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The Resource America's dream palace : Middle East expertise and the rise of the national security state, Osamah F. Khalil

America's dream palace : Middle East expertise and the rise of the national security state, Osamah F. Khalil

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America's dream palace : Middle East expertise and the rise of the national security state
Title
America's dream palace
Title remainder
Middle East expertise and the rise of the national security state
Statement of responsibility
Osamah F. Khalil
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
America's Dream Palace examines the relationship between U.S. foreign policy and the origins and expansion of Middle East studies and expertise from World War I to the Global War on Terror. It analyzes the transition from the private knowledge of American missionaries and Orientalist scholars adapted for government use in the First and Second World Wars to the privatized knowledge of think tanks with close ties to the U.S. national security establishment in the late and post-Cold War periods. The book draws on extensive research at national, university, and foundation archives in the United States, the United Kingdom, Lebanon, and Egypt. It demonstrates that the National Defense Education Act (NDEA) of 1958 ultimately led to the growth and diversification of Middle East studies. An unintended consequence of this expansion was strained relations between academia and the government, which contributed to, and was compounded by, decreased federal funding for area studies. By the 1980s, these factors led to a perceived decline in the field, while think tanks garnered increased attention and influence. The author contrasts the post-September 11 expansion of the national security bureaucracy and the predominance of think tanks with attempts to marginalize university-based Middle East studies centers and scholars.--
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Provided by publisher
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MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khalil, Osamah F.
Dewey number
956.0071/173
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS61.8
LC item number
.K47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle East
  • National security
  • United States
  • Middle East
  • Research institutes
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Außenpolitik
  • Forschung
  • Forschungseinrichtung
  • Forschungsinstitut
  • Friedenssicherung
  • Internationale Politik
  • Islamwissenschaft
  • Lehre
  • Mission
  • Neoliberalismus
  • Orientalistik
  • Sicherheitspolitik
  • Studium
  • Thinktank
  • Wissenschaft
  • Islamische Staaten
  • Naher Osten
Label
America's dream palace : Middle East expertise and the rise of the national security state, Osamah F. Khalil
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-412) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Private knowledge: American missionaries, the inquiry, and the First World War in the Middle East, 1917-1922 -- Wartime expertise: the Office of Strategic Services, the Army Specialized Training Program, and World War II in the Middle East, 1938-1945 -- A time of national emergency: the national security establishment, academic institutions, and the origins of Middle East studies, 1947-1957 -- America's sheet anchors: creating Cold War universities in the Middle East, 1922-1962 -- In/Visible government: the National Defense Education Act and the establishment of Middle East studies, 1953-1968 -- Modernizing the Middle East: constructing traditional society and expertise, 1950-1973 -- Privatizing knowledge: think tanks, Middle East expertise, and the decline of Area Studies, 1973-1988 -- Empire and its limitations: neoconservatism, the Bush Doctrine, and the Global War on Terror, 1989-2010 -- Epilogue: America and the Arab Spring
Control code
946579952
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 426 pages
Isbn
9780674971578
Lccn
2016013981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)946579952
Label
America's dream palace : Middle East expertise and the rise of the national security state, Osamah F. Khalil
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-412) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Private knowledge: American missionaries, the inquiry, and the First World War in the Middle East, 1917-1922 -- Wartime expertise: the Office of Strategic Services, the Army Specialized Training Program, and World War II in the Middle East, 1938-1945 -- A time of national emergency: the national security establishment, academic institutions, and the origins of Middle East studies, 1947-1957 -- America's sheet anchors: creating Cold War universities in the Middle East, 1922-1962 -- In/Visible government: the National Defense Education Act and the establishment of Middle East studies, 1953-1968 -- Modernizing the Middle East: constructing traditional society and expertise, 1950-1973 -- Privatizing knowledge: think tanks, Middle East expertise, and the decline of Area Studies, 1973-1988 -- Empire and its limitations: neoconservatism, the Bush Doctrine, and the Global War on Terror, 1989-2010 -- Epilogue: America and the Arab Spring
Control code
946579952
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 426 pages
Isbn
9780674971578
Lccn
2016013981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)946579952

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