This book is about how a Bassari village is being incorporated into larger national structures in Senegal through seasonal and long-term migration. It explains how the effects of migration have been controlled and shaped and discusses how migration have strengthened the village power structure.
Part One: Background 1. The Problem and the Setting 2. The Village Society 3. The Village Economy Part Two: Migration 4. Recent History 5. Today's Seasonal Migrants 6. Long-Term Migration 7. Bassari Townspeople in Tambacounda Part Three: Change 8. Townspeople and Change 9. Villagers and Change 10. The Quiet Revolution