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States of Violence: Politics, Youth, and Memory in Contemporary Africa #2020

States of Violence Politics Youth and Memory in Contemporary Africa By focusing on the participation and consequences for ordinary people this collection offers a fresh perspective on the eruption of violence in sub Saharan Africa None of the contributions takes the

  • Title: States of Violence: Politics, Youth, and Memory in Contemporary Africa
  • Author: Edna G. Bay
  • ISBN: 9780813925691
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Hardcover
  • States of Violence: Politics, Youth, and Memory in Contemporary Africa By Edna G. Bay, By focusing on the participation and consequences for ordinary people, this collection offers a fresh perspective on the eruption of violence in sub Saharan Africa None of the contributions takes the easy way out either by claiming any special propensity of Africans to violence, or by calling attention to titillating aspects of the violence itself Rather, they offer t By focusing on the participation and consequences for ordinary people, this collection offers a fresh perspective on the eruption of violence in sub Saharan Africa None of the contributions takes the easy way out either by claiming any special propensity of Africans to violence, or by calling attention to titillating aspects of the violence itself Rather, they offer thick descriptions of particular violent episodes to develop their contexts and the larger causes that made them happen The case studies, drawn from field research in Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, search for the meaning of specific instances of collective violence to the individuals caught up in them Nelson Kasfir, Dartmouth College This coherently assembled set of contributions illuminates crucial aspects of the disorder and insecurity afflicting much of contemporary Africa The potent social force of a marginalized youth generation is explored in its different manifestations in a variety of settings by an excellent roster of scholars Crawford Young, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison Unmatched in its ethnographic depth and attention to critical dimensions of African conflicts This volume cuts across the continent and across several intertwining themes to provide highly contextual analyses within a well definedframework Catherine Besteman, Colby College, editor of Violence A Reader

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