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In-Betweenness in Greater Khartoum: Spaces, Temporalities, and Identities from Separation to Revolution

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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

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“[The volume] offers a deeply grounded analysis of recent changes in the capital of Sudan. [It] instates Khartoum within the cities important to consider for the urban world in the making [and] provides a nuanced and complex portrait of a giant metropolis – the largest of the Sahelian region with its 7 – 8 million inhabitants…Exposing the changes, seen from the ground in various neighbourhoods and communities from the 2005 peace agreement to the 2018 Revolution, it introduces Khartoum as a place to think about the negotiation of a place to live by subaltern populations. It is significant to point out that this book brings together Sudanese and women’s productions that display young, new, original voices and research.” • Urban Studies Journal


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.

Subject: Urban StudiesPeace and Conflict Studies
Area: Africa


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