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Gabriele Vom Bruck, "Mirrored Loss. A Yemeni Woman’s Life Story"

Abstract : Gabriele Vom Bruck has long been a remarkable analyst of social dynamics within Zaydi Hashemite families in Yemen. Her previous volume Islam, Memory and Morality in Yemen. Ruling Families in Transition, published in 2005, remains a reference in social anthropology. It is also a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the roots of the development of the Huthi phenomenon over the last fifteen years which, by and large, builds on the frustrations of the disenfranchised former ruling class made up of those families who had provided imams for a millennium and claim to descend from Prophet Muhammad. In her book, she had in particular focused on the way that Zaydi Hashemites, generally labelled sāda (sing. sayyid), had reinvested their social, political and religious capital to form a new generation of professors, engineers, doctors and bureaucrats following the republican revolution of September 26, 1962 in North Yemen...
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Laurent Bonnefoy. Gabriele Vom Bruck, "Mirrored Loss. A Yemeni Woman’s Life Story". Arabian Humanities, Centre Français d’Archéologie et de Sciences sociales de Sanaa (CEFAS), 2020, ⟨10.4000/cy.5281⟩. ⟨halshs-03044332⟩



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