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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction Locating Memory: The Dialectics of Incorporation and Differentiation

  3. Framings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Gabriele vom Bruck
      Pages 29-43
    3. Gabriele vom Bruck
      Pages 64-85
  4. Growing to be ’Alid

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Gabriele vom Bruck
      Pages 89-101
    3. Gabriele vom Bruck
      Pages 102-127
  5. Self-Fashioning in the Idiom of Tradition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Gabriele vom Bruck
      Pages 131-144
    3. Gabriele vom Bruck
      Pages 145-162
    4. Gabriele vom Bruck
      Pages 163-184
    5. Gabriele vom Bruck
      Pages 185-195
  6. Engaging Difference

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Gabriele vom Bruck
      Pages 199-215
    3. Gabriele vom Bruck
      Pages 216-236
    4. Gabriele vom Bruck
      Pages 237-247
    5. Gabriele vom Bruck
      Pages 248-254
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 255-348

About this book

Introduction

Islam, Memory, and Morality in Yemen tells a story of a Yemeni hereditary elite which was overthrown in the 1962 revolution in North Yemen. For over a millennium, they had enjoyed exclusive rights to the leadership of the Imamate, the religiously sanctioned state. Following the violent removal from power of King Faysal of Iraq in 1958, the overthrow of the Yemeni Imamate - the longest lasting Hashimite rule in the Middle East - confirmed the decline of Hashimite power (held by ruling generations claiming descent from the Prophet Muhammad). However, rather than concentrating on recent political history, Islam, Memory, and Morality in Yemen highlights the personal predicament of those targeted by the revolution, in which they served as the foil for the new regime's moral and political ascendancy. Focusing on the cultural politics of memory, the book explores how members of the elite remember in the process of making sense of their current lives and formulating responses to adversity.

Keywords

bibliography childhood Familie Generation Iraq Islam memory Middle East Moral politics Tradition

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