Unraveling Somalia

"Besteman's well-written and important book is a fine example of how careful scholarship can expose the realities behind widely held beliefs."—Choice

Unraveling Somalia
Race, Class, and the Legacy of Slavery

Catherine Besteman

1999 | 296 pages | Cloth $59.95 | Paper $29.95
Anthropology | History | African-American Studies/African Studies
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

PT. I. INTRODUCTION
1. Somalia from the Margins: An Alternative Approach
2. Fieldwork, Surprises, and Historical Anthropology

PT. II. THE HISTORICAL CREATION OF THE GOSHA
3. Slavery and the Jubba Valley Frontier
4. The Settlement of the Upper Gosha, 1895-1988

PT. III. THE GOSHA SPACE IN SOMALI SOCIETY
5. Hard Hair: Somali Constructions of Gosha Inferiority
6. Between Domination and Collusion: The Ambiguity of Gosha Life
7. Negotiating Hegemony and Producing Culture

PT. IV. VIOLENCE AND THE STATE
8. The Political Economy of Subordination
9. Conclusion

Epilogue
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index