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Record number 342695
Title Les guerres africaines du type fleuve Mano
Author(s) Richards, P.; Vlassenroot, K.
Source Politique Africaine 88 (2002)dec. - ISSN 0244-7827 - p. 13 - 26.
Department(s) Technology and Agrarian Development
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2002
Abstract Durkheims theory on solidarity and division of labor offers an alternative to the utilitarian conceptual framework in order to analyze the wars of the Mano River type. Utilitarian explanations, limiting understanding of social processes to the world of routine calculation, fail to grasp the special intensity of war. Instead, violence, as Durkheim views it, belongs to those moments of human interaction he terms « effervescence », in which social orders are made or destroyed. This requires a sociological understanding of solidarity.
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