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Amal R. Vinogradov
CUNY Research Foundation, Queens College (Flushing, NY 11367-1597)

The Ecology of Power: Landlord and Peasant in Northern Iraq

To explore several major themes and problems in Middle Eastern Ethnology and social history focusing on a complex and unusual case of one Christian village, Qaraqosh, in the northeastern part of Iraq. As a traditional refuge area where widely varying groups have co-existed for several centuries, it proves ideal for studies into the nature of urban rural networks, the structure of inter-ethnic relations and the social organization of religious and political power in areas of scare resource The case of the village of Oaraqosh, which saw a dispute between a landed aristocracy and traditional villages over domain will contribute to the understanding of the social organization of power and inter-group dynamics in the Middle East as well as illuminate some aspects of cultural*

Project fields:

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$19,780 (approved)
$19,780 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1976 – 12/31/1976