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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Did engsenv inform your childhood and later intellectual journeys? That somehow seemed a useful way to think about things which were happening in a completely different part of the world. And it is this meld of things from elsewhere and things very native to a place that captures my imagination. These links to the Metropole still exist.

The Society of the Absent 2. I found out that the best way to understand the strange situation of Baba being Baba and British is actually a historical one. Social Media and Web Links Facebook: Big abstract concepts of social science or historical agendas are hard to perceive.

What are the things you pay heed to while you write? 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. I also did a lot of courses in economics and the history of economic thought. I had the chance to do some summer research as an undergraduate and I went to one of my advisers, G.


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The Arabs have a very similar thing: It is engsfng one bloc, but it is someone of this diasporic community who recognises possibilities across the ocean, and attempts to mobilise them into one movement. It gave me a very strong sense of the intellectual history of Western thought.

You master the aesthetics of writing along with the ethnography of aesthetics. I used to love building things from scratch or from bits and pieces of broken toys, so I thought I would be engsemg engineer.

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One of the important things that can be done now is to show that. At home throughout the Indian Ocean, diasporic Hadramis engaged European empires in surprising engeeng across its breadth, beyond the usual territorial confines of colonizer and colonized.

After all this intellectual uo I was no longer interested in doing engineering, and I ended up taking a lot of other classes—I actually took all the classes on Marxism offered on campus.

The way I got interested in diaspora is very simple. Ecumenical Islam in an Oceanic World 5. When we go to Yemen and see these houses from mud. One can actually perceive entseng when one can smell them. Someone called me to watch a small television in the library and I saw the planes crashing into the buildings.

Also, in each town of Malaysia, especially among the Chinese, one dialect dominates the others. First of all, it came as a surprise to me to have anything to do with law and legal history.

I think this is a very nice way of enbseng it.


Other Europeans used to make fun of it as the Dutch going native. The norm is actually that people are spread out, not that they stay back home. In Southeast Asia, we see all these different diasporas meeting and overlapping.

Although they actually had a lot to do with each other historically, I wondered at what point were they partners and at what point did the partners fall out? It is this sense of place which I try to capture in my writing. People often think that when we do big space and big time we go abstract. Ho interprets biographies, family histories, chronicles, pilgrimage manuals and religious law as the unified literary output of a diaspora that hybridizes both texts and persons within a genealogy of Prophetic descent.

Books Digital Products Journals. I added a few more classes in micro- and macroeconomics, and that lead to majors in both economics and anthropology. And they provided a different way of understanding and inter- preting the international society through native eyes, not native of a small place, but of the whole Indian Ocean region. You might not be able to understand the big things.

I tell my students: I could not help but start working on this very contemporary phenomenon.