General Bibliography for Research about Dhofar, Oman – updated spring 2023

General Bibliography for Research about Dhofar, Oman – Dr. Marielle Risse, updated spring 2023

Neither despise, nor oppose, what thou dost not understand – William Penn

Below is the list of texts I have used for research on Southern Oman from the fields of Arabian Peninsula studies; archeology; architecture; anthropology; cultural studies; education and pedagogy; folklore; foodways; history; Islamic studies, literature, literary compilations and secondary writing on literature; memoir; military history; Modern South Arabian languages including grammar, linguistics and translation; ornithology; political science; travel writing, secondary writing on travelers, tourism; women studies; zoology

bibliography for my Houseways project: Selected references related to Houseways in Southern Oman, Oct. 2022

other bibliographies: Bibliographies

my publications about Dhofar/ Oman in the fields of anthropology; architecture; cultural acquisition, education and studies; education/ pedagogy; fairytales and folklore; fishing; foodways; gift/ gift theory; honor killing; houseways; literature, literary compilations and secondary writing on literature; translation; travel writing, travelers and tourism; urban studies


Risse, Marielle. 2023. Houseways in Southern Oman. London: Routledge.

—. 2021. Foodways in Southern Oman. London: Routledge.

—. 2019. Community and Autonomy in Southern Oman. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

articles/ book chapters

Risse, Marielle   2021. “Questions About Food and Ethics,” in Emanations: When a Planet was a Planet. Brookline, MA: International Authors. 403-08.

—. 2020. “Ok Kilito, I Won’t Speak Your Language: Reflections after Reading Thou Shalt Not Speak My Language,” in Octo-Emanations. Carter Kaplan, ed. Brookline, MA: International Authors.: 233-36.

—. 2020. “Teaching Paired Middle Eastern and Western Literary Texts,” in Advancing English Language Education. Wafa Zoghbor and Thomaï Alexiou, eds. Dubai: Zayed University Press. 221-23.

—.  2019, October 7. “Teaching Literature on the Arabian Peninsula,” Anthropology News website.

—.  2019. “An Ethnographic Discussion of Fairy Tales from Southern Oman,” Fabula: Zeitschrift für Erzählforschung / Journal of Folktale Studies / Revue d’Etudes sur le Conte Populaire 60.3-4 (De Gruyter, Berlin): 318–35.

—. 2017. “Understanding Communication in Southern Oman.” North Dakota Quarterly (Special Issue on Transnationalism) 84.1: 174-84.

—. 2015. “Generosity, Gift-giving and Gift-avoiding in Southern Oman.” Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 45: 289-96.

—. 2013. “Throwing Children in the Street: Explaining Western Culture to Omanis.” Emanations: Third Eye. Carter Kaplan, ed. Brookline, MA: International Authors. 265-74.

—. 2013. “Who Are You Calling ‘Coddled’?: ‘Cloistered Virtue’ and Choosing Literary Texts in a Middle Eastern University.” Pedagogy 14: 415-27.

—. 2013. “Frosty Cliffs, Frosty Aunt and Sandy Beaches: Teaching Aurora Leigh in Oman.” Ariel: A Review of International English Literature 43.4: 123-45.

—.  2013. “Verstehen/ Einfühlen in Arabian Sands (1959): Wilfred Thesiger as Traveler and Anthropologist.” Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing 14.1: 23-39.

—. 2012. “Reader’s Guide” for the English version of Khadija bint Alawi al-Thahab’s My Grandmother’s Stories: Folk Tales from Dhofar. W. Scott Chahanovich, trans. Washington, D.C: Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center. 17-23.

—. 2012, May 31. “To Learn Arabic, You Have to Talk the Talk,” The Chronicle of Higher Education.

—. 2012. “Do You know a Creon?: Making Literature Relevant in an Omani University,” in Literature Teaching in EFL/ESL: New Perspectives. Rahma Al-Mahrooqi, ed. Muscat: Sultan Qaboos University Press. 302-14.

