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The Shiḥūḥ of Northern Oman: A Contribution to Cultural Ecology

Walter Dostal
The Geographical Journal
Vol. 138, No. 1 (Mar., 1972), pp. 1-7
Published by: geographicalj
DOI: 10.2307/1797435
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1797435
Page Count: 11
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Abstract

Anthropological discussions of the relationships between environment and culture (cultural ecology) revolve around the formulation of concepts through which it is possible to reach a better understanding of these relationships. In this paper the author demonstrates his theoretical concept of an eco-cultural set of interactions through an analysis of some aspects of the Shiḥūḥ culture. Basing his observations on recent field-work in Oman he outlines the main processes of the eco-cultural pattern: adjustment and adaptation.

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