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Title Hadhramaut and its diaspora : Yemeni politics, identity and migration / edited by Noel Brehony
Published London : I.B. Tauris, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 250 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Library of modern Middle East studies ; 196
Library of modern Middle East studies ; 196
Contents List of Figures -- List of Maps -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction -- Abdalla Bujra and Noel Brehony Hadhramaut in Yemeni -- 1 Hadhramaut in Yemeni Politics since the 1960s Saadaldeen Talib and Noel Brehony -- 2 Hadhrami ̀Exceptionalism': Attempts at an Explanation Thanos Petouris -- 3 Hadhramaut: Social Structure, Agriculture and Migration Helen Lackner -- II Hadhramis In The Diaspora -- 4 The Atlas of Savyid Uthman ibn Abd Allah ibn Yahya of Batavia (1822-1914) Nico J.G. Kaptein -- 5 ̀Revival' of the Hadhrami Diaspora? Networking through Religious Figures in Indonesia Kazuhiro Arai -- 6 Arab Muslim Migrants in the Colonial Philippines: The Hadhramaut Connection William G. Clarence-Smith -- 7 Scimitar for Hire: Yemeni Fighters Abroad James Spencer -- 8 Citizenship and Belonging among the Hadhramis of Kenya Iain Walker -- 9 Diaspora or Network? The Hadhrami Diaspora Reconsidered through the Lens of Trade Philippe Petriat -- III Research Issues 10 Rediscovering Hadhramaut: Paradigms of Research Leif Manger -- Conclusion: Research Issues Concerning Hadhramaut Abdalla Bujra -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "Hadhramis have migrated for centuries in large numbers, establishing a diaspora that extends around the Indian Ocean, Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf States. This migration has deeply affected the host countries as well as Hadhramaut itself. Yet the region has not been able to use its population size, capabilities or resources to wield significant political influence in successive Yemeni regimes. This book examines the people of the Hadhrami diaspora, who travelled as religious scholars, traders, labourers and soldiers, to understand their enduring influence and identity. In doing so, the book explores key aspects of their history, including the impact of Yemeni nationalist movements, the significance of land reforms, the importance of social and tribal origins and how the Hadhrami resisted European domination as a Muslim community. Although a distinctive part of geographical Yemen, Hadhramaut was not regarded as a Yemeni political entity until the twentieth century. This research asks if the recent turmoil in Yemen following the Arab Spring, the growth of Al-Qa'ida and ISIS, and war involving a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, will produce even greater instability in the region or perhaps lead to a united Yemen, a restored South Yemen or even to Hadhramaut as an independent state. Hadhramaut and its Diaspora also explores what role the diaspora can play in shaping the future of their homeland."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-243) and index
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Subject Hadrami (Arab tribe) -- History
Hadrami (Arab tribe) -- Migrations
Emigration and immigration.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
Hadrami (Arab tribe)
Internationale Migration
Stamm Ethnologie
Ḥaḍramawt (Yemen : Province)
Ḥaḍramawt (Yemen : Province) -- Emigration and immigration
Yemen (Republic) -- Ḥaḍramawt (Province)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Brehony, Noel., editor.
ISBN 1786721678