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The Making of the African Road

Title data

The Making of the African Road.
ed.: Beck, Kurt ; Klaeger, Gabriel ; Stasik, Michael
Leiden; Boston : Brill , 2017 . - 290 p. - (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies ; 18 )
ISBN 978-90-04-33674-2

  • Cissokho, Sidy: L'asphalte, l'automobile et le chauffeur: La route en Afrique saisie par les sciences sociales, In: Politique africaine, N° 147, 2017

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004339040

Abstract in another language

The Making of the African Road offers an account of the long-distance road in Africa. Being a latecomer to automobility and far from saturated mass mobility, the African road continues to be open for diverging interpretations and creative appropriations. The road regime on the continent is thus still under construction, and it is made in more than one sense: physically, socially, politically, morally and cosmologically. The contributions to this volume provide first-hand anthropological insights into the infrastructural, economic, historical as well as experiential dimensions of the emerging orders of the African road.

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Item Type: Book / Monograph
Keywords: Roadside and travel communities; long distance road; infrastructure;
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Lehrstuhl Ethnologie > Lehrstuhl Ethnologie - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kurt Beck
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Lehrstuhl Ethnologie
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications, transportation
900 History and geography > 960 History of Africa
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2019 21:00
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 06:41
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/51512