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John C. Waldmeir

invisible to a woman named Intisar, whom he loves. After she rejects his bid for marriage, he puts the program in place, removing any trace of himself from her life, a process made that much easier by the fact that she is a member of the city’s wealthy Arab aristocracy and he is the son of one marriage by

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Femke J. Stock

relationships and life story – where, why and with whom do people feel at home at different times in their lives? How does this change along with life stages, living arrangements, and personal experiences? At the same time, this chapter also shows how the grand themes mentioned above form a part of these

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Femke J. Stock

country a homeland, 10 and always colours the meanings given to Morocco/Turkey as a home. 11 Many of the characteristics informants assign to Turkey and Morocco – warmth, a more fluid perception of time, living life rather than ‘being lived’ – resonate very well with the holiday nature of their stays

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Femke J. Stock

particularly pervasive in the Dutch setting, where informants’ ‘real life’ takes place, and where the unequal power relations between (descendants of) migrants and ‘native’ residents is more pronounced. 1.1 About This Chapter This chapter addresses social exclusion as a main factor in the problematisation of

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John C. Waldmeir

,” because with prayer, she says, “A little less will do.” 1 In this reduced state, prayer emerges with gifts, specifically with “A rhythm to shape and space my days.” In this way, prayer adjusts life as poetry would, transforming the world around it into something more, giving everything a new set of

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John C. Waldmeir

Christian communion or Eucharist nor, for that matter, is he saying that, for him, the physical object that provides the form for the elements of the sacramental rite is not meaningful. However, as a Muslim, Ali does find himself wanting to interpret his religious life—including his physical self, in terms

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Faruk Kökoğlu

most of his fiction. The Valley of the Kings (1909) opens with a typology of Western women living in the Levant. A Christian Arab woman associates three Englishwomen with three different types and personalities: Carulin the Virgin, the Androgynous or Hermaphroditic Jane, and Hilda the Ripe Fruit

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Dustin J. Byrd

run iv s, make people’s quality of life a little bit better. This is something for me that has meaning, that has purpose.’ 26 Motivated out his deeply felt solidarity for those who had become victims of history, he traveled furthered in the contested areas of eastern Syria, where isis eventually

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Dustin J. Byrd

established by the God of the Qur’an, and that the Prophet instituted it in such a way that it is a religion that regulates – and therefore liberates – all spheres of life, and if the individual is a modern European who only confesses his religious beliefs behind closed doors while living the secular life in

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Werner Menski

and blend into existing local populations and cultures. Rather, in a scenario of constant rapid flux, they would rebuild their own patterns and ways of life in efforts to maintain their identity, not without change, but certainly not by seeing their socio-cultural characteristics dissolve in the uk