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Author Wilson, Alice, 1980-

Title Sovereignty in Exile : a Saharan Liberation Movement Governs / Alice Wilson
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 296 pages)
Series The Ethnography of Political Violence
Ethnography of political violence.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction: The Social Relations of Sovereignty -- PART I. ASPIRATIONS -- Chapter 1. Hindsight Visions: Tribe and State Power as Projects of Sovereignty -- Chapter 2. Revolutionary Foundations: Unmaking Tribes and Making State Power -- PART II. COMPROMISES -- Chapter 3. Unpopular Law: Tribal, Islamic, and State Law, and the Fall of Popular Justice -- Chapter 4. Tax Evasion: Appropriation and Re distribution Without Tax or Rent -- Chapter 5. Managing Inequalities: Organizing Social Stratification, or Marriage Reinvented -- PART III. DILEMMAS -- Chapter 6. Troubling Markets: Tribes, Gender, and Ambivalent Commodification -- Chapter 7. Party- less Democrats: Electing the Best Candidate or the Biggest Tribe -- Conclusion: Revolution as Moral Contract -- Appendix 1. Notes on Transliteration and Transcription -- Appendix 2. Tribes in Western Sahara -- Notes -- References -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Summary Tracing social, political, and economic changes among Sahrawi refugees, Sovereignty in Exile reveals the dynamics of a postcolonial liberation movement that has endured for decades in the deserts of North Africa while trying to bring about the revolutionary transformation of a society which identifies with a Bedouin past
Analysis 009e
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Subject Jumhurīyat al-Ṣaḥrāʼ al-ʻArabīyah al-Dīmuqrāṭīyah.
National liberation movements -- Western Sahara.
Western Sahara -- Ethnic relations.
Western Sahara -- Politics and government -- 1975-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0812293150 (electronic bk.)
9780812293159 (electronic bk.)