Territory, Identity and Politics in a Frontier Zone: the case of Central Benin
Prof. Dr. Martin Doevenspeck
Staff:Donko, M.A. Kamal
Term:04 / 2014 - 03 / 2017
Based on the interpretative framework of the "African frontier" of Igor Kopytoff. this research project refers to the debate on agricultural colonization, the meaning of territory and belonging in sub-Saharan Africa. Through a multi-sited ethnographic approach, we seek to scrutinize the inter-linkages between struggles over access to land and local politics in a frontier zone of central Benin.