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    Islam and cultural identity among the Berti of Sudan


    El-Tom, Abdullahi (1998) Islam and cultural identity among the Berti of Sudan. Geojournal, 46. pp. 155-162. ISSN 0343-2521

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    Abstract

    Focusing on the Berti of Sudan, this article assesses the role of Islam and Arabism as important variables in the social construction of cultural identity of the studied people. In line with most relevant recent literature, the author looks at cultural identity as a social construct, a dynamic ideology of shifting borders and a historical process that is grounded on diachronic social formation. The article argues that the present Berti identity is a conscious reflection of their subordinate position vis-à-vis the kingdoms and states which have dominated Sudan over the past few centuries.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Islam; cultura; identity; Sudan; Berti;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Anthropology
    Item ID: 8358
    Depositing User: Dr Abdullahi El-Tom
    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 15:00
    Journal or Publication Title: Geojournal
    Publisher: Springer Netherlands
    Refereed: Yes
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