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  • 1
    ISBN: 978-1-316-51422-1 , 9781009082808
    Language: English
    Pages: xii, 266 Seiten , Illustrationen
    Edition: First published
    Series Statement: International African Library 65
    Keywords: Tansania Christentum ; Islam ; Muslime ; Soziales Leben ; Schule ; Bildung ; Erziehung ; Religion und Gesellschaft ; Religionsethnologie ; Anthropologie, soziale
    Abstract: Christian and Muslim schools have become important target points in families and pupils' quests for new study opportunities and securing a 'good life' in Tanzania. These schools combine secular education with the moral (self-)formation of young people, triggering new realignments of the fields of education with interreligious co-existence and class formation in the country's urban centres. Hansjörg Dilger explores the emerging entanglements of faith, morality, and the educational market in Dar es Salaam, thereby shedding light on processes of religious institutionalisation and their individual and collective embodiment. By contextualising these dynamics through analysis of the politics of Christian-Muslim relations in postcolonial Tanzania, this book shows how the field of education has shaped the positions of these highly diverse religious communities in diverging ways. In doing so, Dilger suggests that students and teachers' religious experience and practice in faith-oriented schools are shaped by the search for socio-moral belonging as well as by the power relations and inequalities of an interconnected world.
    Description / Table of Contents: List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- Note on Language Use -- 1 - Introduction -- Part I - (Post)Colonial Politics of Religious Difference and Education -- 2 - Entangled Histories of Religious Pluralism and Schooling -- 3 - Staging and Governing Religious Difference in the Haven of Peace -- Part II - Moral Becoming and Educational Inequalities in Dar es Salaam -- 4 - Market Orientation and Belonging in Neo-Pentecostal Schools -- 5 - Marginality and Religious Difference in Islamic Seminaries -- 6 - Privilege and Prayer in Catholic Schools -- 7 - Conclusion -- References -- Index
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 236-258
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  • 2
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-108-83107-9 (hardback) , 978-1-108-92319-4 (ISBN der parallelen Ausgabe)
    Language: English
    Pages: x, 286 Seiten
    Series Statement: African Identities
    Keywords: Nigeria Pentecost ; Christentum ; Religion und Gesellschaft ; Sozialer Aspekt ; Macht ; Anthropologie, soziale ; Anthropologie, politische
    Abstract: For decades, Pentecostalism has been one of the most powerful socio-cultural and socio-political movements in Africa. The Pentecostal modes of constructing the world by using their performative agencies to embed their rites in social processes have imbued them with immense cultural power to contour the character of their societies. Performing Power in Nigeria explores how Nigerian Pentecostals mark their self-distinction as a people of power within a social milieu that affirmed and contested their desires for being. Their faith, and the various performances that inform it, imbue the social matrix with saliences that also facilitate their identity of power. Using extensive archival material, interviews, and fieldwork, Abimbola A. Adelakun questions the histories, desires, knowledge, tools, and innate divergences of this form of identity, and its interactions with the other ideological elements that make up the society. Analysing the important developments in contemporary Nigerian Pentecostalism, she demonstrates how the social environment is being transformed by the Pentecostal performance of their identity as the people of power. (Verlagsangaben)
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 246-279
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  • 3
    ISBN: 9781316511237
    Language: English
    Pages: xix, 513 Seiten
    Series Statement: African identities : past and present
    DDC: 305.8996333
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    Keywords: Erkenntnistheorie ; Kultur ; Entkolonialisierung ; Erzählung ; Sachkultur ; Geschichte ; Nation ; Wissen ; Afrika
    Note: Print on demand edition. , Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • 4
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    London : International African Institute | Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 9781316514535 , 1316514536
    Language: English
    Pages: xiv, 292 Seiten , Illustrationen
    Series Statement: The International African library 66
    Series Statement: International African library
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    DDC: 966.30072
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    Keywords: French Antiquities ; Postcolonialism ; Postkolonialismus ; Kulturerbe ; Welterbe ; Antiquities ; French - Antiquities ; Historiography ; Postcolonialism ; Senegal Antiquities ; Senegal Historiography ; Senegal ; Senegal
    Abstract: Senegal features prominently on the UNESCO World Heritage List. As many of its cultural heritage sites are remnants of the French empire, how does an independent nation care for the heritage of colonialism? How does it reinterpret slave barracks, colonial museums, and monuments to empire to imagine its own national future? This book examines Senegal's decolonization of its cultural heritage. Revealing how Léopold Sédar Senghor's philosophy of Négritude inflects the interpretation of its colonial heritage, Ferdinand de Jong demonstrates how Senegal's reinterpretation of heritage sites enables it to overcome the legacies of the slave trade, colonialism, and empire. Remembering and reclaiming a Pan-African future, De Jong shows how World Heritage sites are conceived as the archive of an Afrotopia to come, and, in a move towards decolonization, how they repair colonial time.Offers insights into how an independent nation goes about decolonising its UNESCO World Heritage sites to imagine a national futureAnalyses the appropriation of heritage to repair the wounds of colonialismExamines themes of race, restitution and reconciliation in sites such as the House of Slaves and the Museum of Black Civilisations in Senegal
    Description / Table of Contents: List of Figures page viii Acknowledgements xi Prologue: Faidherbe Must Fall 3 Introduction: Temporalities of Repair 13 1 History and Testimony at the House of Slaves 39 2 The Door of Return: Framing Race and Reconciliation 73 3 Shining Lights and Their Shadows 104 4 Prayer of Emergency: Black Subjects and Sufi Spirituality 140 5 Recycling Recognition: The Monument as Objet Trouvé 165 6 Ruins of Utopia: Ponty and the University of the African Future 185 7 The Museum of Black Civilizations: Race, Restitution,and Repair 211 Coda: Untimely Utopia 245 Bibliography 253 Index 281
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 253-280
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  • 5
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 1-108-82666-0 , 978-1-108-82666-2 , 1-108-84382-4 , 978-1-108-84382-9 , 978-1-108-92019-3/ISBN der parallelen Ausgabe im Fernzugriff
    Language: English
    Pages: xviii, 335 Seiten , Illustrationen
    Series Statement: South Asia in the Social Sciences 14
    Keywords: Indien Religion ; Religion und Politik ; Hinduismus ; Paria ; Unberührbarer ; Hindu ; Kulturwandel ; Kaste ; Nationalismus ; Lucknow 〈Stadt, Indien〉
    Abstract: The idea that India is a Hindu majority nation rests on the assumption that the vast swath of its population stigmatized as 'untouchable' is, and always has been, in some meaningful sense, Hindu. But is that how such communities understood themselves in the past, or how they understand themselves now? When and under what conditions did this assumption take shape, and what truths does it conceal? In this book, Joel Lee challenges presuppositions at the foundation of the study of caste and religion in South Asia. Drawing on detailed archival and ethnographic research, Lee tracks the career of a Dalit religion and the effort by twentieth-century nationalists to encompass it within a newly imagined Hindu body politic. A chronicle of religious life in north India and an examination of the ethics and semiotics of secrecy, Deceptive Majority throws light on the manoeuvres by which majoritarian projects are both advanced and undermined.
