Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
She isn’t little, she would be around 17 hands. But yeah, fast aright.
The Bedouin I was doing research on are the Bedoul Bedouin who, until 1984, lived in Petra, an ancient ruined city built by a civilisation called the Nabataeans. For between 3 to 6 hundred years the Bedoul had lived in the ruins of the city and made the most of life with a combination of transhumant goat pastoralism, barley and fruit farming, and firewood selling. After 1984 they were moved out of Petra into a UNESCO, USAID and World Bank funded village called Umm Sayhoun. Though provided a rudimentary village to replace their homes in Petra they were not provided with any economic development programme. Their non-tourism related economy was severely circumscribed and they were forced to rely increasingly on tourism to make ends meet. My research is all about how they go about it, and how it relates to their culture/social structures and identity.