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War of visions : conflict of identities in the Sudan

Author: Francis Mading Deng; Brookings Institution.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The civil war that has raged intermittently in the Sudan since independence in 1956 is a conflict of contrasting and seemingly incompatible identities in the Northern and Southern parts of the country. Identity is seen as a function of how people identify themselves and are identified by others in terms of race, ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. The identity question relates to how such concepts determine
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Mading Deng; Brookings Institution.
ISBN: 0815717946 9780815717942 0815717938 9780815717935
OCLC Number: 30777072
Description: ix, 577 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Background. 1. Overview of the Conflict --
pt. 2. Evolution of Identities. 2. Northern Identity: Assimilation. 3. Southern Identity: Resistance --
pt. 3. Quest for Nationhood. 4. Genesis of Divided Nationalism. 5. Northern Dominance: Colonialism Revisited. 6. The Emerging Southern Identity --
pt. 4. North-South Microcosm. 7. The Ngok Dinka. 8. Crisis at the Crossroads --
pt. 5. External Dimension. 9. Dilemmas of External Linkages --
pt. 6. The Crisis in Perspective. 10. Boundaries of Identity. 11. Perceptions of the Crisis --
12. Conclusions.
Other Titles: Conflict of identities in the Sudan
Responsibility: Francis M. Deng.

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"An excellent analysis...that actually offers some solutions." -The Economist

 
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