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The Resource The Struggling State : Nationalism, Militarism, and the Education of Eritrea, Jennifer Riggan

The Struggling State : Nationalism, Militarism, and the Education of Eritrea, Jennifer Riggan

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The Struggling State : Nationalism, Militarism, and the Education of Eritrea
Title
The Struggling State
Title remainder
Nationalism, Militarism, and the Education of Eritrea
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Riggan
Title variation
Struggling State, Nationalism, Militarism, and the Education of Eritrea
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 'The Struggling State' explores Eritrean's disillusion with a government that permanently conscripts the vast majority of its citizens into the military, and examines teacher's paradoxical roles as educators who are trying to create a bright and peaceful future for the nation while situated to shuttle their students into the military
  • Following independence from Ethiopia, Eritrea's leaders were praised for their success at building a coherent nation, but over the last two decades the government has increasingly turned to coercion particularly by forcing citizens into endless military service. The Struggling State: Teachers, Mass Militarization and the Reeducation of Eritrea is an ethnographic exploration of how citizens' redefined their relationship with the nation in response to the state's increased authoritarianism and use of force. Extremes of coercion and control led Eritreans' to imagine the once-heroic ruling party as turning against them, which, in turn unraveled the legitimacy of state-produced imaginaries of the nation. The book focuses on teachers, who were situated to do the work of hyphenating, or gluing, nation to state but instead had to navigate between their devotion to educating the nation and their discontent with their role in the government program of mass militarization. As teachers confronted their own conflicted imaginaries of the state and questioned what it meant to be Eritrean, they reeducated the nation, but not necessarily in the way the government wanted them to. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched
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Riggan, Jennifer
Dewey number
320.9635
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • JQ3583.A38
  • JQ3583.A38
LC item number
R54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Knowledge Unlatched
  • Open Access e-Books
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  • Anthropology.
  • African Studies
  • Civil-military relations
  • Civil-military relations
  • Education and state
  • Education and state
  • Militarism
  • Militarism
  • Militarization
  • Militarization
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism
  • Politics and government
  • Teachers
  • Teachers
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The Struggling State : Nationalism, Militarism, and the Education of Eritrea, Jennifer Riggan
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Everyday authoritarianism, teachers and the tenuous hyphen in nation-state -- Struggling for the nation: Contradictions of revolutionary nationalism -- "It seemed like a punishment": Coercive state effects and the maddening state -- Students or soldiers?: Troubled state technologies and the imagined future of educated Eritrea -- Reeducating Eritrea: Disorder, disruption and remaking the nation -- The teacher state: Morality and everyday sovereignty over schools -- Conclusion: Escape, encampment and alchemical nationalism
Control code
ocn978671824
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439912713
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, figures, tables
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)978671824
Label
The Struggling State : Nationalism, Militarism, and the Education of Eritrea, Jennifer Riggan
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Everyday authoritarianism, teachers and the tenuous hyphen in nation-state -- Struggling for the nation: Contradictions of revolutionary nationalism -- "It seemed like a punishment": Coercive state effects and the maddening state -- Students or soldiers?: Troubled state technologies and the imagined future of educated Eritrea -- Reeducating Eritrea: Disorder, disruption and remaking the nation -- The teacher state: Morality and everyday sovereignty over schools -- Conclusion: Escape, encampment and alchemical nationalism
Control code
ocn978671824
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439912713
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, figures, tables
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)978671824

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