voices : what they are saying to us, and why it matters, James Zogby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p. [215]-219) and index
Contents
Hearing problems. The day that didn't change everything ; Listening in the Levant ; Knowledge wars ; Lord Balfour, then and now -- Beyond super myths : who are the Arabs and what do they want? Super myth one : they're all the same ; Super myth two : there is no Arab world ; Super myth three : the angry Arab ; Super myth four : the lens of Islam ; Super myth five : immutability , or the frozen camel -- Why it matters : blunders, failures, and fallout. Iraq : history cuts like a knife ; Lebanon : hearing half the story ; Saudi Arabia : their reform, not ours ; Palestine : a wound in the heart ; Arab-Americans bridging the divide -- Getting it right. What government can do ; What we can do
Control code
ocn502031096
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
248 p.
Isbn
9780230102996
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010012507
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1328392
  • (OCoLC)502031096

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