Mimesis and Mimicry in Dynamics of State and Identity Formation in Northern Somalia

@article{Hoehne2009MimesisAM,
  title={Mimesis and Mimicry in Dynamics of State and Identity Formation in Northern Somalia},
  author={M. Hoehne},
  journal={Africa},
  year={2009},
  volume={79},
  pages={252 - 281}
}
  • M. Hoehne
  • Published 2009
  • Political Science
  • Africa
In this article, mimesis and mimicry are used as analytical concepts to explore dynamics of state and identity formation in Somaliland and Puntland since the early 1990s. Mimesis captures endeavours to imitate well-established models of social and political organization. Mimicry involves the deceptive imitation of such models in order to reach a certain aim. In the particular setting of northern Somalia, miming and mimicking in state and identity formation are also related to conflict… Expand
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