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Playing the marginality game : identity politics in West Africa

Author: Anita Schroven
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2019. ©2019
Series: Integration and conflict studies, v. 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Guinea, situated in the background of central government struggles, rural elites, through the use of identity politics, employ history and contemporary political reforms to maintain their  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schroven, Anita.
Playing the marginality game.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2019
(DLC) 2018057357
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anita Schroven
ISBN: 9781789201895 1789201896
OCLC Number: 1048938986
Notes: "Published in Association with the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale."
Description: ix, 218 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Identity at the margins: a place in Guinea --
A journey to the margins? --
Maintaining marginality: ethnic and national elements of identification --
Reaching for the margins: negotiating state power --
Mixing and mingling: new politics, old structures? --
Bargaining with an ailing state --
Citizenship at the margins: performing the future state --
Conclusion. Liberties at the margins: playing the game.
Series Title: Integration and conflict studies, v. 19.
Responsibility: Anita Schroven.

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