Liminality and Community Leadership: Transitioning Leadership in Postconflict in Sierra Leone
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.
McIntyre Miller, W and Harter, N. (2015). Liminality and community leadership: Transitioning leadership in postconflict in Sierra Leone. International Leadership Journal 7(1) p. 3-22. http://www.tesc.edu/documents/ILJ_Winter_2015.pdf
Thomas Edison State University