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Author Köhler, Florian, author
Title Space, place and identity : Wodaabe of Niger in the 21st century / Florian Köhler
Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, 2020
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  DT547.45.B67 K64 2020    AVAILABLE    30520020890134
Descript x, 234 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Series Integration and conflict studies ; volume 21
Integration and conflict studies ; v. 21
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-228) and index
Part I. Taariihi: Mobility and Group Formation in Historical Perspective -- The Wodaabe in Niger: Structure as Historical Process -- A History of Migrations: Placemaking Processes in Diachronic Perspective -- Part II. Duuniyaaru: Spaces of Social Interaction -- Inter-Ethnic Relations: The Balance of Integration and Conflict -- A Meta-Ethnic Social Space: The Continuum of Identity and Difference -- Part III. Ladde: Transformations in the Pastoral Realm -- From Nomadic Pastoralism to Sedentarization and Economic Diversification -- Consequences of the New Spatial Strategies -- Part IV. Si'ire: Appropriating the City -- New Resources in the Urban Space -- Social Interaction in the City -- The Translocal Dimension of Urban Migration -- Part V. Gassungol Wodaabe: The Translocal Network of the Ethnic Group -- The Translocal Community and Social Reproduction -- Cultural Change and the Reproduction of Difference
"Known as highly mobile cattle nomads, the Wodaabe in Niger are today increasingly engaged in a transformation process towards a more diversified livelihood based primarily on agro-pastoralism and urban work migration. This book examines recent transformations in spatial patterns, notably in the context of urban migration and in processes of sedentarization in rural proto-villages. The book analyses the consequences that the recent change entails for social group formation and collective identification, and how this impacts integration into wider society amid the structures of the modern nation state"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Köhler, Florian, Space, place and identity New York : Berghahn Books, 2020. 9781789206371 (DLC) 2019051316
Subject Wodaabe (African people) -- Niger -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Group identity -- Niger
Rural-urban migration -- Niger
Nomads -- Sedentarization -- Niger
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