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 307-326
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  • 6
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-316-51586-0
    Language: English
    Pages: xiii, 265 Seiten , Illustrationen
    Edition: First published
    Series Statement: African Studies (Cambridge) 155
    Keywords: Simbabwe Recht ; Gerichtsbarkeit ; Strafrecht ; Macht ; Politik und Gesellschaft ; Rechtsethnologie ; Anthropologie, politische
    Abstract: Focusing on political trials in Zimbabwe's Magistrates' Courts between 2000 and 2012, Susanne Verheul explores why the judiciary have remained a central site of contestation in post-independence Zimbabwe. Drawing on rich court observations and in-depth interviews, this book foregrounds law's potential to reproduce or transform social and political power through the narrative, material, and sensory dimensions of courtroom performances. Instead of viewing appeals to law as acts of resistance by marginalised orders for inclusion in dominant modes of rule, Susanne Verheul argues that it was not recognition by but of this formal, rule-bound ordering, and the form of citizenship it stood for, that was at stake in performative legal engagements. In this manner, law was much more than a mere instrument. Law was a site in which competing conceptions of political authority were given expression, and in which people's understandings of themselves as citizens were formed and performed. (Verlagsangaben)
    Description / Table of Contents: List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Law, State Authority and the Courts -- 1. History, Authority and the Law in Zimbabwe, 1950-2002 -- 2. `Rebels` and `Good Boys`: Examining the Working Conditions in Zimbabwe`s Attorney General`s Office after 2000 -- 3. `Zimbabweans Are Foolishly Litigious`: Debating Citizenship When Engaging with a Politicised Legal System -- 4. `What Is Abnormal Is Normal`: Performative Politics on the Stages of Arrest and Detention -- 5. Material and Sensory Courtrooms: Observing the `Decline of Professionalism` in Harare`s Magistrates` Courts -- 6. The Trials of the `Traitor` in Harare`s Magistrates` Courts under the Unity Government -- 7. History, Consciousness and Citizenship in Matabeleland -- 8. Historical Narrative and Political Strategy in Bulawayo`s Magistrates` Courts: The Case of Owen Maseko -- Conclusion: `Government Is a Legal Fiction` - Performing Law, the State, Citizenship and Politics -- Bibliography -- Index
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 238-259 , Doctoral thesis , University of Oxford, 2017, unter dem Titel: "Government is a legal fiction" : performing political power in Zimbabwe's magistrates' courts after 2000
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  • 7
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-108-83831-3 (hardback)
    Language: English
    Pages: xvi, 301 Seiten , Karten
    Series Statement: Asian Connections 12
    Keywords: Eurasien China ; Türkei ; Afghanistan ; Russland ; Ukraine ; West-Europa ; Seidenstraße ; Sozio-ökonomischer Aspekt ; Geopolitik ; Handel ; Handelsbeziehung ; Handelsroute ; Händler ; Mobilität ; Wirtschaftsethnologie ; Globalisierung ; Beziehungen, transnationale ; Anthropologie, soziale
    Abstract: Small-scale traders play a crucial role in forging Asian connectivity, forming networks and informal institutions separate from those driven by nation-states, such as China's Belt and Road Initiative. This ambitious study provides a unique insight into the lives of the mobile traders from Afghanistan who traverse Eurasia. Reflecting on over a decade of intensive ethnographic fieldwork, Magnus Marsden introduces readers to a dynamic yet historically durable universe of commercial and cultural connections. Through an exploration of the traders' networks, cultural and religious identities, as well as the nodes in which they operate, Marsden emphasises their ability to navigate Eurasia's geopolitical tensions and to forge transregional routes that channel significant flows of people, resources, and ideas. Beyond the Silk Roads will interest those seeking to understand contemporary iterations of the Silk Road within the context of geopolitics in the region.
    Description / Table of Contents: List of maps -- Acknowledgements -- Glossary -- Introduction: Beyond the Silk Roads -- 1 - `Take Your Help Away and Leave Us in Peace!`: The Anthropology of Geopolitics as Lived -- 2 - Inter-Asian Corridor of Connectivity (1): The Eurasian World - China, Russia, Ukraine and Western Europe -- 3 - Inter-Asian Corridor of Connectivity (2): West Asia - China, the Arabian Peninsula and Turkey -- 4 - `Welcome to Yiwu, China International Trade City!` Everyday Life in a Chinese Commercial Node -- 5 - Minorities, Commerce and the Legacy of Muslim Asia`s Urban Cosmopolitanism: Afghanistan`s Hindus and Sikhs -- 6 - An Alternative Eurasian Economic Geography: Afghanistan`s Role in Long-Distance Trade -- 7 - Afghan Restaurants in Inter-Asian Worlds: Prestige, Information Pooling and Cross-Cultural Exchange in Long-Distance Trade -- Conclusion: Geopolitics, Critical Responsiveness and Navigational Agency in Eurasian Connectivity -- Note on Fieldwork -- References -- Index
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 269-288
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  • 8
    ISBN: 978-1-108-83180-2 (hardback) , 978-1-108-92470-2 (epub) , 978-1-108-92720-8 (paperback)
    Language: English
    Pages: xvi, 338 Seiten , Illustrationen
    Edition: First published
    Series Statement: International African Library 63
    Keywords: Südafrika Arbeiterklasse ; Bergbau ; Weiße ; Gewerkschaft ; Sozio-ökonomischer Aspekt ; Neoliberalismus ; Politik und Gesellschaft ; Apartheid ; Anthropologie, politische ; Anthropologie, soziale
    Abstract: White workers occupied a unique social position in apartheid-era South Africa. Shielded from black labour competition in exchange for support for the white minority regime, their race-based status effectively concealed their class-based vulnerability. Centred on this entanglement of race and class, Privileged Precariat examines how South Africa's white workers experienced the dismantling of the racial state and the establishment of black majority rule. Starting from the 1970s, it shows how apartheid reforms constituted the withdrawal of state support for working-class whiteness, sending workers in search of new ways to safeguard their interests in a rapidly changing world. Danelle van Zyl-Hermann tracks the shifting strategies of the blue-collar Mineworkers' Union, culminating in its reinvention, by the 2010s, as the Solidarity Movement, a social movement appealing to cultural nationalism. Integrating unique historical and ethnographic evidence with global debates, Privileged Precariat offers a chronological and interpretative rethinking of South Africa's recent past and contributes new insights from the Global South to debates on race and class in the era of neoliberalism. (Verlagsangaben)
    Description / Table of Contents: List of table and figures -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations and acronyms -- Introduction: the return of the white working class -- Part I - White workers and the racial state -- 1 - Privileged race, precarious class: white labour from the mineral revolution to the golden age -- 2 - From sweetheart to Frankenstein: the National Party's changing stance towards white labour amid the crisis of the 1970s -- Select 3 - Race and rights at the rock face of change: white organised labour and the Wiehahn Reforms -- Part II - White workers and civil society mobilisation -- 4 - From trade union to social movement: the mineworkers union solidarity's formation of a post apartheid social alliance -- 5 - An 'alternative government': the solidarity movement's contemporary strategies -- 6 - Discursive labour and strategic contradiction: managing the working class roots of a declassed organisation -- 7 - 'Guys like us are left to our own mercy': counternarratives ambivalence and the pressures of racial gatekeeping among solidarity's blue collar members -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 310-329
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  • 9
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-316-51179-4 (hardback) , 978-1-00-905461-4 (paperback) , 978-1-00-905386-0 (ISBN der parallelen Ausgabe)
    Language: English
    Pages: xi, 345 Seiten , Illustrationen, Karten
    Edition: First published
    Series Statement: African Studies (Cambridge) 157
    Keywords: Simbabwe Geschichte ; Geschichte, politische ; Außenpolitik ; Beziehungen, internationale ; Beziehungen, interethnische ; Beziehungen Afrika-Europa ; Rassismus ; Dekolonisation ; Unabhängigkeitskampf ; Kolonie, britisch ; Rassenkonflikt ; Mugabe, Robert [Leben und Werk] ; Nkomo, Joshua [Leben und Werk] ; Nyerere, Julius K. [Leben und Werk]
    Abstract: The 'Rhodesian crisis' of the 1960s and 1970s, and the early 1980s crisis of independent Zimbabwe, can be understood against the background of Cold War historical transformations brought on by, among other things, African decolonization in the 1960s; the failure of American power in Vietnam and the rise of Third World political power at the UN and elsewhere. In this African history of the diplomacy of decolonization in Zimbabwe, Timothy Lewis Scarnecchia examines the relationship and rivalry between Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe over many years of diplomacy, and how both leaders took advantage of Cold War racialized thinking about what Zimbabwe should be, including Anglo-American preoccupations with keeping whites from leaving after Independence. Based on a wealth of archival source materials, including materials that have recently become available through thirty-year rules in the UK and South Africa, it uncovers how foreign relations bureaucracies the US, UK, and SA created a Cold War 'race state' notion of Zimbabwe that permitted them to rationalize Mugabe's state crimes in return for Cold War loyalty to Western powers. (Verlagsangaben)
