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Of sand or soil : genealogy and tribal belonging in Saudi Arabia, Nadav Samin

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Of sand or soil : genealogy and tribal belonging in Saudi Arabia
Title
Of sand or soil
Title remainder
genealogy and tribal belonging in Saudi Arabia
Statement of responsibility
Nadav Samin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why do tribal genealogies matter in modern-day Saudi Arabia? What compels the strivers and climbers of the new Saudi Arabia to want to prove their authentic descent from one or another prestigious Arabian tribe? Of Sand or Soil looks at how genealogy and tribal belonging have informed the lives of past and present inhabitants of Saudi Arabia and how the Saudi government's tacit glorification of tribal origins has shaped the powerful development of the kingdom's genealogical culture. Nadav Samin presents the first extended biographical exploration of the major twentieth-century Saudi scholar Ḥamad al-Jāsir, whose genealogical studies frame the story about belonging and identity in the modern kingdom. Samin examines the interplay between al-Jāsir's genealogical project and his many hundreds of petitioners, mostly Saudis of nontribal or lower status origin who sought validation of their tribal roots in his genealogical texts. Investigating the Saudi relationship to this opaque, orally inscribed historical tradition, Samin considers the consequences of modern Saudi genealogical politics and how the most intimate anxieties of nontribal Saudis today are amplified by the governing strategies and kinship ideology of the Saudi state. Challenging the impression that Saudi culture is determined by puritanical religiosity or rentier economic principles, Of Sand or Soil shows how the exploration and establishment of tribal genealogies have become influential phenomena in contemporary Saudi society. Beyond Saudi Arabia, this book casts important new light on the interplay between kinship ideas, oral narrative, and state formation in rapidly changing societies.--
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1976-
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Samin, Nadav
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in Muslim politics
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  • Jāsir, Ḥamad
  • Tribes
  • Tribal government
  • Saudi Arabia
Label
Of sand or soil : genealogy and tribal belonging in Saudi Arabia, Nadav Samin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-269) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Ḥamad al-Jāsir: a life in context -- The dark matter of tribal belonging -- The oracle of al-wurūd: Ḥamad al-Jāsir's genealogical correspondence -- Marriage and lineal authentication -- Parallel migrations, divergent destinations -- Toward a genealogical rule of governance
Control code
FIEb17817869
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780691164441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)896126954
Label
Of sand or soil : genealogy and tribal belonging in Saudi Arabia, Nadav Samin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Ḥamad al-Jāsir: a life in context -- The dark matter of tribal belonging -- The oracle of al-wurūd: Ḥamad al-Jāsir's genealogical correspondence -- Marriage and lineal authentication -- Parallel migrations, divergent destinations -- Toward a genealogical rule of governance
Control code
FIEb17817869
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780691164441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)896126954

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