Darfur allegory (eBook, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Darfur allegory Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Darfur allegory

Author: Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2021.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Darfur Allegory is a dispatch from the humanitarian crisis that explains the historical and ethnographic background to competing narratives that have informed international responses. At the heart of the book is Sudanese anthropologist Rogaia Abusharaf's critique of the pseudoscientific notions of race and ethnicity that posit divisions between "Arab" northerners and "African" southerners. Elaborated in colonial  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Abusharaf, Rogaia Mustafa
Darfur Allegory
Chicago : University of Chicago Press,c2021
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf
ISBN: 022676186X 9780226761862
OCLC Number: 1236262565
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Prelude : Unmuting Darfuri voices --
Encountering Darfur and its troubles --
Producing knowledge, historicizing racial categories --
Some views from the Sudan --
Qatar notes --
"All dust and panic" : Sinai Desert-scape --
Darfur's jam for justice in America --
Postscript : Darfur the rhizome.
Responsibility: Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf.
More information:

Abstract:

"Darfur Allegory is a dispatch from the humanitarian crisis that explains the historical and ethnographic background to competing narratives that have informed international responses. At the heart of the book is Sudanese anthropologist Rogaia Abusharaf's critique of the pseudoscientific notions of race and ethnicity that posit divisions between "Arab" northerners and "African" southerners. Elaborated in colonial times and enshrined in policy after, such binary categories have been adopted by the media to explain the civil war. The narratives that circulate internationally are thus highly fraught and cover over, to counterproductive effect, forms of Darfurian activism that have emerged in the conflict's wake. Darfur Allegory marries the analytical precision of a committed anthropologist with an insider's view of Sudanese politics at home and in the diaspora, laying bare the power of words to heal or perpetuate civil conflict"--

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.