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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

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

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

I Did It to Save My LifeLove and Survival in Sierra Leone

I Did It to Save My Life: Love and Survival in Sierra Leone

Catherine E. Bolten

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273788
eISBN:
9780520953536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273788.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Utilizing narratives of seven different people—soldier, rebel, student, trader, evangelist, father, and politician—I Did It To Save My Life provides fresh insight into how ordinary Sierra Leoneans ... More

Killing Your NeighborsFriendship and Violence in Northern Kenya and Beyond

Killing Your Neighbors: Friendship and Violence in Northern Kenya and Beyond

Jon D. Holtzman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291911
eISBN:
9780520965515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291911.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

One of the most disturbing spectacles of recent decades has been brutal acts of violence—indeed genocide—between groups who had long lived together in relative peace. In such cases lethal violence is ... More

Out of Our MindsReason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa

Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa

Johannes Fabian

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221222
eISBN:
9780520923935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221222.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Explorers and ethnographers in Africa during the period of colonial expansion are usually assumed to have been guided by rational aims such as the desire for scientific knowledge, fame, or financial ... More

The Possessed and the DispossessedSpirits, Identity, and Power in a Madagascar Migrant Town

The Possessed and the Dispossessed: Spirits, Identity, and Power in a Madagascar Migrant Town

Lesley Sharp

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080010
eISBN:
9780520918450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080010.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This finely drawn portrait of a complex, polycultural urban community in Madagascar emphasizes the role of spirit medium healers, a group heretofore seen as having little power, and whom, the book ... More

The Sacrificed GenerationYouth, History, and the Colonized Mind in Madagascar

The Sacrificed Generation: Youth, History, and the Colonized Mind in Madagascar

Lesley Sharp

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229501
eISBN:
9780520935884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229501.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Youth and identity politics figure prominently in this study of personal and collective memory in Madagascar. A deeply nuanced ethnography of historical consciousness, it challenges many ... More

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