Publié le 30 mars 2021 Mis à jour le 6 avril 2021

Les Jeudis du GED sont organisés par les équipes du Campus Condorcet. Julien Brachet (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, IRD) est l'invité de cette séance.


le 22 avril 2021

de 18h à 19h30
Despite being central to the development of Saharan regional connectivity, northern Chad has been closed to researchers since the late 1960s and thus remains virtually unknown to scholarship. Based on long-term fieldwork, The Value of Disorder is an original and in-depth account of the area and its Tubu majority inhabitants. Julien Brachet and Judith Scheele examine trans-border connectivity and trade; civil war and rebellion; wealth creation and dispersal; labour and gender relations; and aspirations to moral autonomy in northern Chad from an internal point of view – a point of view that in turn participates in a dynamic process of regional interdependence. Vividly ethnographic, the book gives precedence to local categories of value, while asking broader questions about the nature of non-state regional political organisation. Questions that inform current political developments in the Sahara more widely, and have the potential to challenge key concepts in Saharan studies and the social sciences.

The Value of Disorder Autonomy, Prosperity, and Plunder in the Chadian Sahara,  Julien Brachet et Judith Scheele, Cambridge University Press, 2019.


  • Julien Brachet (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne-IRD)
  • Discutante : Marielle Debos (Université Paris Nanterre – ISP)