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A study of pan-African ideas of a collective identity in Africa
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The intention of this paper has been to look at how pan-African ideas about a common identity hav e been expressed and developed on the African continent since the period of decolonisation in the 1960s. By using social constructivist identity-theory I have looked at how identity can be constructed by the use of myths, stories, symbols and ‘othering’. Thereafter I used these ideas when analysing different official documents from pan-African movements such as the creation of the AU and its constitutive act to identify what tools that were used to construct a common African identity. Thereby I was also to see if there had been any change in how pan-African ideas have expressed African identity over time.

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2011. , p. 52
Keywords [en]
African Union, pan-Africanism, identity, Africa, regional identity, social
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-14122OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-14122DiVA, id: diva2:386814
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-01-26 Created: 2011-01-13 Last updated: 2011-01-26Bibliographically approved

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