Book

Nomads of South-Persia: the Basseri tribe of the Khamseh Confederacy

University Press; Humanities Press (8) • Published In 1961 • Pages: x, 159

By: Barth, Fredrik.

Abstract
This book seeks to describe and analyze the social and economic organization of the Basseri of Fars province (Iran) in terms of a general ecological perspective. The focus is on the processes through which the Basseri organize nomadic herding and relate to one another as members of different households, herding units, camps, lineages (oulads), and tribal sections (tira). The book is based on ethnographic materials collected while the author was living with the Darbar tribal section of Basseri for seven months. The author also participated in this groups dramatic seasonal movements across different agro-ecological zones.
Subjects
Pastoral activities
Annual cycle
Settlement patterns
Community structure
Community heads
Chief executive
Territorial hierarchy
Social relationships and groups
Household
Marriage
Kin relationships
culture
Basseri
HRAF PubDate
2000
Region
Middle East
Sub Region
Middle East
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Social Anthropologist-5
Analyst
Teferi A. Adem; 2005
Coverage Date
1957-1958
Coverage Place
Basseri, Fars Province, Iran
Notes
Frederik Barth
Includes bibliographical references (p. 154)
LCCN
61004640
LCSH
Baseri tribe