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2005. 26cm. Pp.240. 51 BW photos, 3 maps, 1 table. Softbound.
Herding communities in Africa take up a 'special' place in modernist imagery. Once confined to the outskirts of the colonial land- and mindscape, nowadays they are found at the fringes of the contemporary nation-state: modernist discourse, quite literally, 'has no place' for herders and nomads.
These histories and subjectivities challenge ready-made and easy or common dichotomies such as oppression versus resistance, dominator versus dominated, powerful versus powerless, hegemony versus counter-hegemony, and so on. They highlight and contradict different aspects of experience, or are phrased from within a different mindset, epistemology or symbolic-metaphoric universe. At times, local actors deliberately inscribe themselves in (post)colonial discourse, at others they vehemently oppose it or simply defy or disengage from it.
Title: At the Fringes of Modernity
Categories: Varia addenda,
ISBN 13: 9789075894622
Weight: 1.00 Item
Inventory number: 003366
Keywords: 9789075894622. At the Fringes of Modernity