Young men and Islam in the 1990s: rethinking an intergenerational perspective

  title={Young men and Islam in the 1990s: rethinking an intergenerational perspective},
  author={Muriel Gomez-Perez and Marie Nathalie Leblanc and Mathias Savadogo},
  journal={Journal of Religion in Africa},
Interest in the question of youth and Islam in West Africa stems from the overwhelming demographic weight of youth and their relatively recent incursion into the public domain, as well a wave of Islamic revivalism that has swept across Africa from the late 1970s on. In this paper, we propose to examine the sociopolitical role of young men in Islamic revivalist movements that occurred in urban centers in Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Senegal in the 1980-1990s. Such movements were particularly… 
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