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Security against the State in Revolutionary Yemen

By Ross Porter

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Porter, Ross. 2020. “Security Against the State in Revolutionary Yemen”. Cultural Anthropology 35 (2):204–210. https://doi.org/10.14506/ca35.2.02.

Abstract

What does security look like when it is deployed against rather than by the state? Focusing on the 2011 revolution in Yemen, this essay hints at a number of ways in which the revolutionaries sought to outwit the machinations of state securitization by taking security into their own hands.

Keywords

Yemen; security; revolution; trust