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Ranging from Arabia to India and Southeast Asia, Engseng Ho explores the transcultural exchanges–in kinship and writing–that enabled Hadrami Yemeni. Engseng Ho is Professor of Anthropology and Professor of History at Duke University in the U.S. Currently he is the Muhammad Alagil Distinguished Visiting . Engseng Ho is an activist within the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and has co-authored a BDS resolution at the American.

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As a result, the student government chose to vote via a “secret ballot” in order to ensure its members’ safety. Although a small minority considered the Hadramis engxeng foreigners, by and large they were considered natives. The BDS movement was founded in by Omar Barghouti and asserts that it “works to end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with oh law.

It has been noted that universities that pass BDS resolutions see a marked increase in anti-Semitic incidents on campus. You were born and brought up in Penang, a city built on its transnational and multiethnic maritime roots.

It is not one bloc, but it is someone of this diasporic community who recognises possibilities across the ocean, and attempts to mobilise them into one movement. You do it if you have a phenomenon which actually goes across these geographies over time.

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In Indonesia, the situation is more mixed. I also realised that the Hadramis across the Indian Ocean were in all those places that the British had been in engsejg well.


I received various kinds of responses to the article. When I was growing up, the policemen had these Italian cars called Alfa Romeos which were very fast.

BDS activity is often aggressive and disruptive. Ebgseng I said I had just returned from engseny US after gradu- ating, he said: In Penang it was Hokkien, which the Indians and the Malays also spoke. As I mentioned before, Malaysia only became racialised after the British took over, and that pro- duced the idea that mixed populations such as mixed Chinese or Malays are a strange phenomenon.

There is a much smaller stream of South Asian scholars who did not focus on the territory but on the Downloaded from https: I could not help but start working on this very contemporary phenomenon.

Social Media and Web Links Facebook: I did that for about two years, and then decided to go back to university. This happened in the context of postcolonial independence, within a Nehruvian project, and I would say also in the context of American fears of peasant revolts leading to communism. The Dutch also intermixed until roughly about First of all, it came as a surprise to me to have anything to do with law and legal history.

This engsseng my idea of what law is about. Before, the anthropologist would study the village, and the vil- lage was somehow seen as representative of the country. For you, does indigeneity come only patriarchally?

I am also thinking about how space and time can be coordinated but can also be disconnected. Something similar happened in Malaya. Later engsengg with the arrival of totoks migrant Chinese in the twentieth century, you have a re-Sinicisation.


They are historical populations who have been there for hundreds of years. To bring it back to our earlier discussion on diasporas, what has become very clear to me is that diasporas are not exceptional.

And to me that is not what it is about. Return as Pilgrimage 8. The notion of the openness of hp is, to me, a key idea that has now been taken up as well by those who work on land and territory.

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Not just natives; some of them were thought to be the most native of the natives, being the leaders of Islam. I found out that the best way to understand the strange situation of Baba being Baba and British is actually a historical one. When the Hadramis came to the region, they also had marriages with local princesses or other local elites, and rose up engesng the ranks.

I wanted a way to compare and contrast their experiences with the Chinese, the Dutch, the English, and the Portuguese in the region. You might not be able to understand the big things. Two years later we reconnected for a conversation about his career, the study of diasporas, the legal history of the Indian Ocean world, and his fascination with inter-Asian connections.

When I started looking at the Hadramis I was not interested in law at all, but I soon realised reading the Hadrami texts that they often wrote about law.