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Camel Racing in the Gulf. Notes on the Evolution of a Traditional Cultural Sport

Sulayman Khalaf
Anthropos
Bd. 94, H. 1./3. (1999), pp. 85-106
Published by: Anthropos Institut
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40465695
Page Count: 22
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Camel Racing in the Gulf. Notes on the Evolution of a Traditional Cultural Sport
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Abstract

The paper offers an ethnographic documentation of camel racing as a growing traditional cultural heritage sport in contemporary Gulf Arab societies. An integrated anthropological approach is used in describing and analyzing the multiple aspects and functions of the races as an evolving cultural revival within the broad contexts of oil wealth, the building of modern nation-state, and modern global forces. Camel racing is analyzed as an activity for distributing oil wealth among the Bedu segment of the United Arab Emirates national population, as a significant component in the enterprise of statecraft and state formation, and as cultural festivals for preserving and promoting national cultural identity which appears threatened by multiple global cultural flows and dynamics.

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