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Intestines of the State Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields

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ISBN-10: 0226026124

ISBN-13: 9780226026121

Edition: 2007

Authors: Nicolas Argenti

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The young people of the Cameroon Grassfields have been subject to a long history of violence and political marginalization. For centuries the main victims of the slave trade, they became prime targets for forced labor campaigns under a series of colonial rulers. Today’s youth remain at the bottom of the fiercely hierarchical and polarized societies of the Grassfields, and it is their response to centuries of exploitation that Nicolas Pandely Argenti takes up in this absorbing and original book. Beginning his study with a political analysis of youth in the Grassfields from the eighteenth century to the present, Argenti pays special attention to the repeated violent revolts staged by young…    
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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.54" wide x 8.98" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

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