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Citizen and Subject : Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism
by Mahmood Mamdani

Overview - In this provocative analysis of the obstacles to democratization in post-independence Africa, Mahmood Mamdani offers a bold, insightful account of colonialism's legacy: a bifurcated power that mediated racial domination through tribally organized local authorities, reproducing racial identity in citizens and ethnic identity in subjects.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In this provocative analysis of the obstacles to democratization in post-independence Africa, Mahmood Mamdani offers a bold, insightful account of colonialism's legacy: a bifurcated power that mediated racial domination through tribally organized local authorities, reproducing racial identity in citizens and ethnic identity in subjects. By tapping authoritarian possibilities in culture, and by giving culture an authoritarian bent, British indirect rule (decentralized despotism) set the pace for Africa; other colonial powers followed suit, South Africa being the last. Apartheid, Mamdani maintains, was actually the generic form of the colonial state in Africa.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780691027937
  • ISBN-10: 0691027935
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publish Date: April 1996
  • Page Count: 344

Series: Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History (Paperback)

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