    Description / Table of Contents: List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction -- Historical background : 1960 to 1970 -- The early 1970s -- Liberation struggles in Southern Africa, 1975-1976 -- 'We don't give a damn about Rhodesia' : the Geneva talks 1976 -- Negotiating independence 1977-1978 -- Negotiating independently, 1978 -- The big gamble : the transition and pre-election period -- 1980 elections and the first years of independence -- Gukurahundi and Zimbabwe's place in the 1980s Cold War -- Conclusion -- Select bibliography -- Index
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 323-331
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  • 10
    ISBN: 978-1-108-49146-4 , 978-1-108-86883-9 /E-Book
    Language: English
    Pages: xviii, 412 Seiten , Illustrationen
    Edition: First published
    Series Statement: African Studies (Cambridge) 152
    Keywords: Ruanda (Staat) Völkermord ; Tutsi ; Hutu ; Konflikt, ethnischer ; Gewalt ; Ethnopsychologie ; Anthropologie, politische ; Beziehungen Indigenes Volk-Regierung ; Beziehungen, interethnische
    Abstract: Rwanda`s genocide in 1994 was a tragic and world-changing event that has indelibly etched itself on the global conscience. The Path to Genocide in Rwanda combines extensive, original field data with some of the best existing evidence to offer a rigorous and comprehensive explanation of how and why the genocide occurred, and how and why so many Rwandans participated in it.Drawing on interviews with over three hundred Rwandans, Omar Shahabudin McDoom systematically compares those who participated in the violence against those who did not. He contrasts communities that experienced violence early with communities where violence began late, as well as communities where violence was limited with communities where it was massive. His findings offer new perspectives on some of the most troubling questions concerning the genocide, while also providing a broader engagement with key theoretical debates in the study of genocides and ethnic conflict. (Klappentext)
    Description / Table of Contents: List of figures, List of tables -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- 1. What We Do and Do Not Know -- 2. An Extraordinary Baseline -- 3. Security: War-time Threat -- 4. Threat and Opportunity: The Dangers of Freedom -- 5. Opportunity II: Death of the Nation's Father -- 6. Authority: Rwanda's privatized and powerful state -- 7. Why some killed and others did not -- 8. Conclusion: Rwanda in Retrospect -- References -- Index
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 389-406
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1108823425 , 1108823424
    Language: English
    Pages: 75 Seiten , Illustrationen
    Series Statement: Elements in Critical Heritage Studies
    Keywords: Ethnologie Archiv ; Film ; Museum ; Indigenität ; Kollektives Gedächtnis ; kulturelles Eigentum ; Kulturgut, Rückgabe ; Identität ; Argentinien ; Indianer, Argentinien
    Abstract: In the past decades cultural heritage stored at museums and archives has been returned to source communities in various forms and under diverse circumstances. This contribution to the Elements series explores and discusses specifically the return of digital 'ethnographic' images to indigenous and non indigenous people that share a common recent history of coexistence and dispute over the same territory that is to be understood in the light of the consolidation of a Nation State with a settler colonial logic. The author argues that the affective reception of what a given archive labels as tangible and intangible heritage varies according to each audience´s particular memory practices, historical experience and way of relating to shared hegemonic notions of 'whiteness' and 'indigeneity'.
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-108-84019-4 , 1-108-84019-1
    Language: English
    Pages: XIV, 298 Seiten , Illustrationen, Karten
    Edition: First published
    Keywords: Indien Nordwest-Indien ; Grenze ; Kolonie, britisch ; Kolonialismus ; Wissen ; Macht ; Intellektuelle ; Geschichte
    Abstract: Thomas Simpson provides an innovative account of how distinctive forms of colonial power and knowledge developed at the territorial fringes of colonial India during the nineteenth century. Through critical interventions in a wide range of theoretical and historiographical fields, he speaks to historians of empire and science, anthropologists, and geographers alike. The Frontier in British India provides the first connected and comparative analysis of frontiers in northwest and northeast India and draws on visual and written materials from an array of archives across the subcontinent and the UK. Colonial interventions in frontier spaces and populations were, it shows, enormously destructive but also prone to confusion and failure on their own terms. British frontier administrators did not merely suffer 'turbulent' frontiers, but actively worked to generate and uphold these regions as spaces of governmental and scientific exception. Accordingly, India's frontiers became crucial spaces of imperial practice and imagination throughout the nineteenth century.
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    ISBN: 978-1-108-83891-7 (hardback) , 978-1-108-96907-9 (paperback) , 978-1-108-97916-0 (ISBN der parallelen Ausgabe)
    Language: English
    Pages: 304 Seiten , Illustrationen (schwarz-weiß)
    Edition: First published
    Series Statement: International African Library 64
    Keywords: Nigeria Religion und Gesellschaft ; Religionsethnologie ; Differenzierung ; Islam ; Christentum ; Yoruba ; Religion, traditionelle ; Beziehungen, interreligiös ; Ethnographie ; Lagos 〈Nigeria〉 ; NASFAT
    Abstract: Religious pluralism, as encountered in multi-faith settings such as Nigeria's biggest city Lagos, challenges much of what we have long taken for granted about religion, including the ready-made binaries of Christianity versus Islam, religion versus secularism, religious monism versus polytheism, and tradition versus modernity. In this book, Marlies Janson offers a rich ethnography of religions, religious pluralism and practice in Lagos, analysing how so-called "religious shoppers" cross religions boundaries, and the co-existence of different religious traditions where practitioners engage with these simultaneously. Prompted to develop a broader conception of religion that shifts from a narrow analysis of religious tradition as mutually exclusive, Hanson instead offers a perspective that focuses on the complex dynamics of their acutal entanglements. Including real-life examples to illustrate religion in Lagos through religious practice and lived experiences, this study takes account of the ambivalence, inconsistency and unpredictability of lived religion, proposing assemblage as an analytical frame for exploring the conceptual and methodological possibilities that may open as a result. (Verlagsangaben)
    Description / Table of Contents: List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Glossary -- Lyrics: Shuffering and Shmiling / by Fela Kuti -- Introduction: Reforming the study of religious reform -- The religious setting : Muslim-Christian encounters in Nigeria -- Moses is Jesus and Jesus is Muhammad : the Chrislam movement -- Pentecostalizing Islam? : Nasrul-Lahi-il Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) -- Reviving 'Yoruba religion' : the Indigenous Faith of Africa (IFA), Ijo Orunmila Ato -- Beyond religion : the Grail Movement and Eckankar -- Conclusion: Towards a new framework for the study of religious pluralism -- Bibliography -- Index
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 197-215
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-108-97438-7
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (xvi, 301 Seiten) , Karten
    Series Statement: Asian Connections 12
    Keywords: Eurasien China ; Türkei ; Afghanistan ; Russland ; Ukraine ; West-Europa ; Seidenstraße ; Sozio-ökonomischer Aspekt ; Geopolitik ; Handel ; Handelsbeziehung ; Handelsroute ; Händler ; Mobilität ; Wirtschaftsethnologie ; Globalisierung ; Beziehungen, transnationale ; Anthropologie, soziale
    Abstract: Small-scale traders play a crucial role in forging Asian connectivity, forming networks and informal institutions separate from those driven by nation-states, such as China's Belt and Road Initiative. This ambitious study provides a unique insight into the lives of the mobile traders from Afghanistan who traverse Eurasia. Reflecting on over a decade of intensive ethnographic fieldwork, Magnus Marsden introduces readers to a dynamic yet historically durable universe of commercial and cultural connections. Through an exploration of the traders' networks, cultural and religious identities, as well as the nodes in which they operate, Marsden emphasises their ability to navigate Eurasia's geopolitical tensions and to forge transregional routes that channel significant flows of people, resources, and ideas. Beyond the Silk Roads will interest those seeking to understand contemporary iterations of the Silk Road within the context of geopolitics in the region.
