Najwa Adra

Activity: Hosting a visitor

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Title Najwa Adra
Visiting from
  • Austrian Academy of Sciences
Person and role
Description To talk about the Tribal and National Identity in Yemen
A large majority of Yemen’s population self-identifies as qabili /pl. qaba’il, terms normally glossed in English as “tribal.” Although the term is problematic in anthropology, its use in Yemen and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa refers to rural territorial groups that have long co-existed with cities and states. In Yemen, tribes and tribal units are held together by reciprocal obligations of cooperation among their members. This talk, based on long term field research, explores Yemeni tribal organization, ideology (qabyala), and customary law and suggests ways in which Yemeni tribes can contribute to peacebuilding and national development in Yemen.
Date/period

2018 Nov 7

Related organisations
  • Utrikespolitiska föreningen
To talk about the Tribal and National Identity in Yemen
A large majority of Yemen’s population self-identifies as qabili /pl. qaba’il, terms normally glossed in English as “tribal.” Although the term is problematic in anthropology, its use in Yemen and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa refers to rural territorial groups that have long co-existed with cities and states. In Yemen, tribes and tribal units are held together by reciprocal obligations of cooperation among their members. This talk, based on long term field research, explores Yemeni tribal organization, ideology (qabyala), and customary law and suggests ways in which Yemeni tribes can contribute to peacebuilding and national development in Yemen.
2018 Nov 7

Hosting a visitor

NameNajwa Adra
Visitor degreePh.D
External organisations
Austrian Academy of Sciences