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Edited by Dennis Washburn and A. Kevin Reinhart
This volume considers the concept of conversion as a tool for understanding transformations to modernity. It examines conversions to modernity within the Ottoman domain, India, China, and Japan as a reaction to the pressures of colonialism and imperialism.
Jeff D. Grischow
This historical study of development in Northern Ghana provides a fascinating new analysis of the colonial attempt to preserve African peasant communities in the face of economic transformation between 1899 and 1957.
This book provides comprehensive information on the 500-year long colonial history, post-colonial politics, and local political culture and practice of the island republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, one of the smallest and least known African countries.
Edited by Wessel le Roux and Karin van Marle
Edited by Jan-Bart Gewald, Sabine Luning & Klaas van Walraven
In the early 1900s the motor-vehicle (car, bus, lorry or motor-cycle) was introduced in sub-Saharan Africa This edited volume of eleven contributions by historians, anthropologists, social and political scientists explores aspects of the social history and anthropology of the motor-vehicle in ...
Kenneth Swindell and Alieu Jeng
This text provides an overview of the Gambian groundnut trade, assessing the various political, economic, social and environmental forces, which shaped the trade locally and internationally, and their contemporary relevance to theperception and transformation of West African agriculture.
Edited by Jan-Bart Gewald, Marja Hinfelaar and Giacomo Macola
In contrast to the rich tradition of academic analysis and understanding of the pre-colonial and colonial history of Zambia, the trajectory of post-colonial Zambia has been all but ignored by historians. The assumptions of developmentalism, the cultural hegemony of United National Independence ...
Edited by Juliette Koning and Frans Hüsken
In this volume, anthropologists and sociologists address the issue of changing forms of local social security in Indonesia, pointing to increasingly exclusivist tendencies that leave the poor and weak out. It provides rich data from cases studies in urban and rural Java.
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