A Resolute Localism

Engseng Ho

in The Graves of Tarim

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780520244535
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520938694 | DOI:
A Resolute Localism

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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

Chapter.  11822 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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