    Description / Table of Contents: List of maps -- Acknowledgements -- Glossary -- Introduction: Beyond the Silk Roads -- 1 - `Take Your Help Away and Leave Us in Peace!`: The Anthropology of Geopolitics as Lived -- 2 - Inter-Asian Corridor of Connectivity (1): The Eurasian World - China, Russia, Ukraine and Western Europe -- 3 - Inter-Asian Corridor of Connectivity (2): West Asia - China, the Arabian Peninsula and Turkey -- 4 - `Welcome to Yiwu, China International Trade City!` Everyday Life in a Chinese Commercial Node -- 5 - Minorities, Commerce and the Legacy of Muslim Asia`s Urban Cosmopolitanism: Afghanistan`s Hindus and Sikhs -- 6 - An Alternative Eurasian Economic Geography: Afghanistan`s Role in Long-Distance Trade -- 7 - Afghan Restaurants in Inter-Asian Worlds: Prestige, Information Pooling and Cross-Cultural Exchange in Long-Distance Trade -- Conclusion: Geopolitics, Critical Responsiveness and Navigational Agency in Eurasian Connectivity -- Note on Fieldwork -- References -- Index
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 269-288
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-108-69057-7
    Language: English
    Series Statement: African Studies (Cambridge) 154
    Keywords: Afrika Afrika, Subsahara ; Salafismus ; Islam ; Fundamentalismus, islamischer ; Extremismus ; Jihad
    Abstract: Violent Islamic extremism is affecting a growing number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa. In some, jihadi Salafi organizations have established home bases and turned into permanent security challengers. However, other countries have managed to prevent the formation or curb the spread of homegrown jihadi Salafi organizations. In this book, Sebastian Elischer provides a comparative analysis of how different West and East African states have engaged with fundamentalist Muslim groups between the 1950s and today. In doing so, he establishes a causal link between state-imposed organizational gatekeepers in the Islamic sphere and the absence of homegrown jihadi Salafism. Illustrating that the contemporary manifestation of violent Islamic extremism in sub-Saharan Africa is an outcome of strategic political decisions that are deeply embedded in countries' autocratic pasts, he challenges conventional notions of statehood on the African continent, and provides new insight into the evolving relationships between secular and religious authority. -- provided by the publisher
    Description / Table of Contents: Introduction: Africa`s Changing Security Landscape 1. - 1 Cases, Concepts, and Variation 21. - Critical Junctures and the Formation of State-Led National. - Islamic Associations 49. - 3 Missed Opportunities and the Formation of Islamic Federations 74. - 4 The State as Demobilizer of Activist Salafism 98. - 5 The State as Enabler and Radicalizer of Activist Salafism 124. - 6 From Theory Generation to Theory Testing 163. - 7 Autocratic Legacies, the State, and Salafism in Africa 188. - Conclusion: Reviewing State-Islamic Relations in Africa 227
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-108-83349-3 , 978-1-108-98498-0
    Language: English
    Pages: xv, 149 Seiten , Illustrationen, Karten
    Series Statement: Cambridge Studies in Economics, Choice, and Society
    Keywords: Entwicklungsländer Nigeria ; Schattenwirtschaft ; Markt ; Wirtschaft, informelle ; Handel ; Handel, illegaler ; Wirtschaft ; Wirtschaftstheorie ; Wirtschaftspolitik ; Regierung ; Eigentum ; Wirtschaftsethnologie ; Lagos 〈Stadt, Nigeria〉
    Abstract: Property rights are important for economic exchange, but many governments don't protect them. Private market organizations can fill this gap by providing an institutional structure to enforce agreements, but with this power comes the ability to extort group members. Under what circumstances, then, will private organizations provide a stable environment for economic activity? Based on market case studies and a representative survey of traders in Lagos, Nigeria, this book argues that threats from the government can force an association to behave in ways that promote trade. The findings challenge the conventional wisdom that private good governance in developing countries thrives when the government keeps its hands off private group affairs. Instead, the author argues, leaders among traders behave in ways that promote trade primarily because of the threat of government intrusion.
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-108-42580-3 , 978-1-108-57965-0/ISBN der parallelen Ausgabe im Fernzugriff
    Language: English
    Pages: xii, 298 Seiten , Illustrationen, Karten
    Keywords: Nigeria Erster Weltkrieg ; Zweiter Weltkrieg ; Krieger ; Kolonialismus ; Imperialismus ; Politik ; Wirtschaftlicher Aspekt
    Abstract: Britain's declaration of war on Germany on 3 September, 1939, made Nigeria, like many other African societies, active participants in the war against the Axis powers. Leading to large-scale mobilization of human and materials resources, it transformed lives and societies in irrevocable ways. Of the 90,000 West African soldiers deployed to South East Asia after 1943, over half came from Nigeria. In this important, revisionist history, Chima J. Korieh examines how the lives of Nigerian producers, workers, merchants, men, women, and children from across society were affected. It recounts the extraordinary and often neglected story of the Nigerian people who were drawn into a global war, the enormous demands it made on their resources, and the way it would change both their lives and the societies they lived in. By placing the role that African societies played in the war within the contextual and theoretical frameworks of colonialism, race, gender, identity, labour, intellectual, and social history, Korieh challenges the dominant perception that World War II was primarily a European conflict and reveals the global impact of ordinary Nigerians on the war effort.
    Description / Table of Contents: Fighting for the world : imperialism, wartime policy, and colonial subjects -- For King and country : colonial subjects, and wartime intellectualism -- The home front : colonial subjects and the burden of empire -- Voices of protest : austerity, regulations, and social protest -- The Second World War and its aftermath -- Conclusion.
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-108-48867-9 , 978-1-108-77161-0 /E-Book
    Language: English
    Pages: XIV, 360 Seiten , Karten
    Series Statement: African Studies (Cambridge) 150
    Keywords: Tschad Frankreich ; Krieg ; Kolonialismus ; Dekolonisation ; militärischer Einsatz ; Libyen ; Konflikt, politischer
    Abstract: Examining the continuous French military interventions in Chad in the two decades after its independence, this study demonstrates how France's successful counterinsurgency efforts to protect the regime of François Tombalbaye would ultimately weaken the Chadian state and encourage Libya's Muammar Gaddafi to intervene. In covering the subsequent French efforts to counter Libyan ambitions and the rise to power of Hissène Habré, one of postcolonial Africa's most brutal dictators, Nathaniel K. Powell demonstrates that French strategies aiming to prevent the collapse of authoritarian regimes had the opposite effect, exacerbating violent conflicts and foreign interventions in Chad and further afield. Based on extensive archival research to trace the causes, course, and impact of French interventions in Chad, this study offers insights and lessons for current interveners - including France - fighting a 'war on terrorism' in the Sahel whose strategies and impact parallel those of France in the 1960s-1980s.
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-107-56593-7 , 1-107-56593-6 , 978-1-316-41156-8 , 978-1-107-12715-9
    Language: English
    Pages: XX, 382 Seiten , Karten
    Series Statement: New Approaches to African History 15
    Keywords: Afrika Afrika, Subsahara ; Westafrika ; Zentralafrika ; Angola ; Geschichte
    Abstract: Based on substantial new research from primary sources and archives, this accessible interpretative history of West Central Africa from earliest times to 1852 gives comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the region. With equal focus given to both internal histories or inter-state interactions and external dynamics and relationships, this study represents an original approach to regional histories which goes beyond the existing scholarship on the area. By contextualising and expanding its range, to include treatment of the Portuguese colony of Angola, John K. Thornton provides new understandings of significant events, people, and inter-regional interactions which aid the grounding of the history of West Central Africa within a broader context. A valuable resource to students and scholars of African history.
