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A Mission in Transition: Race, Politics, and the Decolonization of the Catholic Church in Senegal

Elizabeth A. Foster

in In God’s Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195396447
eISBN:
9780199979318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396447.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Religion, World Modern History

This essay uses the experiences of Joseph Faye, the first prefect of the apostolic prefecture of the Casamance and the first African elevated to a position of authority in the Catholic Church in ... More


Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal

Ferdinand de Jong

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633197
eISBN:
9780748670642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633197.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

How do those on the margins of modernity face the challenges of globalization? This book demonstrates that secrecy is one of the means by which a society on the fringe of modernity produces itself as ... More


Power of Secrecy

Ferdinand de Jong

in Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633197
eISBN:
9780748670642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633197.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter begins with a discussion of the secrecy practiced in the Casamance region of Senegal and how it provides Casamançais with the means to produce an alternative modernity. This is followed ... More


Masquerade of Migration

Ferdinand de Jong

in Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633197
eISBN:
9780748670642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633197.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

The Kumpo masquerade is one of the cultural traditions of the Casamance region that is regularly performed in a variety of settings. In many Jola villages, Kumpo is performed by the Kumpo secret ... More


Civilization, Custom, and Controversy: CATHOLIC CONVERSION AND FRENCH RULE IN SENEGAL

Elizabeth A. Foster

in Faith in Empire: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Rule in French Senegal, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804783804
eISBN:
9780804786225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783804.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Providing a contrast to the image of harmony developed around the cathedral’s consecration, Chapter 6 returns to rural Senegal to assess the administration’s religious policies in the wake of the ... More


Conclusion: THE LIMITS OF CIVILIZING, 1936–1940

Elizabeth A. Foster

in Faith in Empire: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Rule in French Senegal, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804783804
eISBN:
9780804786225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783804.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Conclusion reflects on missionary and administrative goals between 1880 and the late 1930s by examining tensions that were laid bare in both missionary and administrative civilizing rhetoric in ... More


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