The Lesser Gods of the Sahara: Social Change and Contested Terrain Amongst Thetuareg of Algeria Jeremy Keenan

ISBN: 9781280243905

Published: February 19th 2004

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The Lesser Gods of the Sahara: Social Change and Contested Terrain Amongst Thetuareg of Algeria  by  Jeremy Keenan

The Lesser Gods of the Sahara: Social Change and Contested Terrain Amongst Thetuareg of Algeria by Jeremy Keenan
February 19th 2004 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: 9781280243905 | 8.70 Mb

The northern Tuareg (the Tuareg of Algeria) - the nomadic, blue-veiled warlords of the Central Sahara - were finally defeated militarily by the French at the battle of Tit in 1902. Some 60 years later, following Algerian independence in 1962, theyMoreThe northern Tuareg (the Tuareg of Algeria) - the nomadic, blue-veiled warlords of the Central Sahara - were finally defeated militarily by the French at the battle of Tit in 1902.

Some 60 years later, following Algerian independence in 1962, they were visited by a young English anthropologist, Jeremy Keenan. During the course of seven years, Keenan studied their way of life, the social, political and economic changes that had taken place in their society since traditional, pre-colonial times, and their resistance and adaptation to the modernising forces of the new Algerian state.

In 1999, following eight years during which Algerias Tuareg were effectively isolated from the outside world as a result of Algerias political crisis, Keenan returned to visit them once again. Following a further four years of study, he has written a series of eight essays that capture the key changes that have occurred amongst Algerias Tuareg in the 40 years since Independence.



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