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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


Out of Diaspora into the Forest

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/9780748633197.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Jola rites of passage produce local subjects. However, many members of the Thionck Essyl community no longer live in the village and are dispersed across all Senegal and beyond. This chapter analyzes ... More


Politics of the Sacred Forest

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/9780748633197.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter deals with the participation of a Senegalese politician in the Jola initiation, and the consequences for a local political contest. It demonstrates that participation in the ritual is ... More


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