Narratives of modernity, masculinity and citizenship amid crisis in Abidjan’s Sorbonne

Matlon, Jordanna (2014) Narratives of modernity, masculinity and citizenship amid crisis in Abidjan’s Sorbonne. Antipode, 46 (3). pp. 717-735.

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Abstract

In this article I relate prominent depictions of the African urban crisis, particularly informality, and its implications for masculine subjectivity in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Drawing on five months of ethnographic fieldwork I conducted in 2008 and 2009, I consider the Sorbonne, a nationalist space in Abidjan, where partisans of former President Laurent Gbagbo contested the crisis narrative and their place in it. Literally and ideologically, Sorbonne orators and spectators moved themselves and their country from the periphery to the urban and global core.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: June 2014
Refereed: Yes
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 15:09
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:24
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:27701
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/22989

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