Ending Slavery

Hierarchy, Dependency and Gender in Central Mauritania

»Ending Slavery« offers insights into the »how« of practices of slavery that persist in parts of Mauritania up to the present day. It brings to the light the gendered structures of Moorish slavery, and examines their impact on strategies and tactics designed to bring this institution to an end. Underlying this study is empirical data gathered during two periods of field research in rural central Mauritania. The analysis of life histories of slaves and freed slaves, but also of tributaries and free Moors plays a key role in the book.

Open Access

2015-09-27, 436 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-0049-4
File size: 3.65 MB

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Author(s)
Urs Peter Ruf
Book title
Ending Slavery Hierarchy, Dependency and Gender in Central Mauritania
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
436
ISBN
978-3-8394-0049-4
DOI
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
JFC
BISAC-Code
SOC022000
THEMA-Code
JBCC
Release date
2015-09-27
Topics
Gewalt, Geschlecht
Readership
Social Sciences, Cultural Studies
Keywords/Tags
Islam, Violence, Gender, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies

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