Continuity and Change in the Tunisian Sahel

Continuity and Change in the Tunisian Sahel

by Ray Harris, Khalid Koser
     
 

ISBN-10: 075463373X

ISBN-13: 9780754633730

Pub. Date: 08/30/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Tunisian Sahel is a marginal zone in terms of climate, relationships to Europe, geographical position in Africa, and a country in the Arab world which makes it an excellent study to explore. It examines the main geographical issues of continuity and change through a number of sub-themes, namely: Islam, relationships with the global economy, rural development,

Overview

The Tunisian Sahel is a marginal zone in terms of climate, relationships to Europe, geographical position in Africa, and a country in the Arab world which makes it an excellent study to explore. It examines the main geographical issues of continuity and change through a number of sub-themes, namely: Islam, relationships with the global economy, rural development, security, and urban form and function. This study also discusses and embraces the broader contexts provided by Tunisia in general, and by the country's relationships with Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Based on a well-established fieldwork course, and copiously illustrated with maps, diagrams, posters, newspaper headlines, quotations and tables, the book also includes practical advice on how to carry out fieldwork and field investigations in arid and semi-arid regions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754633730
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/30/2004
Series:
King's SOAS Studies in Development Geography Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.71(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction and overture. Geographical Contexts: Physical environment
History of Tunisia
Independent Tunisia
Economic development
Population and migration
Women in Tunisia
Tunisia's relations with the European Union: history in five phases
How 'African' is Tunisia? Continuity and Change in the Sahel: Thysdrus and Ancient Rome
Agriculture and fishing
Islam in the Sahel
The challenges of the Sahelian medinas
Security in Monastir and the Sahel
The Tunisian Sahel in context
References
Index.

Author Biography: Both in the Department of Geography at University College London, Ray Harris is Professor of Remote Sensing and Khalid Koser is a Lecturer.

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