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Title:"We Are Tagwa, but My Mother Is a Smith": Ethnicity and Identity Transformations Among the Sena-Tagwa of Burkina Faso
Author(s):Bangali, Lamissa
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Saul, Mahir
Department / Program:Anthropology
Discipline:Anthropology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Sociology, Social Structure and Development
Abstract:One contribution of this dissertation to West African ethnography is to explain that in Tagwa country blacksmiths do not constitute a homogenous set of people. Two distinct groups, Tuntun- and Fonon-smiths maintain contrasting relations with farmers. Again, descent is determined by historical factors that have nothing to do with language use and go against them. With all these factors at play, I discuss how a person's identity shifts or acquires new qualities in different contexts and opportunities.
Issue Date:2002
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:264 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85248
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3070258
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2002


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