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The Adventure of the RealJean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

The Adventure of the Real: Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

Paul Henley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327143
eISBN:
9780226327167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Though relatively unsung in the English-speaking world, Jean Rouch (1917–2004) was a towering figure of ethnographic cinema, who, over the course of a fifty-year career, completed over one hundred ... More

Ancestors and AntiretroviralsThe Bio-Politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Bio-Politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Claire Laurier Decoteau

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226064451
eISBN:
9780226064628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226064628.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book argues that HIV/AIDS policy has been a venue through which the South African government has attempted to balance the contradictory demands of postcolonial nation-building: forced to satisfy ... More

Annihilating DifferenceThe Anthropology of Genocide

Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide

Alexander Laban Hinton (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230286
eISBN:
9780520927575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230286.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Genocide is one of the most pressing issues that confront us today. Its death toll is staggering: over one hundred million dead. Because of their intimate experience in the communities where genocide ... More

Before HIVSexuality, Fertility and Mortality in East Africa, 1900-1980

Before HIV: Sexuality, Fertility and Mortality in East Africa, 1900-1980

Shane Doyle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265338
eISBN:
9780191760488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265338.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book addresses two of the most important questions in modern African history: the causes of rapid population growth, and the origins of the AIDS pandemic. It examines three societies on the ... More

Childhood DeployedRemaking Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone

Childhood Deployed: Remaking Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone

Susan Shepler

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724965
eISBN:
9780814760192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724965.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the reintegration of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone. Based on eighteen months of participant-observer ethnographic fieldwork and ten years of follow-up research, the book ... More

Contingent LivesFertility, Time, and Aging in West Africa

Contingent Lives: Fertility, Time, and Aging in West Africa

Caroline H. Bledsoe

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226058511
eISBN:
9780226058504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058504.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Most women in the West use contraceptives in order to avoid having children. But in rural Gambia and other parts of sub-Saharan Africa, many women use contraceptives for the opposite reason—to have ... More

Culture and the SensesBodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Kathryn Linn Geurts

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234550
eISBN:
9780520936546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234550.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book investigates the cultural meaning system and resulting sensorium of Anlo-Ewe-speaking people in southeastern Ghana. It was discovered that the five-senses model has little relevance in Anlo ... More

Culture in ChaosAn Anthropology of the Social Condition in War

Culture in Chaos: An Anthropology of the Social Condition in War

Stephen C. Lubkemann

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226496412
eISBN:
9780226496436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226496436.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Fought in the wake of a decade of armed struggle against colonialism, the Mozambican civil war lasted from 1977 to 1992, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives while displacing millions more. As ... More

Darkness before DaybreakAfrican Migrants Living on the Margins in Southern Italy Today

Darkness before Daybreak: African Migrants Living on the Margins in Southern Italy Today

Hans Lucht

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520270718
eISBN:
9780520950467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270718.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book chronicles the lives of a group of fishermen from Ghana who took the long and dangerous journey to Southern Italy in search of work in a cutthroat underground economy. A story that ... 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

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