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In 1958, Guinea declared independence from France and propelled Ahmed Sékou Touré to power. Early revolutionary fervor was not to last, and until his death in 1984, Sékou Touré ruled with an iron fist. What would it have been like to participate in Guinea's changing political fortunes? Jay Straker invites readers to reconsider the sources, stakes, and ramifications of Guinea's nation-building experience. By engaging official political tracts, state and popular newspapers, education journals, novels, poems, plays, photographs, and personal histories, Straker offers an alternative view of the uneven effects of the state's attempts to reshape popular attitudes, social practice, and youth consciousness. Showing how visions of ideal youth played into the workings of revolutionary power, Straker creates a captivating and intense history that uncovers the ambitions that drove militant socialist-revolutionary politics in Guinea.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. p. xi
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  1. 1. Introduction: Whose Re-imagined Community?
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Part 1. Imagining and Instituting a New Youth
  2. p. 17
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  1. 2. Envisioning Youth across the Border of Independence
  2. pp. 19-55
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  1. 3. Ideologies of Schooling, Teachers’ Authority, and Cultural Revolution
  2. pp. 56-79
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  1. 4. The Rise of Militant Theater
  2. pp. 80-104
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  1. Part 2. Ventures and Misadventures in the Revolutionary Forest
  2. p. 105
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  1. 5. Construing and Constructing the Nation’s Margins: Troubles with the Forest and Forestiers
  2. pp. 107-132
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  1. 6. Forestier Itineraries across Revolutionary Pedagogical Domains
  2. pp. 133-175
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  1. 7. Forestier Stories of Militant Theater: Discovering the Motives and Moralities of a Revolutionary State
  2. pp. 176-203
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  1. 8. Conclusion: Nationalism and Memory after the Revolution
  2. pp. 204-214
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 215-248
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 249-258
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 259-264
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253002723
Related ISBN
9780253352880
MARC Record
OCLC
370909762
Pages
280
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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