Wippel, Steffen

Regionalizing Oman

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Table of contents

1. “Regionalizing Oman”: A New Interest of Research on Oman and Its Spatial Dimensions
Steffen Wippel

Part I. Concepts of Regionalisation and Region-Building

2. Conceptual Considerations of “Space” and “Region”: Political, Economic and Social Dynamics of Region-Building
Steffen Wippel

3. Theorizing Regionalism(s): When “Regions” Emerge and Interact
Ulrike Lorenz-Carl, Frank Mattheis

4. Working with “Translocality”: Conceptual Implications and Analytical Consequences
Katrin Bromber

Part II. The Translocal, Transnational and Transregional Movement of People

5. “We Are Part of Zanzibar” – Translocal Practices and Imaginative Geographies in Contemporary Oman-Zanzibar Relations
Julia Verne, Detlef Müller-Mahn

6. Of Red Cells, Translocality and Origins: Inherited Blood Disorders in Oman
Claire Beaudevin

7. Oman-India Relations: Exploring the Long-Term Migration Dynamics
Samir Pradhan

8. Negotiating Authenticity and Translocality in Oman: The “Desertscapes” of the Harasiis Tribe
Dawn Chatty

Part III. Micro and Macro Regionalisation Through Economic Practices

9. Re-reading the Role of Oman Within Its International Trade Relations: From the Sixteenth Through to the Nineteenth Centuries
Beatrice Nicolini

10. Oman and the Indian Ocean Rim – Economic Integration Across Conventional Meta-Regions
Steffen Wippel

11. Oman Caught Between the GCC Customs Union and Bilateral Free Trade with the US: Is It Worth Breaking the Rules?
Anja Zorob

12. Musandam and Its Trade with Iran. Regional Linkages Across the Strait of Hormuz
Michael Benz

13. Is Littoralization Reconfiguring the Omani Territory?
Belgacem Mokhtar

14. The Impact of Shopping Malls on Traditional Retail Stores in Muscat. Case Study of Al-Seeb Wilayat
Montasser I. M. Abdelghani

Part IV. State and Society in Regional and Global Perspectives

15. Private Documents as a Source for Regional History: The Archive of the ʿAbrīyīn of Al-Ḥamrāʾ
Michaela Hoffmann-Ruf

16. Domesticating Local Elites. Sheikhs, Walis and State-Building Under Sultan Qaboos
Marc Valeri

17. Musandam: Creating a New Region Across the Water
Gulshan Dietl

18. The Political Economy of Internationalization and Privatization of Higher Education in the Sultanate of Oman
Torsten Brandenburg

19. Bringing the Global and the Local Together Through English in Oman
Rahma Ibrahim Al-Mahrooqi, Victoria Tuzlukova

Part V. Conclusion

20. Concluding Remarks: Regionalizing Oman Beyond Conventional Metageographies
Steffen Wippel

Keywords: Social Sciences, Political Science, general, Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning, Linguistics (general), Anthropology, Social Sciences, general

Publication year
United Nations University Series on Regionalism
Page amount
11 pages

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