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Indigestible Lands? Comparing the Fates of Western Sahara and East Timor

Stephen Zunes

in Right-sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244904
eISBN:
9780191600050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244901.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Stephen Zunes compares and contrasts territorial disputes and forces that have attempted to influence outcome of Indonesian occupation of East Timor and Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara. The ... More


Post-Colonial Settlement Strategy

Ehud Eiran

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474437578
eISBN:
9781474465274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437578.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Settlement projects are sustained clusters of policies that allow states to strategically plan, implement and support the permanent transfer of nationals into a territory not under their ... More


Missionary Militarism? The Armed Brothers of the Sahara and Léopold Joubert in the Congo

Bertrand Taithe

in In God’s Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195396447
eISBN:
9780199979318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396447.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion, World Modern History

Missionary language often borrowed from military tropes, most clearly in the common notion of religious workers as unarmed “soldiers of Christ.” While much could be said of the more traditional forms ... More


OF POLITICS AND PROSE

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

With Mencken's acerbic column and a new staff, the Baltimore Sun becomes a leading chronicler of national news. Mencken took great pleasure in covering politics, but his reputation as a catalyst in ... More


Darkness before Daybreak: African Migrants Living on the Margins in Southern Italy Today

Hans Lucht

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520270718
eISBN:
9780520950467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270718.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book chronicles the lives of a group of fishermen from Ghana who took the long and dangerous journey to Southern Italy in search of work in a cutthroat underground economy. A story that ... More


Desert Borderland: The Making of Modern Egypt and Libya

Matthew H. Ellis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503605008
eISBN:
9781503605572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605008.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Desert Borderland is an investigation of the historical processes that transformed the local experience of place and political identity in the easternmost reaches of the Sahara Desert over the half ... More


The Institution of International Territorial Administration

Ralph Wilde

in International Territorial Administration: How Trusteeship and the Civilizing Mission Never Went Away

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199274321
eISBN:
9780191706486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274321.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explains where and when international territorial administration (ITA) was used before and during the UN missions in Kosovo and East Timor. In terms of plenary administration, it covers ... More


Host Territories—Self-Determination Units

Ralph Wilde

in International Territorial Administration: How Trusteeship and the Civilizing Mission Never Went Away

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199274321
eISBN:
9780191706486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274321.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This is the second of two chapters establishing the legal status of those territories where ITA projects have occurred, covering (mostly non-state) territories where the international legal right to ... More


The Daghūghiyyūn Sharīfs and Scholars of the Family of al-Ḥājj Settle in the Central Sahara

H. T. Norris

in Ṣūfī Mystics of the Niger Desert: Sidi Mahmud and the Hermits of Aïr

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198265382
eISBN:
9780191682889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265382.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the important influence of the Sharīfian Daghūghiyyūn amongst the Sūfīs of the Central Sahara in the late medieval period. One of the scholars, al-Hājj Abū'l-Hudā al-Sūqī, was ... More


The Moroccan Settlement Project in Western Sahara (1975–) and the Indonesian Settlement Project in East Timor (1975–99)

Ehud Eiran

in Post-Colonial Settlement Strategy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474437578
eISBN:
9781474465274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437578.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter investigates the Moroccan settlement project in the Western Sahara and the Indonesian settlement project in East-Timor (1975-1999). It uses the framework advanced in the book and shows ... More


Negative Cases: India in Goa, Libya in Chad and Mauritania in Western Sahara

Ehud Eiran

in Post-Colonial Settlement Strategy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474437578
eISBN:
9781474465274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437578.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter investigates three cases of prolonged occupation from the post-colonial era that did not produce a settlement project: India in Goa (1961 onwards), Libya in Chad (1974-1992) and ... More


Embarrassing Cousins: Genealogical Conundrums in the Central Sahara

Judith Scheele

in Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on contemporary Central Saharan tawārīkh — more or less historic documents looking suspiciously like genealogies. It examines the debates over religious legitimacy, hierarchy and ... More


A fragmented and forgotten decolonisation: the end of European empires in the Sahara and their legacy

Berny Sèbe

in Francophone Africa at fifty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719089305
eISBN:
9781526135858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089305.003.0014
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

As postcolonial historical processes in the Sahara have tended to be absorbed more or less artificially in the national narratives to which they came to belong (with or without the consent of the ... More


Early Gao

Michael A. Gomez

in African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196824
eISBN:
9781400888160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196824.003.0003
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter examines Gao's early historical significance, which is often relegated in the scholarship on early West Africa. This tendency issues from a failure to more critically assess the region's ... More


Writing—and Fighting

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Sahara was a wartime epic of John Howard Lawson. Helen Slote Levitt and Julian Mayfield were among the legions inspired by this still-stirring movie. World War II and the resultant alliance between ... More


Self-Determination, Decolonization and Territory

Malcolm Shaw

in Title to Territory in Africa: International Legal Issues

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198253792
eISBN:
9780191681424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198253792.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

One of the prevailing issues of international relations since 1945 has been the advent of decolonization, whereby several European colonies emerged as sovereign and independent nations. Although ... More


Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria

Sarah Abrevaya Stein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226123608
eISBN:
9780226123882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226123882.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Jews of southern Algeria under French colonial rule were different than the Jews of Algeria’s north: they were not French. This book presents their history and through it, a history of legal ... More


La Familia Lavapiés: Maoism, art and dissidence in Spain

Noemi de Haro García (ed.)

in Art, Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526117465
eISBN:
9781526150486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526117472.00015
Subject:
Art, Art History

Noemi de Haro-García’s chapter describes the short-lived group of militant artists La Familia Lavapiés in order to explore the implications of being an artist within a Maoist organisation during the ... More


Anthropology and the Ghost of the Colonial Past

Sarah Abrevaya Stein

in Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226123608
eISBN:
9780226123882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226123882.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

During the Algerian war of independence (1954-1962), American anthropologist Lloyd Cabot Briggs was in Algeria’s south conducting research toward his 1964 study of Mzabi Jewry, No More For Ever: A ... More


Jews Northern and Southern: The French Annexation of the Mzab and the Boundaries of Colonial Law

Sarah Abrevaya Stein

in Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226123608
eISBN:
9780226123882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226123882.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In 1882 the French military occupied and annexed the five fortified oasis cities of the Mzab Valley, six hundred kilometers south of Algiers and in the north of the Algerian Sahara. Among the ... More


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