Friendship, Descent and Alliance in Africa

Anthropological Perspectives

Author: Martine Guichard,Tilo Grätz,Youssouf Diallo

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782382879

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Friendship, descent and alliance are basic forms of relatedness that have received unequal attention in social anthropology. Offering new insights into the ways in which friendship is conceptualized and realized in various sub-Saharan African settings, the contributions to this volume depart from the recent tendency to study friendship in isolation from kinship. In drawing attention to the complexity of the interactions between these two kinds of social relationships, the book suggests that analyses of friendship in Western societies would also benefit from research that explores more systematically friendship in conjunction with kinship.
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The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective

Author: Jacqueline Knorr

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785330691

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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For centuries, Africa's Upper Guinea Coast region has been the site of regional and global interactions, with societies from different parts of the world engaging in economic trade, cultural exchange, and conflict. This book examines how such encounters have continued into the present day.
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Domesticating Youth

Youth Bulges and their Socio-political Implications in Tajikistan

Author: Sophie Roche

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782382631

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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Most of the Muslim societies of the world have entered a demographic transition from high to low fertility, and this process is accompanied by an increase in youth vis-à-vis other age groups. Political scientists and historians have debated whether such a "youth bulge" increases the potential for conflict or whether it represents a chance to accumulate wealth and push forward social and technological developments. This book introduces the discussion about youth bulge into social anthropology using Tajikistan, a post-Soviet country that experienced civil war in the 1990s, which is in the middle of such a demographic transition. Sophie Roche develops a social anthropological approach to analyze demographic and political dynamics, and suggests a new way of thinking about social change in youth bulge societies.
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'City of the Future'

Built Space, Modernity and Urban Change in Astana

Author: Mateusz Laszczkowski

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785332570

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Astana, the capital city of the post-Soviet Kazakhstan, has often been admired for the design and planning of its futuristic cityscape. This anthropological study of the development of the city focuses on every-day practices, official ideologies and representations alongside the memories and dreams of the city’s longstanding residents and recent migrants. Critically examining a range of approaches to place and space in anthropology, geography and other disciplines, the book argues for an understanding of space as inextricably material-and-imaginary, and unceasingly dynamic – allowing for a plurality of incompatible pasts and futures materialized in spatial form.
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Fulani in Ghana

migration history, integration and resistance

Author: Steve Tonah

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 331

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