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Postcolonial African anthropologies

Author: Rosabelle Boswell; Francis B Nyamnjoh
Publisher: Cape Town : HSRC Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Postcolonial African Anthropologies showcases a selection of recent African ethnographies and critically discusses anthropology's engagement with decolonisation and postcolonialism. The ethnographers in the book show that contemporary anthropology in Africa is dynamic and deeply self-reflexive, engaging issues of power and life in Africa and its nearby diaspora in multi-vocal and diverse ways."--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosabelle Boswell; Francis B Nyamnjoh
ISBN: 0796925690 9780796925695
OCLC Number: 989043433
Description: ix, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: About the ContributorsAcknowledgementsList of Figures1. Introduction: Continuities and Contradictions in Postcolonial African Anthropologies - Rosabelle Boswell2. Men, women, temporality and critical ethnography in Africa - the imperative for a trans-disciplinary conversation - Elaine Salo3. Romance, Reflection and Reflexivity in South Africa - Researching the Congolese `other' in Muizenberg, South Africa, Joy Owen4. Research, Knowledge and Power: a Case Study of Interaction between an Anthropologist and a `Community' Over Three Decades in Chatha, South Africa - Chris De Wet5. Mapping Journeys through landscape: Phenomenological Explorations of Environment Amongst Rural AIDS Orphans in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - Patricia C. Henderson6. Re-imagining Identity in Indian Ocean Africa - Rosabelle Boswell7. Border Crossing: Exploring the impact of African scholarship on Indian witchcraft studies - Helen Macdonald8. Say you are one of them? Elites and Ethnographic Encounters in Africa and Nigeria - Wale Adebanwi9. African Trysts: Rethinking the Saharan Divide - Nejm Benessaiah and Irene Calis10. Communicating Anthropology, Anthropology as Communication - Francis B. Nyamnjoh
Responsibility: edited by Rosabelle Boswell and Francis Nyamnjoh.


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