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Gambia

Petra Bendel

in Elections in Africa: A Data Handbook

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296454
eISBN:
9780191600036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296452.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

This chapter on elections and electoral systems in the Gambia follows the same format as all the other country chapters in the book. The first section is introductory and contains a historical ... More


The Battle of the Ages: Contests for Religious Authority in The Gambia

Marloes Janson

in Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195369212
eISBN:
9780199871179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369212.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter explores the link between youth culture, religiosity, and politics by focusing on the Tabligh Jama’at, a transnational Islamic missionary movement that originated in South Asia and ... More


Everyday Commodities, the Rivers of Guinea, and the Atlantic World: The Beeswax Export Trade, c.1450–c.1800

MICHAEL W. TUCK

in Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265208
eISBN:
9780191754180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265208.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter argues that it was the actions of many common people in West Africa that created the trade systems linking the Atlantic World and the Upper Guinea coast. On one hand, Africans of the ... More


‘Legitimate’ Traders, the Building of Empires, and the Long-Term After-Effects in Africa

MARIKA SHERWOOD

in Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265208
eISBN:
9780191754180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265208.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter tries to find answers to some important questions regarding ‘legitimate trade’. While the 1807 Act made trading in enslaved Africans illegal, was it legitimate to trade in African ... More


The Gambia

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0019
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Gambia (population 1.55 million people) is a country in Western Africa that covers an area of 11, 300 km2. Just one organization provides palliative care services in Gambia, Future Care Hospice. It ... More


Economic evaluation of health promotion interventions

Warren Stevens

in Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198528807
eISBN:
9780191723964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528807.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on economic approaches to evaluation. It begins with brief discussion of why we should not expect infinite resources at our disposal, and the optimization of benefits with ... More


The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

Rudolph T. Ware

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614311
eISBN:
9781469614335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Spanning a thousand years of history—and bringing the story to the present through ethnographic fieldwork in Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania—this book documents the profound significance of Qurʾan ... More


Contingent Lives: Fertility, Time, and Aging in West Africa

Caroline H. Bledsoe

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226058511
eISBN:
9780226058504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058504.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Most women in the West use contraceptives in order to avoid having children. But in rural Gambia and other parts of sub-Saharan Africa, many women use contraceptives for the opposite reason—to have ... More


Setting, Data, and Methods

in Contingent Lives: Fertility, Time, and Aging in West Africa

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226058511
eISBN:
9780226058504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058504.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Reproduction is a matter of intense concern in sub-Saharan Africa. This chapter describes some of the social, cultural, economic, and historical background that shapes fertility in contemporary rural ... More


After Abolition: Metaphors of Slavery in the Political History of the Gambia

Alice Bellagamba

in Reconfiguring Slavery: West African Trajectories

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311994
eISBN:
9781846315640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311994.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores how internal historical slavery is almost entirely silenced in the Gambia and how this ‘silencing’ parallels slavery's metaphorical extension to the experience of poverty and ... More


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