    Description / Table of Contents: The Development of States in West Central African to 1540 -- The Struggle for Ambundu and the Founding of Angola -- Ndongo and Portugal at War -- Queen Njinga's Struggle for Ndongo -- The Thirty Years' War Comes to Central Africa -- The Emergence of Lunda -- The Weight of Lunda on the West -- Culmination: Lunda, Luba and the Ovimbundu
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-108-49427-4 , 978-1-108-66507-0 /E-Book, 978-1-108-71431-0 /Pbk.
    ISSN: 0065-406X
    Language: English
    Pages: xiv, 322 Seiten , Karten
    Edition: First published
    Series Statement: African Studies (Cambridge) 147
    Keywords: Ost-Afrika Eritrea ; Äthiopien ; Ruanda (Staat) ; Uganda ; Befreiungsbewegung ; Unabhängigkeitskampf ; Politik und Gesellschaft ; Politischer Wandel ; Sicherheit ; Geschichte, politische ; Regierung ; Macht ; Konflikt, politischer ; Revolte ; Demokratisierung
    Abstract: Between 1986 and 1994, East Africa's postcolonial, political settlement was profoundly challenged as four revolutionary 'liberation' movements seized power in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda. After years of armed struggle against vicious dictatorships, these movements transformed from rebels to rulers, promising to deliver 'fundamental change'. This study exposes, examines and underlines the acute challenges each has faced in doing so. Drawing on over 130 interviews with the region's post-liberation elite, undertaken over the course of a decade, Jonathan Fisher takes a fresh and empirically-grounded approach to explaining the fast-moving politics of the region over the last three decades, focusing on the role and influence of its guerrilla governments. East Africa after Liberation sheds critical light on the competing pressures post-liberation governments contend with as they balance reformist aspirations with accommodation of counter-vailing interests, historical trajectories and their own violent organisational cultures. (Verlagsangaben)
    Description / Table of Contents: Maps -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Part I - Insurgency -- 1 - East Africa`s Post-liberation Elite and the Legacy of Insurgency I: Movement State And Society -- 2 - East Africa`s Post-liberation Elite and the Legacy of Insurgency II: From Rebellion To Government -- Part II - Liberation -- 3 - From Rebels to Diplomats: Pragmatism Aspiration And Mistrust 1986 1995 -- 4 - Reinventing Liberation: Revolution And Regret In Congo And Sudan 1995 2000 -- Part III - Crisis -- 5 - The Disintegration of the Liberation Coalition, 1998-2007 -- 6 - From Regional Conflict to Domestic Crisis: Regime Consolidation And The Fragmentation Of The Old Guard Ca 2000 2007 -- Conclusion: East Africa's Second Liberation -- Bibliography -- Index
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 288-311
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-108-83968-6 , 978-1-108-88483-9 /E-Book
    Language: English
    Pages: xii, 363 Seiten , Illustrationen, Karten
    Edition: First published
    Series Statement: African Studies (Cambridge) 151
    Keywords: Äthiopien Osthorn ; Oromo ; Amhara ; Islam und Politik ; Muslime ; Religion und Gesellschaft ; Christentum ; Religion und Politik ; Identität ; Ethnizität ; Elite, politische ; Elite, traditionelle ; Grundeigentum ; Landnutzung ; Geschichte, politische ; Waqo Gutu Usu [Leben und Werk] ; Bale 〈Stadt, Äthiopien〉
    Abstract: Focusing on the role of religion and ethnicity in times of conflict, Terje Østebø investigates the Muslim-dominated insurgency against the Ethiopian state in the 1960s, shedding new light on this understudied case in order to contribute to a deeper understanding of religion, inter-religious relations, ethnicity, and ethno-nationalism in the Horn of Africa. Islam, Ethnicity and Conflict in Ethiopia develops new theoretical perspectives on the interrelations between ethnic and religious identities, considering ethnic and religious groups as mutually exclusive categories by applying the term peoplehood as an analytical tool, one that allows for more flexible perspectives. Exploring the interplay of imagination and lived, affective reality, and inspired by the 'materiality turn' in cultural- and religious studies, Østebø argues for an integrated approach which recognizes and explores embodiment and emplacement as intrinsic to formations of ethnic and religious identities. (Verlagsangaben)
    Description / Table of Contents: List of maps, figures, tables -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Islaama Peoplehood and Landscapes of Bale -- 3 Conquest and Resistance -- 4 Bale at War -- 5 The Insurgency: Fighters and Fragmentation -- 6 Peasant Insurgency without Peasants -- 7 Land Tenure and the Land-Clan Connection -- 8 Christianity, Nation, and Amhara Peoplehood -- 9 Trans-local Dynamics: The Bale Insurgency in the Context of the Horn -- 10 Islaama vs Amhara and the Making of Local Antagonism -- 11 The Bale Insurgency, Islaama, and Oromo Ethno-nationalism -- 12 Conclusions -- Glossary -- References -- Index
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 322-349
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 9781108489874 , 978-1-108-77961-6 (e-book) , 978-1-108-48987-4 (e-book)
    Language: English
    Pages: xviii, 243 Seiten
    Series Statement: South Asia in the Social Sciences
    Keywords: Indien Kaste ; Kastenwesen ; Recht ; Unberührbarer ; Gesetzgebung ; Demokratie ; Ungleichheit ; Diskriminierung
    Abstract: Dynamics of Caste and Law breaks new ground in understanding how caste and law relate in India's democratic order. Caste has become a visible phenomenon often associated with discrimination, inequality and politics in India and globally. India's constitutional democracy has had a remarkable goal of creating equality in a context of caste. Despite constitutional promises with equal opportunities for the lower castes and outlawing of untouchability at the time of independence, recurring atrocities and inadequate implementation of law have called for rethinking and legal change. This book sheds new light on why caste oppression persists by using new theoretical perspectives as well as Bhimrao Ambedkar's concepts of the caste system. Focusing on struggles among India's Dalits, the castes formerly known as untouchables, the book draws on a rich material and explains, among other things, mechanisms of oppression and how powerful actors may gain influence in institutions of law and state.
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-108-49404-5 , 9781108625166 /E-Book , 978-1-108-71383-2 /Pbk.
