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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

African FuturesEssays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility

African Futures: Essays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility

Brian Goldstone and Juan Obarrio (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402246
eISBN:
9780226402413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402413.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Civil wars, corporate exploitation, AIDS, and Ebola—but also democracy, burgeoning cities, and unprecedented communication and mobility: the future of Africa has never been more uncertain. Indeed, ... 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

Best Laid PlansCultural Entropy and the Unraveling of Aids Media Campaigns

Best Laid Plans: Cultural Entropy and the Unraveling of Aids Media Campaigns

Terence E. McDonnell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226382012
eISBN:
9780226382296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226382296.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Organizations strive to create campaign messages that yield clear, consistent, and resonant interpretations that motivate people to buy their product, support their cause, vote for their candidate, ... 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

Crying for Our EldersAfrican Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS

Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS

Kristen E. Cheney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226437408
eISBN:
9780226437682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437682.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The African HIV/AIDS pandemic has defined the childhoods of an entire generation. Many children have lost their parents to AIDS while HIV-infected children are now surviving thanks to life-saving ... 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

The Intestines of the StateYouth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields

The Intestines of the State: Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields

Nicolas Argenti

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226026114
eISBN:
9780226026138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026138.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The young people of the Cameroon Grassfields have been subject to a long history of violence and political marginalization. For centuries the main victims of the slave trade, they became prime ... More

Love in Africa

Love in Africa

Jennifer Cole and Lynn M. Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226113524
eISBN:
9780226113555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113555.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In recent years, scholarly interest in love has flourished. Historians have addressed the rise of romantic love and marriage in Europe and the United States, while anthropologists have explored the ... More

The Pan-African NationOil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria

The Pan-African Nation: Oil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria

Andrew Apter

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226023540
eISBN:
9780226023564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023564.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

When Nigeria hosted the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) in 1977, it celebrated a global vision of black nationhood and citizenship animated by the exuberance of ... More

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