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Anlo-Land and Anlo-Ewe People

Kathryn Linn Geurts

in Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234550
eISBN:
9780520936546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234550.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides some general ethnographic background in order to familiarize readers with the people and lands of West Africa, specifically with the late-twentieth century southeastern Ghana, ... More


The Adventure of the Real: Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

Paul Henley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327143
eISBN:
9780226327167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Though relatively unsung in the English-speaking world, Jean Rouch (1917–2004) was a towering figure of ethnographic cinema, who, over the course of a fifty-year career, completed over one hundred ... More


Cameroon: Autochthony, Democratization, and New Struggles over Citizenship

in The Perils of Belonging: Autochthony, Citizenship, and Exclusion in Africa and Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289649
eISBN:
9780226289663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289663.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the violent manifestations by autochthons in close relation with the politics of belonging of President Paul Biya's former one-party regime. Indeed, it was its support for ... More


Nothing But Cinema

in The Adventure of the Real: Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327143
eISBN:
9780226327167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In July 1946 Jean Rouch spent several months in West Africa, traveling the length of the Niger with two wartime comrades and contemporaries from the École des Ponts et Chausées, Pierre Ponty and Jean ... More


Between Paris and the Land of Nowhere

in The Adventure of the Real: Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327143
eISBN:
9780226327167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In contrast to other leading figures of ethnographic cinema, such as Robert Gardner or David and Judith MacDougall, who have made films in several different continents, Jean Rouch returned ... More


“I Must Be Grateful to Them for Freeing Me”: The Soldier

Catherine E. Bolten

in I Did It to Save My Life: Love and Survival in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273788
eISBN:
9780520953536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273788.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

A soldier narrates his betrayal by the government, revealed when his company was attacked by the Kamajors, a supposedly friendly force. Jailed and awaiting trial for treason, he was freed by a ... More


Clandestino

Hans Lucht

in Darkness before Daybreak: African Migrants Living on the Margins in Southern Italy Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520270718
eISBN:
9780520950467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270718.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains the methodological, thematic, and theoretical aspects of the present study. It introduces the municipality of Castelvolturno, north of Naples, where the study was conducted, and ... More


Migrant Work Situations

Hans Lucht

in Darkness before Daybreak: African Migrants Living on the Margins in Southern Italy Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520270718
eISBN:
9780520950467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270718.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces a number of important themes, including reciprocity, day laboring, and illegal life in Italy. It then describes illegal immigration to Italy and the organization of the ... More


The Guan of Senya Beraku

Hans Lucht

in Darkness before Daybreak: African Migrants Living on the Margins in Southern Italy Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520270718
eISBN:
9780520950467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270718.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Ghanaian fisheries, like the West African region in general, are struggling with a dramatic decline in catches. Contributing factors include the long-standing overexploitation of fish stocks and ... More


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