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Title From divided pasts to cohesive futures : reflections on Africa / edited by Hiroyuki Hino, Arnim Langer, John Lonsdale, Frances Stewart
Published New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Understanding Processes of Change in Social Cohesion: Learning from Comparative History; I.1 The Concept of Social Cohesion; I.2 Social Cohesion in Comparative History; I.3 The Argument of this Book; References; Part I Social Cohesion in Africa: Case Studies of Past and Present; 1 Kenya's Four Ages of Ethnicity; 1.1 Argument: From Moral Ethnicity to Political Tribalism; 1.2 Four Ages of Ethnicity; 1.3 Uncertain Times
1.4 Ecological Ethnicity: Age One1.5 Patriotic Ethnicity: Age Two; 1.6 The Mau Mau Rupture: Age Three; 1.7 Political Tribalism: Age Four; 1.8 Conclusion; References; 2 Better Elections, More Deaths: Nigeria; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Long-Run Horizontal Inequalities; 2.2.1 Socioeconomic Inequalities; 2.2.2 Political Inequalities; 2.2.3 Bureaucratic Inequalities; 2.2.4 Cultural Status Inequalities; 2.2.5 Consequences of Horizontal Inequalities; 2.3 Short-Term Political Manoeuvres; 2.3.1 'I Assure You of Fresh Air': Incumbency and the 2011 Elections; 2.4 Conclusion: The Boomerang Effect; References
3 Ethnicity, Citizenry, and Nation-Building in Tanzania3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Ethnic Diversity in Tanzania; 3.3 Ethnic Diversity, Public Employment, and the Production of Public Goods in Tanzania; 3.4 Tanzania's Phased Approach to Nation-Building; 3.4.1 Nation-Building Policies; Unity and Fighting Tribalism; Language; Education for Nation-Building and National Service; Nationalising the Government and the Civil Service; 3.4.2 Histories of Nation-Building from Below; 3.4.3 Subsequent Phases of Government Have Also Preserved the Key Pillars of National Identity and Unity
3.5 Self-Reinforcement of the National Identify and Unity3.5.1 Challenges to Sustaining National Identify and Unity; 3.6 Conclusion; References; 4 Identity, Inequality, and Social Contestation in the Post-Apartheid South Africa; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Identities of South Africans; 4.2.1 Evolution of Ethnicities of African Origin; 4.2.2 Race Formation and Ethnic Identity; 4.2.3 Emergence and Suppression of the Coloured Community; 4.3 Inequalities in the Post-Apartheid Period; 4.3.1 Inequality at the National Level; National Income Inequality; National Life Satisfaction Inequality
4.3.2 Inequalities between and within Race GroupsIncome Inequality of Race Groups; Life Satisfaction Inequality of Race Groups; 4.3.3 Inequalities among and within Ethnic Groups; 4.4 Correlation between Inequality and Identity Formation in the Post-Apartheid Period; 4.4.1 Trends in Inter-Racial Social Interactions; 4.4.2 Correlation between Inter-Racial Socialisation and Inequality; 4.5 Conclusion; References; 5 Ethnicity, Development, and Social Cohesion in Africa: Overview; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 An Overview of Ethnicity in Africa: Intragroup and Intergroup Relations
Summary Offers an insightful yet readable study of the paths - and challenges - to social cohesion in Africa, by experienced historians, economists and political scientists
Subject Cultural pluralism -- Political aspects -- Africa
Ethnic conflict -- Africa
Ethnic conflict.
Ethnic relations -- Political aspects.
Africa -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Hino, Hiroyuki, 1945- editor
Langer, Arnim, editor
Lonsdale, John, editor
Stewart, Frances, 1940- editor
ISBN 9781108749992