Emrys Peters studied the Bedouin of Libya for more than thirty years. The handful of articles published during his lifetime were widely admired and are still essential reading for anthropologists. He left further significant papers unpublished at his death, and the editors have drawn on these for half of this collection, which brings together his major writings on the Bedouin. These seminal essays are not only of ethnographic interest. All Peters' work is informed by a rigorous theoretical intelligence, and his analysis of power in Bedouin society has fascinated many discerning social scientists.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series , #72|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)|
Table of Contents
List of illustrations; Foreword Jack Goody; Preface; Introduction Emanuel Marx; 1. The Sanusi order and the Bedouin; 2. The Bedouin way of life; 3. The tied and the free; 4. Aspects of the feud; 5. Proliferation of segments; 6. The power of shaikhs; 7. Debt relationships; 8. Family and marriage; 9. Bridewealth; 10. The status of women; Notes; Bibliography; Index.