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In-Betweenness in Greater Khartoum
Spaces, Temporalities, and Identities from Separation to Revolution
Edited by Alice Franck, Barbara Casciarri, and Idris Salim El-Hassan
368 pages, 9 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-058-8 $155.00/£117.00 Hb Published (April 2021)
eISBN 978-1-80073-059-5 eBook
Focusing on Greater Khartoum following South Sudanese independence in 2011, In-Betweenness in Greater Khartoum explores the impact on society of major political events in areas that are neither urban nor rural, public nor private. This volume uses these in-between spaces as a lens to analyze how these events, in combination with other processes, such as globalization and economic neo-liberalization, impact communities across the region. Drawing on original fieldwork and empirical data, the authors uncover the reshaping of new categories of people that reinforce old dichotomies and in doing so underscore a common Sudanese identity.
Alice Franck is Associate Professor of Geography at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and she was the coordinator of the CEDEJ-Khartoum from 2013 to 2016. She has been published in journals including Egypte Monde Arabe and Anthropology of the Middle East.
Barbara Casciarri is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University Paris 8. She was coordinator of the CEDEJ in Khartoum between 2006 and 2009. In addition to editing two special issues of Nomadic Peoples, she co-edited the collected volumes Multidimensional Change in Sudan 1989-2011 (Berghahn Books, 2015) and Anthropology of Law in Muslim Sudan (Brill, 2018).
Idris El-Hassan is Professor of Social Anthroplogy. He is the author of several books including Religion in Society: Nemeiri and the Turuq (1993), Sudanese Perspectives in Science, Knowledge and Culture (2003), and Cultural Forms among IDPs in Khartoum (2014). He has published many articles on research methodology, gender, education, conflict, culture and religion in various journals and edited collections, and he has served as a senior researcher in academic research collaborations with Christian Michelson Institute, Bergen University and CEDEJ.