24 mei 2017
Several Sahelian regions are in a state of conflict. Since 2012 northern Mali, Niger, Northern Burkina, Northern Nigeria, Northern Cameroon, Central African Republic and Chad are in a state of alert, conflict, and non-governance. Next to geopolitical reasons for this situation there is as well more internal reason.
Professor de Bruijn will explore some of these reasons: the internal division in Fulani society, the urban youth and their claims for citizenship. Both can be depicted as newly appearing citizen/youth movements, contesting the legitimacy of their states and searching for legitimacy from below.
She is also searching for an explanation for the appearance of these movements that appear in those conflicts. One of the reasons she will explore in this lecture is the advancement of ICTs, especially mobile telephony. Do we recognize elements that could be referred to as Sahelian spring?
Mirjam de Bruijn is an anthropologist whose work has a clearly interdisciplinary character with a preference for contemporary history and cultural studies. She focuses on the interrelationship between agency, marginality, mobility, communication and technology. Mirjam is an Africanist with a focus on West and Central Africa. She did and does extensive (qualitative) fieldwork in Cameroon, Chad and Mali.
Lezing: Nieuwe Event
Datum: 24 mei 2017
Tijd: 20:00 - 21:30