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Generations in Africa : Connections and Conflicts

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Alber, Erdmute ; van der Geest, Sjaak ; Reynolds Whyte, Susan ; Kyaddondo, David ; Roth, Claudia ; Otieno Nyambedha, Erick ; Mazzucato, Valentina ; Boden, Gertrud ; Prince, Ruth ; Reis, Ria ; van Dongen, Els ; Le Meur, Pierre-Yves ; Bellagamba, Alice ; Bourdillon, Michael ; Stroeken, Koen ; Dea, Data ; Bochow, Astrid ; Line Ringsed, Mette:
Generations in Africa : Connections and Conflicts.
ed.: Alber, Erdmute ; van der Geest, Sjaak ; Reynolds Whyte, Susan
Berlin ; Hamburg ; Münster : Lit Verlag , 2008 . - 432 p. - (Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung ; 33 )
ISBN 9783825807153

Abstract in another language

Though long neglected in anthropological research, the connections and conflicts between generations are at the heart of social processes. In this book, sixteen studies examine relations between generations of kin and between historical and political generations. The topics range from grandmother's cooking, migrant remittances, youth unemployment, teenage pregnancy, Valentine's Day, and hip hop music, to respect, religious virtue, gerontocracy, memory, wisdom, complaint, and the meaning of tradition. Together they reinvigorate and expand the old anthropological interest in generation, showing how necessary it is to understanding contemporary African societies.

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Item Type: Book / Monograph
Keywords: Africa; Generations; kin; tradition; Anthropology; Children
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Social Anthropology
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Social Anthropology > Chair Social Anthropology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erdmute Alber
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Institute of African Studies - IAS
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences
900 History and geography > 960 History of Africa
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2015 06:32
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 10:32
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/8398