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Black Lives and Spatial MattersPolicing Blackness and Practicing Freedom in Suburban St. Louis

Black Lives and Spatial Matters: Policing Blackness and Practicing Freedom in Suburban St. Louis

Jodi Rios

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750465
eISBN:
9781501750496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750465.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book is a call to reconsider the epistemic violence that is committed when scholars, policymakers, and the general public continue to frame Black precarity as just another racial, cultural, or ... More

Policing the FrontierAn Ethnography of Two Worlds in Niger

Policing the Frontier: An Ethnography of Two Worlds in Niger

Mirco Göpfert

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747212
eISBN:
9781501747236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747212.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book explores what it means to be a gendarme investigating cases, writing reports, and settling disputes in rural Niger. At the same time, the book looks at the larger bureaucracy and the ... More

For Money and EldersRitual, Sovereignty, and the Sacred in Kenya

For Money and Elders: Ritual, Sovereignty, and the Sacred in Kenya

Robert W. Blunt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226655611
eISBN:
9780226655895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226655895.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Many observers of Kenya’s complicated history see causes for concern, from the use of public office for private gain to a constitutional structure historically lopsided towards the executive branch. ... More

Morality at the MarginsYouth, Language, and Islam in Coastal Kenya

Morality at the Margins: Youth, Language, and Islam in Coastal Kenya

Sarah Hillewaert

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823286515
eISBN:
9780823288786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286515.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book considers the day-to-day lives of young Muslims on the island of Lamu (Kenya) who live simultaneously “on the edge and in the center”: they are situated at the edge of the (inter)national ... More

FadaBoredom and Belonging in Niger

Fada: Boredom and Belonging in Niger

Adeline Masquelier

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226624204
eISBN:
9780226624488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226624488.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book is an ethnography of street culture and youth sociality in urban Niger. It explores the universe of fadas, the tea-circles unemployed young men join to deal with boredom and redefine the ... More

Reluctant LandscapesHistorical Anthropologies of Political Experience in Siin, Senegal

Reluctant Landscapes: Historical Anthropologies of Political Experience in Siin, Senegal

François G. Richard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226252407
eISBN:
9780226252681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252681.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Reluctant Landscapes analyzes the political history of rural communities in the Siin province (Senegal) over the last 400 years. Much of Africa’s global history has been told from the standpoint of ... More

Out of WarViolence, Trauma, and the Political Imagination in Sierra Leone

Out of War: Violence, Trauma, and the Political Imagination in Sierra Leone

Mariane C. Ferme

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520294370
eISBN:
9780520967526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294370.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Out of War is an ethnographic engagement with the nature of intercommunal violence and the material returns of history during and after the 1991–2002 Sierra Leone civil war. The questions raised ... 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

Living Politics in South Africa's Urban Shacklands

Living Politics in South Africa's Urban Shacklands

Kerry Ryan Chance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226519524
eISBN:
9780226519838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226519838.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Living Politics in South Africa’s Urban Shacklands examines liberal governance and political mobilization through the elements of fire, water, air, and land. Tracking everyday practices and ... 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

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

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

Oduduwa's ChainLocations of Culture in the Yoruba-Atlantic

Oduduwa's Chain: Locations of Culture in the Yoruba-Atlantic

Andrew Apter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226506388
eISBN:
9780226506555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226506555.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book challenges the seasoned trend of disavowing Africa in the Black Atlantic, showing how Yoruba cultural frameworks from West Africa remade black kingdoms and communities in the Americas. ... More

To Be a Man Is Not a One-Day JobMasculinity, Money, and Intimacy in Nigeria

To Be a Man Is Not a One-Day Job: Masculinity, Money, and Intimacy in Nigeria

Daniel Jordan Smith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491516
eISBN:
9780226491790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226491790.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Nigerian men regularly characterize the challenges of manhood with the expression “to be a man is not a one-day job.” Usually this proclamation is tied directly to anxieties about money. Refrains ... More

A Socialist Peace?Explaining the Absence of War in an African Country

A Socialist Peace?: Explaining the Absence of War in an African Country

Mike McGovern

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226453576
eISBN:
9780226453743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226453743.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

For the last twenty years, the West African nation of Guinea has exhibited all of the conditions that have led to civil wars in other countries, and Guineans themselves regularly talk about the ... More

Somalis AbroadClan and Everyday Life in Finland

Somalis Abroad: Clan and Everyday Life in Finland

Stephanie R. Bjork

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040931
eISBN:
9780252099458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040931.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography is the first work to consider the role of clan in the Somali diaspora and the only book that considers women’s perspectives in addition to the traditionally recognized men’s ... More

Moving by the SpiritPentecostal Social Life on the Zambian Copperbelt

Moving by the Spirit: Pentecostal Social Life on the Zambian Copperbelt

Naomi Haynes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520294240
eISBN:
9780520967434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294240.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Drawing on two years of ethnographic research, this book explores Pentecostal Christianity in the kind of community where it often flourishes: a densely populated neighborhood in the heart of an ... 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

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

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

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