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Women and community in Oman

Author: Christine Eickelman
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Before 1970 Oman was one of the 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Eickelman
ISBN: 0814721656 9780814721650 0814721664 9780814721667
OCLC Number: 10824412
Description: xix, 251 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. BEGINNINGS ---
2. THE HOUSEHOLD. The Organization of Domestic Work; The Social Role of Water; Work and Status; Social Space; The Privacy of Meals ---
3. THE FAMILY CLUSTER. Privacy and the Family Cluster; Choosing a Spouse; Marriage Negotiations; The Marriage Contract; Weddings; Polygyny ---
4. SOCIABILITY. Avoiding Conflict; Ideas of the Person ---
5. NEIGHBORS. Clusters; Gossip ---
6. THE COMMUNITY. Visiting After Childbirth; Consolation or Mourning; Quran Recitals; Formal Visiting: Analytical Implications ---
7. CHILDREN. Motherhood; Growing Up; Achieving Adulthood; Education; Traditional Medicine ---
8. HAMRA: PAST AND PRESENT.
Responsibility: Christine Eickelman.
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