    ISSN: 0065-406X
    Language: English
    Pages: ix, 306 Seiten
    Edition: First published
    Series Statement: African Studies (Cambridge) 146
    Keywords: Kenia Führer, politischer ; Biographie ; Kenyatta, Jomo [Leben und Werk]
    Abstract: In December 1963, Kenya formally declared its independence yet it would take a year of intense negotiations for it to transform into a presidential republic, with Jomo Kenyatta as its first president. Archival records of the independence negotiations, however, reveal that neither the British colonial authorities nor the Kenyan political elite foresaw the formation of a presidential regime that granted one man almost limitless executive powers. Even fewer expected Jomo Kenyatta to remain president until his death in 1978. Power and the Presidency in Kenya reconstructs Kenyatta's political biography, exploring the links between his ability to emerge as an uncontested leader and the deeper colonial and postcolonial history of the country. In describing Kenyatta's presidential style as discreet and distant, Angelo shows how the burning issues of land decolonisation, the increasing centralisation of executive powers and the repression of political oppositions shaped Kenyatta's politics. Telling the story of state building through political biography, Angelo reveals how historical contingency and structural developments shaped both a man and an institution - the president and the presidency. (Verlagsangaben)
    Description / Table of Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Kenyatta's stateless political imagination -- 2. From prison to party leader, an ambiguous ascension (1958-1961) -- 3. Kenyatta, land and decolonisation (1961-1963) -- 4. Independence and the making of a president (1963-1964) -- 5. Kenyatta, Meru politics and the last Mau Mau (1961/3-1965) -- 6. Taming oppositions: Kenyatta's 'secluded' politics (1964-1966) -- 7. Ruling over a divided political family (1965-1969) -- 8. 'Kenyatta simply will not contemplate his own death' (1970-1978) -- Conclusion -- Sources -- Bibliography -- Index
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 276-303 , PhD theses, European University Institute, Department of History and Civilization, Florence, 2016 unter dem Titel: Becoming president: a political biography of Jomo Kenyatta (1958-1969), online unter http://hdl.handle.net/1814/44166
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    Pages: 348 Seiten
    Keywords: Rezension
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    ISBN: 9781108489102 , 9781108733441
    Language: English
    Pages: xix, 230 Seiten , Illustrationen
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Chigudu, Simukai, 1986- The political life of an epidemic
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Chigudu, Simukai, 1986 - The political life of an epidemic
    DDC: 362.1969320096891
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    Keywords: Cholera ; Cholera Political aspects ; Cholera Social aspects ; Public health ; Public health administration ; Simbabwe ; Cholera ; Bevölkerung ; Sozialstruktur ; Gesundheitswesen
    Note: Includes bibliographical references and index
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-10849821-0
    Language: English
    Pages: XIX, 204 Seiten
    Keywords: Afrika Südliches Afrika ; Kalahari ; San ; Südafrikanischer Jäger ; Jäger und Sammler ; Felsbild ; Prähistorie ; Prähistorie, Af ; Soziale Beziehung ; Soziales Netzwerk
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-108-47064-3 , 978-1-108--5690-3 /eBook
    Language: English
    Pages: xiv, 224 Seiten , Illustrationen
    Series Statement: International African Library 59
    Keywords: Südafrika Zulu ; Radio ; Massenmedien ; Anthropologie, soziale ; Kultur und Gesellschaft ; Apartheid ; Kulturwandel ; Modisane, Bloke [Leben und Werk] ; Nkosi, Lewis [Leben und Werk] ; Buthelezi, Alexius [Leben und Werk] ; Masinga, K. E. [Leben und Werk] ; Lamula, Petros [Leben und Werk] ; SABC 〉 South African Broadcasting Corporation ; South African Broadcasting Corporation ; BBC 〉 British Broadcasting Corporation ; British Broadcasting Corporation
    Abstract: Zulu Radio in South Africa is one of the most far-reaching and influential media in the region, currently attracting around 6.67 million listeners daily. While the public and political role of radio is well-established, what is less understood is how it has shaped culture by allowing listeners to negotiate modern identities and fast-changing lifestyles. Liz Gunner explores how understandings of the self, family, and social roles were shaped through this medium of voice and mediated sound. Radio was the unseen literature of the auditory, the drama of the airwaves, and thus became a conduit for many talents squeezed aside by apartheid repression. Besides Winnie Mahlangu and K. E. Masinga, among other talents, the exiles Lewis Nkosi and Bloke Modisane made a network of identities and conversations which stretched from the heart of Harlem to the American South, drawing together the threads of activism and creativity from both Black America and the African continent at a critical moment of late empire.
    Description / Table of Contents: List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: voice, race, radio -- Part I. Sound and 'migration' -- 1. K. E. Masinga, Zulu Radio and the politics of 'migrant' orality -- 2. Communities through the back door: the radio worlds of Alexius Buthelezi 1961-1978 -- Part II. Distance and intimacy -- 3. Exile: Bloke Modisane and the BBC, 1959-1987 -- 4. 'Africa on the rise': the early 1960s, and the radio voice of Lewis Nkosi -- Part III. Drama, language, and daily life -- 5. Untidy boundaries, restless identities: Zulu serial drama in the 1970s -- 6. Radio drama in the time of violence: Yiz' Uvalo (In Spite of Fear), December 1986 - May 1987 -- 7. 'Ikusasa lethu' (Our Tomorrow): the 'glorious decade'? Radio drama of the 1990s -- 8. Finding a centre -- Conclusion: dances of power -- Bibliography - Index.
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 195-210
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    ISBN: 978-1-108-41058-8 , 978-1-108-41937-6 , 978-1-108-29774-5 / (e-book)
    Language: English
    Pages: XVII, 303 Seiten , Illustrationen
    Edition: first paperback edition
    Keywords: Südafrika Demokratische Republik Kongo ; Nichtregierungsorganisation ; Soziale Gerechtigkeit ; Frauenrecht ; Gewalt ; Gewalt, sexuelle ; Staat und Gesellschaft ; Menschenrecht
    Abstract: Over the past decade, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) and South Africa have attracted global attention for high rates of sexual and gender-based violence. Why is it that courts in eastern DR Congo prioritize gender crimes despite considerable logistical challenges, while courts in South Africa, home to a far stronger legal infrastructure and human rights record, have struggled to provide justice to victims of similar crimes? Lake shows that state fragility in DR Congo has created openings for human rights nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to influence legal processes in ways that have proved impossible in countries like South Africa, where the state is stronger. Yet exploiting opportunities presented by state fragility to pursue narrow human rights goals invites a host of new challenges. Strong NGOs and Weak States documents the promises and pitfalls of human rights and rule of law advocacy undertaken by NGOs in strong and weak states alike.
    Description / Table of Contents: Part I -- Law in Unforeseen Places -- Researching Violence, Law, and Human Rights in South Africa's Western Cape and DR Congo's Eastern Provinces -- Explaining State-Level Policy and Practice -- Local Justice Institutions and Opportunities Created by State Fragility -- Ordinary Women in Court : Socialization and Outreach from the Ground Up -- Part II -- Hard-Fought Victories : Assessing the Human Rights Benefits Felt by Victims of Violence in DR Congo -- Justice for Whom? : The Unintended Consequences of Hard-Fought Victories -- Conclusion : NGOs and State (Un)Making -- Appendix A. Decisions in the Field -- Appendix B. Interviews with Victims of Gender Violence -- Appendix C. DR Congo's Criminal Justice System -- Appendix D. South Africa's Criminal Justice System.
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 272-299
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    ISBN: 978-1-108-49693-3 , 9781108690485 /E-Book
    Language: English
    Pages: vi, 366 Seiten , Illustrationen, Karten
    Edition: First published
    Series Statement: African Studies (Cambridge) 143
    Keywords: Tansania Yao (Bantu) ; Landbevölkerung ; Ländliches Gebiet ; Dorf ; Landwirtschaft ; Entwicklung, wirtschaftliche ; Anthropologie, politische ; Armut ; Hunger ; Wirtschaftliche Bedingungen ; Wirtschaftlicher Wandel ; Sozio-ökonomischer Aspekt
    Abstract: How is it that rural poverty in southern Tanzania appears both easy to explain and yet also mystifying? Why is it that 'development' is such a touchstone, when actual attempts at fostering development have been largely ephemeral and/or unpopular for decades? In this book, Felicitas Becker traces dynamics of rural poverty based on the exportation of foodstuffs rather than the better-known problems connected to exportation of migrant labour, and examines what has kept the development industry going despite its failure to break these dynamics. Becker argues that development planners often exaggerated their prospects to secure funding, repackaged old strategies as new to maintain their promise, and shifted blame onto rural Africans for failing to meet the expectations they had raised. But the rural poor, too, pursued conversations on the causes and morality of poverty and wealth. Despite their dependence and deprivation, officials found repeatedly that they could not take them for granted.
