Youssouf Diallo: Nomades des espaces interstitiels [PDF]


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Pastoralisme, identité, migrations (Burkina Faso – Côte-d’Ivoire)

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321 pp.
12 maps, 9 tables, 3 illustrations

Text language: French

This monograph, the result of intensive field work, is a revised version of the author’s habilitation thesis with the same title. Dealing with relations between ethnic groups and their position within a nation state, this publication has at its centre the Fulani people. It gives a broad overview of their origins, retraces their paths of migration and compares their forms of interaction with other peoples across time and in different geographical settings.

Further topics of this study are recent conflicts between farmers and Fulani nomads and problems in development policies regarding the Fulani. With Nomades des Espaces Interstitiels Diallo focuses not only on local dynamics in two West African countries, but also puts them into a regional context.

About the author:

PD Dr. Youssouf Diallo, born in Burkina Faso, studied sociology and social anthropology in Ouagadougou, Strasbourg and Paris. Involved in the postgraduate program Market, State and Ethnicity at the University of Bielefeld / Germany (1993–1995), he taught there at the Sociology of Development Research Centre and conducted research in Burkina Faso, Mali and Côte d’Ivoire (1995–1999). From 1999 onwards, Youssouf Diallo is a Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle/Saale). In 2004 he finished his habilitation thesis in social anthropology and has since been a private lecturer at the Institute of Ethnology, University of Leipzig.