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As Nomadism Ends: The Israeli Bedouin of the Negev

Meir, Avinoam

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ISBN 10: 0813389593 / ISBN 13: 9780813389592
Editorial: Westview Pr, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A., 1997
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Título: As Nomadism Ends: The Israeli Bedouin of the...

Editorial: Westview Pr, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1997

Encuadernación: Cloth

Condición del libro: Very Good

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As pastoral nomads become settled, they face social, spatial, and ecological change in the shift from herding to farming, toward integration into the market economy. This book analyzes the socio-spatial changes that follow the end of nomadism, especially in the unique case of the Bedouin of the Negev.The culture of the Negev Bedouin stands in sharp contrast to that of the westernized Israeli Jews. The Bedouin live as an Arab Muslim minority within a Jewish state whose people have until very recently been in political conflict with their Arab neighbors. Such a cultural and political gap generates conflicting forces that can drive change in unpredictable directions.Focusing on the structural consequences of the shift to sedentarization, the author explores the related socio-spatial issues of the encounter with the modern, westernized world within a settlement frontier context: The adaptation of territorial behavior; the adoption of western demographic patterns; changes in the social status of individuals; integration into a system of social services; and the spatial conflict between state governments and pastoral nomads.

About the Author:

Avinoam Meir teaches in the Department of Geography and Environmental Development at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

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