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Unmasking the State: Making Guinea Modern

Mike McGovern
Format
Book
Published
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Language
English
ISBN
9780226925097 (cloth : alk. paper), 0226925099 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780226925103 (pbk. : alk. paper), 0226925102 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780226925110 (e-book), 0226925110 (e-book)
Contents
  • Competing cosmopolitanisms
  • The tactics of mutable identity
  • Interlude 1. Togba's sword
  • Autochthony as a cultural resource
  • The emergence of ethnicity
  • Portable identities and the politics of religion along the forest-savanna border
  • Interlude 2. Bonfire
  • Personae : demystification and the mask
  • Unmasking the state : making Guinea modern
  • Performing the self, performing the nation
  • Doube double consciousness in an African postcolony.
Description
xvi, 293 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-288) and index.
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