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Title:Biopolitics, militarism, and development: Eritrea in the twenty-first century
Editors:O'Kane, DavidISNI
Hepner, Tricia M. RedekerISNI
Year:2009
Pages:197
Language:English
Series:Dislocations
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Berghahn Books
ISBN:1845455673; 9781845455675
Geographic term:Eritrea
Subjects:nation building
political repression
offences against human rights
militarism
economic development
Abstract:Once hailed as 'the African nation that works' Eritrea's apparently succesful post-independence development has since lapsed into economic crisis and severe human rights violations. This is due not only to the border war with Ethiopia that began in 1998 but also the result of explicit policies of social mobilization first adopted by the Eritrean government during the liberation stuggle (1961-1991) and later carried into the post-independence era. Placing the Eritrean case in a broader transnational and global context, this collective volume exposes the multiple consequences of these policies for the Eritrean people and the ways in which such policies are resisted or subverted. Contents: Introduction: biopolitics, militarism, and development in contemporary Eritrea (Tricia Redeker Hepner and David O'Kane); Pitfalls of nationalism in Eritrea (Tekle M. Woldemikael); War, spatiotemporal perception, and the nation: fighters and farmers in the highlands (Michael Mahrt); The youth has gone from our soil: place and politics in refugee resettlement and agrarian development (Amanda Poole); Human resource development and the state: higher education in postrevolutionary Eritrea (Tanja R. Müller); Avoiding wastage by making soldiers: technologies of the state and the imagination of the educated nation (Jennifer Riggan); Trapped in adolescence: the postwar urban generation (Magnus Treiber); Seeking asylum in a transnational social field: new refugees and struggles for autonomy and human rights (Tricia Redeker Hepner); The Eritrean state in comparative perspective (Greg Cameron); Biopolitics and dilemmas of development in Eritrea and elsewhere (Tricia Redeker Hepner and David O'Kane). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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