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Hadramis, Shimalis and Muwalladin: negotiating cosmopolitan identities between the Swahili Coast and southern Yemen

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Cosmopolitanism refers to the ability of people to negotiate, with varying degrees of effectiveness, between and across different cultures with which they may or may not be familiar. This paper looks at the strategies called into play by individuals of Hadrami descent who return from East Africa to their 'homes' in Hadramawt in southern Yemen only to find that welcomes are ambivalent and that they are neither entirely Hadrami nor entirely foreign. While appearing to belong, through kin links,...

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10.1080/17531050701846724

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Institution:
Macquarie University, Australia
Department:
Department of Politics and International Relations
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Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Eastern African Studies Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Pages:
44-59
Publication date:
2008-03-01
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EISSN:
1753-1063
ISSN:
1753-1055
Language:
English
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ora:3849
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2010-06-07

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