Culture and Customs of the Arab Gulf States

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ABC-CLIO, 2009 - 174 Seiten
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From the Publisher: Names such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been emerging in the world's eye over the past decade as exotic hotspots, wealthy from oil production and advanced in the means of technology. However, at the same time, the Arab Gulf States have managed to maintain their traditional culture, adapting it to modern life. With complete coverage on Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates, Culture and Customs of the Arab Gulf States is a must-have for every high school and public library shelf. Clear and vivid descriptions of contemporary life in the Arab Gulf help students discover how traditions of the past have evolved into customs today. This exhaustive volume covers topics such as religion, festivals, cuisine, fashion, familylife, literature, the media, and music, among many others. Up-to-date and comprehensive, this volume offers a unique and contemporary depiction of culture in some of the world's wealthiest, up-and-coming nations. Exciting, exhaustive, and essential coverage on the Arab Gulf States, this work is ideal for high school students and general readers.
  

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Inhalt

1 Land People and History
1
2 Religion and Worldview
25
3 Literature and Media
41
4 Settlement Architecture and Material Culture
59
5 Food Dress and Personal Adornment
87
6 Gender Marriage and Family
109
Customs Folklore and the Daily Rhythm
127
8 Music and Dance
143
Glossary
157
Bibliography
161
Index
169
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Über den Autor (2009)

REBECCA L. TORSTRICK is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, South Bend.

Elizabeth Faier is former Director of Sheikha Fatima Center for Leadership at Zayed University in Dubai. A cultural anthropologist by training, she is currently working as an independent scholar.

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