Abou-Zeid, Ahmad M.. The sedentarization of nomads in the Western Desert of Egypt

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Title: The sedentarization of nomads in the Western Desert of Egypt

Published in: International social science journal -- Vol. 11

Published By: International social science journal -- Vol. 11 Paris: UNESCO, 1959. 550-558 p.

By line: A. M. Abou-Zeid

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Libyan Bedouin (MT09)

Subjects: Sociocultural trends (178); Public welfare (657);

Abstract: This is a brief sketch of the various programs the Egyptian Government has devised for settling the nomads of the Western Desert and of the effects noted so far. Abou-Zeid briefly discusses three projects: the Wadi-el-Natrun project, which is developing salt and soda resources and establishing of new industry; the Qattara Depression project which will improve the environment by filling the depression with water from the Mediterranean; and the Ras-el-Hikma project, which is designed to improve the grazing potentialities of the Western Desert. Some projections of the effects of these programs on the life and culture of the Bedouin are given.

Document Number: 7

Document ID: mt09-007

Document Type: journal article

Language: English

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Anthropologist-5

Analyst: Timothy J. O’Leary; 1974

Coverage Date: 1947-1959

Coverage Place: Western Desert, Egypt

LCSH: Bedouins


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