This book aims to analyze the making of a pivotal moment in Somali history. It charts new ground in the study of the dissolution of a state at all levels, shuttling back and forth between micro and macro frames, historical and everyday practices, and expatriate and Somali experiences. .
Table of Contents
Part One — Introductions 1. Mogadishu: The Hardship Post 2. First Encounters Part Two — Histories 3. Involvements I 4. Involvements II 5. Into the 1980s Part Three — Chronology (1988–1989) 6. The Coming of July 14 7. July 14 and Its Aftermath Part Four — Pastoral Ideology and Urban Realities 8. "The Bush" 9. Pastoral Principles 10. Ties 11. Moralities 12. Tribalism Part Five — Family to "Family" 13. Marriage I 14. Marriage II 15. Divorce and Family Spread 16. Meanings in Mobility Part Six — Conclusions 17. A Rigorous Ending 18. Epilogue: No Ending