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Irene Maffi

Irene Maffi is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Her research interests include cultural heritage practices, postcolonial nation building, and the anthropology of fertility and birth in the Middle East. She is the author of Pratiques du patrimoine et politiques de la mémoire en Jordanie: entre récit dynastique et narrations communautaires (2004), and co-editor (with Rami Daher) of Politics and Practices of Cultural Heritage in the Middle East: Repositioning the Material Past in the Present (I.B.Tauris, forthcoming).

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The Politics and Practices of Cultural Heritage in the Middle East
Positioning the Material Past in Contemporary Societies

I.B. Tauris
During the nineteenth century, cultural heritage became a dominant feature of the political ideology of the European states and of their colonies. It became a...
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Women, Health and the State in the Middle East
The Politics and Culture of Childbirth in Jordan

I.B. Tauris
Women's health in the Middle East is powerfully shaped by political imperatives and dominant ideologies of health. Here, Irene Maffi delineates the influence...
Irene Maffi

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