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Mobile Pastoralists Development Planning and Social Change in Oman

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ISBN-10: 0231105495

ISBN-13: 9780231105491

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dawn Chatty

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Based on more than ten years of study among the Harasiis, a Middle Eastern tribe living in the Sultanate of Oman, Mobile Pastoralists is a powerful statement on the importance of grassroots, people-based development and on the inadequacy of conventional responses for such a community by the international aid bureaucracy. Dawn Chatty's work is the product of years of research among the Harasiis, during which she headed an international development project aiming to provide basic social services to the tribe without disturbing their traditional nomadic pastoral way of life. Mobile Pastoralists provides readers with a detailed description of the conception, drafting, implementation, and completion of Chatty's aid project. The book also includes nuanced case studies of individual Harasiis men and women, showing how development efforts and the complex forces of modernization have affected members on a personal level. Supplemented by a group of photographs of the tribe and their environment, along with seven detailed regional maps, Mobile Pastoralists is a study with valuable applications for anthropology, cultural geography, development planning, and Middle Eastern affairs.
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 6/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Dawn Chatty is senior research officer in the Refugee Studies Program, Queen Elizabeth House, at the University of Oxford. She has also taught at universities in the United States, Lebanon, Syria, and Oman, and has worked with the United Nations Development Program, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the International Fund for Development, and UNICEF in Oman.

List of Maps
Note on Names and Transliteration of Arabic Words
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: The Stirrings of a Development Plan
Developing a Plan: United Nations Project OMA/80/WO1
Implementing a Plan: Transforming a Water Well Into a Tribal Center
Employment on the Side: The Changing Nature of Pastoralism in the Jiddat-il-Harasiis
The Modern Harasiis Household: The Traditional and the Innovative
Entrepreneurship and Marginality: Harasiis Brokers and the Outside World
Harbingers of Change: Women and the Quest for Education
Looking to the Future: Pastoralists in Oman and the Middle East
Notes
Glossary
References
Index