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African Anthropologies: History, Critique and Practice (Africa in the New Millennium)


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This overview of the history, application and teaching of anthropology in post-colonial Africa shows how the continent's anthropologists are redefining the historical legacy of European and American disciplinary hegemony, and developing distinctively African contributions to anthropological theory and practice. The contributors illustrate the diverse national traditions of anthropological practice that have developed in sub-Saharan Africa since decolonization and exemplify the diversity of professional work carried out by the discipline's practitioners. Their commitment to a common disciplinary identity demonstrates the place that exists for a critical anthropology that is reflective about both its potentials and limitations.

About the Author

Mwenda Ntarangwi teaches anthropology at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, and is the author of Gender Identity and Performance (2003, Africa World Press). Mustafa Babiker teaches anthropology at the University of Khartoum. His research and development consultancies address issues of social change within pastoral communities. David Mills lectures at the University of Birmingham. He has just finished a book on the political history of British social anthropology.

Table of Contents

Preface * Introduction: Histories of training, Ethnographies of practice — Mwenda Ntarangwi, Mustafa Babiker, and David Mills * Part I: Regional histories of anthropological practice * Research and Teaching in Ethiopian Anthropology: An overview of traditions, trends and recent developments — Alula Pankhurst * How not to be a 'government house pet': Audrey Richards and the East African Institute for Social Research — David Mills * The teaching of Anthropology in Zimbabwe over the past forty years: continuities and discontinuities — Victor Muzvidziwa * The Practice of Anthropology in Francophone Africa: The Case of Cameroon — Séverin Cécile Abega * Part II: Acknowledging Critiques, Debunking the myths * Forgetting Africa — Johannes Fabian * But we know it all! African perspectives on anthropological knowledge — Christine Obbo * African pastoralism through anthropological eyes: Whose crisis? — Mustafa Babiker * An invisible religion? Anthropology's avoidance of Islam in Africa — Robert Launay * Part III: The future of Anthropology in Africa: Application and Engagement * Anthropology in post-colonial Nigeria — P-J Ezeh * Reflections on the challenges of teaching anthropology to American Students in post-colonial Kenya — Mwenda Ntarangwi * Challenges and prospects of applied anthropology in Kenya — Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo * Practising anthropology at home: Challenges and Ethical dilemmas — Washington Onyango-Ouma *

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Ntarangwi, Mwenda
Zed Books
Ntarangwi, Mwenda; Mills, David; Babiker, Mustafa
Mills, David; Babiker, Mustafa; Ntarangwi, Mwenda
Babiker, Mustafa
Mills, David
Mills, David
Babiker, Mustafa
Anthropology - Cultural
Africa - General
anthropology;cultural anthropology
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Trade Paperback
Africa in the New Millennium
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7.94 x 5.33 x 0.745 in

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