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Reluctant Landscapes: Historical Anthropologies of Political Experience in Siin, Senegal

François G. Richard


Reluctant Landscapes analyzes the political history of rural communities in the Siin province (Senegal) over the last 400 years. Much of Africa’s global history has been told from the standpoint of states, but less is known about peasants, whose past has often been written as a tale of political rupture or cultural persistence. Drawing on archaeology, history, and anthropology, this book charts how Siin villagers variably accommodated, resisted, or evaded the incursions of indigenous states, the Atlantic economy, colonialism, and postcolonial government. It pays particular attention to the rol ... More

Keywords: historical anthropology/archaeology, politics, peasantry, space and landscape, materiality, Atlantic system, colonialism and post colonialism, historical epistemology, Senegal, West Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226252407
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226252681.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

François G. Richard, author
University of Chicago