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Introduction: Working the System in Boomtown Africa

Jon Schubert

in Working the System: A Political Ethnography of the New Angola

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713699
eISBN:
9781501709692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713699.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the reader to Luanda and the paradoxes of living in ‘Boomtown Africa’ today. It presents the emic notion of the ‘system’ as an analytic to think through the facets of hegemony ... More


Working the System: A Political Ethnography of the New Angola

Jon Schubert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713699
eISBN:
9781501709692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713699.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Offering the first long-term ethnographic study of Angola since the end of its decades-long internal conflict, this book offers an empirically and analytically innovative perspective that balances ... More


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