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Fertile Bonds: Bedouin Class, Kinship, and Gender in the Bekaa Valley

Suzanne E. Joseph

Abstract

The gulf in birth and death rates between rich and poor countries is well documented, but little is actually known about demographic disparities between local class or status groups within most countries, particularly nomadic and stateless groups in the Middle East. Fertile Bonds: Bedouin Class, Kinship, and Gender in the Bekaa Valley takes a fresh look at social disparities in reproduction and health through a Bedouin case study in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. In addition to detailing the demographic underpinnings of class, occupation, kinship, and gender in Bekaa Bedouin communities, the book ... More

Keywords: Anthropological demography, medical anthropology, fertility, health, nomadic pastoralism, Bedouin, Middle East, class, kinship, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813044613
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044613.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suzanne E. Joseph, author