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The Negev Bedouin and livestock rearing : social, economic, and political aspects /
Aref Abu-Rabia.
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Oxford, UK : Providence, RI : Berg Publishers, 1994.
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xii, 139 p. : ill.
ISBN
0854963197
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Oxford, UK : Providence, RI : Berg Publishers, 1994.
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0854963197
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364197
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'...a highly readable work and would make an excellent addition to a university student's reading list.'British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
"...a highly readable work and would make an excellent addition to a university student's reading list." -- British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
"...a highly readable work and would make an excellent addition to a university student's reading list." --British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
'...a highly readable work and would make an excellent addition to a university student's reading list.' British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
ls"...a highly readable work and would make an excellent addition to a university studentrs"s reading list.rs" British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
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In the past sheep-rearing was the main means of existence for most Bedouin. Today it is developing in a new direction. For some it is as important as ever, for others it has become only a subsidiary source of income and a safeguard against economic instability. This volume looks at the effects social, political and economic change has had upon the traditional livelihood of the Negev Bedouin. The author considers how, despite all the problems encountered - such as the expropriation of land by the authorities and the demolition of authorized dwellings - sheep-rearing is still considered to be essential and worthwhile for almost all households. Co-operation between the owners of flocks, shepherds, food suppliers and government officials is essential in the determination of grazing areas and pastoral arrangements. These varied interest groups ensure that sheep-rearing continues to occupy an important place in the Bedouin's cultural identity and the flock remains a unifying factor for the Bedouin family and Israeli society.
Main Description
In the past sheep-rearing was the main means of existence for most Bedouin. Today it is developing in a new direction. For some it is as important as ever, for others it has become only a subsidiary source of income and a safeguard against economic instability.This volume looks at the effects social, political and economic change has had upon the traditional livelihood of the Negev Bedouin. The author considers how, despite all the problems encountered - such as the expropriation of land by the authorities and the demolition of authorized dwellings - sheep-rearing is still considered to be essential and worthwhile for almost all households. Co-operation between the owners of flocks, shepherds, food suppliers and government officials is essential in the determination of grazing areas and pastoral arrangements. These varied interest groups ensure that sheep-rearing continues to occupy an important place in the Bedouin's cultural identity and the flock remains a unifying factor for the Bedouin family and Israeli society.
Table of Contents
Introduction
The Locality Nomadism and Pastoralim Pastoralim in a Permanent Location
The Family Economics
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