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Arabian oasis city : the transformation of ʻUnayzah

Author: Soraya Altorki; Donald Powell Cole
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1989.
Series: Modern Middle East series (Austin), 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The first anthropological study of an urban community in Saudi Arabia

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Material Type: Government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Soraya Altorki; Donald Powell Cole
ISBN: 0292785178 9780292785175 0292785186 9780292785182
OCLC Number: 925063744
Description: xvi, 266 p., [1] p. of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: The Study and Its SettingPart One: Political Autonomy, Domestically Organized Production, and Mercantile Trade1. The Autonomous Amirate2. The Old Agriculture3. Craft Production and the Old Market4. Caravans and Long-Distance TradePart Two: Provincial City within a New State and the Development of Capitalist Social Formations5. Development of the New State and Education6. Occupational Change and New InstitutionsPart Three: Economic Boom and Transformation7. The Economic Boom, Expatriates, and Local Development8. The Market Today9. The New Agriculture10. Salaried Employment and Its Social Impact11. Changing Patterns of Social Life12. Analysis and ConclusionGlossary of Arabic TermsBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Modern Middle East series (Austin), 15.
Responsibility: Soraya Altorki and Donald P. Cole.

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