Bedouin Biography

Bedouin Biography

Franz, K. (2011). The Bedouin in History or Bedouin History? Nomadic Peoples, 15(1), 11-53.

There is conflict on the importance of the Bedouin in the Arab Middle East countries.
There are questions on whether inside or outside influences are important. The issue
undergoes through a diachronic analysis, which is in itself methodological. There is the
distinction of major periods in the Bedouin's political development to the present from the
antiquities. There is also an emergent concentration on the northern part of Arabia and in
the Fertile Crescent. Constant sets of key features totaling to seven compare the historical
variations. Consolidated and period-specific results indicate that the periods characterized by
extrinsic factors differ from those characterized by intrinsic factors. It is, therefore, apparent
that the Bedouins dynamics prove irreducible and persistent even as they engaged in key
interactions with sedentary people.

Reish, O., Slatkin, M., Chapman-Shimshoni, D., Elizur, A., Chioza, B., Castleman, V., &Mitchison, H. M. (2010). Founder Mutation(s) in the RSPH9 Gene Leading to Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia in Two Inbred Bedouin Families. Annals of Human Genetics, 74(2), 117-125.

Two Bedouin families, one from United Arab Emirates (UAE) and another from Israel
proved to have a mutation in the RSPH9 gene. This resulted to Ciliary Dyskinesia. The
study analyzed segregation in mutation that the Israeli family had and the estimated
mutations in both the families and presenting the spectrum of clinical disease. There is
identification that both the two families possessed an ancestor that was less than ninety-five.
They also had less than seventeen generations from the past. The mutations in the Bedouins
seem to have existed more than a century ago. If the population of the Bedouins remained
the same in six millenniums, then the mutations would have the same descent. The study concludes that the Bedouins population fluctuations caused two separate genetic mutations
between both the families.

Mohammad, T. T., Xue, Y. Y., Evison, M. M., & Tyler-Smith, C. C. (2009). Genetic structure of nomadic Bedouin’s from Kuwait. Heredity, 103(5), 425-433.

Being the nomadic and traditional Persian Gulf inhabitants, the Bedouin attribute their
descent from two separate male lineages. The study investigates the possibility of this
tradition and its reflection on genetic structures of the current sample of a hundred and fifty
three males of Bedouin origin from six tribes in Kuwaiti. The samples were genetically
typed and in this case using panels of autosomal, Y-SNPs and Y-STRs. The clustering
process indicated a strong correlation of genetic drift and isolation. Genetic structures
accorded with the traditions in the two male lineages.

Glaser, S., Stoski, E., Kneler, V., & Magnezi, R. (2011). Postpartum depression among Israeli Bedouin women. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 14(3), 203-208.

The study intended to forecast the prevalence of Postpartum Depression (PPD) among
women of Bedouin origin in southern Negev. The PPD is a complication in women during
childbirth and 10-20% of the populations report the complications in Israel and the whole
world. The study involved a hundred and four pregnant women of Bedouin origin living in
Israel and attending public hospitals and clinics for postpartum and pregnancy care. There
were results and observations that PPD was relatively high in Bedouin women than in the
Jewish women. A different way of living is a major cause for these complications in
Bedouin women and thus challenging Israeli health authorities to develop ways of
addressing this issue.

Hawker, R. W. (2002). Imagining a Bedouin’s  past: Stereotypes and cultural representation in the contemporary United Arab Emirates. Beirut Institute for Media Arts (BIMA), Lebanese AmericanUniversity.

In this text, there is an in-depth analysis on the Bedouin stereotype, that is, the notion that
the people of the Arab origin have represented in the UAE and thus make statements
deduced regarding the Emirati citizenship and citizenships. There are reflections on how the
messages about the Bedouin people get the perception by various quarters in the United
Arab Emirates. The book analyzes on the stereotyping of the Bedouins that is enshrined and
constructed among academic, official and cultural narratives. There is a focus on the dialects
of the Bedouins and their cultures.

Manor-Binyamini, I. (2011). Mothers of Children with Developmental Disorders in Bedouin’s Community in Israel: Family Functioning, Caregiver Burden, and Coping Abilities. Routledge-New York.

The book focuses on a comparison of family functioning the caregiver burden among the
Bedouins. The focus on this book focuses on the studies prevalent in the children with
developmental disorders who are of Bedouin origin in the Emirates as compared to other
people. The children and mothers with developmental disorders reported a lower family
functioning, the lower sense of caregiver burdens. The book analyzes the caregiver burden
index among the Bedouins. The book highlights how the children of Bedouin origin with
higher developmental disorders make their mothers encounter greater challenges in their
nomadic way of life. Consequently, as compared with other groups, children with higher developmental disorders are likely to be more problematic among the Bedouin cultures than
other cultures due to their way of life.

Hossaini, L. (2001) Diabetes, obesity and hypertension in urban and rural people of Bedouin origin in the United Arab Emirates. Routledge-NY.

In the UAE, the coronary diseases cause many deaths per annum exceeding other causes of
deaths. However, there is no literature analyzing the prevalence of the coronary heart disease
among the Bedouins. Therefore, this book has analyzed the prevalence of the disease among
the highly nomadic lifestyle of the Emirates Bedouins. The book analyzes the cultural and
historical lifestyle that the Bedouins gave practiced since early ages and their probability of
such culture to expose the Bedouins to the risk factors such as hypertension and diabetes.
The book also focuses on the analysis of the prevalence of the health effects on the Bedouin
people living in urban areas and generalizes as compared to the rural people.

Tamir, O., Peleg, R., Dreiher, J., Abu-Hammad, T., Rabia, Y. A., Rashid, M. A., … & Shvartzman, P. (2007). Cardiovascular risk factors in the Bedouin population. Winter, ASP.

The Bedouin people embrace a lifestyle that is nomadic in nature and as such, the risk
factors that face them seem to be relatively different from other populations. The book
focuses on the Bedouin traditions and the prevalence of the cardiovascular related mortality
throughout over the course of their history. In as such, there is a concentration of the family
lineages and the intermarriages between the various family lines and their effects. In this
book, close attention focuses on the risk factors that emanate from their way of living as
nomadic people.