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Author Keenan, Jeremy, 1945-

Title The lesser gods of the Sahara : social change and contested terrain amongst the Tuareg of Algeria / Jeremy Keenan
Published London ; Portland, OR : Frank Cass, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 298 pages)
Series Cass series--history and society in the Islamic world
Cass series--history and society in the Islamic world.
Contents Introduction : indigenous rights and a future politic -- Amongst Algeria's Tuareg after forty years of independence -- From tit (1902) to tahilahi (2002) : a reconsideration of the impact of and resistance to French pacification and colonial rule by the Tuareg of Algeria (the northern Tuareg) -- Ethnicity, regionalism, and political stability in Algeria's Grand Sud -- Dressing for the occasion : changes in the symbolic meanings of the Tuareg veil -- The end of the matriline? : the changing roles of women and descent amongst the Algerian Tuareg -- The last nomads : nomadism among the Tuareg of Ahaggar (Algerian Sahara) -- The lesser gods of the Sahara -- Contested terrain : tourism, environment, and security in Algeria's extreme south
Summary The eight essays that comprise this collection cover various aspects of social change and contested terrain amongst the Tuareg people Algeria
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-273) and index
Notes Appendices in French
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Subject Cultural property -- Protection -- Algeria.
Social change -- Algeria.
Tuaregs -- Ethnic identity.
Tuaregs -- History.
Tuaregs -- Social life and customs.
Algeria -- Colonization.
Algeria -- Politics and government.
Algeria -- Race relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003021311
ISBN 0203327624 (electronic bk.)
0714654108 (cased)
0714684104 (paperback)
9780203327623 (electronic bk.)
9780714654102 (cased)
9780714684109 (paperback)