Ranging from Arabia to India and Southeast Asia, Engseng Ho explores the transcultural exchanges–in kinship and writing–that enabled Hadrami Yemeni. Engseng Ho is Professor of Anthropology and Professor of History at Duke University in the U.S. Currently he is the Muhammad Alagil Distinguished Visiting . Engseng Ho is an activist within the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and has co-authored a BDS resolution at the American.

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Where does this leave the study of immobility? Engseng Ho is Frederick S. This was an analysis which William Skinner had put forward in his writings.

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Anthropology and economics are actually very much like that as well. It is about going Downloaded from https: I think this is a very nice way of putting enngseng.

One of the important things that can be done now is to show that. By doing this, are not you making centuries- long and countries-wide struggles into that of a single diaspora-versus-empire story?

Rather, this was about people who very closely associated with Downloaded from https: Every holiday we went camping by the beach, and engsengg school we built our own kayaks from wood. When I started looking at the Hadramis I was not interested in law at all, but I soon realised reading the Hadrami texts that they often wrote about law. In other places or times, native politicians such as Sukarno would be unhappy with them as people who make use of religion for their own purposes. So essentially this was not about two different ethnic, racial, religious or cultural engsfng against each other.

I engswng looking not just enngseng the Hadrami diaspora, but also at the English as a diaspora. I wanted a way to compare and contrast their experiences with the Chinese, the Dutch, the English, and the Portuguese in the region.


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But here I encountered people who were prime exponents of both. Genealogy as Light and as Law 6. Help Center Find new research papers in: To bring it back to our earlier discussion on diasporas, what has become very clear to me is that diasporas are not exceptional. An Economic History from the Dept.

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This presents an idea of a very mobile world, but many communities—the majority, the subaltern—are not necessarily mobile. I fngseng found another book with a similar genealogy from Lamu, East Africa, and one from Hadramawt as well. I grew up swimming and I was a competitive swimmer. I am intrigued by how these communities, when they travel in space, can also travel in time.

Growing up in Malaysia, ideas engsfng intellectual life were quite marginal to me.

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What are the things you pay heed to while you write? In that sense, the Hadramis are like the United Nations within one family. At that moment, I felt that historical knowledge and context could help one think quite concretely about very contemporary phenomena. I was then lucky to take a one-year intensive course on Western civilisation, from the Greeks to the medieval Downloaded from https: And it is this meld of things from elsewhere and things very native to a place that captures my imagination.

His supple conceptual framework and innovative use of documentary and field evidence are elegantly combined to present a vision of this vital world region beyond the histories of trade engsdng European empire. They also intermarried with locals, thinking that their bodies would become acclimatised by intermixing with locals from the tropics.

But one thing that I found interesting was to read people like Durkheim in classical engsenv. In Southeast Hp, we see all these different diasporas meeting and overlapping. Yes, one of the good things that has engeeng in the past two decades is something called globalisation.


About the Book The Graves of Tarim narrates the movement of an old diaspora across the Indian Ocean over the past five hundred years. And they provided a different way of understanding and inter- preting the international society through native eyes, not native of a small place, but of the whole Indian Ocean region.

I suppose later on in my career those two things came together: I am also thinking about how space and time can be coordinated but can also be disconnected. I tell my students: This made me realise that in Hadramawt, East Africa and Sin- gapore a common genealogy existed, which basically connected these three very different places.

The Dutch also intermixed until roughly about Oceans in general Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean studies have shown the same have proved to be productive labora- tories for thinking about how distant societies can be connected to one another. The Arabs have a very similar thing: BDS Close Connections s: It is not one bloc, but it is someone of this diasporic community who recognises possibilities across the ocean, and attempts to mobilise them into one movement.

It opened my mind up to all these different kinds of possibilities which exist either when you go back in the past or when you go sideways to a different country. Libraire Armand Colin, ; Kirti 41 The way I got interested in diaspora is very simple.

He was previously professor of anthropology at Harvard University and senior scholar at the Harvard Academy.