African Anthropologies

History, Critique and Practice

Mwenda Ntarangwi, David Mills, and Mustafa Babiker

African Anthropologies

Mwenda Ntarangwi, David Mills, and Mustafa Babiker

Distributed for Zed Books

288 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2006
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781842777633 Published May 2006 For sale in North and South America only
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.
Contents
1. Introduction: Histories of Training, Ethnographies of Practice - Mwenda Ntarangwi, Mustafa Babiker and David Mills

Part 1: Regional Histories of Anthropological Practice
 
2. Research and Teaching in Ethiopian Anthropology: An Overview of traditions, Trends and Recent Developments - Alula Pankhurst
3. How Not to Be a 'Government House Pet': Audrey Richards and the East African Institute for Social Research - David Mills
4. The Teaching of Anthropology in Zimbabwe over the Past Forty Years: Continuities and Discontinuities - Victor Ngonidzashe Muzvidziwa
5. The Practice of Anthropology in Francophone Africa: The Case of Cameroon - Severin Cecile Abega
 
Part 2: Acknowledging Critiques, Debunking the Myths
 
6. Forgetting Africa - Johannes Fabian
7. But We Know It All! African Perspectives on Anthropological Knowledge - Christine Obbo
8. African Pastoralism through Anthropological Eyes: Whose Crisis? - Mustafa Babiker
9. An Invisible Religion? Anthropology's Avoidance of Islam in Africa - Robert Launay
 
Part 3: The Future of Anthropology in Africa: Application and Engagement
 
10. Anthropology in Post-colonial Africa: The Nigerian Case - P.-J. Ezeh
11. Reflections on the Challenges of Teaching Anthropology to American Students in Post-colonial Kenya
12. Challenges and Prospects for Applied Anthropology in Kenya - Mwenda Ntarangwi
13. Practising Anthropology at Home: Challenges and Ethical Dilemmas - W. Onyango - Ouma
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