208 pages | 5 B/W Illus.
Transnational Connections and the Arab Gulf presents a study of transnational cultural flows in the Gulf region and beyond. It combines an understanding of the region's historical connections with the outside world and an assessment of contemporary consequences of these connections.
The contributors collected here analyze and map historical and contemporary manifestations of transnational networks within this region, linking them to wider debates on society, identity and political culture.
Introduction: Localizing the Transnational and Transnationalizing the LocalPart 1: Historical Reflections on Gulf Transnationalism 1. An Anational Society; Eastern Arabia in the Ottoman Period2. Mapping the Transnational Community: Persians and the space of the city in Bahrain c. 1869-19373. Transnational Merchants in the Nineteenth-Century Gulf: The case of the Safar family Part 2: Global and Local Networks 4. Dubai; Global city and transnational hub5. The Emergence of a Pan-Arab Market in Modern Media Industries 6. Indonesians in Saudi Arabia: Religious and economic connections Part 3: Beyond the Arab Gulf 7. Saudi Religious Transnationalism in London 8. Wahhabism in the United Kingdom: Manifestations and reactions