—. 2011, July 10. “Bringing Theory Home in Oman,” The Chronicle of Higher Education. B24.

—. 2009. “Cultural Refraction: Using Travel Writing, Anthropology and Fiction to Understand the Culture of Southern Arabia.” Interdisciplinary Humanities 26.1: 63-78.

—. 1997. “White Knee Socks vs. Photojournalist Vests: Distinguishing between Travelers and Tourists,” in Travel Culture. Carol Williams, ed. Westport, CT: Praeger. 40-50.

Bibliography – updated spring 2023

Abdel Malek, Anouar. 1963. “Orientalism in Crisis.” Diogenes 44: 103-140.

Abou-Zeid, Ahmed. 1966. “Honor and Shame among the Bedouins of Egypt,” in Honor and Shame. J. G. Peristiany, ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 243-59.

Abu-Lughod, Lila. 2016/1999. Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society. Berkeley: University of California Press.

—. 2013. Do Muslim Women Need Saving? Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

—. 2011. “Seductions of the Honor Crime.” Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 22. 1:  17-63.

—. 2008. Writing Women’s Worlds: Bedouin Stories. Berkeley: University of CA Press.

—. 1991. “Writing Against Culture,” in Recapturing Anthropology. Richard Fox, ed. Santa Fe, N.M.: School of American Research Press. 37-62.

—. 1990. “Anthropology’s Orient: The Boundaries of Theory in the Arab World,” in Theory, Politics and the Arab World: Critical Responses. Hisham Sharabi, ed. New York: Routledge.  81-131.

—. 1989. “Zones of Theory in the Anthropology of the Arab World.” Annual Review of Anthropology 18: 267-306.

—. 1985. “A Community of Secrets: The Separate World of Bedouin Women.” Signs: A Journal of Women in Culture and Society 10: 637-57.

—. 1985. “Honor and Sentiments of Loss in a Bedouin Society.” American Ethnologist 12: 245-61.

Abu-Odeh, Lama 1997. “Comparatively Speaking: The ‘Honor’ of the East and the ‘Passion’ of the West.” Utah Law Review 2: 287-307.

Abu-Zahra, Nadia. 1974. “Material Power, Honour, Friendship and the Etiquette of Visiting.” Anthropological Quarterly 47: 120-38.

—. 1972. “On the Modesty of Women in Arab Muslim Villages – A Reply.” American Anthropologist 72.3: 1079-87.

Ahmed, Qanta. 2008.  In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor’s Journey in the Saudi Kingdom. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks.

Aitken, Stuart and Gill Valentine, eds.2006.  Approaches to Human Geography. London: Sage.

Akehurst, John. 1982. We Won a War: The Campaign in Oman, 1965-1975. Wilton, Salisbury: Russell.

Akers, Deborah and Abubaker Bagader, eds and trans. 2008. Oranges in the Sun: Short Stories from the Arabian Gulf. London: Lynne Rienner.

Al-Abri, A., E. Podgoma, J. Rose, L. Pereira, C.J. Mulligan, N. Silva, R. Bayoumi, P. Soares, and V. Černý. 2012. “Pleistocene – Holocene boundary in Southern Arabia from the Perspective of Human mtDNA Variation.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology 149.2: 91-298.

Al-‘Amri, Musallim. 2008.  Learn and Speak the Jibali Language: Language of the Civilization of ‘Aad. Doha, Qatar: Dar al-Thiqafa.

Al Balushi, Khalid, trans. 2016.  Contemporary Omani Poetry in English. Muscat: Ministry of Heritage and Culture.

Al-Belushi, Mohammed. 2008. “Managing Oman’s Archaeological Resource: Historical Perspectives.” Public Archaeology 7.3: 149-173.

Al Dhahab, Ahmed. 1987. The Historical Development of Education in Oman: From the First Modern School in the 1893 to the First Modern University in 1986. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation. Boston College.

Al Farsi, Abdulaziz. 2013. Earth Weeps, Saturn Laughs: A Modern Omani Novel. Nancy Roberts, trans. Cairo: American University of Cairo Press.

