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Social transformation among Sahrāwī desert nomads: the hidden logic of Ḥassānīya socio-geographical networks

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Scholarship on the Western Sahara conflict has long puzzled over an ‘extraordinary leap’ of Sahrāwī tribes to the status of refugees and citizens of an exiled nation-state. It has glossed over this process as a modernising and civilising act of detribalisation, applauded women’s recent political appearance within a sovereignty-solidarity discourse, yet simultaneously used an insecurity discourse to measure Sahrāwī ‘performance’ hypercritically from inside the nascent state’s corridors.

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University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Social & Cultural Anthropology,Institute of
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:8ace3f92-82d0-4e0a-9dfe-ba96e3dcbc03
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ora:8913
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English
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