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The Adventure of the RealJean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

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

African FuturesEssays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility

African Futures: Essays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility

Brian Goldstone and Juan Obarrio (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402246
eISBN:
9780226402413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402413.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Civil wars, corporate exploitation, AIDS, and Ebola—but also democracy, burgeoning cities, and unprecedented communication and mobility: the future of Africa has never been more uncertain. Indeed, ... More

Against HumanityLessons from the Lord's Resistance Army

Against Humanity: Lessons from the Lord's Resistance Army

Sam Dubal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296091
eISBN:
9780520968752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296091.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book is not about crimes against humanity. Rather, it is an indictment of “humanity,” the concept that lies at the heart of human rights and humanitarian missions. Based on fieldwork in northern ... More

Ancestors and AntiretroviralsThe Bio-Politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Bio-Politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Claire Laurier Decoteau

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226064451
eISBN:
9780226064628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226064628.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book argues that HIV/AIDS policy has been a venue through which the South African government has attempted to balance the contradictory demands of postcolonial nation-building: forced to satisfy ... More

Annihilating DifferenceThe Anthropology of Genocide

Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide

Alexander Laban Hinton (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230286
eISBN:
9780520927575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230286.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Genocide is one of the most pressing issues that confront us today. Its death toll is staggering: over one hundred million dead. Because of their intimate experience in the communities where genocide ... More

Art of ConnectionRisk, Mobility, and the Crafting of Transparency in Coastal Kenya

Art of Connection: Risk, Mobility, and the Crafting of Transparency in Coastal Kenya

Dillon Mahoney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292871
eISBN:
9780520966239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292871.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The Art of Connection narrates the individual stories of artisans and traders of Kenyan arts and crafts as they struggled to overcome the loss of physical access to roadside market space by turning ... More

Before HIVSexuality, Fertility and Mortality in East Africa, 1900-1980

Before HIV: Sexuality, Fertility and Mortality in East Africa, 1900-1980

Shane Doyle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265338
eISBN:
9780191760488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265338.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book addresses two of the most important questions in modern African history: the causes of rapid population growth, and the origins of the AIDS pandemic. It examines three societies on the ... More

Best Laid PlansCultural Entropy and the Unraveling of Aids Media Campaigns

Best Laid Plans: Cultural Entropy and the Unraveling of Aids Media Campaigns

Terence E. McDonnell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226382012
eISBN:
9780226382296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226382296.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Organizations strive to create campaign messages that yield clear, consistent, and resonant interpretations that motivate people to buy their product, support their cause, vote for their candidate, ... More

Childhood DeployedRemaking Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone

Childhood Deployed: Remaking Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone

Susan Shepler

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724965
eISBN:
9780814760192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724965.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the reintegration of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone. Based on eighteen months of participant-observer ethnographic fieldwork and ten years of follow-up research, the book ... More

Contingent LivesFertility, Time, and Aging in West Africa

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

Conversionary SitesTransforming Medical Aid and Global Christianity from Madagascar to Minnesota

Conversionary Sites: Transforming Medical Aid and Global Christianity from Madagascar to Minnesota

Britt Halvorson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226557120
eISBN:
9780226557434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557434.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

American Lutherans have had a longstanding foreign involvement with Madagascar through pre-colonial evangelical missions that began on the island in 1888 and continued for over a century. This book ... More

Crying for Our EldersAfrican Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS

Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS

Kristen E. Cheney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226437408
eISBN:
9780226437682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437682.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The African HIV/AIDS pandemic has defined the childhoods of an entire generation. Many children have lost their parents to AIDS while HIV-infected children are now surviving thanks to life-saving ... More

Cultural Heritage in Mali in the Neoliberal Era

Cultural Heritage in Mali in the Neoliberal Era

Rosa De Jorio

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040276
eISBN:
9780252098536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040276.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Up to 2012, Mali was a poster child for African democracy, despite multiple signs of growing dissatisfaction with the democratic experiment. Then disaster struck, bringing many of the nation's ... More

Culture and the SensesBodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

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

Kathryn Linn Geurts

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234550
eISBN:
9780520936546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234550.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book investigates the cultural meaning system and resulting sensorium of Anlo-Ewe-speaking people in southeastern Ghana. It was discovered that the five-senses model has little relevance in Anlo ... More

Culture in ChaosAn Anthropology of the Social Condition in War

Culture in Chaos: An Anthropology of the Social Condition in War

Stephen C. Lubkemann

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226496412
eISBN:
9780226496436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226496436.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Fought in the wake of a decade of armed struggle against colonialism, the Mozambican civil war lasted from 1977 to 1992, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives while displacing millions more. As ... More

Darkness before DaybreakAfrican Migrants Living on the Margins in Southern Italy Today

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

Hans Lucht

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520270718
eISBN:
9780520950467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270718.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book chronicles the lives of a group of fishermen from Ghana who took the long and dangerous journey to Southern Italy in search of work in a cutthroat underground economy. A story that ... More

Democracy as DeathThe Moral Order of Anti-Liberal Politics in South Africa

Democracy as Death: The Moral Order of Anti-Liberal Politics in South Africa

Jason Hickel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520284227
eISBN:
9780520959866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284227.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book explores how the values that underpin Western liberal democracy are contested and resisted in contemporary South Africa. During the 1980s, migrant workers from rural Zululand attempted to ... More

Democracy's InfrastructureTechno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Democracy's Infrastructure: Techno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Antina von Schnitzler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170770
eISBN:
9781400882991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170770.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In the past decade, South Africa's “miracle transition” has been interrupted by waves of protests in relation to basic services such as water and electricity. Less visibly, the postapartheid period ... More

Gogo BreezeZambia's Radio Elder and the Voices of Free Speech

Gogo Breeze: Zambia's Radio Elder and the Voices of Free Speech

Harri Englund

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226498768
eISBN:
9780226499093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499093.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

When Breeze FM Radio, in the provincial Zambian town of Chipata, hired an elderly retired school teacher in 2003, no one anticipated the skyrocketing success that would follow. A self-styled ... More

Good QualityThe Routinization of Sperm Banking in China

Good Quality: The Routinization of Sperm Banking in China

Ayo Wahlberg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297777
eISBN:
9780520969995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297777.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

From crude and uneasy beginnings, sperm banking has become a routine part of China’s pervasive and restrictive reproductive complex within the space of thirty years. It covers the introduction of ... More

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