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date: 12 December 2019

age set 

Source:
A Dictionary of African Politics
Author(s):

Nic Cheeseman,

Eloïse Bertrand,

Sa’eed Husaini

An age set is a social category referring to a group of people of similar age who share an identity, having been through a common rite of passage. Age sets often represent an effective network through which people develop close ties over a long period. Partly as a result, they are often co-opted during periods of political mobilization, ethnic clashes, and armed resistance to authoritarian rule, such as ... ...

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