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by Mandana E Limbert

  • Author: Mandana E Limbert
  • ISBN: 0804774609
  • ISBN13: 978-0804774604
  • ePub: 1639 kb | FB2: 1260 kb
  • Category: Middle East
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press; New ed. edition
  • Pages: 263
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In the Time of Oil: Piety, Memory, and Social Life in an Omani Town ePub download

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Home Browse Books Book details, In the Time of Oil: Piety, Memory, and Social. In the Time of Oil: Piety, Memory, and Social Life in an Omani Town. By Mandana E. Limbert. Before the discovery of oil in the late 1960s, Oman was one of the poorest countries in the world, with only six kilometers of paved roads and one hospital. By the late 1970s, all that had changed as Oman used its new oil wealth to build a modern infrastructure. In the Time of Oil describes how people in Bahla, an oasis town in the interior of Oman, experienced this dramatic transformation following the discovery of oil, and how they now grapple with the prospect of this resource's future depletion.

experts in the business of oil production (both Omani and non-Omani) have repeatedly predicted. While topics of piety and religious learning are touched upon throughout the book, chapter four delves into them most explicitly. In keeping with current scholarship on piety. that the country’s oil reserves would be exhausted in twenty years. Given the anticipated. 1. termination of the country’s lucrative natural resource, Omanis experience modernity, Limbert. movements in other Muslim societies, Limbert shows how the state’s expansion of education to. wider groups of citizens, women as well as men, does not necessarily result in the production of. liberal secular subjects.

Before the discovery of oil in the late 1960s, Oman was one of the poorest countries in the world, with only six . Limbert skillfully shows how everyday understandings of an affluent present-what may be a dream time-rely on diverging conceptions of the past

Before the discovery of oil in the late 1960s, Oman was one of the poorest countries in the world, with only six kilometers of paved roads and one hospital. Limbert skillfully shows how everyday understandings of an affluent present-what may be a dream time-rely on diverging conceptions of the past. Beautifully written and cogently argued, In the Time of Oil presents an insightful analysis of the impact of oil on the form and content of social relations.

Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010. RECEIVED: Nov 14, 2011.

Before the discovery of oil in the late 1960s, Oman was one of the poor. With close attention to the subtleties of everyday life and the details of archival documents, poetry, and local histories, Limbert provides a rich historical ethnography of oil development, piety, and social life on the Arabian Peninsula.

Before the discovery of oil in the late 1960s, Oman was one of the poorest countries in the world, with only six kilometers of paved roads and one hospital.

Publication Date: 2010.

Download PDF book format. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. of Arabness Perhaps he has a son : succession, depletion, and the uncertain future. Geographic Name: Bahla?

Limbert skillfully shows how everyday understandings of an affluent present―what may be a dream time―rely .

Limbert skillfully shows how everyday understandings of an affluent present―what may be a dream time―rely on diverging conceptions of the past. In the Time of Oil is compelling ethnography. Mandana Limbert offers unusual insights into contemporary Arabian Peninsula society

Anayaron
Dr. Limbert has provided a welcomed study on Oil in the Gulf States. A must read for anthropologists interested in energy/extractives. It is surprising that social scientists have not paid attention to this part of the world - at least in comparison to other areas. Melissa Baird
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Nice book
Tholmeena
Excellent ethnography of life in an Omani town. Readable and engaging.
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