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Economics: Pastoral Economics: Arab States (excepting North Africa)
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This entry is concerned with women, gender, and pastoral economies before modernization. In research between 1971 and 2005 in southern Syria, eastern and central southern Jordan, northern Saudi Arabia, southeastern Oman, and the northern United Arab Emirates (UAE), with tribal people who traditionally lived from various sorts of pastoralism, or combined animal keeping with mountain arable farming, oasis farming, or fishing, the authors found that livelihood and profits depended on the complement…

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Lancaster, William and Lancaster, Fidelity, “Economics: Pastoral Economics: Arab States (excepting North Africa)”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0241a>
First published online: 2009

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