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Edited by Allen M. Howard and Richard M. Shain
In this collection authors apply spatial analysis to case studies of social, economic, and political dynamics in West, Central, and East Africa during the nineteenth and twentieth century. Also included is a lengthy essay re-interpreting tropical Africa, 1800-1930, using spatial theory.
This book describes how style of dress influences the body’s demeanour and habit. In describing dress practices in three West African communities - Muslim, Animist and Christian – it considers the role played by dress in the enculturation of the body.
Edited by Leon de Kock, Louise Bethlehem and Sonja Laden
Tanja R. Müller
This book captures the intriguing stories of different generations of women within the Eritrean nation building process. Theoretical analyses of political and social change are combined with extensive field research to provide a comprehensive picture of modernisation processes in Eritrea.
Edited by Riaz Hassan
The essays in this volume explore three aspects of social transformation of Southeast Asian Societies namely, social change and develoment, the role of intellectuals, religious and cultural values. They are a tribute to the seminal contributions of the distiguished Malaysian sociologist Syed ...
Edited by N. Chabani Manganyi
This collection of essays analyses and illustrates some of most poignant and difficult problems facing South Africa in the near future. The authors in this book make an original contribution to the discussion and cut through the rather sterile claim that South Africa's circumstances are exceptional.
Edited by Wim van Binsbergen and Rijk van Dijk
Situating Globality explores the ways in which African societies are appropriating elements of an emerging global culture and economy, and analyses the significance of this appropriation in local struggles, the expression of critical thinking, ideologies and ritual styles of behaviour.
Marja J. Spierenburg
This book describes efforts by the Zimbabwean government to enforce land reforms on African farmers. These compounded the land issue it now allegedly seeks to redress through invasions of white-owned farms. The reforms led to local resistance in which spirit mediums played an important role.
This book examines the contemporary feminist movement in Singapore. It provides a fascinating analysis of the meanings that Singaporean women attach to the label 'feminist', as well as the ways in which feminist activists negotiate their complex relationship with the Singaporean state.
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