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The Graves of TarimGenealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean$
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Engseng Ho

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780520244535

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520244535.001.0001

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A Resolute Localism

A Resolute Localism

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(p.63) Chapter 3 A Resolute Localism
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The Graves of Tarim
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Engseng Ho

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520244535.003.0003

This chapter focuses on the resolute localism of the people of Tarim, one of the largest towns in Hadramawt. It explains that Hadramawt presents a surprising binary valuation of local and foreign and that migration is a chronic feature of Hadrami life. It discusses alienations and the usurpation of local ends and relates a visit to Tarim. It also highlights the high degree of interpenetration of oral and written media in Hadrami social life, to the extent that these media merged into a single discourse to one who works with these sources over time.

Keywords:   Tarim, resolute localism, Hadramawt, migration, alienations, social life, oral media, written media

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