97. Culture Change in a Bedouin Tribe: The 'arab al-Ḥǧerāt, Lower Galilee, A.D. 1790-1977
Author(s): Rohn Eloul
This richly documented volume reconstructs the growth of the 'arab al-Ḥǧerāt of the Galilee against the historical dynamics of this complex region from some five herding households at the end of the Ottoman eighteenth century into a thriving sedentary tribe of regional importance toward the Israeli end of the twentieth century. By comparing Hgeri oral tradition against available literary and other data sources, Rohn Eloul succeeds in following the mechanisms that governed the changing culture of the Ḥǧerāt from caprine and bovine herders to agriculturalists, wage earners, and entrepreneurs. While the thrust of analysis focuses on the Ḥǧerāt as a bedouin tribe, insights of related theoretical considerations ranging from culture/power brokership to other mechanisms of culture change are expounded.
Publisher: Museum of Anthropology
Year of Publication: 2010
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
# of Pages: 344
Monograph Series / Number: Anthropological Papers, 97
Tables / Illustrations: 31 tables, 17 illustr.
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