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Unmasking the StateMaking Guinea Modern$
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Mike McGovern

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226925097

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226925110.001.0001

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Unmasking the State: Making Guinea Modern

Unmasking the State: Making Guinea Modern

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(p.167) Seven Unmasking the State: Making Guinea Modern
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Unmasking the State
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Mike Mcgovern

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226925110.003.0009

This chapter shows how Sékou Touré's Parti Démocratique de Guinée worked in conjunction with women and youths, sometimes in explicit partnerships (e.g., Forestier youth participation in Demystification) and sometimes indirectly (e.g., by choosing not to ban the women's initiations). To the extent that Demystification was successful, it could only have been so because the state, pursuing its program of modernization, found allies, and worked synergistically with Loma youth and Forestier intellectuals. The chapter begins with an overview of Demystification. It then considers those factors in Loma society that shaped the way that the policy progressed on the ground. It also compares the state's alliances with youth to its alliances with women by exploring some of the changes made in marriage laws and comparing them to Demystification.

Keywords:   Demystification Program, Parti Démocratique de Guinée, Republic of Guinea, Loma youth, Forestier intellectuals, marriage laws

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