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Author Scheele, Judith, 1978-
Title Smugglers and saints of the Sahara : regional connectivity in the twentieth century / Judith Scheele.
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Author Scheele, Judith, 1978-
Series African studies series ; 120.
African studies series ; 120.
Subject Borderlands -- Algeria.
Borderlands -- Mali.
Algeria -- Commerce -- Mali.
Mali -- Commerce -- Algeria.
Algeria -- Relations -- Mali.
Mali -- Relations -- Algeria.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps.
polychrome rdacc
Summary "Smugglers and Saints of the Sahara describes life on and around the contemporary border between Algeria and Mali, exploring current developments in a broad historical and socioeconomic context. Basing her findings on long-term fieldwork with trading families, truckers, smugglers and scholars, Judith Scheele investigates the history of contemporary patterns of mobility from the late nineteenth century to the present. Through a careful analysis of family ties and local economic records, this book shows how long-standing mobility and interdependence have shaped not only local economies, but also notions of social hierarchy, morality and political legitimacy, creating patterns that endure today and that need to be taken into account in any empirically-grounded study of the region"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; SMUGGLERS AND SAINTS OF THE SAHARA; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; Maps and Photos; Acknowledgements; Introduction; THE OTHER FACE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN; AL-KHALIL AND SAHARAN CONNECTIVITY; ANTHROPOLOGY AND HISTORY; OUTLINE OF BOOK; 1: Founding Saints and Moneylenders: Regional Ecologies and Oasis Settlement; OASIS AGRICULTURE; MONEY AND DEBTS; PROPERTY RELATIONS AND REGIONAL PATTERNS OF INVESTMENT; WHEAT AND DATES: REGIONAL PATTERNS OF EXCHANGE; REGIONAL EXCHANGE AND TRANS-SAHARAN GOODS AND TRADERS; CONCLUSION.
2: Saints on Trucks: Algerian Traders and Settlement in the bilad al-sudanAL-MAKKI AL-MARKANTI, OR HOW TO LIVE UP TO A LEGEND; HAMMU ZAFZAF AND THE KEL TOUAT; THE RISE AND DECLINE OF THE ZIJLAWI EMPIRE; AKACEM: CAMELS, TRUCKS, AND RESPECTABILITY; CONCLUSION; 3: Dates, Cocaine, and AK 47s: Moral Conundrums on the Algero-Malian Border; AL-KAMIYUN: LIFE ON A DATE TRUCK; AL-FRUD AL-HALAL: LICIT SMUGGLING; THREATENING THE ORDER OF THINGS; MAFIA PROBLEMS; CONCLUSION; 4: Struggles over Encompassment: Hierarchy, Genealogies, and Their Contemporary Use.
STATUS, LABOUR, AND EXPLANATIONS OF HUMAN DIFFERENCE IN THE SAHARAGENEALOGICAL GRIDS OF VALUE; RACE, ETHNICITY, AND THE NATION-STATE; CONTEMPORARY GENEALOGICAL ENDEAVOURS; KUNTA NORTH AND KUNTA SOUTH; CONCLUSION; 5: Universal Law and Local Containment: Assemblies, qudah, and the Quest for Civilisation; THE TOUAT: POLITICAL HISTORY AND COLONIAL INTERPRETATIONS; IRRIGATION RECORDS: PROPERTY AND POLITICS; APPEALS TO LEGAL SCHOLARS; TRANSLATING THE PARTICULAR; THE NOTEBOOK OF THE ASSEMBLY OF TIT; CONCLUSION; 6: Settlement, Mobility, and the Daily Pitfalls of Saharan Cosmopolitanism.
GHETTOES AND QSURADRAR: THE EMBATTLED OUTPOST OF ALGERIAN MIDDLE-CLASS MORALITY; TAMANRASSET: AFRICA ALREADY; GAO: PAST VIOLENCE AND FRAGILE BOUNDARIES; CONCLUSION; Conclusion: Saharan Connectivity and the "Swamp of Terror"; Glossary; References; Index; Books in This Series.
Note Print version record.
English.
ISBN 9781139380430 (electronic bk.)
1139380435 (electronic bk.)
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9786613684394
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OCLC # 794620730
Additional Format Print version: Scheele, Judith, 1978- Smugglers and saints of the Sahara. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9781107022126 (DLC) 2011049205.


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