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This account of Algeria through its migratory history begins in the last quarter of the eighteenth century by looking at forced migration through the slave trade. It moves through the colonial era and continues into Algeria’s turbulent postcolonial experience.

In Algerians without Borders, Allan Christelow examines the factors that have drawn or pushed Algerians to cross borders, both literal and metaphoric. He provides an in-depth analysis of the results of these crossings: from problematic efforts to secure external support for political projects, to building interfaith dialogue and the exploration of new ideas, to the emergence of new communities. He also investigates the return of border crossers to Algeria and the challenges they face in adapting to new environments, whether negotiating alliances, engaging in dialogue, or simply seeking legal acceptance.

Christelow concludes with a discussion of the last few decades of Algerian history. He explores how Algerian intellectuals operated outside of the country's borders, spurred on by the rise of Islamism as well as by freer dialogues with Western powers, specifically Britain and the United States. The result is an alternate history of Algeria that demonstrates just how much its citizens' engagement with other societies has transformed the country.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Note on Transcription
  2. p. xiii
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  1. Introduction: A People on a Frontier of Civilizations
  2. pp. 1-23
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  1. 1. A Failed Transformation, 1775–1830
  2. pp. 24-39
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  1. 2. Colonial-Era Border Crossing, 1830–1911
  2. pp. 50-81
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  1. 3. The Last Jihad and the End of Hijra,1911–1920
  2. pp. 82-107
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  1. 4. Exchange and Innovation in the Revolutionary Era
  2. pp. 108-140
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  1. 5. Algerians in an Age of Globalization
  2. pp. 141-173
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  1. Conclusion. The Dynamics of Fear and Hope on a Frontier between Civilizations
  2. pp. 174-186
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  1. Epilogue. ‘Asabiya in the Digital Age
  2. pp. 187-188
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 189-190
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 191-214
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 215-240
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 241-251
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813040387
Print ISBN
9780813037554
MARC Record
OCLC
774276706
Pages
266
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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