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Nostalgia for the Future West Africa after the Cold War

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ISBN-10: 0226669653

ISBN-13: 9780226669656

Edition: 2010

Authors: Charles Piot

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Since the end of the cold war, Africa has seen a dramatic rise in new political and religious phenomena, including an eviscerated privatized state, neoliberal NGOs, Pentecostalism, a resurgence in accusations of witchcraft, a culture of scamming and fraud, and, in some countries, a nearly universal wish to emigrate. Drawing on fieldwork in Togo, Charles Piot suggests that a new biopolitics after state sovereignty is remaking the face of one of the world's poorest regions. In a country where playing the U.S. Department of State's green card lottery is a national pastime and the preponderance of cybercafes and Western Union branches signals a widespread desire to connect to the rest of the…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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