Youth and the State in Guinea: Meandering Lives

By combining an ethnographic study of youth with an analysis of the local state in the making, this research monograph introduces the perspective of »meandering lives« to grasp being young and growing up in the Guéckédou borderland, a remote space approximately 700 kilometers southeast of Conakry, Guinea's capital. This history-sensitive perspective represents a fruitful lens to not only depict youth but to also draw a nuanced picture of the functioning of the state in Guinea.

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2019-09-24, 202 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4570-5

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Michelle Engeler

Michelle Engeler, Universität Basel, Schweiz

Author(s)
Michelle Engeler
Book title
Youth and the State in Guinea: Meandering Lives
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
202
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 2 SW-Abbildungen, 4 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4570-5
DOI
Commodity Group
1752
BIC-Code
JHMC JFSP2 JHB
BISAC-Code
SOC002010 SOC026000 POL010000
THEMA-Code
JHMC JBSP2 JHB
Release date
2019-09-24
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Politik
Readership
Social Anthropology, Sociology, Political Sciences as well as Practitioners working with young people in West Africa
Keywords/Tags
Guinea, West Africa, Youth, State, State-Society Relations, Culture, Politics, Ethnology, Political Sociology, Africa

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