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Title:Producing African futures: ritual and reproduction in a neoliberal age
Editor:Weiss, BradISNI
Series:Studies on religion in Africa
City of publisher:Leiden
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:social change
Abstract:This collective volume examines current neoliberalism in Africa, as a social and economic process, and as a cultural condition with which Africans are contending in diverse ways. Contributions: Introduction: contentious futures: past and present (Brad Weiss) - Domestic object(ion)s: the Senegalese Murid trade diaspora and the politics of marriage payments, love, and State privatization (Beth Anne Buggenhagen) - Neoliberalism, homosexuality, Africa, the Anglican Church: the World Conference of Anglican bishops at Lambeth, July 18-August 9, 1998 (Neville Hoad) - Muslim saints in the age of neoliberalism (Benjamin F. Soares) - 'The best tradition goes on': audience consumption and the transformation of popular theatre in neoliberal Ghana (Jesse Weaver Shipley) - Ritual haunts: the timing of estrangement in a post-apartheid countryside (Hylton White) - 'Real men reawaken their fathers' homesteads, the educated leave them in ruins': the politics of domestic reproduction in post-apartheid rural South Africa (Zolani Ngwane) - Street dreams: inhabiting masculine fantasy in neoliberal Tanzania (Brad Weiss) - Poetic justice: Xhosa idioms and moral breach in post-apartheid South Africa (Anne-Maria B. Makhulu) - Of spirit possession and structural adjustment programs: government downsizing, education, and their enchantments in neoliberal Kenya (James H. Smith) - 'Satan is an imitator': Kenya's recent cosmology of corruption (Robert Blunt) - Notes on Afromodernity and the neo world order: an afterword (Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff). [ASC Leiden abstract]