You will prepare and submit a term paper on Cultural, Political, Social and Economic Organization of the Bedouins. Your paper should be a minimum of 1750 words in length. The Bedouins primarily depend on animal keeping as a mode of subsistence. They keep animals specifically camels, sheep, and goats (Cole, 2010). Therefore, they can be considered pastoralists since they move from one place or the other in search of water and pasture. These animals provide their daily food requirements either directly or indirectly. For example, the sheep and goats provide milk and meat essential diets among the Bedouins. They also do a little farming especially those who are close to an oasis. They mainly grow grains since it can grain can handle the tough desert weather.
The Bedouins also take part in the trade as a mode of subsistence. They trade with other tribes such as Roving Gypsies who provide Bedouins with items such as leather, metals and weapons in exchange for livestock (Cole, 2010). They also trade their livestock in return for security. They also trade internally with each other depending on what one needs. For example, one might trade their goats in order to get grain from the other. The primary mode of subsistence has impacted the lives of the Bedouins of the Sinai a lot. Pastoralism as a mode of subsistence has influenced the upbringing of the tribe, culture of the tribe, economic activity of the tribe, social organization of the tribe, and beliefs and values of the tribe (Cole, 2010).
Most of the tribes of the Bedouins are descendants of immigrants from the peninsula of Arabia (Cole, 2010). Bedouins are brought up in such a way that they value kinship very much. From when they are children they are thought of the importance of their family members and relatives. The kinship ties are built from childhood, and they grow tighter and tighter as the children also grow. This has resulted in the unity of the tribe since they consider defending one’s tribes mate as defending their own.
Bedouins are referred to as the tribe that represents the Arab culture in its purest form. .