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Title:An Oasis in the Sea: The Economic Organization of the Kerkennah Islands of Tunisia
Author:Platt, Katie
Year:1983
Periodical:Maghreb Review
Volume:8
Issue:1-2
Period:January-April
Pages:38-44
Language:English
Geographic terms:Tunisia
Djerba
Subjects:rural society
islands
Economics and Trade
Abstract:The Kerkennah Islands of Tunisia can be described as an oasis in the middle of a large wet desert. The sea that surrounds Kerkennah is like a desert, because it is so shallow that it must be treated more like land than like sea. The author explores the parallels between Kerkennah and a proper land oasis in a number of areas, particularly in terms of the physical limitations (water shortage, geographical isolation), and the social-economic system. The analysis presented is based on the Kerkenni's own perception of their situation. Ref.
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