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Claremont Graduate University (1981)

THE POSSIBILITY OF CHANGE IN BEDOUIN SOCIETY : A STUDY OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN SAUDI ARABIA

Asad, Mohammed

Titre : THE POSSIBILITY OF CHANGE IN BEDOUIN SOCIETY : A STUDY OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN SAUDI ARABIA

Auteur : Asad, Mohammed

Université de soutenance : Claremont Graduate University

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 1981

Résumé
Saudi Arabia was founded in 1920 by the late King Abdul-Aziz. At that time Saudi Arabia began a new history or new era. In the 1930s the most far reaching event in the modern history of Saudi Arabia occurred—the event was the discovery of oil with large scale production to follow. The government undertook rapid economic and social development. It is one of the most influential and powerful countries in the Middle East, but the importance of this great country is not new. Throughout the early Islamic history this area has a significant meaning in the heart of the Middle Eastern and Moslem people all over the world. Bedouinism is a way of life and, in the contemporary usage, every Bedouin is an Arab, but not every Arab is a Bedouin. Therefore, the term "Arab" should not be confused with the term "Bedouin". To make this point clear, the Arab population could be divided into three major ecological groups—the Bedouin, the Villagers and Townspeople and each one of them is characterized by a certain way of life. The line of distinction is very important here. 1. Bedouins lead Bedouin life to 2. Villagers lead Rural Life to 3. Townspeople lead An urban life to These three steps give us a simple idea of how to change or transform from one state to another. But is should be reported that Bedouinism in Saudi Arabia has been increasingly declining gradually for the past thirty years as Bedouins settle down on the land. Several factors have led to the decline of Bedouinism by limiting the scope of the traditional economic, political and social activities that the Bedouins used to perform. Therefore, it is very essential to bring the Bedouins under increasing control of the central government as an important step toward their achieving more political stability and better living conditions. For this goal, central authorities in Saudi Arabia have attempted serious efforts to settle the Bedouins through certain agricultural settlement programs. In order to ease this process, the settlers are provided with modern agricultural equipment, technical assistance, houses, schools and hospitals free of charge.

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