Listen, Here Is a Story Ethnographic Life Narratives from Aka and Ngandu Women of the Congo Basin

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Description: Based on author Bonnie L. Hewlett's ten years of field experience in the Central African Republic,Listen, Here Is a Story: Ethnographic Life Narratives from Aka and Ngandu Women of the Congo Basinoffers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of  More...

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List price: $19.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Based on author Bonnie L. Hewlett's ten years of field experience in the Central African Republic,Listen, Here Is a Story: Ethnographic Life Narratives from Aka and Ngandu Women of the Congo Basinoffers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of contemporary African women in their own words.Rendered here are the experiences of four women who Hewlett depicts in their homes, fields, and the forest. The women vividly recall memories, childhood games, dances, folk tales, songs, and drawings from throughout their lives and provide insights and anecdotes from their experiences as children, adolescents, mothers, wives, and providers.A vital contribution to literature on foraging and farming societies,Listen, Here Is a Storypresents a new viewpoint on small-scale communities from a non-Western perspective.

Bonnie L. Hewlett worked as a registered nurse in neonatal intensive care before obtaining her Ph.D. degree in anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman. She has conducted research in Gabon, Republic of Congo, and Central African Republic. Her research interests include medical anthropology, adolescent development, hunter-gatherers, and evolutionary cultural anthropology. Recent publications include "Providing Care and Facing Death: Nurses and Ebola in Central Africa" in JOURNAL OF TRANSCULTURAL NURSING, "Vulnerable Lives: Death, Loss, and Grief among Aka and Ngandu Adolescents of the Central African Republic" In HUNTER-GATHERER CHILDHOODS (Barry Hewlett and Michael Lamb, editors), and "Love, Jealousy, and Anger among the Aka Foragers and Ngandu Farmers of the Central African Republic" in LOVE AND INTIMACY ACROSS CULTURES (William Jakowiak, editor). She is currently an adjunct professor of anthropology at Washington State University, Vancouver.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Map of Central African Republic
Introduction Women's Lives at the Crossroads
Into the Field
Anthropological Methods: Collecting the Data
The Women
Blondine, a Ngandu Woman
Therese, a Ngandu Woman
Nali, an Aka Woman
Konga, an Aka Woman
Notes from the Field
Questions for Reflection
The Forest and Village Worlds
Socio-Economic and Historic Context of Central African Republic
The Impact of Colonialism on Namb�l�, Central African Republic
Overview of the Aka and Ngandu Peoples
The Aka
The Ngandu
The Nature of Relations Between the Aka and Ngandu
In Their Words: Relations Among the Women
Ngandu Women: Blondine
Ngandu Women: Therese
Aka Women: Nali
Aka Women: Konga
Notes from the Field
Questions for Reflection
Children of the Forest and Village
The Work of Childhood
Ngandu Children
Aka Children
Earliest Memories and Childhood
Ngandu Women: Blondine
Ngandu Women: Therese
Aka Women: Nali
Aka Women: Konga
Lessons of Respect and Learning to Share
Ngandu Women: Blondine
Ngandu Women: Therese
Aka Women: Nali
Aka Women: Konga
When the Moon is Full and the Night is Clear
Ngandu Women: Blondine
Ngandu Women: Therese
Therese's Story
Aka Women: Nali
Aka Women: Konga
Developmental and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Notes from the Field
Questions for Reflection
The Components of a Good Life
On Becoming a Woman
Ngandu Adolescents
Aka Adolescents
Menstruation, First Marriage, and Love
Ngandu Women: Blondine
Ngandu Women: Therese
Therese's Marriage Story
Aka Women: Nali
Aka Women: Konga
The Work and Pleasure of Sex
Ngandu Women: Blondine
Ngandu Women: Therese
Aka Women: Nali
Nali's Story
Aka Women: Konga
Sex, Love, and Attachment: The Interactive Nature of Culture, Ecology, and Biology
Notes from the Field
Questions for Reflection
The Harsh and Delightful Realities of Marriage and Motherhood
The Work of the Night
Learning to Love and Learning to Mourn: Child Birth and Child Loss
Ngandu Women: Blondine
Ngandu Women: Therese
Aka Women: Nali
Aka Women: Konga
The Adaptive Design of Grief
Woodburn's Model
Explaining Diversity and Unity
Ngandu
Aka
Notes from the Field
Questions for Reflection
The Consequences of Being a Woman
Egalitarianism, Hierarchy, and Gendered Relations
Differing Faces of Gendered Realities, or, The Life of a Woman
Ngandu Women: Blondine
Ngandu Women: Therese
Aka Women: Nali
Aka Women: Konga
Voices of Pain and Passion
Ngandu Women: Blondine
Blondine's Story
Ngandu Women: Therese
Aka Women: Nali
Aka Women: Konga
Confronting the Challenge: Jealousy, Anger, and Divorce
Notes from the Field
Questions for Reflection
Generations and Grandmothers
From Mothers to Grandmothers
Reflections from a Woman's Life
Ngandu Women: Blondine
Louise, Friend and (Ex)Sister-in-Law of Blondine
Gaspard, 58-year-old Brother of Blondine
Ngandu Women: Therese
Basil, 50-year-old Son of Therese
Chantal, 39-year-old Daughter of Therese
Mbengui, 20-year-old Grandson of Therese
Vanessa, 24-year-old Granddaughter of Therese
Aka Women: Nali
Elaka, Daughter of Nali
Kokote, Husband of Nali
Aka Women: Konga
Mokandja, Son of Konga
Moboubou, Daughter of Konga
Lessons from the Grandmothers
Ngandu Women: Blondine
Ngandu Women: Therese
Therese's Story
Aka Women: Nali
Aka Women: Konga
Social Continuity and Change: An Intergenerational View
Ngandu Women: Blondine
Ngandu Women: Therese
Aka Women: Nali
Aka Women: Konga
Lives at the Intersection of the Global and Local Worlds
Grandmothers, Kinship, and Health
Notes from the Field
Questions for Reflection
Conclusion: Globalization and Forces of Change
Notes from the Field
Questions for Reflection
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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