“Spaces in the Making:” Peripheralization and Spatial Injustice in Southern Yemen

  • Anne-Linda Amira Augustin Philipps-University Marburg, Research network "Re-Configurations. History, Remembrance and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa"
Keywords: Peripheralization, Spatial Injustice, Southern Movement, Southern Yemen

Abstract

By using the concept of peripheralization as defined by Fischer-Tahir and Naumann (2013), I examine how processes of change in economy, demography, political decision-making, and socio-cultural norms and values have marginalized southern Yemen after 1990, and especially after the war of 1994. I will argue that politically produced spatial injustice has strengthened the desire for southern Yemeni independence.

Author Biography

Anne-Linda Amira Augustin, Philipps-University Marburg, Research network "Re-Configurations. History, Remembrance and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa"

is a research associate in Middle Eastern Studies and Sociology in the research network "Re-Configurations. History, Remembrance and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa" at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies at Philipps-University Marburg. She holds a M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies, Russian and French. Her current research interests include independence and protest movements, unrecognized statehood, social space production and memory transmission.

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2015-11-03
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