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Dmitri van den Bersselaar
Using a focus on the trajectory of commoditisation of gin in West Africa, this book investigates how imported goods acquire specific local meanings. It shows that local consumers, not foreign advertisers, produced the importance of schnapps gin for African ritual
By Jean-Pierre Warnier
The king of Mankon (Cameroon) acts as a container of ancestral substances he distributes to his people. This book shows how the exercise of power in a contemporary African kingdom is based on the implementation of bodily and material technologies.
Edited By Sara Dorman, Daniel Hammett, and Paul Nugent
This book explores the instrumental manipulation of citizenship and narrowing definitions of national-belonging which refract political struggles in Zimbabwe, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Somalia, Tanzania, and South Africa, where conflicts are legitimated through claims of exclusionary nationhood ...
By Neil C.M. Carrier
This detailed ethnography follows trajectories the controversial stimulant khat takes from Kenya's Nyambene Hills to consumers spread throughout the world, and highlights the great economic, social and cultural significance of this transnational commodity for those animating its 'social life'
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.
By Netsayi Noris Mudege
The book analyses how social processes impact on knowledge production and dissemination; investigates how differences between actors impact on knowledge dissemination and appropriation; explores how existing knowledge frameworks affect knowledge analysis and acceptance and how people bridge the ...
Edited by Chan Kwok-bun
Based on a large-scale survey, indepth interviews and comparative analyses, this book offers deep analyses of work stress and coping among seven professional groups: doctors, lawyers, engineers, nurses, teachers, police officers, and life insurance agents. The book makes practical ...
Edited by Aderanti Adepoju, Ton van Naerssen and Annelies Zoomers
This book focuses on achieving a better understanding of the implications of international migration for national development from the perspective of the sending countries (with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa). More specifically, the purpose of this volume is to explore (1) current ...
Edited by Paul Hebinck, Peter Lent
Focussing on the past history and present day life of the people in two villages in the central Eastern Cape, South Africa, the book provides a vivid but detailed and insightful account of the transformation of rural society and economy since colonisation.
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