Unmasking the State: Making Guinea Modern

McGovern, Mike

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When the Republic of Guinea gained independence in 1958, one of the first policies of the new state was a village-to-village eradication of masks and other ritual objects it deemed 'fetishes'. This book intends to understand why this program was so important to the state and examines the complex role it had in creating a unified national identity. Num Pages: 320 pages, 12 halftones, 6 maps, 8 tables. BIC Classification: 1HFD; 3JJ; HBJH; JHMC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 153 x 17. Weight in Grams: 488. Making Guinea Modern. 320 pages, 12 halftones, 6 maps, 8 tables. When the Republic of Guinea gained independence in 1958, one of the first policies of the new state was a village-to-village eradication of masks and other ritual objects it deemed 'fetishes'. This book intends to understand why this program was so important to the state and examines the complex role it had in creating a unified national identity. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: 1HFD; 3JJ; HBJH; JHMC. Dimension: 229 x 153 x 17. Weight: 424. . 2012. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory #

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Críticas: "Unmasking the State is an engaging and insightful work that constitutes an important contribution to African studies, political and religious anthropology, and the study of iconoclasm. Mike McGovern artfully weaves an edifying tapestry of the demystification programs launched by Sekou Toure in the 1960s among Loma-speaking people of Guinea, West Africa. This is a well-argued and timely book." (David Berliner, University of Brussels)"

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