16 Jun 2011
Based on interviews and field research, the authors explore the sets of ideas Arab tribespeople from Ras Al-Khaimah had about tribe and community; social and economic networks, and jural contracts for livelihoods and profits; their uses of their environments; the moral relations of credit, debt andlabour; ruling; economic and political transformations; and ideas of regional history where conflicts were regarded as disputes over sets of ideas, and informal accounts of tribal and local histories.
Published sources give a wider context to these ideas and events which show the great complexity and differing perspectives of life before oil in the Gulf.
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The book Honour Is in Contentment: Life Before Oil in Ras Al-Khaimah (Uae) and Some Neighbouring Regions is perfect to read when visiting what place?