Married To A Bedouin

Married To A Bedouin

"' Thus begins Marguerite van Geldermalsen's story of how a New Zealand-born nurse came to be married to Mohammad Abdallah Othman, a Bedouin souvenir-seller from the ancient city of Petra in Jordan.

Author: Marguerite van Geldermalsen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748122738

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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'"Where you staying?" the Bedouin asked. "Why you not stay with me tonight - in my cave?"' Thus begins Marguerite van Geldermalsen's story of how a New Zealand-born nurse came to be married to Mohammad Abdallah Othman, a Bedouin souvenir-seller from the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. It was 1978 and she and a friend were travelling through the Middle East when Marguerite met the charismatic Mohammad who convinced her that he was the man for her. A life with Mohammad meant moving into his ancient cave and learning to love the regular tasks of baking shrak bread on an open fire and collecting water from the spring. And as Marguerite feels herself becoming part of the Bedouin community, she is thankful for the twist in fate that has led her to this contented life. Marguerite's light-hearted and guileless observations of the people she comes to love are as heart-warming as they are valuable, charting Bedouin traditions now lost to the modern world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Descent Through Males

Descent Through Males

Author: Gideon M. Kressel

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447032944

Category: Anthropology

Page: 288

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Categories: Anthropology

Bedouin of the Negev

Bedouin of the Negev

Author: Emanuel Marx

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN:

Category: Bedouins

Page: 260

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Categories: Bedouins

Bedouin Justice

Bedouin Justice

Published in 1925, this is an absolute gem of a book.

Author: Kennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136180019

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Published in 1925, this is an absolute gem of a book. From the author's preface: "In the following chapters I have tried, by quoting lawsuits of all kinds, and explaining the means employed to dispose of them, to show first the conditions under which the Bedouin live, and secondly their mentality and point of view. Although the reader may possibly gather from the pages that follow that I have a real affection for the Bedou himself and admiration for most of his laws and customs, I have tried to represent his character in full, with all his faults and failings. Descriptions of particular cases have been purposely introduced, showing unmistakably that Bedouin Law is no more infallible than any other law, and that in some cases justice is not done. But in the aggregate, it will be found that the Bedou with all his faults is a very loveable person, and his code of laws and customs is remarkable for its practical common sense."
Categories: Social Science

Veiled Sentiments

Veiled Sentiments

. . . Some books extend discussions, others launch them. This is one of the latter.”—Clifford Geertz “A truly extraordinary book—beautifully and modestly written, remarkably insightful, consistently compelling.”—Edward Said

Author: Lila Abu-Lughod

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520292499

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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First published in 1986, Lila Abu-Lughod’s Veiled Sentiments has become a classic ethnography in the field of anthropology. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Abu-Lughod lived with a community of Bedouins in the Western Desert of Egypt for nearly two years, studying gender relations, morality, and the oral lyric poetry through which women and young men express personal feelings. The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. But Abu-Lughod’s analysis also reveals how deeply implicated poetry and sentiment are in the play of power and the maintenance of social hierarchy. What begins as a puzzle about a single poetic genre becomes a reflection on the politics of sentiment and the complexity of culture. This thirtieth anniversary edition includes a new afterword that reflects on developments both in anthropology and in the lives of this community of Awlad 'Ali Bedouins, who find themselves increasingly enmeshed in national political and social formations. The afterword ends with a personal meditation on the meaning—for all involved—of the radical experience of anthropological fieldwork and the responsibilities it entails for ethnographers.
Categories: Social Science

New Lenses on Intellectual Disabilities

New Lenses on Intellectual Disabilities

Another reason that most of the study's interviewees gave for marrying a man with ID is their age at the time of marriage. Women who spent many years studying and working reached an age that is considered old for marriage in the Bedouin ...

