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Eastern Approaches: Islam as a Minority Religion in Kenya

Charlotte A. Quinn and Frederick Quinn

in Pride, Faith and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195063868
eISBN:
9780199834587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195063864.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

From earliest times, Muslims were a visible presence along the Indian Ocean of East Africa, coming from different locations in the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa, and elsewhere. Islam moved inland ... More


Somalis Abroad: Clan and Everyday Life in Finland

Stephanie R. Bjork

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040931
eISBN:
9780252099458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040931.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography is the first work to consider the role of clan in the Somali diaspora and the only book that considers women’s perspectives in addition to the traditionally recognized men’s ... More


Demarcating Identity: The European Colonial Experience, c.1890–c.1950

Richard J. Reid

in Frontiers of Violence in North-East Africa: Genealogies of Conflict since c.1800

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199211883
eISBN:
9780191725135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211883.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explores the nature and significance of the period of European colonial rule in the region, encompassing the Italian administration of Eritrea and Somalia, and the British Military ... More


Elusive Jannah: The Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity

Cawo M. Abdi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697380
eISBN:
9781452952376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697380.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The focus of this book is the factors—local and global, factual and fictional, political and historical—that shape Somali migration experiences in consequential ways. Comparing Somali settlement in ... More


The Genesis of Contemporary Somali Migrations

Cawo M. Abdi

in Elusive Jannah: The Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697380
eISBN:
9781452952376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697380.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Chapter One provides background analysis for understanding the emergence of the Somali diaspora around the world. It looks closely at the Somali civil war. This chapter also provides an overview of ... More


United Arab Emirates: Partial Belonging and Temporary Visas

Cawo M. Abdi

in Elusive Jannah: The Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697380
eISBN:
9781452952376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697380.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Chapter Two explores how Somali migrants’ religious and ethnic affinity with the Emirati population allows them to strategically enact their ‘Arab’ and Muslim identify and do not experience any ... More


South Africa: Insecurity in Racialized Spaces

Cawo M. Abdi

in Elusive Jannah: The Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697380
eISBN:
9781452952376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697380.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Chapter Three focuses on Somalis in South Africa and their ambiguous position within this racially segregated society. The analysis shows how Somalis leverage their Muslim faith to cement ties with ... More


United States: Slippery Jannah?

Cawo M. Abdi

in Elusive Jannah: The Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697380
eISBN:
9781452952376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697380.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Chapter Four examines how Somalis’ ultimate imagined Eden, the United States, measures to expectations. Life for Somali refugees who succeed in reaching America is rife with challenges. State and ... More


The Morphosyntax of Gender

Ruth Kramer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199679935
eISBN:
9780191760129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679935.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Phi features are crucial for syntax and morphology, and number and person have been the focus of a significant amount of theoretical research. However, gender has received less attention, with the ... More


African Refugees and Diasporic Struggles in Cairo

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that African migrant groups are marginalized on the level of governmental policies, national discourse, and daily life yet, despite these exclusionary policies and economic ... More


The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman: Paths to Conversion

Anabel Inge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190611675
eISBN:
9780190611705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611675.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The spread of Salafism—often called ‘Wahhabism’—in the West has intrigued and alarmed observers since 9/11. Many see it as a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam that subjugates women and fuels ... More


Breaking the silence: participatory research processes about health with Somali refugee people seeking asylum

Rhetta Moran, Zeinab Mohamed, and Hermione Lovel

in Doing research with refugees: Issues and guidelines

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345981
eISBN:
9781447302131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345981.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter presents the experiences of the authors from 1998 to 2001, when they developed a participatory research project in Manchester, England. This project involved people from Somalia who had ... More


Clan and Cultural Intimacy

Stephanie R. Bjork

in Somalis Abroad: Clan and Everyday Life in Finland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040931
eISBN:
9780252099458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040931.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides an overview of Somali kinship studies and discusses why such studies have become marginalized within Somali studies. It is argued that cultural intimacy explains the intricacies ... More


Telling

Stephanie R. Bjork

in Somalis Abroad: Clan and Everyday Life in Finland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040931
eISBN:
9780252099458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040931.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter elucidates the ways Somalis tell and read clan in daily life. The social practice of telling helps legitimize clan affiliation and social boundaries of Somaliness (e.g., excluding Somali ... More


Conclusion

Stephanie R. Bjork

in Somalis Abroad: Clan and Everyday Life in Finland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040931
eISBN:
9780252099458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040931.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter summarizes the key points of the book and elucidates how the case study of Somalis in Finland furthers our understanding of kinship, identity, and diaspora. The chapter considers how and ... More


Exceptions to Hiatus Resolution in Mushunguli (Somali Chizigula)

Katherine Hout

in Africa's Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190256340
eISBN:
9780190256364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256340.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Mushunguli (Somali Chizigula, Kizigua; ISO [xma]) is an endangered, under-described Bantu language spoken in the Lower Jubba River area of Somalia and in U.S. diaspora communities. This chapter ... More


Introduction

Alexander Betts

in Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451065
eISBN:
9780801468964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451065.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter explains the rationale for the book's examination of six host country cases: Zimbabweans in South Africa and Botswana, Congolese in Angola and Tanzania, and Somalis in Kenya ... More


Kenya: Humanitarian Containment and the Somalis

Alexander Betts

in Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451065
eISBN:
9780801468964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451065.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter demonstrates how the movement of Somalis is a crucial case of survival migration, one that challenges the basis of the refugee regime. Given the range and complexity of factors ... More


Yemen: Contrasting Responses to Somalis and Ethiopians

Alexander Betts

in Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451065
eISBN:
9780801468964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451065.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes the contrasting and changing approaches to implementing the refugee regime in Yemen. It shows that they have been driven by national politics, which shapes what international ... More


Neither Inevitable nor Accidental: The Impact of Marginalization in Somalia

The United Nations Accountability Project—Somalia

in War and Peace in Somalia: National Grievances, Local Conflict and Al-Shabaab

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190947910
eISBN:
9780190055929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947910.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The lack of inclusion in Somali society has a profound effect on the vulnerability of certain groups. According to the UN Somalia Accountability Project, certain groups, especially the Rahanweyn clan ... More


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