Area Handbook for Ivory Coast

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IVORY COAST

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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FOREWORDii
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITIONix
COUNTRY SUMMARYxi
SUMMARY OF EVENTS: JANUARY 1963--DECEMBER 1972xv
Social Trends and Changes--Political Trends and Changes--Economic Trends and Changes--National Security--Bibliography
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITIONlxv

SECTION I. SOCIOLOGICAL BACKGROUND
Chapter 1. General Character of the Society1
2. Historical Setting7
Pre-European Period--Advent of the Europeans--French Rule Until World War II--The Road to Independence
3. Geography and Population29
Major Geographic Regions--Rivers--Borders and Administrative Subdivisions--Climate--Minerals and Soil--Vegetation--Animal Life--People--Cities and Towns
4. Ethnic Groups and Languages55
Major Groups of the Southeast--Major Groups of the Southwest Forest--Voltaic Groups of the Northern Ivory Coast-- Mandingo Groups of the Ivory Coast--Foreign Minority Groups--Major Languages--Government Ethnic Policy
5. Family79
The Structure of Kin Groups--Family Structure and Relationships--Marriage and Divorce--The Life Cycle
6. Social Structure95
The Traditional Social Structure--The Modern Social Structure
7. Educational and Intellectual Expression111
Traditional Education--Development of Formal Education-- The School System--The Teacher--Adult Education--Intellectual Activity
8. Religion131
Traditional African Religions--Christianity--Syncretic Cults--Islam
9. Artistic Expression145
Sculpture, Painting and Handicrafts--Music--Performing Arts--Literature
10. Health and Welfare155
Standard of Living--Health--Welfare

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Area Handbook for Ivory Coast
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Foreword iii
  • Table of Contents v
  • Preface to the Second Edition ix
  • Country Summary xi
  • Summary of Events: January 1963--December 1972 xv
  • Bibliography lvii
  • Preface to the First Edition lxv
  • Section I. Sociological Background 1
  • Chapter 1 General Character of the Society 1
  • Chapter 2 Historical Setting 7
  • Chapter 3 Geography and Population 29
  • Chapter 4 Ethnic Groups and Languages 55
  • Chapter 5 Family 79
  • Chapter 6 Social Structure 95
  • Chapter 7 Education and Intellectual Expression 111
  • Chapter 8 Religion 131
  • Chapter 9 Artistic Expression 145
  • Chapter 10 Health and Welfare 155
  • Chapter 11 Social Values and Patterns of Living 169
  • Bibliography 179
  • Section II. Political Background 189
  • Chapter 12 Constitution and Government 189
  • Chapter 13 Political Dynamics 213
  • Chapter 14 Foreign Policy 231
  • Chapter 15 Information and Propaganda 251
  • Chapter 16 Attitudes and Reactions of the People 265
  • Bibliography 273
  • Section III. Economic Background 283
  • Chapter 17 Character and Structure of the Economy 283
  • Chapter 18 Agriculture 289
  • Chapter 19 Industry 309
  • Chapter 20 Labor 331
  • Chapter 21 Domestic and Foreign Trade 349
  • Chapter 22 Financial System 367
  • Bibliography 387
  • Section IV. National Security 395
  • Chapter 23 Public Order and Internal Security 395
  • Chapter 24 the Armed Forces 411
  • Bibliography 427
  • Glossary 431
  • Index 437
  • Published Area Handbooks 449
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