Rethinking Resistance: Revolt and Violence in African History (African Dynamics, 2)

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Revolts and violence have always been features of African history but questions frequently still remain as to what and who the targets of resistance were. This volume reviews the subject of resistance in the light of current scholarly thought. Were political forms of resistance directed at the imposition or ending of colonial rule or at African elites profiting from the onset of capitalist relations of production? Or did they have purely sociological or religious roots? With contributions from historians, anthropologists and political scientists, Rethinking Resistance analyzes the concepts of resistance, violence and ideological imagination, and has chapters on uprisings and revolts in nineteenth-century pre-colonial societies and early colonial Africa, post-colonial rebellions and more recent and contemporary conflicts.

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Jon Abbink is an Anthropologist. He is interested in political and religious conflicts in the Horn of Africa and in Ethiopia in particular, and is currently researching the history, memory and identity of the Wolayta in Ethiopia.
Mirjam de Bruijn is an Anthropologist. Having done extensive fieldwork in Mali amongst the nomadic Fulbe pastoralists, she has moved her area of study to Chad where she is investigating the social and cultural consequences of the recent civil war, and climate change.
Klaas van Walraven is a Political Scientist whose main interests are political developments past and present in West Africa where his research has concentrated on democratization and multi-party politics in Niger and Ghana, as well as the region's international relations and multilateral interventions in conflicts.

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'This is a most interesting collection...This book leaves us with the question whether (the condition of peace in certain countries) can ever reasoanbly be expected to last'
John Lonsdale, Journal of African History.

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