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

Summary of Marguerite van Geldermalsen s Married To A Bedouin

Summary of Marguerite van Geldermalsen s Married To A Bedouin

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9798822525733

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 86

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 We met our Bedouin host Mohammad Abdallah, who took us to see his cave. It was very different from the Treasury and our previous night’s accommodations. It was almost square, with a low arched roof and a rough concrete floor. #2 We went to the Monastery to see the sunset. It was cool now, and the Monastery sounded much more exciting than it had this morning. We couldn’t rest because we had to go back and see the sunset again. #3 I had hitchhiked in New Zealand since I was about fifteen, and in the UK I had hitchhiked up and down the motorways time and again. I was looking for adventure, and I was finding it. #4 We had been lucky to have had such a real Petra experience with the Bedouin. We met some people, saw the sunset, and slept in a cave. We didn’t need to see any more of the ruins pictured in the poorly spelled text of Mohammad’s book.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Author: واقدي، محمد بن عمر


ISBN: OXFORD:N12561240

Category: Islamic Empire

Page: 479

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Categories: Islamic Empire

Defying the Plan

Defying the Plan

Married Bedouin women, especially married women with many children, and particularly sons, enjoy a higher status than single women, while women with daughters only, or no children at all, have a significantly lower status than married ...

Author: Kim Jezabel Zinngrebe

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253062512

Category: History

Page: 262

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-- The author is located in Frankfurt, Germany -- As a thoughtful and nuanced consideration of the personal experiences of a diverse group of Indigenous women living in Israel, the work makes space for both voices and topics which are marginalized and underrepresented. This is a mission of the Press. -- Situated at the intersection of gender and sexuality, anthropology, and Middle Eastern studies, the title fits with a number of strengths at IU Press. -- The work is clearly written and proritizes the stories of women and men from a broad representation of backgrounds and geographical locations, including major cities, recognised Bedouin townships, and Palestinian villages. -- The audience for the work is scholars of women's studies, feminist studies, gender and sexuality, politics of the Middle East, and anthropology.
Categories: History

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

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

The Naqab Bedouins

The Naqab Bedouins

During the military government period cases of marriage relations existed between Bedouin in Israel and Bedouin in Egypt and Jordan because at one time, all the tribes across borders were one tribe. They split between the borders after ...

Author: Mansour Nasasra

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231543873

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Conventional wisdom positions the Bedouins in southern Palestine and under Israeli military rule as victims or passive recipients. In The Naqab Bedouins, Mansour Nasasra rewrites this narrative, presenting them as active agents who, in defending their community and culture, have defied attempts at subjugation and control. The book challenges the notion of Bedouin docility under Israeli military rule and today, showing how they have contributed to shaping their own destiny. The Naqab Bedouins represents the first attempt to chronicle Bedouin history and politics across the last century, including the Ottoman era, the British Mandate, Israeli military rule, and the contemporary schema, and document its broader relevance to understanding state-minority relations in the region and beyond. Nasasra recounts the Naqab Bedouin history of political struggle and resistance to central authority. Nonviolent action and the strength of kin-based tribal organization helped the Bedouins assert land claims and call for the right of return to their historical villages. Through primary sources and oral history, including detailed interviews with local indigenous Bedouins and with Israeli and British officials, Nasasra shows how this Bedouin community survived strict state policies and military control and positioned itself as a political actor in the region.
Categories: Political Science

Research Anthology on Religious Impacts on Society

Research Anthology on Religious Impacts on Society

It should be noted, that for ultra-Orthodox and Bedouin women it was relatively easy to acquire the consent of those around them or of religious leaders. The basic assumption is that married women have no time for thoughts and dilemmas ...

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799834366

Category: Social Science

Page: 825

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Religion is considered by many to be something of the past, but it has a lasting hold in society and influences people across many cultures. This integration of spirituality causes numerous impacts across various aspects of modern life. The variety of religious institutions in modern society necessitates a focus on diversity and inclusiveness in the interactions between organizations of different religions, cultures, and viewpoints. Research Anthology on Religious Impacts on Society examines the cultural, sociological, economic, and philosophical effects of religion on modern society and human behavior. Highlighting a range of topics such as religious values, social reforms, and spirituality, this publication is an ideal reference source for religious officials, church leaders, psychologists, sociologists, professionals, researchers, academicians, and students.
Categories: Social Science

Intimate Selving in Arab Families

Intimate Selving in Arab Families

In traditional Bedouin communities it is usual for brothers to repay the sister's husband with violence if he is violent with her , and in mugayada , which is a tar from infrequent form of marriage among Bedouins , when a husband ...

Author: Suad Joseph

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815628080

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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"Native feminist scholars focus on intimate Arab familiar relationships and discuss gendering of the self in the Arab community. In biographical and autobiographical, ethnographical, and literary accounts, they identify key family relationships and explore them in terms of shaping and defining gender in relation to others." -- BOOK PUBLISHER WEBSITE.
Categories: Family & Relationships