Tribal solidarity as reflected in the election of the Kuwaiti parliament

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dc.contributor.advisor Coffin, James L. en_US Al-Zubi, Ali en_US
dc.coverage.spatial a-ku--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:36:55Z 2011-06-03T19:36:55Z 1995 en_US 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1995 .A39 en_US
dc.description.abstract Tribal solidarity is an important feature in the national election for Kuwaiti parliament as tribes practice it as a concrete reality through their competition with each other or with other Kuwaiti groups. By utilizing participant observation and applying the theory of interpretive anthropology, this study interprets how and why tribal members demonstrate such solidarity. In this sense, the thesis concentrates on interpreting the meanings of social actions and thoughts of these tribal members toward their collectivities and, then, on what kinds of benefits these tribal collectivities may provide. The study also indicates the interrelationships between tribal solidarity and other sociocultural systems (political, economic, psychological, social systems, etc.), which together show how tribal people modify and justify their actions and thoughts to benefit from their solidarity in the national election for parliament and other social contexts. In conclusion, Tribal solidarity is a part of large symbolic system, the Bedouin culture, which exemplifies a historical and social attachment between one and his tribe. It also reflects such political and economic benefits for members of a tribe in their daily cooperation with one another.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Anthropology
dc.format.extent v, 71 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tribes -- Kuwait. en_US
dc.subject.other Kuwait -- Politics and government. en_US
dc.subject.other Kuwait -- Social conditions. en_US
dc.title Tribal solidarity as reflected in the election of the Kuwaiti parliament en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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