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Title:Postcolonial Subjectivities in Africa
Editor:Werbner, Richard P.ISNI
Series:Postcolonial encounters
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Zed Books
ISBN:1856499545; 1856499553
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:social psychology
Abstract:These essays on postcolonial subjectivities cross the frontiers of critical theory by illuminating the contradictory predicaments Africans confront in different parts of the continent at the start of the 21st century. The essays recognize postcolonies troubled by State decline and increasing exploitation, but avoid Afropessimism's reduction of subjects to mere victims. Contents: Introduction - postcolonial subjectivities: the personal, the political and the moral (Richard Werbner) - Nuriaty, the saint and the sultan: virtuous subject and subjective virtuoso of the postmodern colony (Michael Lambek) - 'I am like a movie star in my street': photographic self-creation in postcolonial Kenya (Heike Behrend) - The making and unmaking of consciousness: two strategies for survival in a Sudanese borderland (Akira Okazaki) - Gendered violence and the militarisation of ethnicity: a case study from South Sudan (Sharon Elaine Hutchinson, Jok Madut Jok) - 'A child is one person's only in te womb': domestication, agency and subjectivity in the Cameroonian Grassfields (Francis B. Nyamnjoh) - Uncertain citizens: Herero and the new intercalary subject in postcolonial Botswana (Deborah Durham) - Subjectivity and subjunctivity: hoping for health in eastern Uganda (Susan Reynolds Whyte) - Ancestral incests and postcolonial subjectivities in the Karembola (Madagascar) (Karen Middleton) - Afterword - the personal, the political and the moral: provoking postcolonial subjectivities in Africa (Paul Stoller).