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* A Forest for My Kingdom? “Forest Rent” and the Politics of History in Asante (Ghana)

Sara Berry

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter presents a case study in Asante exploring the tension over land and the place of “traditional authority” in contemporary social life and land use, as well as the shifting power dynamic ... More


Colonizing Banro: Kingship, Temporality, and Mining of Futures in the Goldfields of South Kivu, DRC

James Smith

John L. Comaroff and Jean Comaroff (eds)

in The Politics of Custom: Chiefship, Capital, and the State in Contemporary Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226510767
eISBN:
9780226511092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226511092.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

In chapter eleven, Smith explores further the role of artisanal miners in the relationship between corporate capital and chiefly authority, here in the South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo ... More


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