Disputed desert: decolonisation, competing nationalisms and Tuareg rebellions in Northern Mali

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Disputed desert: decolonisation, competing nationalisms and Tuareg rebellions in Northern Mali

Type: Book (monograph)
Title: Disputed desert: decolonisation, competing nationalisms and Tuareg rebellions in Northern Mali
Author: Lecocq, B.
Journal Title: Afrika-Studiecentrum series
Issue: 19
Publisher: Brill
Issue Date: 2010
Keywords: Mali
tuareg
State-society relationship
rebellions
political history
Abstract: This book deals with political changes and internal debates about political changes within Tamasheq (Tuareg) society in Mali from the late 1940s to the present. These debates focus on political structures introduced to Tamasheq society from outside and their impact on and incorporation into local concepts of politics. The book discusses the relationship between the Malian State and Tuareg society, which has been characterized by three violent uprisings against the Malian State: between 1963 and 1964, between 1990 and 1996, and between 2006 and 2009. Social and political tensions are highlighted which haunt all of the Sahel today: the heritage of slavery, local and European concepts of race and the racialization of social and political relations, and the presence of competing nationalist forces in a postcolonial State. [ASC Leiden abstract]
Uri: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/18540
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/18540
 

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