Title

Liminality and Community Leadership: Transitioning Leadership in Postconflict in Sierra Leone

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

Liminality is a space in-between what was and what will be, and it is often a space for scrutiny and reflection as one moves forward. This article uses the concept of liminality as a lens to understand three primary transitions in chieftaincy leadership in postconflict Sierra Leonean communities. These shifts are an increased involvement in community development, increased fairness in dispute settlement, and a challenge to the patrilineal norm of leadership. This article aims to better understand these transitions in postconflict chieftaincy leadership, and overall cultural shifts in the community, through a lens of liminality.

Comments

This article was originally published in International Leadership Journal, volume 7, issue 1, in 2015. Dr. Miller's article begins on page 3.

Peer Reviewed

1

Copyright

Thomas Edison State University