Al Farsi, Sulaiman. 2013. Democracy and Youth in the Middle East: Islam, Tribalism and the Rentier State in Oman. London: I. B. Tauris.

Al Farsy, Muntasir Shaaban. 2015. Happy Platinum Jubilee to the Al Asaidiya. no city; no publisher.

Al-Ghassani, Salim bin Ahmed. 2010. The Way and the Guide [English translation of title]. Salalah, Oman.

Al-Hajri, Hilal. 2006. “British Travelers in Oman from 1627-1970.” Modern Oman: Studies in Politics, Economy, Environment and Culture of the Sultanate. Andrzej Kapiszewski, Abdulrahman al Salimi and Andrej Pikulski, eds. Krakow: Ksiegarnia Akademicka. 63-88.

Al Hamdani, Ibrahim. 2010. Winning Hearts and Minds: Development as an Anti-insurgency Weapon – The Dhofar War. Muscat: Establishment for Press, Publications and Advertising.

Al Harthi, Aisha. 2005. “Distance Higher Education Experiences of Arab Gulf Students in the United States: A Cultural Perspective.” International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 6.3: 1-14.

Al Hashimi, Said Sultan. 2011: “The Omani Spring: Towards the Break of a New Dawn.” Arab Reform Brief 52.

Al Hikmani, Hadi and Khaled al Hikmani. 2012. “Arabian Leopard in Lowland Region on the South face of Jebel Samhan, Oman.” Cat News 57: 4-5.

Al-Hikmani, Hadi and Andrew Spalton. 2021. Dhofar: Monsoon Mountains to Sand Seas – Sultanate of Oman. Chicago: Gilgamesh Publishing.

Al Kabani, Said bin Rashid. 2015. A Soldier from Oman: Memory’s Nectar. Khalid al Balushi, trans. Muscat: Bait al Ghasham.

Al-Mandhari, Ahmed, Mohammed Al-Shafaee, Mohammed Al-Azri, Ibrahim Al-Zakwani, Mushtaq Khan, Ahmed Al-Waily and Syed Rizvi. 2008. “A Survey of Community Members’ Perceptions of Medical Errors in Oman.” BMC Medical Ethics 9.13.

Al-Marshudi, Ahmed Salim and Hemesiri Kotagama. 2006. “Socio-Economic Structure and Performance of Traditional Fishermen in the Sultanate of Oman.” Marine Resource Economics 21: 221-230.

Al-Ma’shani, Ahmed bin Mahad. 2014. Dictionary of the Dhofari Tongue [English translation of title].

Al Mutawa, Rana. 2022. “Navigating the Cosmopolitan City: Emirati Women and Ambivalent Forms of Belonging in Dubai,” in Migration in the Making of the Gulf Space Social, Political, and Cultural Dimensions. Antia Mato Bouzas and Lorenzo Casini, eds. New York: Berghahn Books. 67-85.

—. 2020, Dec. 9. “Dishdasha Blues: Navigating Multiple Lived Experiences in the Gulf.” London School of Economics Middle East Blog Posts

—. 2019, Nov 8. “Dubai Mall or Souq Naif? The Quest for ‘Authenticity’ and Social Distinction.” London School of Economics Middle East Blog Posts.

—. 2019, April 30. “You Can’t Sit with Us: Prejudice and ‘Othering’ between Khaleejis.” Sekka.

—. 2019. “The Mall Isn’t Authentic!: Dubai’s Creative Class And The Construction of Social Distinction.” Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development 48: 1-2: 183-223.

—. 2018, Dec.4. “Challenging Concepts of ‘Authenticity’: Dubai and Urban Spaces in the Gulf.” London School of Economics Middle East Blog Posts.

—. 2017. “Women and Restrictive Campus Environments: A Comparative Analysis Between Public Universities and International Branch Campuses in the UAE.” Higher Education in the Gulf States: Present and Future. 17-9.

