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Title:Beyond Mande 'mory': Islam and ethnicity in Côte d'Ivoire
Authors:Launay, RobertISNI
Miran, MarieISNI
Year:2000
Periodical:Paideuma
Volume:46
Pages:63-84
Language:English
Geographic term:Ivory Coast - Côte d'Ivoire
Subjects:Islam
Manding
Dyula
ethnicity
Ethnic and Race Relations
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/40341783
Abstract:At the outset of colonial rule, the relationship between Islam and ethnicity in Côte d'Ivoire depended on the articulation of prior systems of social organization, particularly in the northern savannah zone, with the categories which French colonial administrators imposed on social realities as a means of understanding and ruling subject populations. Specifically, Islam was associated with specific ethnicities, those the French termed 'Malinke' and 'Dioula'. However, such categories, initially a creation of French colonialism, took on a dynamic of their own. Thus in the course of the colonial period a qualitatively new kind of 'Dioula' identity, one focused on new urban centres in the southern part of Côte d'Ivoire, while preserving the link between Mande ethnicity and Islam, reconfigured the relationship in very substantial ways. In postcolonial Côte d'Ivoire, a new generation of Muslims is actively and self-consciously seeking to disarticulate the link between Islam and ethnicity. Bibliogr., notes, ref.
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