Power, Prayer and Production

The Jola of Casamance, Senegal

Author: Olga F. Linares

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521040358

Category: Philosophy

Page: 284

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The Jola (Diola) are intensive wet-rice cultivators in the Lower Casamance region of Senegal. In this study, the author examines the reasons behind startling contrasts in the organization of agricultural tasks among three Jola communities located within a 45-kilometre radius from Ziguinchor. In Sambujat, situated in the non-Islamisized region south of the river, wet rice is a monocrop cultivated by both men and women. In Jipalom, in the Kajamutay region north of the river, Islam and cash cropping have been adopted; and in Fatiya, in the so-called 'Mandingized' region of the Kalunay, social relations have become hierarchical and this has had profound effects on the cropping system and on the division of labour. The author examines the shift of power relations over time, and their effects on the way in which production has been organized by age and gender, kin and class. Larger issues dealt with are Islamization, women's labour and the introduction of cash cropping. A concluding section places the history of Jola labour relations within the context of the political economy of Senegal.

Ecology of Practice

Author: Nyerges

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134387261

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

In the Shadow of Violence

The Politics of Armed Groups

Author: Klaus Schlichte

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593388170

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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An exploration of the techniques and strategies of successful non-state armed forces.

Faith and Freedom in Galatia and Senegal

The Apostle Paul, Colonists and Sending Gods

Author: Aliou Cissé Niang

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047428676

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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Seeing Paul as “sociopostcolonial hermeneut” Niang reads Gal 2:11-15 and 3:26-29 as bringing about alternative communities among the colonized Galatians through a countercolonial story of faith that reshapes them into free children of God; a new creation in Christ.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life: Africa

Author: Timothy L. Gall,Jeneen Hobby

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781414448831

Category: Reference

Page: 704

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Provides information on more than five hundred cultures of the world, covering twenty different areas of daily life including clothing, food, language, and religion.

Longing for Exile

Migration and the Making of a Translocal Community in Senegal, West Africa

Author: Michael C. Lambert

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325070858

Category: Education

Page: 191

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Based on more than three years of rural and urban ethnographic research, this book is a study of the ways urbanization has become deeply embedded in the social, cultural, and economic life of a Senegalese community.

Money matters

instability, values, and social payments in the modern history of West African communities

Author: Jane I. Guyer

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers

ISBN: 9780435089573

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 331

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By examining currency and value in African communities, this collection highlights ordinary people's conceptions of money, their innovations in its use, and the interactions between indigenous and international monetary systems. Money Matterscomplements the new history of imperialism, suggests fresh ways of analyzing money in developing areas, and contributes to a new economic anthropology of West Africa.

States of Violence

Politics, Youth, and Memory in Contemporary Africa

Author: Edna G. Bay,Donald Lewis Donham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 268

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"By focusing on the participation and consequences for ordinary people, this collection offers a fresh perspective on the eruption of violence in sub-Saharan Africa. None of the contributions takes the easy way out—either by claiming any special propensity of Africans to violence, or by calling attention to titillating aspects of the violence itself. Rather, they offer ‘thick descriptions’ of particular violent episodes to develop their contexts and the larger causes that made them happen. The case studies, drawn from field research in Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, search for the meaning of specific instances of collective violence to the individuals caught up in them."—Nelson Kasfir, Dartmouth College "This coherently assembled set of contributions illuminates crucial aspects of the disorder and insecurity afflicting much of contemporary Africa. The potent social force of a marginalized youth generation is explored in its different manifestations in a variety of settings by an excellent roster of scholars."—Crawford Young, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison "Unmatched in its ethnographic depth and attention to critical dimensions of African conflicts.... This volume cuts across the continent and across several intertwining themes to provide highly contextual analyses within a well-definedframework." —Catherine Besteman, Colby College, editor of Violence: A Reader The essayists whose work is collected here—historians, anthropologists, and political scientists—bring their diverse disciplinary perspectives to bear on various forms of violence that have plagued recent African history. Exploring violence as part of political economy and rejecting stereotypical explanations of African violence as endemic or natural to African cultures, the essays examine a continent where the boundaries on acceptable force are always shifting and the distinction between violence by the state and against the state is not always clear. Edna G. Bay, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Emory University, is author of Wives of the Leopard: Gender, Politics, and Culture in the Kingdom of Dahomey (Virginia). Donald L. Donham, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, is author of Marxist Modern: An Ethnographic History of the Ethiopian Revolution.