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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Old Common Room & via Zoom
Event date: 
Thursday, 22 February, 2024 - 17:00

CIS Public Talk given by Alice Wilson 

The Dhufar Revolution (1965-1976) was an attempt to depose Oman’s British-backed Sultan and advance social ideals of egalitarianism and gender equality. But following counterinsurgency victory, Oman’s government expunged the revolution from sanctioned historical narratives. Alice Wilson considers the 'social afterlives' of revolutionary values and networks and how veteran militants have used kinship and daily socializing to reproduce networks of social egalitarianism and commemorate the revolution in unofficial ways. Afterlives of Revolution illuminates a condition all too common across Southwest Asia and North Africa: the experience of defeated revolutionaries living under the authoritarian state they once contested.  

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