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LE POUVOIR AUX MARGES. Les FulaaBe et l'État mauritanien

Abstract : This dissertation deals with the relationship of some pastoral Fulani (FulaaBe) with the Mauritanian State, referring to a 13-months fieldwork in the capital city and a southern region (border with Mali). Living in the margins of state control, the FulaaBe have been incorporated into the state only in the ‘80s. This allows to understand how the historical trajectory of the group and the state-building process cross. Thus, the study focuses on two dynamics: on one hand, the construction of social and political marginality by logics of inclusion and exclusion from citizenship (“ethnic” persecutions of 1989, “autochtony” discourses, elitism and governance); and on the other, marginal citizens' strategies and tactics to cope with their condition (informal practices, political imaginaries, urban-rural relationships, associations, political criticism).
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Riccardo Ciavolella. LE POUVOIR AUX MARGES. Les FulaaBe et l'État mauritanien. Anthropologie sociale et ethnologie. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS); Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca, 2008. Français. ⟨tel-00292887⟩



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