The persistence of Bedouin identity and increasing political self-representation in Lebanon and Syria

Dawn Chatty

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the persistence of tribal identity and authority and the increasingly public self-representation of Bedouin in the Badia of Syria and the Bekaa of Lebanon. It sets out the significant challenges to Bedouin tribal identity and authority over the past three decades. The paper argues that, despite the formal annulling of the Bedouin tribes' legal status in Syrian law in 1958 and the 'silenced' legal status of most Bedouin in Lebanon, tribal identity and the authority attached to traditional leaders continues to exist.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)16-33
    Number of pages18
    JournalNomadic Peoples
    Volume18
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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    Keywords

    • Authority
    • Bedouin identity
    • Lebanon
    • Self representation
    • Syria

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Demography

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    The persistence of Bedouin identity and increasing political self-representation in Lebanon and Syria. / Chatty, Dawn.

    In: Nomadic Peoples, Vol. 18, No. 2, 01.01.2014, p. 16-33.

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