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

Stephen C. Lubkemann

Abstract

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 conflicts across the globe span decades and generations, this book suggests that we need a fresh perspective on war when it becomes the context for normal life rather than an exceptional event that disrupts it. The book calls for a new point of departure in the ethnography of war that investigates how the inhabitants of war zones live under trying new conditions and how culture and social relations ar ... More

Keywords: colonialism, Mozambican civil war, ethnography, war zones, social relations, Ndau social networks, wartime displacement, gender relations, wartime migration, post-conflict return

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226496412
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226496436.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen C. Lubkemann, author