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2010

The Tuareg Society within a Globalized World. Saharan Life in Transition

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd

Titre : The Tuareg Society within a Globalized World. Saharan Life in Transition

Edited by : Anja Fischer and Ines Kohl
Publisher  : I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Date de parution : 31 Oct 2010
Pages : 320

Présentation
The Tuareg are an ancient nomadic people who follow Islam and have inhabited the Sahara for millennia. In what ways have the lives of the Tuareg changed, and what roles do they have, in a modern and increasingly globaliZed world ? Here, leading scholars explore the many facets of contemporary Tuareg existence : from transnational identity to international politics, from economy to social structure, from music to beauty, from mobility to slavery. A tribe able to move freely across national borders, the Tuareg face the risk of marginalization by national and international politics, and are left without nationality or citizenship. At the same time, the Tuareg are seen as a link between the Arab and African worlds, and their familiarity with the Sahara makes them a port of call for African migrants traversing the desert to reach Europe. This is the first comprehensive study of the Tuareg today, which also explores the ways in which the Tuareg themselves are "moving global."

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