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Rodet, Marie (2014) 'Forced Labor, Resistance, and Masculinities in Kayes, French Sudan, 1919–1946.' International Labor and Working-Class History, 86. pp. 107-123.

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In this article I analyze how African gender categories have interacted with those produced and imposed by French colonization and how these forced interactions may have given rise to specific kinds of resistance from local populations. Using the case study of forced recruitment for the private agricultural firm Société Anonyme des Cultures de Diakandapé (SACD) in the region of Kayes in Mali from 1919 to 1946, I examine the complexities of resistance to forced labor from a gender perspective, with a special focus on how resistance was shaped by struggles around (re)construction and (re)definition of local and colonial masculinities.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of History
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of History
ISSN: 01475479
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2015 12:30
Related URLs: http://journals ... 14754791400012X (Publisher URL)

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