The Bedouin in contemporary Syria: The persistence of tribal authority and control

Dawn Chatty

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Abstract

Little information is available regarding contemporary relations between Bedouin tribes and the Syrian state apparatus. These ties are mainly expressed through relationships of patronage and clientism between tribal leaders and state operatives. The Bedouin tribes of Syria continue to function as groups tied in networks of real and fictive kinship; these bonds provide the tribal members with a solidarity and cohesiveness which the state has not been able to suppress despite decades of effort.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalMiddle East Journal
Volume64
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 16 2010

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