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Women and Community in Oman

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ISBN-10: 0814721664

ISBN-13: 9780814721667

Edition: 1984

Authors: Christine Eickelman

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Before 1970 Oman was one of teh more isolated countries on the Arab peninsula. The growth of the oil economy during the seventies, however, has brought rapid change to the small towns and villages that make up the country. In Women and Community in Oman Chritine Eickelman captures the tone and feel of this desert culture on the verge of substantial, and probably irreversible, change. During 1979 and 1980 she lived in Hamra, an oasis of 2,500 persons and the capital of the Abriyin tribe. Situated on the western edge of the Jabal al-Akhdar region of inner Oman, this was formerly one of the most inaccessible areas of the peninsula. Eickelman lived there among the people of Hamra, visiting…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 12/1/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.47" wide x 8.46" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Christine Eickelman earned her M.A. in Middle East Studies from New York University, where she is currently Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology. She has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and North Africa.