Rethinking the Katangese secession

Show simple item record Larmer, Miles Kennes, Erik 2015-07-21T08:33:20Z 2015-07-21T08:33:20Z 2014-05
dc.description.abstract This article, in analysing the Katangese secession of 1960-63, argues that it should be primarily understood not simply as the result of external machinations but, at least as importantly, as the initiative of indigenous Katangese political leaders. It charts the development of the Katangese national project amongst self-consciously ‘indigenous’ Katangese leaders, who responded to what they saw as an imposed and illegitimate Congolese nation-state by constructing a national imagery rooted in a mythico-historical reconstruction of a usable Katangese past. The article explains how this was utilised by the Katangese state during the secession to perform an ‘authentic’ Katangese national identity. In so doing, the article situates the Katangese draws attention to the parallels between the Katangese nation-state project and attempts by post-colonial states to perform nationhood elsewhere in Africa. en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2016-10-31 en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Miles Larmer & Erik Kennes (2014) Rethinking the Katangese Secession, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 42:4, 741-761, DOI : 10.1080/03086534.2014.894716 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0308-6534 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1743-9329 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/03086534.2014.894716
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 741-761, 2014. doi :10.1080/03086534.2014.894716. Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comloi/fich20 en_ZA
dc.subject Katangese secession en_ZA
dc.subject Katangese political leaders en_ZA
dc.subject External machinations en_ZA
dc.subject Katangese national identity en_ZA
dc.title Rethinking the Katangese secession en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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