AIYS and Yemen at MESA 2000 (Lake Buena Vista, Florida, November 16-19, 2000)

1. AIYS meetings:

Board meeting:

Thursday Nov. 16, 3-5 p.m.

General Business Meeting:

Thursday Nov. 16, 5-7 p.m.

2. AIYS-sponsored panel

Representation and National Identity Formation in Yemen

Chair: Lisa Wedeen, University of Chicago
Participants:

  • "Signifying National Citizenship in Yemen," Lisa Wedeen (University of Chicago)
  • "Political Identities and Crisis in Yemen," Muhammad abd al-Malik al-Mutawakil (Sana'a University)
  • "Law and Citizenship in Unified Yemen," Muhammad Al-Saqqaf
  • "The Life of Jar Allah 'Umar: Rebel and Politician," Jar Allah 'Umar

Discussant: Robert D. Burrowes, University of Washington

3. Papers on Yemen in Other Sections

Friday, November 17, 2000; 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • "Aspects of the Democratization on Yemen Society," Fuad A. Al Salahi (Sana a University) in the panel Elite and the Sluggish Political Transformation in the Arab World: Part II

Friday, November 17, 2000; 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 pm

  • "The Tariqa on a Land-Cruiser: The Resurgence of Sufism in Yemen and its Implications," Alexander D. Knysh (University of Michigan) in the panel Responses to Social Transformation and Modernity

Saturday, November 18, 2000; 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

  • "Islamist Women in Yemen: Informal Nodes of Activism," Janine Clark (University of Guelph, Canada) in the panel Representing Islamic Activism: A Social Movement Theory Approach

Saturday, November 18, 2000; 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • "Emerging Bioethical Issues in Yemen: Responses from Doctors and Religious Scholars," Beth Kangas (University of Arizona) in the panel Situating Medical Knowledge
  • "History, Race, and Empire: Ordering the Past of Ottoman Yemen, 1872-1914," Thomas KŸhn (New York University) in the panel Representations of Empire: A Comparative Approach
  • "The Production of a Protectorate: Colonial Rule in the Aden Hinterland, 1918-1948," John Willis (New York University) in the panel Representations of Empire: A Comparative Approach

Saturday, November 18, 2000; 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • "Women and Religious Life in Hadramawt (Yemen): Tradition and Transitions," Linda Boxberger (University of Texas at Austin) in the panel Religion & Modernity

Sunday, November 19, 2000; 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • "Al-Dahia: A Hadrami Opera and the Family Law of 1974 (South Yemen)," Steven Hyland, Jr. (Sorbonne) in the panel Social Dislocations and Contestations

Sunday, November 19, 2000; 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • "Conversions in Yemen from Judaism to Islam," Bat-Zion Eraqi-Klorman (Open University of Israel), in the panel Trading Gods and Goods
  • "The Merchant's House: Trade and Commercial Interaction in the Yemeni Port City of al-Mukha, 18th Century," Nancy Um (U.C.L.A.), in the panel Trading Gods and Goods
  • "Absent, Weak or Functional?: The Yemeni State," Renaud Detalle (CFEY/Sana'a) in the panel Authoritarian Survival Strategies in the Middle East: Rethinking the State Capacity Paradigm

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