Author: Jennifer Clegg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000439045

Category: Medical

Page: 138

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This book gathers together recent international research in intellectual disability (ID), examining the diverse modes of existence that characterise living with intellectual disabilities in the 21st century. Ranging from people with no speech and little mobility who need 24-hour care, to people who marry or hold down jobs, this book moves beyond the typical person with ID imagined by public policy: healthy, with mild ID and a supportive family, and living in a welcoming community. The book is divided into three sections. The first, ‘A richer picture of people and relationships’, expands our understanding of different people and lifestyles associated with ID. The second section, ‘Where current policies fall short’, finds that Supported Living provides just as 'mediocre' a form of care as group homes, and concludes that services for people with challenging behaviour are unrelated to need. The contributors’ research identifies no effective employment support strategies, as well as technological and legal changes that prevent organisations from employing people with ID. With nearly a quarter of this population in poor health, the contributors reflect on whether ‘social model’ approaches should be allowed to trump medical considerations. The third section, ‘New thinking about well-being’, reveals that being old, poor, and living alone increases health risk, and that medication administration is significantly more complex for people with ID. Moving beyond 20th century certainties surrounding intellectual disability, this book will be of interest to those studying contemporary issues facing those living with ID, as well as those studying public health policy more widely. The chapters in this book were originally published in issues of the Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability.
Categories: Medical

Fostering Change in Institutions Environments and People

Fostering Change in Institutions  Environments  and People

The Arab stories were classified according to two categories: (1) Bedouins from the south (nomads or those who dwell in ... but has lived in a Bedouin settlement in the south for most of her adult life and is married to a Bedouin.

Author: David C. Berliner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135246976

Category: Education

Page: 344

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This volume is comprised of contributions from leading scholars in education and psychology. In part one of the book the authors provide insight into the psychology of change, examining: What factors work as catalysts for change in environments, institutions and people What factors hinder change When change is deemed beneficial In the second part of this volume the authors turn their attention to the issue of peace education. They examine the types of problems that societies and scholars should identify and try to solve in hopes of building more peaceful environments. The final chapter is a biography honoring Professor Gavriel (Gabi) Salomon, a significant contributor to the vast literature on change. This book is appropriate reading for professors, students and academics who are dedicated to fostering change to benefit institutions, environments and people.
Categories: Education

Bedouin Love

Bedouin Love

"Bedouin Love" by Arthur E. P. Brome Weigall.

Author: Arthur E. P. Brome Weigall

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664167293

Category: Fiction

Page: 291

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"Bedouin Love" by Arthur E. P. Brome Weigall. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Categories: Fiction

Writing Women s Worlds

Writing Women s Worlds

As the new teller of these tales Abu-Lughod draws on anthropological and feminist insights to construct a critical ethnography.

Author: Lila Abu-Lughod

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520256514

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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Extrait de la couverture : " In 1978 Lila Abu-Lughod climbed out of a dusty van to meet members of a small Awlad 'Ali Bedouin community. Living in this Egyptian Bedouin settlement for extended periods during the following decade, Abu-Lughod took part in family life, with its moments of humor, affection, and anger. As the new teller of these tales Abu-Lughod draws on anthropological and feminist insights to construct a critical ethnography. She explores how the telling of these stories challenges the power of anthropological theory to render adequately the lives of others and the way feminist theory appropriates Third World women. Writing Women's Worlds is thus at once a vivid set of stories and a study in the politics of representation."
Categories: Social Science

Child Of The Jungle

Child Of The Jungle

MARRIED. TO. A. BEDOUIN. Marguerite. van. Geldermalsen. '“Where you staying?” the Bedouin asked. ... a New Zealandborn nurse became the wife of Mohammad Abdallah Othman, a Bedouin souvenirseller from the ancient city of Petra in Jordan.

Author: Sabine Kuegler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748121632

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In 1980 seven-year-old Sabine Kuegler and her family went to live in a remote jungle area of West Papua among the recently discovered Fayu - a tribe untouched by modern civilisation. Her childhood was spent hunting, shooting poisonous spiders with arrows and chewing on pieces of bat-wing in place of gum. She also learns how brutal nature can be - and sees the effect of war and hatred on tribal peoples. After the death of her Fayu-brother, Ohri, Sabine decides to leave the jungle and, aged seventeen, she goes to a boarding school in Switzerland - a traumatic change for a girl who acts and feels like one of the Fayu. 'Fear is something I learnt here' she says. 'In the Lost Valley, with a lost tribe, I was happy. In the rest of the world it was I who was lost.' Here is Sabine Kuegler's remarkable true story of a childhood lived out in the Indonesian jungle, and the struggle to conform to European society that followed.
Categories: Fiction