The poetics of military occupation : Mzeina allegories of Bedouin identity under Israeli and Egyptian rule / Smadar Lavie.

The romantic, nineteenth-century image of the Bedouin as fierce, independent nomads on camelback racing across an endless desert persists in the West. Yet since the era of Ottoman rule, the Mzeina Bedouin of the South Sinai desert have lived under foreign occupation. For the last forty years Bedouin...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Main Author: Lavie, Smadar.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1990.
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Summary:The romantic, nineteenth-century image of the Bedouin as fierce, independent nomads on camelback racing across an endless desert persists in the West. Yet since the era of Ottoman rule, the Mzeina Bedouin of the South Sinai desert have lived under foreign occupation. For the last forty years Bedouin land has been a political football, tossed back and forth between Israel and Egypt at least five times.
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 397 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-383) and index.
ISBN:9780520911604
0520911601
0585135606
9780585135601
9786612356148
6612356146
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