    Description / Table of Contents: Acknoledgements -- 1. The end of slavery, famine and food aid in Tunduru -- 2. Changing configurations of poverty in the colonial southeast and the myth of communalism -- 3. The struggle to trade -- 4. Independence and the rhetoric of feasibility -- 5. Villagisation and the pursuit of market access -- 6. The politics of development in the era of liberalisation -- 7. Performing and pursuing development in Kineng'ene -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 311-355
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-107-62250-0 , 9781139105828 /E-Book
    ISSN: 0065-406X
    Language: English
    Pages: xx, 610 Seiten , Illustrationen
    Series Statement: African Studies (Cambridge) 144
    Keywords: Westafrika Senegambia ; Senegal ; Ghana ; Togo ; Gambia ; Goldküste ; Anlo ; Ashanti ; Ewe ; Malinke ; Diola, Senegambien ; Grenze ; Kolonialgeschichte ; Großbritannien ; Deutschland ; Frankreich ; Kolonie, britisch ; Kolonie, französisch ; Kolonie, deutsch ; Wirtschaftlicher Wandel ; Entwicklung, wirtschaftliche ; Politik und Gesellschaft ; Keteku III, Nene Nuer [Leben und Werk] ; Nkrumah, Kwame [Leben und Werk] ; Sylla, Fodé [Leben und Werk]
    Abstract: Border regions are often considered to be the neglected margins. In this book, Paul Nugent argues that through a comparison of the Senegambia and the trans-Volta (Ghana/Togo), we can see that the geographical margins have shaped notional centres at least as much as the reverse. Through a study of three centuries of history, this book demonstrates that states were forged through an extended process of converting a topography of settled states and slaving frontiers into colonial borders. It argues that post-colonial states and larger social contracts have been configured very differently as a consequence. It underscores the impact on regional dynamics and the phenomenon of peripheral urbanism. Nugent also addresses the manner in which a variegated sense of community has been forged amongst Mandinka, Jola, Ewe and Agotime populations who have both shaped and been shaped by the border. This is an exercise in reciprocal comparison and shuttles between scales, from the local and the particular to the national and the regional.
    Description / Table of Contents: List of Figures -- List of Maps -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations 1 Centring the Margins -- Part I From Frontiers to Boundaries. 2 Configurations of Power in Comparative Perspective. 3 Port Cities, Frontiers and Boundaries -- Part II - States and Taxes, Land and Mobility. 4 Constructing the Compound, Keeping the Gate. 5 Being Seen Like a State: Frontier Logics Colonial Administration And Traditional Authority In The Borderlands. 6 Border Regulation and State-Making at the Margins: Taxation Migration And Contraband During The Interwar Years. 7 Land, Belief and Belonging in the Borderlands -- Part III Decolonization and Boundary Closure, c.1939-1969. 8 Bringing the Space Back In: Decolonization Development And Territoriality In West Africa. 9 The Vanishing Horizon of Senegambian Unity. 10 Forging the Nation, Contesting the Border: Identity Politics And Border Dynamics In The Trans Volta -- Part IV States, Social Contracts and Respacing from Below, c.1970-2010. 11 Barnacle States and Boundary Lines: States Trade And Urbanism In The Senegambia. 12 The Remaking of Ghana and Togo at Their Common Border: Alhaji Kalabule Meets Nana Benz. 13 Boundaries, Communities and "`Re-Membering": Festivals And The Negotiation Of Difference -- Conclusion -- Bibliography
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 545-581
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    Pages: xix, 278 Seiten
    Keywords: Rezension
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    ISBN: 9781108472807
    Language: English
    Pages: xi, 360 Seiten , Illustrationen
    Series Statement: African studies series 141
    Series Statement: African studies
    DDC: 364.1532096875
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    Keywords: Rape History ; Rape Law and legislation ; History ; Sexual consent Political aspects ; History ; Xhosa (African people) Sexual behavior ; History
    Abstract: Introduction: Writing the history of rape -- Custom and consent in Xhosaland -- Sex and spiritual power -- Liberalism and the colonial law of sexual violence -- Rape and racial boundaries -- Navigating the politics of consent -- Conclusion: Rape and the postcolony
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 9781108434379 , 9781108421850
    Language: English
    Pages: XI, 226 Seiten
    Series Statement: New departures in anthropology
    DDC: 304.23
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    Keywords: Philosophische Anthropologie ; Sozialanthropologie ; Zukunft ; Zukunftserwartung
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    ISBN: 9781108474603 , 1108474608 , 9781108465045 , 1108465048
    Language: English
    Pages: xiii, 392 Seiten , Illustrationen
    Series Statement: New departures in anthropology
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    Keywords: Kulturanthropologie ; Sozialanthropologie ; Ethnomethodologie ; Vergleich
    Abstract: "Anthropologists today use comparisons to describe and to explain, to generalise and to challenge generalisations, to critique and to create new concepts. In this multiplicity of often contradictory aims lie both the key challenge of anthropological comparison, and also its key strength. Matei Candea maps a path through that entangled conversation, providing a ground-up reassessment of the key conceptual issues at the heart of any form of anthropological comparison, whilst creating a bold charter for reconsidering the value of comparison in anthropology and beyond
    Note: The impossible method -- The garden of forking paths -- Caesurism and heuristics -- Comparatio -- Two ends of lateral comparison: identity and alterity -- Another dimension of lateral comparison: identity and intensity -- Two ends of frontal comparison: identity, alterity, reflexivity -- The oscillations of frontal comparison: identity, intensity, reflexivity -- Rigour
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 9781108480680 , 9781108727891
    Language: English
    Pages: xviii, 320 Seiten , Illustrationen, Karten
    Edition: Second edition
    Series Statement: New approaches to African history 13
    DDC: 960.32
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    Keywords: Geschichte 1940-2018 ; Kolonialismus ; Entkolonialisierung ; Postkolonialismus ; Afrika
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    ISBN: 9781108423809 , 9781108438384
    Language: English
    Pages: v, 289 Seiten
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    ISBN: 9781107020993 , 9781107605374
    Language: English
    Pages: x, 305 Seiten
    Series Statement: New departures in anthropology
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Beatty, Andrew Emotional worlds
    DDC: 152.4
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    Keywords: Emotions Anthropological aspects ; Gefühl ; Kulturvergleich ; Anthropologie ; Ethnologie
    Description / Table of Contents: Preface and acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Groundings -- Emotions in the field: recognition and location -- Nias: emotions dramatized -- Java: emotions analysed -- Narrative -- The case for narrative -- Persons and particulars -- The narrative understanding of emotion -- Writing emotion -- Perspectives -- Affect: a wrong turn? -- Concepts, words, feelings -- The uses of empathy -- Conclusion -- References -- Index
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 283-298
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    ISBN: 9781108484343 , 9781108706186
    Language: English
    Pages: vi, 218 Seiten , Illustrationen, Karten
    DDC: 301
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    Keywords: Geschichte ; Tradition ; Zivilisation ; China ; Afrika ; Afrika ; China ; Zivilisation ; Tradition ; Geschichte
    Abstract: Civilisation is a debated concept and is often associated with the prerogatives of the 'West', colonial histories, and even emerging global politics. In this book, Stephen Feuchtwang and Michael Rowlands use the examples of Africa and China to provide a new conceptualisation that challenges traditional notions of 'civilisation'. They explain how to understand duration and continuity as long-term processes of transformation. Civilisations are best seen as practices of feeding and hospitality, of rituals and manners of living and dying, of entering the portals into the invisible world that surrounds and encompasses us, of healing and the knowledge of the encompassing universe and its powers, including its ghosts and demons. Civilisations furnish the moral ideals for people to live by and aspire to and they are changed more by the actions of disappointed grassroots and their little traditions than by their ruling authorities. Just as they revitalise and change their civilisations, this book revitalises and changes the way to think about civilisations in the humanities, the historical and the social sciences
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 9781107041189 , 9781107697744