Al-Nowaihi, Magda. 2004. “The ‘Middle East’? Or…/ Arabic Literature and the Postcolonial Predicament,” in A Companion to Postcolonial Studies. Henry Schwarz and Sangeeta Ray, eds. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell. 282-303.

Al-Qasimi, Noor. 2012. “The ‘Boyah’ and the ‘Baby Lady’: Queer Mediations in Fatima Al Qadiri and Khalid Al Gharaballi’s Wawa Series.” Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 8.3: 139-142.

—. 2010. “Immodest Modesty: Accommodating Dissent and the ’Abayah-as-Fashion in the Arab Gulf States.” Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 6.1: 46-74.

Al-Rasheed, Madawi. 2013. A Most Masculine State: Gender, Politics, and Religion in Saudi Arabia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

—. 2013, Apr. 22. “Theorizing the Arabian Peninsula Roundtable: Knowledge In the Time of Oil.” Jadaliyya.

Al-Rawas, Ali bin Omar. 2003. “Some Customs and Traditions of Marriages in Dhofar – Sultanate of Oman.” Ma’thurat al-sha’biyya 18.67: 7-40.

Al Salimi, Abdulrahman. 2018. Oman, Ibadism and Modernity (Studies on Ibadism and Oman). Hildesheim, Germany: Georg Olms Verlag.

Al Salimi, Abdulrahman and Eric Staples, eds. 2016. A Maritime History (Studies on Ibadism and Oman). Hildesheim, Germany: Georg Olms Verlag,

Al-Sharari, Ali Ahmed. 1994. How We Began and Raised Human Civilization in the Arabian Peninsula: Dhufar, Ancient Inscriptions and Drawings. Dubai: privately published, 1994. (cited in Peterson, John. 2004. “Oman’s Diverse Society: Southern Oman.” Middle East Journal 58.2: 254-69. Footnote 4, pg 256.)

—. 1991. “Grave Types and ‘Trilith’ in Dhofar.” Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy 3.2: 182-95.

—. 1991. “Recent Epigraphic Discoveries in Dhofar.” Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 21: 173-91.

Al Taie, Hatim and Joan Pickersgill. 2008. Omani Folk Tales. Muscat, Oman: Al Roya Press and Publishing House.

Al Thahab, Khadija bint Alawi. 2012. Stories of My Grandmother. W. Scott Chahanovich et al, trans. Washington, D.C: Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center.

Al Yahya, Eid. 2006. Travellers in Arabia: British Explorers in Saudi Arabia. London: Stacey.

Al Zubair, Mohammad. 2004. Oman – My Beautiful Country. Muscat: Bait Al Zubair Foundation.

Albright, Frank. 1982. The American Archaeological Expedition in Dhofar, Oman, 1952-1953. Washington, D.C.: American Foundation for the Study of Man.

Allen, Calvin. 1987. Oman: The Modernization of the Sultanate, London: Routledge, 1987.

Allen, Calvin and Akbar S. Ahmed. 2002. Oman: Creation of the Modern Middle East. New York: Chelsea House Publications.

Allen, Calvin and W. Lynn Rigsbee. 2002. Oman Under Qaboos: From Coup to Constitution, 1970-1996. London: Routledge.

Allen, Roger. 2005. The Arabic Literary Heritage: The Development of its Genres and Criticism. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Allfree, P. S. 2008/ 1968. Warlords of Oman. London: Robert Hale.

—. 1967. Hawks of the Hadhramaut. London: Robert Hale.

Alsharekh, Alanoud, ed. 2007.  The Gulf Family: Kinship Policies and Modernity (SOAS Middle East Issues). London: Saqi.

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—. 1986. Women in Saudi Arabia: Ideology and Behavior among the Elite. New York: Columbia University Press.

—. 1982. “The Anthropologist in the Field: A Case of ‘Indigenous Anthropology’ from Saudi Arabia,” in Indigenous Anthropology in Non-Western Countries. H. Fahim, ed. Durham, NC: Carolina Acadamy Press. 167-75.

—. 1980. “Milk-kinship in Arab Society.” Ethnology 19: 233-44.

