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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

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

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

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

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

The Twilight of CuttingAfrican Activism and Life after NGOs

The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs

Saida Hodzic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291980
eISBN:
9780520965577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291980.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Departing from common treatment of female genital cutting as an African problem to be debated within Western moral and critical publics, this book examines how Ghanaians problematize and materialize ... 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

UnsettledDenial and Belonging Among White Kenyans

Unsettled: Denial and Belonging Among White Kenyans

Janet McIntosh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290495
eISBN:
9780520964631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290495.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In 1963, Kenya gained independence from Britain, ending decades of white colonial rule. While tens of thousands of whites relocated in fear of losing their fortunes, many stayed. But over the past ... 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

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