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

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

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

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph International social science journal -- Vol. 11

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

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication A. M. Abou-Zeid

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Libyan Bedouin (MT09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Sociocultural trends (178); Public welfare (657);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. mt09-007

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1974

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1947-1959

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Western Desert, Egypt

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Bedouins

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