The Afrika-Studiecentrum Series aims to present the best of African studies in the field of social sciences in the Netherlands. Publication in the series is open to all Dutch africanists and also to African scholars who are affiliated to a Dutch academic institution. Publications can be either monographs or edited volumes, in various disciplines and across all African nations, either on a single country or comparing different countries.
Edited by Sandra J.T.M. Evers, Catrien Notermans and Erik van Ommering
Based on ethnographic research and inventive, child-oriented research methods, the current volume offers children’s perspectives on kinship, children's experiences of work, caring, disease, migration, conflict, and many other key features of contemporary life in Africa.
In presenting a history of the Tuareg rebellions against the Malian state in the late 20th century, this book discusses the historical legacies of slavery, racialisation, colonial rule, decolonisation, nationalism and the postcolonial state in the contemporary Sahel.
Inge Brinkman in cooperation with Anne-Lot Hoek
The history of development cooperation has attracted very little research to date. This volume offers an innovative interpretation by considering the history of SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, which has been in existence for over forty years now.
by Emmanuel Kreike
North-central Namibia’s history demonstrates how global models of environmental change give rise to contradictory interpretations that are not simply misreadings of the same process. The area experienced both dramatic deforestation and reforestation, suggesting the need for new and pluralistic ...
by Gerhard Anders
This book traces the implementation of the good governance agenda in Malawi from World Bank policy documents to the individual experiences of civil servants who responded in unforeseen ways to the reform. It presents a fine-grained ethnographic account of what African civil servants actually do, ...
This book critically investigates the flourishing monument phenomenon in post-apartheid South Africa, notably the political discourses that fuel it; its impact on identity formation, its potential benefits, and most importantly its ambivalences and contradictions.
Jan Hoorweg, Barasa Wangila and Allan Degen
This monograph is about income diversification among fishers, pressure on marine resources and the relation between the two. Socio-economic characteristics of artisanal fishers, including income diversification, are examined together with fishing practices, fish landings, fish marketing, and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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