The Bedoiuns and Urbanization: The Effects of Globalization on Bedouins in Oman
Bedouins are confronted daily with multiculturalism, discrimination, place identity and belonging. They are living within an urban world while ancient traditions are trying to exist as the western world slowly moves in. I spent three years in the Middle East as an English teacher, which afforded me the opportunuity to develop close friendships with many Muslims students who attend school. Many of these students came from Bedouins living several kilometers from school. I saw first hand how the western world and governmental powers of the state affected their identity and lifestyle.
Keywords: Bedouins, Oman, Globalization, Urbanization
Office Administrator, Pacific Institute in Mathematical Sciences, University of Victoria