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Unmasking the state : making Guinea modern / Mike McGovern.

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Author/Creator:
McGovern, Mike author.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Publication:
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Format:
  • Book
  • xvi, 293 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Note:
"... a historical ethnography of the socialist period in Guinea"--Page 5.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-288) and index.
Contents:
  • pt. 1. The grammar and rhetoric of identity. Competing cosmopolitanisms
  • The tactics of mutable identity
  • Autochthony as a cultural resource
  • The emergence of ethnicity
  • Portable identities and the politics of religion along the forest-savanna border
  • pt. 2. Revealing and reshaping the body politic. Personae : demystification and the mask
  • Unmasking the state : making Guinea modern
  • Performing the self, performing the nation
  • Double double consciousness in an African postcolony.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780226925097
0226925099
9780226925103
0226925102

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