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Nathalie Peutz

Theorizing the Arabian Peninsula Roundtable: Perspectives from the Margins of Arabia

[This is one of seven contributions in Jadaliyya's electronic roundtable on the symbolic and material practices of knowledge production on the Arabian Peninsula. Moderated by Rosie Bsheer and John Warner, it features Toby Jones, Madawi Al-Rasheed, Adam Hanieh, Neha Vora, Nathalie Peutz, John Willis, and Ahmed Kanna.] (1) Historically, what have the dominant analytical approaches to the study of the Arabian Peninsula been? How have the difficulties of carrying out research ...

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Nathalie Peutz

Nathalie Peutz
 is a cultural anthropologist whose research interests focus on globalization, conservation and development, heritage, citizenship, and migration in the Middle East. She has conducted fieldwork in Somalia and in Yemen. Her publications include a co-edited volume on deportation, The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement (Duke University Press, 2010), and articles on Yemen's Socotra Archipelago in American Ethnologist, Arabian Humanities, Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée, Transcontinentales, and MERIP. She is currently writing a book on the recent development and heritagization of Socotra.