In the time of oil :

Limbert, Mandana E.

In the time of oil : piety, memory, and social life in an Omani town / Mandana E. Limbert. - Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2010. - xv, 244 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

In the dreamtime of oil : wealth and development in an anomalous time -- Now, the police only drive : remembering rule and disorder in Bahla -- In the eye of the neighbor, there is fire : hazards and histories of sociality -- Circles of knowledge : religious learning, pious pasts, and alternative sociality -- Senses of water : nostalgia, private ownership, and bodily privacy -- Becoming Bahlawi : race, genealogy, and the politics of Arabness -- Perhaps he has a son : succession, depletion, and the uncertain future.

9780804756266 (cloth : alk. paper) 0804756260 (cloth : alk. paper) 9780804756273 (pbk. : alk. paper) 0804756279 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Collective memory--Oman--Bahlāʼ.
Social change--Oman--Bahlāʼ.
Petroleum industry and trade--Social aspects--Oman--Bahlāʼ.

Bahlāʼ (Oman)--Social life and customs.

DS247.4.B32 / L46 2010