Hadrami Arabs in Present-day Indonesia

Hadrami Arabs in Present-day Indonesia : An Indonesia-oriented group with an Arab signature

3.5 (2 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days
When will my order arrive?

Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas

Description

This book focuses on social and cultural trends in present-day Hadrami Arab societies in Eastern and Central Indonesia, and the history of the Hadrami Arab people, which demonstrates an early form of globalization. For centuries migration has played a vital part in Hadrami adaptation. External forces, such as the expanding powers of the Portugese in the Indian Ocean and the Turkish conquering Yemen, and internal forces like poverty, droughts and political unrest as well as trading opportunities and missionary work instigated migration movements. While some Hadrami Arabs sought work in North America and Europe, other waves of Hadrami migration have followed the monsoon winds of the Indian Ocean to the Zanzibar coast, India, Malaysia and Indonesia. The story of Hadramis in Indonesia has largely been a story of success, in terms of trade, politics, education and religious activities. Despite continual debate regarding what constitutes Indonesian Hadrami identity, the author argues that they are still "an Indonesia-oriented group with an Arab signature". This book will be of interest to Southeast Asian and Middle East specialists and scholars in Anthropology and Migration Studies.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 7.87mm | 267g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 black & white illustrations, 4 black & white tables, 3 black & white line drawings
  • 113897563X
  • 9781138975637

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. Historical and wider ethnographic background 3. Hadramis in Indonesia: introduction to Hadrami communities on the islands of Java, Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa 4. 'We are modern Indonesians': Continuity and change among present-day Hadrami communities in Indonesia 5. Between ideologies of equality and social stratification6. Hadramis in diversity: a focus on some unique adaptations on Bali and beyond 7. Concluding thoughtsshow more

About Frode F. Jacobsen

Frode F. Jacobsen is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care at the University of Bergen, Norway. He has a special interest in health issues, local forms of knowledge, and culture and migration.show more

Rating details

2 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 50% (1)
3 50% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X