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Mapping a Nation: Space, Place and Culture in the Casamance, 1885-2014

dc.contributor.authorDeets, Mark William
dc.contributor.chairByfield, Judith A.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGreene, Sandra
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFahmy, Ziad
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCraib, Raymond B.
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-26T14:16:42Z
dc.date.available2019-09-11T06:01:05Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-30
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the interplay between impersonal, supposedly objective “space” and personal, familiar “place” in Senegal’s southern Casamance region since the start of the colonial era to determine the ways separatists tried to ascribe Casamançais identity to five social spaces as spatial icons of the nation. I devote a chapter to each of these five spaces, crucial to the separatist identity leading to the 1982 start of the Casamance conflict. Separatists tried to “discursively map” the nation in opposition to Senegal through these spatial icons, but ordinary Casamançais refused to imagine the Casamance in the same way as the separatists. While some corroborated the separatist imagining through these spaces, others contested or ignored it, revealing a second layer of counter-mapping apart from that of the separatists.
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7298/X48K776V
dc.identifier.otherDeets_cornellgrad_0058F_10347
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/cornellgrad:10347
dc.identifier.otherbibid: 10361513
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/56836
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectcasamance
dc.subjectnationalism
dc.subjectsenegal
dc.subjectspatial
dc.subjectSub Saharan Africa studies
dc.subjectGeography
dc.subjectAfrican history
dc.titleMapping a Nation: Space, Place and Culture in the Casamance, 1885-2014
dc.typedissertation or thesis
dcterms.licensehttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/59810
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory
thesis.degree.grantorCornell University
thesis.degree.levelDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.namePh. D., History

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