Married To A Bedouin

Author: Marguerite van Geldermalsen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748122737

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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'"Where you staying?" the Bedouin asked. "Why you not stay with me tonight - in my cave?"' Thus begins Marguerite van Geldermalsen's story of how a New Zealand-born nurse came to be married to Mohammad Abdallah Othman, a Bedouin souvenir-seller from the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. It was 1978 and she and a friend were travelling through the Middle East when Marguerite met the charismatic Mohammad who convinced her that he was the man for her. A life with Mohammad meant moving into his ancient cave and learning to love the regular tasks of baking shrak bread on an open fire and collecting water from the spring. And as Marguerite feels herself becoming part of the Bedouin community, she is thankful for the twist in fate that has led her to this contented life. Marguerite's light-hearted and guileless observations of the people she comes to love are as heart-warming as they are valuable, charting Bedouin traditions now lost to the modern world.

Summary of Marguerite van Geldermalsen's Married To A Bedouin

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 86

View: 9961

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 We met our Bedouin host Mohammad Abdallah, who took us to see his cave. It was very different from the Treasury and our previous night’s accommodations. It was almost square, with a low arched roof and a rough concrete floor. #2 We went to the Monastery to see the sunset. It was cool now, and the Monastery sounded much more exciting than it had this morning. We couldn’t rest because we had to go back and see the sunset again. #3 I had hitchhiked in New Zealand since I was about fifteen, and in the UK I had hitchhiked up and down the motorways time and again. I was looking for adventure, and I was finding it. #4 We had been lucky to have had such a real Petra experience with the Bedouin. We met some people, saw the sunset, and slept in a cave. We didn’t need to see any more of the ruins pictured in the poorly spelled text of Mohammad’s book.

The Rough Guide to Jordan

Author: Matthew Teller

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1405389796

Category: Travel

Page: 411

View: 1014

These acclaimed travel guides feature a dramatic full-color section at the front, design elements to make them easier to use, up-to-date information on restaurants and accommodations, meticulously detailed maps, transportation tips and discussions on geography, natural wonders, landmarks, itineraries, cultural facts and other valuable tips for travelers.

Defying the Plan

Author: Kim Jezabel Zinngrebe

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253062519

Category: History

Page: 262

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-- The author is located in Frankfurt, Germany -- As a thoughtful and nuanced consideration of the personal experiences of a diverse group of Indigenous women living in Israel, the work makes space for both voices and topics which are marginalized and underrepresented. This is a mission of the Press. -- Situated at the intersection of gender and sexuality, anthropology, and Middle Eastern studies, the title fits with a number of strengths at IU Press. -- The work is clearly written and proritizes the stories of women and men from a broad representation of backgrounds and geographical locations, including major cities, recognised Bedouin townships, and Palestinian villages. -- The audience for the work is scholars of women's studies, feminist studies, gender and sexuality, politics of the Middle East, and anthropology.

Crossing Borders, Shifting Boundaries

Author: Sārī Ḥanafī,Sheerin Al-Araj

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774161841

Category: History

Page: 163

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This monograph centers on the effort to understand the issue of return migration to Palestine from a sociological point of view. Six papers examine various human situations among Palestinians, ranging from villages that have been divided by borders such as the Green Line to populations of Palestinian origin that have been cut off from their roots in Palestine and are now seeking to establish their lives elsewhere. The common theme is the role of borders and boundaries--those that people seek to cross and those that the wider political processes establish around existing populations. Cairo Papers Vol. 29, No. 1.

Fostering Change in Institutions, Environments, and People

Author: David C. Berliner,Haggai Kupermintz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135246971

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 8513

This volume is comprised of contributions from leading scholars in education and psychology. In part one of the book the authors provide insight into the psychology of change, examining: What factors work as catalysts for change in environments, institutions and people What factors hinder change When change is deemed beneficial In the second part of this volume the authors turn their attention to the issue of peace education. They examine the types of problems that societies and scholars should identify and try to solve in hopes of building more peaceful environments. The final chapter is a biography honoring Professor Gavriel (Gabi) Salomon, a significant contributor to the vast literature on change. This book is appropriate reading for professors, students and academics who are dedicated to fostering change to benefit institutions, environments and people.

