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Author Keese, Alexander, author

Title Ethnicity and the colonial state : finding and representing group identifications in a coastal West African and global perspective (1850-1960) / by Alexander Keese
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 377 pages)
Series Studies in global social history ; volume 22
Studies in global social history ; v. 22
Contents Introduction -- Group identifications : African and global categories -- Wolof and Wolofisation : statehood, colonial rule, and identification in Senegal -- Fragmentation and the Temne : from war raids into ethnic civil wars -- 'Ethnic identity' as an anti-colonial weapon? Ewe mobilisation from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s -- Conclusion
Notes "An earlier version of this monograph was accepted as habilitation thesis by the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Berne, Switzerland, in 2010"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 17, 2015)
Subject Ethnicity -- Africa, West -- History.
Ewe (African people) -- Ethnic identity.
Group identity -- Africa, West -- History.
Temne (African people) -- Ethnic identity.
Wolof (African people) -- Ethnic identity.
Africa, Western -- Ethnic relations.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015040771
ISBN 9004307354 (electronic book)
9789004307353 (electronic book)
(hardcover) (alkaline paper)
(hardcover) (alkaline paper)