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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Table of Contents:
  • The Poetics of Military Occupation: From Experience to Text
  • Bedouin in Limbo, or Developers Observed: Egyptian and Israeli Policies for the South Sinai Bedouin
  • The Sheikh / Al-Sheikh
  • The Madwoman / Al-Majnuna
  • The Ex-Smuggler / X
  • The Old Woman / Al-Ajuz
  • The Fool / Al-Ahabal
  • The Symbolic Battle Coordinator / Al-Galid
  • The One Who Writes Us / Di Illi Tuktubna
  • Interlude
  • When Identity Becomes Allegory: The Poetic Reconstruction of Military Occupation.