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Fertile BondsBedouin Class, Kinship, and Gender in the Bekaa Valley$
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Suzanne E. Joseph

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813044613

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813044613.001.0001

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Demography on the Nomadic Periphery

Demography on the Nomadic Periphery

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(p.154) 8 Demography on the Nomadic Periphery
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Fertile Bonds
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Suzanne E. Joseph

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044613.003.0008

The question taken up in this chapter is whether similar forms of class-like differentiation shape the transitional experiences of less stratified peoples peripheral to state control, particularly nomadic groups. Upon reviewing local empirical studies of women's fertility and health in tribal pastoral and hunting-gathering economies, the chapter affirms the presence of sociodemographic equality in multiple contexts.

Keywords:   Egalitarian, fertility and mortality variation, nomadic peoples, pastoralists, hunter-gatherers, noble savage, romanticization of primitives

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