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Title:Cutting and connecting: 'Afrinesian' perspectives on networks, relationality, and exchange
Editor:Myhre, Knut ChristianISNI
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Berghahn Books
ISBN:1785332635; 9781785332630; 9781785332647
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:social networks
social relations
anthropological research
Abstract:In this collective volume contributors employ concepts from recent anthropological studies of Melanesia to analyze contemporary life in Africa and explore how the results match with these foreign anthropological perspectives. Contributors focus on ways in which social networks function and how particular relationships are created in today's Africa. Contents: Introduction: cutting and connecting - 'Afrinesian' perspectives on networks, relationality, and exchange (Knut Christian Myhre); Kuru, AIDS, and witchcraft: reconfiguring culpability in Melanesia and Africa (Isak Niehaus); Law, opacity, and information in urban Gambia (Niklas Hultin); From cutting to fading: a relational perspective on marriage exchange and sociality in rural Gambia (Tone Sommerfelt); Gathering up mutual help: work, personhood, and relational freedoms in Tanzania and Melanesia (Daivi Rodima-Taylor); Rethinking ethnographic comparison: persons and networks in Africa and Melanesia (Richard Vokes); Membering and dismembering: the poetry and relationality of animal bodies in Kilimanjaro (Knut Christian Myhre); The place of theory: rights, networks, and ethnographic comparison (Harri Englund and Thomas Yarrow); Afterword: something to take back - Melanesia anthropology after relationality (Adam Reed). [ASC Leiden abstract]