The economy of survival: Bedouin women in unrecognized villages (ScienceDirect Publication: Journal of Arid Environments)

Publication date: Available online 9 August 2017
Source:Journal of Arid Environments
Author(s): Sarab Abu-Rabia-Queder, Avigail Morris, Heather Ryan
This paper problematizes the binary division between substantivist vs formalist approaches, and suggests instead that in the case at Bedouin women living in unrecognized villages, within a settler context, deprived from the equal rights for developing an appropriate “rational” economic systems, people turn to their limited local economic systems aiming to produce economic safety net for their economic survival. However, lacking the conditions for their maintenance, these sociocultural institutions do not provide a sufficient base to maintain their economic systems, thus they recreate their “economy of survival” systems.