International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Al-Madafa and Ad-Diwan among Al-Shboul Tribe: A Case Study in Ash-Shajarah Village of Jordan
Ayman M. AlShboul, Nayef M. H. Shboul, Ahmad Y. Abu Dalou, Mohammad Alrousan, Madalla A. Alibeli

The main purpose of this paper is to investigate the change in the structure and role of the Al-Shboul tribe that coincides with the change in its institution and its socioeconomic and political roles. The madafa and Diwan as traditional form of guest house emphasizes on the social, economic and political role and function of the Sheikh and mukhtar as traditional leaders, providing them with a place where they exert their power and influence over the members of the „ashira (tribe).

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