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Shaheen Mozaffar

in Elections in Africa: A Data Handbook

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296454
eISBN:
9780191600036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296452.003.0032
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

This chapter on elections and electoral systems in Mali follows the same format as all the other country chapters in the book. The first section is introductory and contains a historical overview, ... More


 The Southern Panels of the Southern Path: “The Path of the Southern Doctrine”

D. Dennis Hudson

in The Body of God: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth Century Kanchipuram

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369229
eISBN:
9780199871162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Six panels: the first three represent the Unobstructed's potency (shakti), the second three the Unobstructed's brilliant conquering power (tejas). First, Indra, disguised as an “imposter” (pakhanda) ... More


 African Jews in Western and Central Africa

Edith Bruder

in The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter surveys various groups in western and central Africa that self-proclaimed a Jewish identity. These include the Zakhor Jews of Timbuktu, Mali; the Igbo of Nigeria; the House of Israel of ... More


“Rasta” Sufis and Muslim Youth Culture in Mali

Benjamin F. Soares

in Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195369212
eISBN:
9780199871179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369212.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter is concerned with understanding changing modalities of religious expression and modes of belonging among the Muslim youth culture in contemporary Mali. Much recent scholarship about ... More


Semi-Presidentialism and Democratic Survival and Collapse — Country Narratives

Robert Elgie

in Semi-Presidentialism: Sub-Types And Democratic Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199585984
eISBN:
9780191729003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585984.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter compares the case of Guinea-Bissau, where democracy collapsed under president-parliamentarism, with the case of Mali, where it has survived under premier-presidentialism. The two cases ... More


The Kennedy-de Gaulle Rivalry in Africa

Philip E. Muehlenbeck

in Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195396096
eISBN:
9780199932672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396096.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

Much of the history of US-French competition overlooks the intense rivalry between Kennedy and Charles de Gaulle in Africa. Chapter eight sheds light on this rivalry. Africa was an essential ... More


Cultural Heritage in Mali in the Neoliberal Era

Rosa De Jorio

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040276
eISBN:
9780252098536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040276.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Up to 2012, Mali was a poster child for African democracy, despite multiple signs of growing dissatisfaction with the democratic experiment. Then disaster struck, bringing many of the nation's ... More


The Meanings of Sunjata and the Dawn of Imperial Mali

Michael A. Gomez

in African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196824
eISBN:
9781400888160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196824.003.0006
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter assesses the narrative of the rise of imperial Mali and the life of its founder, Sunjata. Sunjata and Mali's origins are at the center of an involved discussion of sources and method. As ... More


A Thousand Years

Michael A. Gomez

in African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196824
eISBN:
9781400888160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196824.003.0016
Subject:
History, African History

This epilogue discusses how, some four hundred years after its fall, the world was reminded of imperial Songhay's former glory when, in early January of 2012, the National Movement for the Liberation ... More


“Cultural Proximity” and the Conjuncture of Islam with Modern Humanitarianism

Jonathan Benthall

in Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199916023
eISBN:
9780199950447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916023.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the issue of “cultural proximity.” It determines that this issue has arisen almost exclusively in the context of work in the Muslim world, where the word “cultural” becomes a ... More


Bamako Sounds: The Afropolitan Ethics of Malian Music

Ryan Thomas Skinner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693498
eISBN:
9781452950808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693498.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Bamako Sounds tells the story of an African city, its people, their values, and their music. Centered on the music and musicians of Bamako, Mali’s booming capital city, this book reveals a community ... More


Saints and Sufi Orders I: The Hamawiyya

Benjamin F. Soares

in Islam and the Prayer Economy: History and Authority in a Malian Town

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622856
eISBN:
9780748670635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter presents an overview of the social history of the Hamawiyya, one of the two main Sufi orders that are the dominant institutional forms through which Islam has been practiced in the ... More


Saints and Sufi Orders II: The Tijaniyya

Benjamin F. Soares

in Islam and the Prayer Economy: History and Authority in a Malian Town

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622856
eISBN:
9780748670635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter presents the social history of the Tijaniyya, the second of the two main Sufi orders that are the dominant institutional forms through which Islam has been practiced in the region for ... More


Jihad, Hijra, and Hajj in West Africa

David Robinson

in Just Wars, Holy Wars, and Jihads: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Encounters and Exchanges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199755042
eISBN:
9780199950508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755042.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the response of two Muslim states of West Africa to French and British imperialism. The first was the resistance to French expansion led by Ahmad al-Kabir in present-day Mali. ... More


Mansā Mūsā and Global Mali

Michael A. Gomez

in African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196824
eISBN:
9781400888160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196824.003.0007
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter describes Mali's most legendary figure: Mansā Mūsā. A remarkable period of stability and expansion ensued under Mansā Mūsā, resulting in a West Africa at its pinnacle. Mūsā would embrace ... More


Intrigue, Islam, and Ibn Baṭṭūṭa

Michael A. Gomez

in African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196824
eISBN:
9781400888160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196824.003.0008
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter explores the writings of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, which provide a glimpse into a post-Mansā Mūsā Mali in initial decline. Suffering from invidious comparison with his brother, Sulaymān's reign is ... More


French officials and the insecurities of change in sub-Saharan Africa: Dakar, 19 August 1960 revisited

Alexander Keese

in Francophone Africa at fifty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719089305
eISBN:
9781526135858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089305.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

How would French services operating on the ground, charged with ‘decolonizing’ African territories, adapt to the new situation? This question is posed by Alexander Keese with regard to a dramatic ... More


The French Army and Malian independence (1956–1961)

Vincent Joly

in Francophone Africa at fifty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719089305
eISBN:
9781526135858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089305.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In Mali, as analyzed by Vincent Joly, military continuities led in 1961 to a real crisis. In January 1961 Modibo Keïta, the President of the independent country, enforced the evacuation of the ... More


Land, Investment, and Migration: Thirty-five Years of Village Life in Mali

Camilla Toulmin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198852766
eISBN:
9780191887147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852766.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

How do people survive and thrive in the uncertain and risk-prone Sahel? This long-term study portrays the people of Dlonguébougou in Central Mali, to show how they have adapted to change over the ... More


Reform in Context I: Senegal (and Mali)

Roman Loimeier

in Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748695430
eISBN:
9781474427050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695430.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter introduces Senegal as a first regional context for the emergence of both Sufi- and Salafi-oriented movements of reform. It shows that neither movement of reform was monolithic but ... More


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