The Value of Disorder: Autonomy, Prosperity, and Plunder in the Chadian Sahara

Author:   Julien Brachet ,  Judith Scheele
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9781108428330


Pages:   372
Publication Date:   09 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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The Value of Disorder: Autonomy, Prosperity, and Plunder in the Chadian Sahara


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Despite being central to the development of Saharan regional connectivity, northern Chad has been closed to researchers since the late 1960s and thus remains virtually unknown to scholarship. Based on long-term fieldwork, The Value of Disorder is an original and in-depth account of the area and its Tubu majority inhabitants. Julien Brachet and Judith Scheele examine trans-border connectivity and trade; civil war and rebellion; wealth creation and dispersal; labour and gender relations; and aspirations to moral autonomy in northern Chad from an internal point of view - a point of view that in turn participates in a dynamic process of regional interdependence. Vividly ethnographic, the book gives precedence to local categories of value, while asking broader questions about the nature of non-state regional political organisation. Questions that inform current political developments in the Sahara more widely, and have the potential to challenge key concepts in Saharan studies and the social sciences.

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Author:   Julien Brachet ,  Judith Scheele
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.70cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.720kg
ISBN:  

9781108428330


ISBN 10:   1108428339
Pages:   372
Publication Date:   09 May 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Julien Brachet is a Research Fellow at the Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. He is the author of Migrations transsahariennes: Vers un desert cosmopolite et morcele (2009). Judith Scheele is Directrice d'etudes at the Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. She is the author of Village Matters: Politics, Knowledge and Community in Kabylia (2009), and Smugglers and Saints of the Sahara: Regional Connectivity in the Twentieth Century (2012).

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