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Philip Wood
Historian of the Middle East. (London). Tweets on RE and social integration in diverse societies.
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Alice Evans Oct 23
In rural West Bengal, more people have mobile phones. Has this disrupted inequalities? So long as women are rooted in the family, not participating in wage work/ gathering in the public sphere, they just call kin Men's calls are wide-ranging, reflecting their broader network
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Philip Wood Oct 23
I will have to get this into my teaching...by hook or by crook.
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Eric Kaufmann Oct 23
True, but minority assimilation is also worth keeping an eye on as a countervailing force
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Philip Wood Oct 23
Looks great!
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Kashif N Chaudhry Oct 22
Prof Abdus Salam was told his legs would be broken if he dared enter Quaid-e-Azam university to lecture students. Five decades later, extremists threaten Prof Atif Mian & , forcing his zoom lecture to be called off. Nothing has changed.
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Philip Wood Oct 22
PS good luck!
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Iman Sep 19
My piece on the need for more women in city planning and design, to create truly inclusive and liveable cities:
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Philip Wood Oct 22
I think its like the 'tell us about a mistake that you made at work' question in job interviews: prepare a way to turn it around to show that it gave you a strength to produce better research/ be a better candidate.
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Philip Wood Oct 22
Replying to @_alice_evans
If labour needs increase the voice granted to women in society, can that link be cut if labour needs are provided from elsewhere by migration? I'm thinking of the embedding of gender inequality in the Gulf.
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Alice Evans Oct 22
Taiwan used to be extremely patriarchal. But its gender wage gap is now 14.5% and the female president was re-elected. What caused this rapid social change? Vote then read my blog
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Philip Wood Oct 21
Replying to @sarfrazmanzoor
What’s the cafe?
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Philip Wood Oct 21
I'm reading 's Muhammad and the empires of faith. What a fabulous book! Packed with fascinating observations, it will be great for teaching.
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Rob Ford Oct 15
Brexitland is out today! To celebrate the release of our new book I'm going to put up a graph a day here highlighting some of the big themes we discuss. Graph 1: share of graduates and school leavers in the population 1986-2016
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Philip Wood Oct 21
This is a great point. I have been thinking about how we should speak about groups like Melkites who adopt Arabic but are not mawali and do not acquire an Arab lineage. I don't want to call them Christian Arabs: I'd rather reserve that term for groups like the Taghlib or Tanukh.
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Philip Wood Oct 21
Replying to @IbnulHind
Yes, he is commenting specifically on the early middle ages. He sees this critique as especially strong in Hanbali circles.
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Philip Wood Oct 20
Replying to @IbnulHind
According to Sanchez, Doctors were often accused on unbelief for criticising Hadith that prescribed medical remedies. To some extent this was a competition between two forms of Muslim intellectual elite doctors and muhadithun).
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Philip Wood Oct 20
Listening to a fascinating paper by Ignacio Sanchez on medicine in C.13 Damascus: here Muslims didn't want to be doctors b/c doctors assumed to be Jews and medical education thought to produce unbelief.
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Philip Wood Oct 19
Well done Khodadad!
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Philip Wood Oct 19
Congratulations!
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Alice Evans Oct 17
In 1981, Bangladesh and Bihar were around 14% urban. Over the past 40 years, the level of urbanisation has doubled in Bangladesh, but remained the same in Bihar. Why is Bangladesh's rate of urbanisation so much faster?
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