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Culture and customs of the Arab Gulf States / Rebecca L. Torstrick and Elizabeth Faier.

By: Torstrick, Rebecca L, 1954-.
Contributor(s): Faier, Elizabeth, 1965-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Culture and customs of the Middle East. Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009Description: xv, 174 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780313336591; 0313336598.Subject(s): Ethnology -- Arabian Peninsula | Arabian Peninsula -- Social life and customs
Contents:
Land, people, and history -- Religion and worldview -- Literature and media -- Settlement, architecture, and material culture -- Food, dress, and personal adornment -- Gender, marriage, and family -- Social lives : customs, folklore, and the daily rhythm -- Music and dance.
Summary: From the Publisher: Names such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been emerging in the world's eye over the past decade as exotic hotspots, wealthy from oil production and advanced in the means of technology. However, at the same time, the Arab Gulf States have managed to maintain their traditional culture, adapting it to modern life. With complete coverage on Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates, Culture and Customs of the Arab Gulf States is a must-have for every high school and public library shelf. Clear and vivid descriptions of contemporary life in the Arab Gulf help students discover how traditions of the past have evolved into customs today. This exhaustive volume covers topics such as religion, festivals, cuisine, fashion, family life, literature, the media, and music, among many others. Up-to-date and comprehensive, this volume offers a unique and contemporary depiction of culture in some of the world's wealthiest, up-and-coming nations. Exciting, exhaustive, and essential coverage on the Arab Gulf States, this work is ideal for high school students and general readers.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-167) and index.

Land, people, and history -- Religion and worldview -- Literature and media -- Settlement, architecture, and material culture -- Food, dress, and personal adornment -- Gender, marriage, and family -- Social lives : customs, folklore, and the daily rhythm -- Music and dance.

From the Publisher: Names such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been emerging in the world's eye over the past decade as exotic hotspots, wealthy from oil production and advanced in the means of technology. However, at the same time, the Arab Gulf States have managed to maintain their traditional culture, adapting it to modern life. With complete coverage on Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates, Culture and Customs of the Arab Gulf States is a must-have for every high school and public library shelf. Clear and vivid descriptions of contemporary life in the Arab Gulf help students discover how traditions of the past have evolved into customs today. This exhaustive volume covers topics such as religion, festivals, cuisine, fashion, family life, literature, the media, and music, among many others. Up-to-date and comprehensive, this volume offers a unique and contemporary depiction of culture in some of the world's wealthiest, up-and-coming nations. Exciting, exhaustive, and essential coverage on the Arab Gulf States, this work is ideal for high school students and general readers.

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