Postcolonial Identities in Africa

Richard Werbner and Terence Ranger

Postcolonial Identities in Africa

Richard Werbner and Terence Ranger

Distributed for Zed Books

304 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $50.95 ISBN: 9781856494168 Published September 1996 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Introduction - Richard Werbner

Part 1: Power, Crisis and Contested Identities
1. The African Crisis: Context and Interpretation - Patrick Chabal
2. Postcolonialism, Power and Identity: Local and Global Perspectives from Zaire - Filip De Boeck
3. Between God and Kamuzu: The Transition to Multi-Party Politics in Central Malawi - Harri Englund
4. The Potential Boundaries: Steps Toward a Theory of the Social Edge - Robert Thornton

Part 2: Gender and Generation in Conflict
5. A Lost Generation? Youth Identity and State Decay in West Africa - Donal Cruise O‘Brien
6. AIDS, Biomedicine, and the Re-invention of Witchfinding: Death and Cosmic Defence in a Zambian Village - Bawa Yamba
7. 'Producing' Respect: The ‘Proper Women‘ in Postcolonial Kampala - Jessica Ogden

Part 3: Religion, Dominance and Deconstruction
8. Contested Authorities and Politics of Perception: Deconstructing the Study of Religion in Africa - Rijk van Dijk and Peter Pels
9. Witchcraft, Violence and Identity: Different Trajectories in Postcolonial Cameroon - Cyprian Fisiy and Peter Geschiere
10. Identity, Alterity and Ambiguity in a Nigerian Community: Competing Definitions of 'True' Islam - Adeline Masquelier
Conclusion - Terence Ranger
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