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

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

By: David Mills (editor), Mwenda Ntarangwi (editor), Mustafa Babiker Ahmed (editor)Paperback

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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 decolonisation 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 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.


1. Introduction: Histories of Training, Ethnographies of Practice - Mwenda Ntarangwi, Mustafa Babiker and David MillsPart 1: Regional Histories of Anthropological Practice2. Research and Teaching in Ethiopian Anthropology: An Overview of traditions, Trends and Recent Developments - Alula Pankhurst3. How Not to Be a 'Government House Pet': Audrey Richards and the East African Institute for Social Research - David Mills4. The Teaching of Anthropology in Zimbabwe over the Past Forty Years: Continuities and Discontinuities - Victor Ngonidzashe Muzvidziwa5. The Practice of Anthropology in Francophone Africa: The Case of Cameroon - Severin Cecile AbegaPart 2: Acknowledging Critiques, Debunking the Myths6. Forgetting Africa - Johannes Fabian7. But We Know It All! African Perspectives on Anthropological Knowledge - Christine Obbo8. African Pastoralism through Anthropological Eyes: Whose Crisis? - Mustafa Babiker9. An Invisible Religion? Anthropology's Avoidance of Islam in Africa - Robert LaunayPart 3: The Future of Anthropology in Africa: Application and Engagement10. Anthropology in Post-colonial Africa: The Nigerian Case - P.-J. Ezeh11. Reflections on the Challenges of Teaching Anthropology to American Students in Post-colonial Kenya12. Challenges and Prospects for Applied Anthropology in Kenya - Mwenda Ntarangwi13. Practising Anthropology at Home: Challenges and Ethical Dilemmas - W. Onyango - Ouma

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781842777633
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781842777633
  • ISBN10: 1842777637

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