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Title:Changes: reflections on Senegalese youth political engagement, 1988-2012
Author:Lambert, Michael C.ISNI
Periodical:Africa Today (ISSN 1527-1978)
Geographic term:Senegal
political action
hip hop
External link:https://muse.jhu.edu/article/646137/pdf
Abstract:This article examines the broad scope of youth political engagement in Senegal between 1988 and 2012. By examining several connected moments of youth political engagement (the 1989 Senegal-Mauritania crisis, the 1990 Set/Setal movement, and presidential elections from 1988 to 2012), the author reflects on the ways in which youth mobilization has been integral to politics in Senegal. He argues that the political engagement of youth spans generations and is not bound to, or dependent on, a particular cultural form, such as hip-hop. At the same time, the article focuses on hip-hop, a central element of youth political mobilization in Senegal during the 2012 presidential elections, so as to open reflection on how cultural globalization plays out in local contexts. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]