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Nothing More Serious: Mortgaging and Struggles over Ancestral Land

Parker Shipton

in Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116021
eISBN:
9780300152746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116021.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter explores the encounters between claims made to land and positions on land that others associate with their deceased forebears. It looks at the case of Luo, for example, where during Jomo ... More


Kinship and Scarcity

Michael Jackson

in How Lifeworlds Work: Emotionality, Sociality, and the Ambiguity of Being

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491820
eISBN:
9780226492018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492018.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

A situated study of kinship shifts our attention from abstract ideals to lived realities which, in rural Africa, reflect the endemic problem of scarcity. Whether one is speaking of scarce spiritual ... More


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