Institute

of

African Studies

Territory, Identity and Politics in a Frontier Zone: the case of Central Benin


  

Manager:


  

Prof. Dr. Martin Doevenspeck



Chair:

Politische Geographie

Contact:

doevenspeck@uni-bayreuth.de

Staff:

Donko, M.A. Kamal

Term:

04 / 2014 - 03 / 2017

Web:

http://www.politgeo.uni-bayreuth.de/de/research/md...

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.