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The Underneath of ThingsViolence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone$
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Mariane Ferme

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520225428

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520225428.001.0001

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Immaterial Practices

Immaterial Practices

Clues in a Modern Sierra Leonean Landscape

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(p.23) Chapter 1 Immaterial Practices
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The Underneath of Things
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Mariane C. Ferme

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520225428.003.0002

This chapter attempts to provide an interpretation of the history of Sierra Leone based on its modern landscape. It discusses the special powers of dissimulation and interpretation of Sierra Leonean hunter-warriors and the modern resistance movement they initiated. The analysis indicates that the rural Sierra Leonean landscape does not lend itself to an easy reading of the history embedded in it because conflicts unfold through competing claims to—and interpretations of—the landscape itself. The findings also suggest that the transformation of the landscape was not only embedded on intelligible historical relics in material form but also in the ambiguity of names and in the non-material temporary practices.

Keywords:   history, Sierra Leone, dissimulation, interpretation, hunter-warrior, landscape, historical relics, non-material practices

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