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Rencontres religieuses et dynamiques sociales au Burkina Faso
Rencontres religieuses et dynamiques sociales au Burkina Faso

Rencontres religieuses et dynamiques sociales au Burkina Faso

Edited by Alice Degorce, Edited by Ludovic O. Kibora, Edited by Katrin Langewiesche


344 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Trade Paper, $37.95 (US $37.95) (CA $50.95)

Publication Date: November 2019

ISBN 9782359260830

Rights: US & CA

Amalion Publishing (Nov 2019)

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Burkina Faso's religious landscape, where traditional Muslim and Christian religions intersect, is part of a social and historical context spread over several centuries marked by a diversity that has been studied by researchers for a long time. As the security situation deteriorates in recent years in the Sahel region, the religious question is increasingly being redefined and put at the forefront of the Burkinabe socio-political scene. This collective work offers readers a synthesis of the knowledge accumulated by researchers over the past decades on the different religions and the social dynamics associated with them to shed light on the management of the country's religious diversity and coexistence amidst the tensions and conflicts being faced. Contributors: Louis Audet Gosselin, Benoît Beucher, Adrien Bitibaly, Issa Cissé, Maxime Compaoré, Kathéry Couillard, Alice Degorce, Hamidou Diallo, Damien Glez, Martial Halpougdou, Ludovic Kibora, Pascal Kolesnore, Katrin Langewiesche, Frédérik Madore, Aude Nikiema, Nyaba Léon Ouédraogo, Yacouba Ouédraogo, Marc Pilon, Maud Saint-Lary, Benjamin Soares, Mara Vitale.

Author Biography

Alice Degorce is research coordinator at the Institut de Recherche de Développement (IRD), and member of the Institut des mondes africains (IMAF). Her work focus on religious practices and discourses of migrants in Burkina Faso. She is the author of Chants funéraires des Mossi (Burkina Faso), Paris, Karthala, 2014. Ludovic Ouhonyioué Kibora holds a doctorate in anthropology, ethnology, and the science of religions from Université Paris 7 Denis-Diderot. He is the Director of Institut des sciences des sociétés du Centre national de la recherche scientifique et technologique (INSS/CNRST). He is the co-author of the Transformations socio-politiques au Burkina Faso de 2014 à 2017. Perspectives anthropologiques des pratiques politiques et de la culture démocratique dans « un Burkina nouveau », Uppsala, Uppsala universitet, 2017 ; and author of Du dehors au-dedans, l'alliance chez les Kasena, Paris, Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot, 1997. Katrin Langewiesche is an anthropologist at the Institute of Ethnology and African Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany and author of several books in the area of religious plurality in Africa, including Mobilité religieuse. Changements religieux au Burkina Faso (2003) and Missionnaires et religieuses dans un monde globalisé (2014). She also co-authored with Anne Attané and Franck Pourcel Neoruraux – vivre autrement (2004) and L'enquête et ses graphies en sciences sociales (coedited with Jean-Bernard Ouédraogo, Amalion 2019). Benjamin Soares is a scholar of Islam and Muslim societies in Africa whose research focuses particularly on religious life from the early 20th century to the present. He has conducted research in Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sudan, as well as among West African Muslims in Europe and Asia. In recent work, he has looked at the connections between changing modalities of religious expression, different modes of belonging, and emergent social imaginaries in colonial and postcolonial West Africa. In addition to ongoing interests in religious encounters and religion, media, and the public sphere, he is studying contemporary Muslim public intellectuals in Africa.