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The Mediterranean Incarnate: Region Formation between Sicily and Tunisia since World War II

Naor Ben-Yehoyada


This book offers an historical anthropology of the re-emergence of the Mediterranean as a transnational region in modern times. It examines this region formation by showing how Sicilian poaching in North African fishing grounds transformed transnational political action, imaginaries, and relations in the central Mediterranean: how Sicilians and Tunisians came to regard each other as related. The book is centered around the ethnography of life aboard a fishing boat from the fleet of Mazara del Vallo, a fishing town at the south-western tip of Sicily, ninety nautical miles northeast of the Afric ... More

Keywords: scale, transnationalism, region formation, political economy, political imaginary, historical anthropology, Mediterranean, Italy, Tunisia, Sicily

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226450971
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226451169.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Naor Ben-Yehoyada, author
Columbia University