The Significance of Colours in Pastoral Bedouin Society

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In this chapter I describe the symbolic significance of colours, and their use in medical therapy and rituals, in pastoral Bedouin society. I focus on Bedouin in the Negev Desert, especially those who continue to raise livestock. I do not discuss the linguistic aspects of colour terms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSerendipity in Anthropological Research
Subtitle of host publicationThe Nomadic Turn
EditorsHaim Hazan, Esther Hertzog
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781315608426
ISBN (Print)9781409430582, 9781138111219
StatePublished - Jan 2012


  • Anthropology -- Fieldwork -- Case studies ; Bedouins -- Israel -- Negev -- Social life and customs ; Bedouins -- Medicine ; Symbolism of colors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)


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