Altorki, Soraya and Camillia El-Solh, eds. 1988. Arab Women in the Field: Studying Your Own Society. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

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—. 1968. “On the Modesty of Women in Arab Muslim Villages: A Study in the Accommodation of Traditions.” American Anthropologist 70.4: 671-97.

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—. 1988. “Putting Hierarchy in its Place.” Cultural Anthropology 3.1: 36-49.

—. 1986. “Theory in Anthropology: Center and Periphery.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 28.2: 356-61.

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Augustin, Anne-Linda Amira. 2018. “Rumours, Fears and Solidarity in Fieldwork in Times of Political Turmoil on the Verge of War in Southern Yemen.” Journal of Contemporary Social Science 13.3-4: 444-56.

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—. 2002. “Incense Routes and Pre-Islamic South Arabian Kingdoms.” Journal of Oman Studies 12: 17-24.

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—. 1848. “A Description of the Frankincense Tree of Arabia, with remarks on the Misplacement of the ‘Libanophorous Region’ in Ptolemy and Geography.” Journal of the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 2.11: 380-90.

—.  1847. “Notes on the Mahrah Tribe of Southern Arabia, with a Vocabulary of their Language, to which is appended additional Observations on the Gara Tribe.” Journal of the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 2: 339-64.

—. 1846. “The Ruins of El Balad.” Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London 16: 187-99.

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Caton, Steve. 2005. Yemen Chronicle: Anthropology of War and Mediation. New York: Hill and Wang.

—. 1999. Lawrence of Arabia: A Film’s Anthropology. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.

—. 1993. ‘Peaks of Yemen I Summon’: Poetry as Cultural Practice in a North Yemeni Tribe. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.

—. 1987. “Power, Persuasion and Language: A Critique of the Segmentary Model in the Middle East.” International Journal of Middle East Studies 19: 77-102.

—. 1986. “’Salam Tahiyah’: Greetings from the Highlands of Yemen.” American Ethnologist 13.2: 290-308.

Caton-Thompson, G. and E. W. Gardner. 1939. “Climate, Irrigation and Early Man in the Hadhramaut.” Geographical Journal 93.1:18-35.

Cecil, Charles. 2006. “Oman’s Progress toward Participatory Government.” Middle East Policy 13.1: 60-8.’s+progress+toward+participatory+government.-a0143719618

“Census 2010 – Final Result [Oman].” 2010. General Census of Population, Housing and Establishments 2010.

Charpentier, Vincent, Alex de Voogt, Remy Crassard, Jean-Francois Berger, Federico Borgi and Ali Al-Mashani. 2014. “Games on the Seashore of Salalah: The Discovery of Mancala Games in Dhofar, Sultanate of Oman.” Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy 25: 115-120.

Chatty, Dawn. 2013. “Rejecting Authenticity in the Desert Landscapes of the Modern Middle East: Development Processes in the Jiddat Il-Harasiis, Oman,” in Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa. Sherine Hafez and Susan Slyomovics, eds. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 145-64.

—. 2013. “Negotiating Authenticity and Translocality in Oman: The ‘Desertscapes’ of the Harasiis Tribe,” in Regionalizing Oman: Political, Economic and Social Dynamics. Steffen Wippel, ed. Heidelberg: Springer. 129-45.

—. 2009. “Rituals of Royalty and the Elaboration of Ceremony in Oman: View from the Edge.” International Journal of Middle East Studies 41: 39-58.

—. 2000. “Women Working in Oman: Individual Choice and Cultural Constraints.” International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 32: 241-54.

—. 2000. “Integrating Participation into Research and Consultancy: A Conservation Example from Arabia.” Social Policy and Administration 34.4: 408-18.

—. 1998. “Enclosures and Exclusions: Conserving Wildlife in Pastoral Areas of the Middle East.” Anthropology Today 14.4: 2-7.

—. 1997.  Mobile Pastoralists: Development Planning and Social Change in Oman. New York: Columbia University Press.

—. 1976. “From Camel to Truck.” Folk 18: 114-28.

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