Identity, ethnicity and religion in Africa

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  • Identity, Ethnicity and Religion in Africa
    • Ethnicity & Modernity
      • Marx & Weber: emergence of nation state = decline of tradition
      • Posner: Ethnicity offers a repoitoire of identities/game theory
      • EThnic identity as a resource for rational actors at popular levels?
      • Neopatrimonial theory
    • Ethnicity and post modernity
      • Ethnicity 'fills in' for the failings of modernist projects: Berman
        • Ethnicity is new and old: it is dynamic, not primordial nor institutional
          • A social construction of the colonial period. A reaction to capitalist modernity, not just a mode of administration
      • Rise of prosperity theology in places of poverty
      • During times of crisis leaders resort to ethnicity
      • Reveals weaknesses of modern state filled with social crisis and uncertainty.
    • Ethnicity is not modernity
      • Ethnicity as language of justice and change
      • Moral ethnicity: Lonsdale
        • Moral ethnicity transcends antagnoistic political tribalisms. It is a language of antagnoism related to clientelism.
  • EThnic identity as a resource for rational actors at popular levels?
  • Ethnicity is not modernity
    • Ethnicity as language of justice and change
    • Moral ethnicity: Lonsdale
      • Moral ethnicity transcends antagnoistic political tribalisms. It is a language of antagnoism related to clientelism.

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