Names such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been emerging in the world's eye over the past decade as exotic hotspots, wealthy from oil production and advanced in the means of technology. However, at the same time, the Arab Gulf States have managed to maintain their traditional culture, adapting it to modern life. With complete coverage on Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates, Culture and Customs of the Arab Gulf States
is a must-have for every high school and public library shelf. Clear and vivid descriptions of contemporary life in the Arab Gulf help students discover how traditions of the past have evolved into customs today. This exhaustive volume covers topics such as religion, festivals, cuisine, fashion, family life, literature, the media, and music, among many others. Up-to-date and comprehensive, this volume offers a unique and contemporary depiction of culture in some of the world's wealthiest, up-and-coming nations.Author:
Rebecca Torstrick, Elizabeth FaierPublisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLCPublished:
9.30h x 6.10w x 0.70dISBN:
9780313336591Review Citation(s): Reference and Research Bk News
05/01/2009 pg. 76
About the Author
Rebecca L. Torstrick is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Indiana University, South Bend.
Elizabeth Faier is former Director of Sheikha Fatima Center for Leadership at Zayed University in Dubai. A cultural anthropologist by training, she is currently working as an independent scholar.