    Language: English
    Pages: x, 740 Seiten , Illustrationen , 26 cm
    Edition: First published
    Series Statement: Cambridge handbooks in anthropology
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als The Cambridge handbook of kinship
    DDC: 306.83
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    Keywords: Kinship Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Verwandtschaft ; Sozialanthropologie ; Ethnologie
    Abstract: Introduction: conceiving kinship in the 21st century / S. Bamford -- The seeds of kinship theory / C. Delaney -- Descent in retrospect and prospect / G. Feeley-Harnik -- The alliance theory of kinship in South Indian ethnography / I. Clark-Decès -- The anthropology of biology: a lesson from the new kinship studies / S. Franklin -- The stuff of kinship / J. Carsten -- Embodied relationality beyond "nature" vs "nurture": materializing absent kinships in Japanese child welfare / K. Goldfarb -- Kinship in the Andes / M. Weismantel & Mary Elena Wilhoit -- Kinship and place: the existential and moral process of landscape formation on the Rai Coast of Papua New Guinea / J. Leach -- Adoption / C. Gailey -- Natural achievements: how lesbian and gay families in North America make claims to kinship / E. Lewin -- Kinship, knowledge and the state: the case of Argentina's adult "living disappeared" / Noa Vaisman -- Kinship, affliction, proximity, and unfinished healing in India / Sarah Pinto -- Reproductive remix: law, kinship and origin stories / Valerie Hartouni -- Selecting for sons: kinship as a product of desire / T. Gammeltoft -- Maids, mistresses and wives: rethinking kinship and the domestic sphere in 21st century global Hong Kong / N. Constable -- Transnational adoption / J. Leinaweaver -- Kinship in transnational encounters: Filipino migrants as "ideal brides" in rural Japan / L. Faier -- Un/making family: relatedness, migration, and displacement in a global age / D. Boehm -- My folder is not a person: kinship, knowledge, biopolitics and the adoption file / E. Kim -- Surrogate motherhood and transforming families / J. Dolgin -- Kinship and assisted reproductive technologies: a Middle Eastern comparison / M. Inhorn, Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli, Soraya Tremayne & Zeynep Gurtin -- A comparison of kinship understandings among Israeli and U.S. surrogates / Elly Teman & Zsuzsa Berend -- Self, personhood and belonging: the role of technology in childhood disability / G. Landsman -- Paid and unpaid gestational labor: pregnancy and surrogacy in anthropological studies of reproduction / Tsipy Ivry & Elly Teman -- Reading the contested forms of nation through the contested forms of kinship and marriage / S. McKinnon -- The prison as a technology of care in North-east Brazil / Hollis Moore -- The interface between kinship and politics in three different social settings / S. Howell -- A global family: kinship, nations, and transnational organizations in Botswana's time of AIDS / K. Reece -- Kinship, world religions and the nation state / F. Cannell.
    Note: Includes bibliographical references and index
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    ISBN: 9781108499347
    Language: English
    Pages: xii, 311 Seiten , Illustrationen
    Series Statement: African studies series 145
    Series Statement: African studies
    DDC: 967.57204
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    Keywords: Decolonization ; Political violence History ; Geschichte ; Entkolonialisierung ; Ethnische Beziehungen ; Ethnizität ; Innenpolitik ; Gewalt ; Politik ; Autorität ; Macht ; Propaganda ; Sprachgebrauch ; Burundi Politics and government 20th century ; Burundi Ethnic relations ; Burundi ; Burundi ; Politik ; Gewalt ; Völkermord
    Abstract: "The postcolonial state in Burundi emerged through talk of truth and acts of violence. Beginning with the first democratic contest in late 1959, this book examines decolonisation as a search for certainty over the nature of postcolonial community and authority, seen from the vantage point of two communes on the border with Rwanda. While ethnicity was largely absent from early political struggles, by 1972 the postcolony was realised in a genocidal repression. Yet from democracy to genocide people and state spoke about politics in the language of truth: declarations of official truths, discussions of rumour, and riddles of political persuasion. Through these idioms of truth-speaking, the book examines differing conceptions over the nature of authority and its relationship to its subjects, the possibilities and closures of postcolonial citizenship, the deep hostility and suspicion of successive regimes towards a borderland population, and their performances of loyalty, petition and vigilance in response. It shows how politics was made between peasants and state elites, the nature of violence in the processes of decolonisation, and how the language of truth continues to matter today"--Provided by publisher
    Note: Introduction: talking politics and watching the border prologue, 1796–1959 : people of the land , Part I. 1959–1961: 'To See the Son of a King' , Ukuri ni kumwe : talking truth , Ibigendajoro : rebels in the name of the king , Part II. 1961–1967: 'A Most Total Anarchy' , Abanyabihuha : talking loyalty , Ukuri n'ubutungane : the fate of the Bourgmestres , Part III. 1968–1972: 'Please Send Me a Car to Take Them Away' , Politiques bw'insaku : talking vigilance , Couper tout ce qui dépasse : truth and violence , Conclusion: the Court of Baribuka
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-107-01689-7 , 978-1-107-62447-4
    Language: English
    Pages: IX, 201 Seiten , Illustrationen
    Edition: Reprinted
    Series Statement: New Approaches to African History 11
    Keywords: Afrika Afrika, Subsahara ; Popular Culture ; Musik ; Theater ; Literatur, afrikanische ; Lied ; Tanz ; Dichtung
    Abstract: Popular culture in Africa is the product of everyday life: the unofficial, the non-canonical. And it is the dynamism of this culture that makes Africa what it is. In this book, Karin Barber offers a journey through the history of music, theatre, fiction, song, dance, poetry, and film from the seventeenth century to the present day. From satires created by those living in West African coastal towns in the era of the slave trade, to the poetry and fiction of townships and mine compounds in South Africa, and from today's East African streets where Swahili hip hop artists gather to the juggernaut of the Nollywood film industry, this book weaves together a wealth of sites and scenes of cultural production. In doing so, it provides an ideal text for students and researchers seeking to learn more about the diversity, specificity and vibrancy of popular cultural forms in African history
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 181-194
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-108-43825-4 , 978-1-108-42367-0
    Language: English
    Pages: xi, 264 Seiten , Illustrationen, Karten
    Edition: First published
    Keywords: Afrika Afrika, Subsahara ; Anthropologie, politische ; Mittelklasse ; Politik und Gesellschaft ; Regierung ; Politische Bewegung
    Abstract: From spray-painted slogans in Senegal to student uprisings in South Africa, twenty-first century Africa has seen an explosion of protests and social movements. But why? Protests flourish amidst an emerging middle class whose members desire political influence and possess the money, education, and political autonomy to effectively launch movements for democratic renewal. In contrast with pro-democracy protest leaders, rank-and-file protesters live at a subsistence level and are motivated by material concerns over any grievance against a ruling regime. Through extensive field research, Lisa Mueller shows that middle-class political grievances help explain the timing of protests, while lower-class material grievances explain the participation. By adapting a class-based analysis to African cases where class is often assumed to be irrelevant, Lisa Mueller provides a rigorous yet accessible explanation for why sub-Saharan Africa erupted in unrest at a time of apparent economic prosperity.
    Description / Table of Contents: List of figures - List of tables - Preface and acknowledgements -- 1. Introduction: the puzzle of Africa's third wave of protests -- 2. Defining Africa's protest waves -- 3. Paradoxes of prosperity -- 4. Comparative protest leadership: theories, trends, and strategies -- 5. Comparative individual participation in the third wave -- 6. Not-so-great expectations: pessimism and protest in Niger -- 7. Conclusion - Appendix - Bibliography - Index
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 213 - 260
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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 978-1-108-41629-0
    Language: English
    Pages: XIII, 280 Seiten , Diagramme
    Keywords: Indien Nahrungsmittel ; Nahrungszubereitung ; Soziokultureller Kontext ; Anthropologie, kulinarische
    Abstract: This book studies food practices in contemporary India by situating them in their political, economic and socio-cultural contexts.
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