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100 1  Arrous, Ben 
245 10 African Studies in Geography from Below 
264  1 Dakar :|bCODESRIA (Conseil pour le Developpement de la 
       Recherche Economique et Sociale en Afrique),|c2009 
264  4 |c©2009 
300    1 online resource (362 pages) 
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505 0  Front Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of 
       Contents -- Contributors -- Avant-propos -- I. Identités 
       en mouvement -- 1. La géographie par le bas : introduction
       à une aventure collective -- 2. Identités ethniques et 
       territorialisation en Casamance -- 3. The Future of the 
       Nation-State Project in Africa: the Case of Nigeria -- 4. 
       Remapping Kiswahili: A Political Geography of Language, 
       Identity and Africanity -- II. L'illusion du découpage -- 
       5. The Politics of Frozen State Borders in Postcolonial 
       Africa -- 6. Whose Self-Determination? Conflicting 
       Nationalisms and the Collapse of Somalia -- III. 
       Rencontres urbaines et migratoires -- 7. Refugees at Home?
       Coping with Somalia Conflict in Nairobi, Kenya -- 8. BFCI 
       : un laboratoire politique à la croisée des chemins -- 9. 
       West African Labour Migrants and National Security in 
       Nigeria -- 10. Les associations urbaines et le pouvoir 
       local dans les quartiers populaires -- IV. Conclusion -- 
       11. La géographie par le bas, et après ? -- Back Cover 
520    The doctrine of international relations (inter-state, 
       indeed), territorial ideologies, the logic of autochthony 
       and its ramifications, ethnic cleansing, are all hinged at
       different levels upon the same pseudo-fact: to every 
       society a closed and exclusive territory demarcated by 
       fixed and linear borders. This way of thinking, totally 
       foreign to African societies for a long time, has 
       generated today more contradictions than it can ever 
       solve. The authors of this book make a clear distinction 
       between territory formation "from the top" as being a 
       deliberate political project, and its formation "from 
       below" as being a more diffused historical process which 
       is determined by the scheme of antagonisms and compromises
       between social forces. In lieu of a stark opposition 
       between "the top" and "below", the authors unveil the 
       interdependence and mutual influence which form the basis 
       of a dual system within which legal formation -by the 
       colonial authorities first, then by the postcolonial one- 
       is confronted with a host of subaltern spatial dynamics, 
       neglecting thereby the legitimacy which only them can 
       provide. As an essential read for anyone who is interested
       in the relationship between knowledge and power, this book
       offers stimulating perspectives on the issue of African 
       unity and its epistemological and political challenges. It
       renews profoundly our approaches to human security, 
       citizenship, borders and mobility. Contributions are in 
       English and in French 
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650  0 Human geography -- Africa.;Africa -- Geography 
655  4 Electronic books 
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