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Title:Special issue: Guinea-Bissau today
Editor:Bordonaro, Lorenzo I.ISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:African Studies Review (ISSN 1555-2462)
Volume:52
Issue:2
Pages:35-179
Language:English
Geographic term:Guinea-Bissau
Subjects:social change
Balanta
youth
Bijago
funerals
Manding
work attitudes
Diola
militias
civil wars
Link:http://muse.jhu.edu/issue/19316
Abstract:The present situation in Guinea-Bissau requires an analysis that goes beyond a limited focus on the State and local politics, and explores how issues of security, democracy, and humanitarianism are forming a new style of politics. Focusing on local strategies of survival and resilience, the articles in this special issue examine how people in Guinea-Bissau manoeuvre in a context characterized by rapid and dramatic transformations. Contributions: Introduction: Guinea-Bissau today - the irrelevance of the State and the permanence of change (Lorenzo I. Bordonaro); From the margins of the State to the presidential palace: the Balanta case in Guinea-Bissau (Marina Padrăo Temudo); 'Culture stops development!': Bijagó youth and the appropriation of developmentalist discourse in Guinea-Bissau (Lorenzo I. Bordonaro); Death and the left hand: Islam, gender and 'proper' Mandinga funerary custom in Guinea-Bissau and Portugal (Michelle C. Johnson); 'We work hard': customary imperatives of the Diola work regime in the context of environmental and economic change (Joanna Davidson); Conflictual motion and political inertia: on rebellions and revolutions in Bissau and beyond (Henrik Vigh); Conclusion: Guinea-Bissau yesterday... and tomorrow (Eric Gable). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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