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Arabian Oasis City The Transformation Of 'Unayzah

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ISBN-10: 0292785186

ISBN-13: 9780292785182

Edition: 1989

Authors: Soraya Altorki, Donald P. Cole

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Vast social change has occurred in the Middle East since the oil boom of the mid-1970s. As the first anthropological study of an urban community in Saudi Arabia since that oil boom, Arabian Oasis City is also the first to document those changes.Based on extensive interviews and participant observation with both men and women, the authors record and analyze the transformation that has occurred in this ancient oasis city throughout the twentieth century: the creation of the present Saudi Arabian state and of a new national economy based on the export of oil and the economic boom brought about by the dramatic increases in the price of oil following the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War. In…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 7/1/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.990

Donald Powell Cole is professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology at The American University in Cairo (Egypt). He is author or co-author of numerous works, including Arabian Oasis City: The Transformation of 'Unayzah and Bedouin, Settlers, and Holiday-Makers: Egypt's Changing Northwest Coast .