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The Resource Unraveling Somalia : race, violence, and the legacy of slavery, Catherine Besteman

Unraveling Somalia : race, violence, and the legacy of slavery, Catherine Besteman

Label
Unraveling Somalia : race, violence, and the legacy of slavery
Title
Unraveling Somalia
Title remainder
race, violence, and the legacy of slavery
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Besteman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1991 the Somali state collapsed. Once heralded as the only true nation-state in Africa, the Somalia of the 1990s suffered brutal internecine warfare. At the same time a politically created famine caused the deaths of a half a million people and the flight of a million refugees. During the civil war, scholarly and popular analyses explained Somalia's disintegration as the result of ancestral hatreds played out in warfare between various clans and subclans. In Unraveling Somalia, Catherine Besteman challenges this view and argues that the actual pattern of violence -- inflicted disproportionately on rural southerners -- contradicts the prevailing model of ethnic homogeneity and clan opposition. She contends that the dissolution of the Somali nation-state can be understood only by recognizing that over the past century and a half there emerged in Somalia a social order based on principles other than simple clan organization -- a social order deeply stratified on the basis of race, status, class, region, and language."--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Besteman, Catherine Lowe
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The ethnography of political violence
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Qossoldoor (Somalia)
  • Qossoldoor (Somalia)
  • Qossoldoor (Somalia)
  • Qossoldoor (Somalia)
  • Gosha (African people)
  • Gosha (African people)
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Ethnic relations
  • Gosha (African people)
  • Politics and government
  • Slavery
  • Somalia
  • Afstamming
  • Politiek geweld
  • Slavernij
  • Auswirkung
  • Minderheitenfrage
  • Sklaverei
  • Somalia
  • Esclavage
  • Somalie
  • Somalie
Label
Unraveling Somalia : race, violence, and the legacy of slavery, Catherine Besteman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes glossary
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-274) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Somalia from the Margins: An Alternative Approach --- 2. Fieldwork, Surprises, and Historical Anthropology ---- PART II. THE HISTORICAL CREATION OF THE GOSHA. 3. Slavery and the Jubba Valley Frontier --- 4. The Settlement of the Upper Gosha, 1895-1988 ---- PART III. THE GOSHA SPACE IN SOMALI SOCIETY. 5. Hard Hair: Somali Constructions of Gosha Inferiority --- 6. Between Domination and Collusion: The Ambiguity of Gosha Life --- 7. Negotiating Hegemony and Producing Culture ---- PART IV. VIOLENCE AND THE STATE. 8. The Political Economy of Subordination --- 9. Conclusion
Control code
ocn874143667
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 284 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812290165
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5h9wf0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)874143667
Label
Unraveling Somalia : race, violence, and the legacy of slavery, Catherine Besteman
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes glossary
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-274) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Somalia from the Margins: An Alternative Approach --- 2. Fieldwork, Surprises, and Historical Anthropology ---- PART II. THE HISTORICAL CREATION OF THE GOSHA. 3. Slavery and the Jubba Valley Frontier --- 4. The Settlement of the Upper Gosha, 1895-1988 ---- PART III. THE GOSHA SPACE IN SOMALI SOCIETY. 5. Hard Hair: Somali Constructions of Gosha Inferiority --- 6. Between Domination and Collusion: The Ambiguity of Gosha Life --- 7. Negotiating Hegemony and Producing Culture ---- PART IV. VIOLENCE AND THE STATE. 8. The Political Economy of Subordination --- 9. Conclusion
Control code
ocn874143667
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 284 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812290165
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5h9wf0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)874143667

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