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The Hadhrami diaspora in Southeast Asia : identity maintenance or assimilation? /
edited by Ahmed Ibrahim Abushouk, Hassan Ahmed Ibrahim.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
description
xiii, 297 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004172319 (hardback : alk. paper), 9789004172319 (hardback : alk. paper)
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
isbn
9004172319 (hardback : alk. paper)
9789004172319 (hardback : alk. paper)
general note
Based on papers presented at the international conference, held in Kuala Lumpur on August 26-28, 2005.
catalogue key
6857011
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Ahmed Ibrahim Abushouk, Ph.D. (1998), University of Bergen, is Professor of History at the Department of History and Civilization (IIUM). The areas of his interest include Islam and Arabs in Southeast Asia, Islamic revivalism, and British colonial rule in the Middle East. He has published in Arabic and English, including his latest edited book Al-'Athar al-Kamila li Mujallat al-Manar'an Janub Sharq 'Asiya, 2 vols. (Kuala Lumpur: RMC, IIUM, 2006). Hassan Ahmed Ibrahim, Ph.D. (1972) in History, University of London, is Professor of History at the Department of History and Civilization (IIUM). His research interests include the history of the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Islamic revivalism. He has published extensively in Arabic and English, including his latest book Sayyid 'Abdal-Rahman al-Mahdi: A Study of Neo-Mahdism in the Sudan, 1899-1956 (Leiden: Brill, 2004).
Reviews
Review Quotes
[T]his well-edited book goes far beyond the usual proceedings volumes and combines 12 interesting articles and a well-written introduction by the editors. The introductory chapter gives a good overview of the state of the art in Hadhrami studies on Southeast Asia and beyond. […] this book makes a fine sample of academic scholarship. Holger Warnk, Anthropos, 2011.
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Summaries
Description for Reader
The primary readers of this volume are those who are interested in the history of Hadhramaut and its diaspora. It also attracts the attention of students of colonialism and migration, anthropologists and postcolonial studies specialists.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume addresses the question of the Hadhrami identity in Southeast Asia from various perspectives, and investigates the patterns of the Hahdrami interaction with diverse cultures, values and beliefs in the region.
Main Description
This volume originates from the proceedings of an international conference convened by the Department of History and Civilization, International Islamic University Malaysia, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Yemen, in Kuala Lumpur, from 26 to 28 August 2005. Twelve out of thirty-five papers presented at the conference have been reviewed, thoroughly revised and published in this volume. The introduction and the twelve chapters address the question of Hadhrami identity in Southeast Asia from various perspectives and investigate the patterns of Hadhrami interaction with diverse cultures, values and beliefs in the region. Special attention is paid to Hadhrami local and transnational politics, social stratification and integration, religio-social reform and journalism, as well as to economic dynamism and the cosmopolitan character of the Hadhrami societies in Southeast Asia.
Main Description
This volume originates from the proceedings of an international conference convened by the Department of History and Civilization, International Islamic University Malaysia, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Yemen, in Kuala Lumpur, from 26 to 28 August 2005. Twelve out of thirty-five papers presented at the conference have been reviewed, thoroughly revised and published in this volume. The introduction and the twelve chapters address the question of Hadhrami identity in Southeast Asia from various perspectives and investigate the patterns of Hadhrami interaction with diverse cultures, values and beliefs in the region. Special attention is paid to Hadhrami local and transnational politics, social stratification and integration, religio-social reform and journalism, as well as to economic dynamism and the cosmopolitan character of the Hadhrami societies in Southeast Asia. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
A Note on Transliterationp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Reflections on the Longevity of the Hadhrami Diaspora in the Indian Oceanp. 17
Arabophobia and tarekat: How Sayyid 'Uthman Became Advisor to the Netherlands Colonial Administrationp. 33
Arab Hadhramis in Malaysia: Their Origins and Assimilation in Malay Societyp. 45
Tea and Company: Interactions between the Arab Elite and the British in Cosmopolitan Singaporep. 57
Economic Crisis and State-Building in Hadhramaut, 1941-1949: The Impact of the Decline of Southeast Asian Remittancesp. 81
The Decline of Arab Capitalism in Southeast Asiap. 109
Entrepreneurial Strategies of Hadhrami Arabs in Southeast Asia, c. 1750s-1950sp. 135
Al-Manar and the Hadhrami Elite in the Malay-Indonesian World: Challenge and Responsep. 159
The Ins and Outs of Hadhrami Journalism in Malaya, 1900-1941: Assimilation or Identity Maintenance?p. 191
Sayyid Shaykh Ahmad al-Hadi's Contributions to Islamic Reformism in Malayap. 203
Hadhramis within Malay Activism: The Role of al-Saqqaf(s) in Post-War Singapore (1945-1965)p. 225
In the Name of Fatimah: Staging the Emancipation of the Hadhramis in the Netherlands East Indiesp. 245
Glossaryp. 263
Archival Sources and Bibliographyp. 267
List of Contributorsp. 287
Indexp. 291
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