By Hugh Roberts

The Berber id stream in North Africa was once pioneered by way of the Kabyles of Algeria. yet a preoccupation with identification and language has obscured the truth that Kabyle dissidence has been rooted in democratic aspirations encouraged by means of the political traditions of Kabylia itself, a Berber-speaking zone within the north of Algeria. The political business enterprise of pre-colonial Kabylia, from which those traditions originate, was once good defined through nineteenth-century French authors. yet their lack of ability to provide an explanation for it inspired later theorists of Berber society, comparable to Ernest Gellner and Pierre Bourdieu, to brush off Kabylia’s political associations, significantly the jema‘a (assembly or council), and to minimize Berber politics to a functionality of social constitution and shared faith. In Berber executive, Hugh Roberts, a popular specialist on North Africa, explores the striking logics of Kabyle political organization and the weird measure of autonomy it possessed on the subject of either kinship divisions and the non secular box. This ebook extra bargains a pioneering account of the social and political historical past of Kabylia in the course of the Ottoman interval and establishes a substantially new option to comprehend the advanced position of the Kabyles in Algerian politics.

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