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Title:Disputed desert: decolonisation, competing nationalisms and Tuareg rebellions in northern Mali
Author:Lecocq, Jean SebastianISNI
Series:Afrika-Studiecentrum series (ISSN 1570-9310)
City of publisher:Leiden
Geographic term:Mali
State-society relationship
political history
External link:https://hdl.handle.net/1887/18540
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]