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Mauritania

Regina Wegemund

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:
10.1093/0198296452.003.0033
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

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


Crossing Borders: Expansion in Senegal and Beyond

Rüdiger Seesemann

in The Divine Flood: Ibrahim Niasse and the Roots of a Twentieth-Century Sufi Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384321
eISBN:
9780199897421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384321.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter highlights the social and economic context in which Niasse's community emerged and grew. It engages with competing discourses about Niasse, which either promote him as the supreme saint ... More


Democratisation in the Maghreb

J.N.C. Hill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474408974
eISBN:
9781474427067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408974.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The book offers fresh insight into the recent political development and contrasting experiences of four Maghreb countries: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania. The Arab Spring affected them in ... More


Transfer of military power in Mauritania: from Ecouvillon to Lamantin (1958–1978)1

Camille Evrard

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/9780719089305.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Camille Evrard discusses the transfer of military power in Mauritania during a long process of decolonization (between 1956 and 1977). Her approach links the history of institutions and politics, ... More


The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

Rudolph T. Ware

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614311
eISBN:
9781469614335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Spanning a thousand years of history—and bringing the story to the present through ethnographic fieldwork in Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania—this book documents the profound significance of Qurʾan ... More


Globalization and Redemption

Kevin Bales

in Understanding Global Slavery: A Reader

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245068
eISBN:
9780520932074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245068.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter has two main goals. First, it explains how slavery mirrors other economic pursuits in becoming globalized. Second, it looks at the traditional types of slavery practiced in Mauritania ... More


Globalisation, Cinéma-monde and the Work of Abderrahmane Sissako

Dayna Oscherwitz

in Cinéma-monde: Decentred Perspectives on Global Filmmaking in French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414982
eISBN:
9781474444736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414982.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter compares and contrasts Abderrahmane Sissako’s better-known films with the English-language novels of the Afropolitanism movement, whose African-born characters all share a familiarity ... More


Reconfiguring Slavery: West African Trajectories

Benedetta Rossi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311994
eISBN:
9781846315640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315640
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book focuses on the range of trajectories followed by slavery as an institution since the various abolitions of the nineteenth century. It also considers the continuing and multi-faceted ... More


Mauritania

J.N.C. Hill

in Democratisation in the Maghreb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474408974
eISBN:
9781474427067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408974.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Drawing on Levitsky and Way’s model, this chapter advances a nuanced explanation of the survival of Mauritania’s competitive authoritarian order. Just a few years before the protests began, the ... More


Shariah Punishments in the Islamic Republics of Mauritania and Maldives, and Islamic State of Yemen

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

in Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: A Fresh Interpretation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190910648
eISBN:
9780190910679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190910648.003.0032
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

The Mauritanian Criminal Code 1983 identified a number of ḥudūd crimes. In 1984, the code was amended to include the death penalty for apostates. In 2008, Maldives adopted a new constitution ... More


Contemporary Trajectories of Slavery in Haalpulaar Society (Mauritania)

Olivier Leservoisier

in Reconfiguring Slavery: West African Trajectories

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311994
eISBN:
9781846315640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311994.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines contemporary trajectories of slavery among the Haalpulaar maccuBe of Mauritania. It first describes the Haalpulaar society's position in the spheres of ideology, religion, ... More


Historical and typological approaches to Mauritanian and West Saharan Arabic

Catherine Taine-Cheikh

in Arabic Historical Dialectology: Linguistic and Sociolinguistic Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198701378
eISBN:
9780191770647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701378.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Mauritania, a Muslim country the majority of whose population speaks Ḥassāniyya Arabic, is at the western edge of the Arabic-speaking world. At the birth of Islam, the western part of the Sahara was ... More


Odyssey by Land: Sanctity of Suffering II

Fallou Ngom

in Muslims beyond the Arab World: The Odyssey of Ajami and the Muridiyya

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190279868
eISBN:
9780190279899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279868.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter shows how hagiographic ʿAjamī sources present the last twenty-five years of Shaykh Ahmadu Bamba’s life. The period is termed the “odyssey by land” in Murīd sources and includes his ... More


The Politics of the Haratin Social Movement in Mauritania, 1978–2014

Zekeria Ould Ahmed Salem

in Social Currents in North Africa: Culture and Governance after the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190876036
eISBN:
9780190943127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876036.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Haratin have sought equality and justice primarily through fighting the stigmas attached to slavery and by challenging the political marginalization that has secured their subordination. This ... More


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