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Foreign Cloth and Kel Ewey Identity

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Spittler, Gerd:
Foreign Cloth and Kel Ewey Identity.
In: Fischer, Anja ; Kohl, Ines (ed.): Tuareg society within a globalized world : Saharan life in transition. - London : Tauris , 2010 . - pp. 61-74
ISBN 978-1-84885-370-6

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The Tuareg (Kel Tamasheq) are an ancient nomadic people who have inhabited the Sahara, one of the most extreme environments in the world, for millennia. In what ways have the lives of the Tuareg changed, and what roles do they have, in a modern and increasingly globalized world? Here, leading scholars explore the many facets of contemporary Tuareg existence: from transnational identity to international politics, from economy to social structure, from music to beauty, from mobility to slavery.
This book provides a comprehensive portrait of Saharan life in transition, presenting an important new theoretical approach to the anthropology and history of the region. Dealing with issues of mobility, cosmopolitanism, and transnational movements, this is essential reading for students and scholars of the history, culture and society of the Tuareg, of nomadic peoples, and of North Africa more widely. This book is the first comprehensive study of the Tuareg today, exploring the ways in which the Tuareg themselves are moving global.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Clothing; Identity; Anthropology; Tuareg; Society; Globalization
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Lehrstuhl Ethnologie
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Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2018 07:38
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2018 07:38
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/46464