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Identity and Lifestyle Construction in Multi-ethnic Shantytowns : A Case Study of Al-baraka Community in

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This book examines the construction of identity and different lifestyles of the Al-Baraka shantytown community. The concepts of lifestyle and localization process are used as basic tools of analysis to develop a theoretical model that can be applied elsewhere. The localization process reveals how Al-Baraka people adopt different kinds of behaviors, institutions and activities from various origins, and re-invent them locally to be their own. The book concludes that the social identity of Sudan today is not confined to a simplistic binary opposition (Arab vs. African), but is constituted of social identities comprised of more complex sets of practiced lifestyles. Mohamed A. G. Bakhit is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Volkswagen Foundation funded research project "Knowledge for Tomorrow - Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa", coordinated by the Centre for Interdisciplinary African Studies (ZIAF), University of Frankfurt, Germany.
Number of Pages: 162.0
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Third World Development
Series Title: Beitrage Zur Afrikaforschung
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Author: Mohamed A. G. Bakhit
Language: English
Street Date: December 31, 2015
TCIN: 50900153
UPC: 9783643906779
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-6124

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