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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

The Perils of BelongingAutochthony, Citizenship, and Exclusion in Africa and Europe

The Perils of Belonging: Autochthony, Citizenship, and Exclusion in Africa and Europe

Peter Geschiere

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289649
eISBN:
9780226289663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289663.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Despite being told that we now live in a cosmopolitan world, more and more people have begun to assert their identities in ways that are deeply rooted in the local. These claims of ... More

The Power of the BetweenAn Anthropological Odyssey

The Power of the Between: An Anthropological Odyssey

Paul Stoller

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226775340
eISBN:
9780226775364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775364.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

It is the anthropologist's fate to always be between things: countries, languages, cultures, even realities. But rather than lament this, the author celebrates the creative power of the between, ... More

The Predicament of BlacknessPostcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race

The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race

Jemima Pierre

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923024
eISBN:
9780226923048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923048.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

What is the meaning of blackness in Africa? This book tackles the question of race in West Africa through its postcolonial manifestations. Challenging the view of the African continent as a ... More

Provisional AuthorityPolice, Order, and Security in India

Provisional Authority: Police, Order, and Security in India

Beatrice Jauregui

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226403670
eISBN:
9780226403847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403847.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Policing as a global form is often fraught with excessive violence, corruption, and even criminalization. These sorts of problems are especially omnipresent in postcolonial nations such as India, ... More

Questioning SecularismIslam, Sovereignty, and the Rule of Law in Modern Egypt

Questioning Secularism: Islam, Sovereignty, and the Rule of Law in Modern Egypt

Hussein Ali Agrama

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226010687
eISBN:
9780226010700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010700.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The central question of the Arab Spring—what democracies should look like in the deeply religious countries of the Middle East—has developed into a vigorous debate over these nations' secular ... More

The Remittance LandscapeSpaces of Migration in Rural Mexico and Urban USA

The Remittance Landscape: Spaces of Migration in Rural Mexico and Urban USA

Sarah Lynn Lopez

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226105130
eISBN:
9780226202952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226202952.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

While so-called transnational migration has occurred between Mexico and the U.S. for over a hundred years, at the turn of the twenty-first century the spaces produced by migration are increasingly ... More

Selective RemembrancesArchaeology in the Construction, Commemoration, and Consecration of National Pasts

Selective Remembrances: Archaeology in the Construction, Commemoration, and Consecration of National Pasts

Philip L. Kohl, Mara Kozelsky, and Nachman Ben-Yehuda (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226450582
eISBN:
9780226450643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450643.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

When political geography changes, how do reorganized or newly formed states justify their rule and create a sense of shared history for their people? Often, the chapters in this book reveal, they ... More

SyntheticHow Life Got Made

Synthetic: How Life Got Made

Sophia Roosth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226440323
eISBN:
9780226440637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226440637.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Life is not what it used to be. Synthetic is an anthropological story about how it got that way. Living things bearing genomes streamlined or cobbled together from synthesized DNA now scurry, swim, ... More

Tragic SpiritsShamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia

Tragic Spirits: Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia

Manduhai Buyandelger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226086552
eISBN:
9780226013091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013091.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

When state socialism collapsed in Mongolia and the chaos of neoliberal “shock therapy” took hold, like most other herders throughout the country, the ethnic nomadic Buryats were left without means of ... More

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