New Lenses on Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Jennifer Clegg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 100039820X

Category: Medical

Page: 138

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This book gathers together recent international research in intellectual disability (ID), examining the diverse modes of existence that characterise living with intellectual disabilities in the 21st century. Ranging from people with no speech and little mobility who need 24-hour care, to people who marry or hold down jobs, this book moves beyond the typical person with ID imagined by public policy: healthy, with mild ID and a supportive family, and living in a welcoming community. The book is divided into three sections. The first, ‘A richer picture of people and relationships’, expands our understanding of different people and lifestyles associated with ID. The second section, ‘Where current policies fall short’, finds that Supported Living provides just as 'mediocre' a form of care as group homes, and concludes that services for people with challenging behaviour are unrelated to need. The contributors’ research identifies no effective employment support strategies, as well as technological and legal changes that prevent organisations from employing people with ID. With nearly a quarter of this population in poor health, the contributors reflect on whether ‘social model’ approaches should be allowed to trump medical considerations. The third section, ‘New thinking about well-being’, reveals that being old, poor, and living alone increases health risk, and that medication administration is significantly more complex for people with ID. Moving beyond 20th century certainties surrounding intellectual disability, this book will be of interest to those studying contemporary issues facing those living with ID, as well as those studying public health policy more widely. The chapters in this book were originally published in issues of the Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability.

Community Genetics and Genetic Alliances

Author: Associate Professor of Sociology Aviad E Raz,Aviad E. Raz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134005431

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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Carrier testing of adults provides information about the risk of passing a genetic mutation to your children, leading to reproductive (and some say, eugenic) decisions. Excessive carrier screening may have adverse effects, but it can also prevent suffering and open up new reproductive options. Raz's study focuses on the interplay of community genetics (the medical organisation of carrier screening) and genetic alliances (networks of individuals at risk), exploring how 'genetic communities' are emerging both within existing ethnic groups and around patients' organizations. While the interplay between carrier testing, reproduction and eugenics has sparked many discussions, this study provides a novel and much-needed perspective on its actual implementation and interpretation by community members. Conflating a cross-cultural spectrum of genetic communities, the benefits and perils of supporting (or restricting) carrier screening are located within broader social issues such as religion, ethnicity, multi-culturalism, abortion, stigmatization, suffering and care-giving. While carrier screening emerges as ultimately a morally justified pronatalist endeavour for the reduction of suffering, thus being different in principle from the 'old' eugenics, it can also carry unintended adverse consequences if left unattended to consumers, communities, or health professionals.

Global Feminist Politics

Author: Suki Ali,Kelly Coate,Wangũi wa Goro

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415214704

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

View: 4401

Featuring an international panel of cutting-edge feminist thinkers, Global Feminist Politics examines the changing context for feminist political action, its meaning and forms.

Understanding Global Cultures

Author: Martin J. Gannon,Rajnandini Pillai

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483340066

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 680

View: 1587

In the fully updated Sixth Edition of Understanding Global Cultures: Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity, authors Martin J. Gannon and Rajnandini Pillai present the cultural metaphor as a method for understanding the cultural mindsets of individual nations, clusters of nations, continents, and diversity in each nation. A cultural metaphor is any activity, phenomenon, or institution that members of a given culture consider important and with which they identify emotionally and/or cognitively, such as the Japanese garden and American football. This cultural metaphoric approach identifies three to eight unique or distinctive features of each cultural metaphor and then discusses 34 national cultures in terms of these features. The book demonstrates how metaphors are guidelines to help outsiders quickly understand what members of a culture consider important.