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Title:African alternatives
Editors:Chabal, PatrickISNI
Engel, UlfISNI
Haan, Leo deISNI
Chapter(s):Present
Year:2007
Issue:2
Pages:185
Language:English
Series:Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS) (ISSN 1574-6925)
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:Brill
ISBN:9789004161139
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:empowerment
social change
livelihoods
migration
tourism
land rights
External link:https://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/410749583-001.pdf
Abstract:This collective volume is meant as an introduction to the themes taken up by the second AEGIS European Conference on African Studies, held at the African Studies Centre Leiden on 11-14 July 2007. It focuses on African creativity and agency, analysing local initiatives that challenge the prevailing paradigms in the social sciences. Contributions: Introduction (Patrick Chabal, Ulf Engel and Leo de Haan); Social and historical trajectories of agency in Africa (Mirjam de Bruijn, Rijk van Dijk and Jan-Bart Gewald); On the powers and limits of literature (Alain Ricard); Land and the politics of belonging in Africa (Carola Lentz); Studies in African livelihoods: current issues and future prospects (Leo de Haan); Politics, popular culture and livelihood strategies among young men in a Nairobi slum (Bodil Folke Frederiksen); African migrations: continuities, discontinuities and recent transformations (Oliver Bakewell and Hein de Haas); Migration as reterritorialization: migrant movement, sovereignty and authority in contemporary southern Africa (Scarlett Cornelissen); Approaching African tourism: paradigms and paradoxes (Walter van Beek). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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