Ethnography at the Frontier: Space, Memory and Society in Southern Balochistan - Middle East, Social and Cultural Studies/etudes Culturelles Et Sociales Sur Le Moyen-Orient 1 (Paperback)Ugo E. M. Fabietti (author)
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It deals with themes such as ways of living and representing spaces, constructing memory, the heritage of a form of social stratification which shaped community relationships in the last three centuries, and, last but not least, the insurgence of nationalism.
Furthermore, the book puts forward some theoretical proposals about the translation of cultural "models", throughout a constant comparison between the author's and his interlocutors', alternating ethnographic "descriptions" with reflexive arguments.
Notwithstanding its remoteness, Balochistan is today at the confluence of forces which reflect both local and "global" logics, pushing this land, once only visited by few adventurous travelers, in the focus of international interests which could impinge on political evolution of this sensitive area straddling South Asia and Middle East.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Number of pages: 158
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm
Edition: New edition
(Just Boedeker, Orientalische Literaturzeitung Heft 4-5 2015)
Review on South Asia @ LSE